10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 9:13 PM
10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. TOLL STILL RISING IN LOUISIANA

At least 40,000 homes have been damaged and 11 people killed in some of the worst flooding in the state's history.

2. WHICH EVENTS CLINTON'S MAKING SURE NOT TO MISS

The Democratic presidential nominee is leaving no fundraiser behind as she crisscrosses the country scooping up cash.

3. SIMONE BILES GOES OUT IN STYLE

The U.S. gymnast captures her fourth gold of the Rio Games with an electric performance in the floor exercise.

4. WHAT UNPRECEDENTED RUSSIAN BOMBING MISSION SUGGESTS

The use by Russia of a military base in Iran to bomb targets in Syria indicates cooperation at the highest levels between Moscow and Tehran, both key allies of Assad.

5. IMPRISONED DRUG LORD'S OFFSPRING KIDNAPPED

A son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is among a group of men abducted from a restaurant in the resort city of Puerto Vallarta, Mexican officials say.

6. WHERE FORD SEES FUTURE PROFIT

The automaker intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years.

7. AETNA SHARPLY CUTTING ITS ROLE IN 'OBAMACARE' EXCHANGES

It's the latest in a string of defections by big insurers that will limit customer choice in many of the health care markets.

8. REOPENING OF WORLD TRADE CENTER MALL SHOWS PROGRESS SINCE 9/11

Once a scene of massive destruction, the area is now a vibrant one of office towers and upscale hotels — with three times the number of residents as before the attacks.

9. POKEMON GO! (AS IN, SCRAM!)

A French mayor bans the virtual presence of Pokemon Go characters in his village, citing security reasons.

10. ANGRY CELEB SPLIT COMES TO A CLOSE

Amber Heard withdraws allegations that Johnny Depp physically abused her and settles her divorce case with the actor.