10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Feb 03, 2015 10:35 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. VIDEO PURPORTEDLY SHOWS JORDANIAN PILOT HELD BY IS MILITANTS BEING BURNED TO DEATH

In response, Jordan executes two prisoners, including a would-be female suicide bomber from al-Qaida.

2. BRITAIN MOVES TOWARD MAKING BABIES FROM DNA OF 3 PEOPLE

The technology aims to liberate future generations from inherited diseases, but critics say it could lead to "designer babies."

3. WHO'S GOT NEW NOVEL (FINALLY)

A publisher is bringing out what's essentially a sequel to Harper Lee's beloved "To Kill a Mockingbird." It's her first new work in more than 50 years.

4. TRAIN STRIKES SUV ON TRACKS NORTH OF NYC, KILLING 6

Just before the crash, the railroad track gates came down on top of the stopped Jeep, which then tried to pull forward, authorities say.

5. WHY DOW SURGED 305 POINTS

Investors are seeing signs that the long-running collapse in oil prices could be ending.

6. POPE LIFTS SLAIN SALVADORAN ARCHBISHOP CLOSER TO SAINTHOOD

Oscar Romero was gunned down by right-wing death squads in 1980 while celebrating Mass in a hospital chapel.

7. WHICH FOOD IS BACK IN FAVOR

Health officials once said people were eating too many white potatoes. Now they've decided they're not eating enough.

8. SUGE KNIGHT PLEADS NOT GUILTY

After entering the plea in his murder case, the former rap music mogul is rushed to a hospital, complaining of chest pain.

9. LOOK FOR SAM SMITH TO WIN BIG AT GRAMMYS

The soulful British crooner ("Stay With Me") will take home plenty of glittering hardware from Sunday's show, two AP music writers predict.

10. LANCE ARMSTRONG'S GIRLFRIEND INITIALLY TOOK BLAME FOR CRASH

She said she was driving, but he was actually behind the wheel when the couple's SUV hit two parked cars after a night of partying in Aspen, police say.