10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Sep 15, 2015 10:10 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. HUNGARY SEALS BORDER WITH SERBIA

Human rights activists condemn the harsh new measures that include massive coils of barbed wire meant to deter migrants.

2. TOLL RISES FROM FLASH FLOODING IN WESTERN US

The deaths include several hikers caught in a narrow canyon that filled with water in Zion National Park in Utah.

3. WHAT TRUMP, CARSON HAVE IN COMMON

The GOP candidates' personalities may be wildly unalike, but both have tapped into the same wave of anti-establishment outrage that's animating voters.

4. HEWLETT-PACKARD JETTISONING UP TO 30,000 JOBS

The cuts, coming as part of a spinoff, illustrate how far the company has fallen amid a shift from personal computers to smartphones and other mobile devices.

5. CUBAN LEADER PREPPING FOR FIRST TRIP TO US AS PRESIDENT

During his visit later this month, Raul Castro will address the annual gathering of world leaders at the U.N.

6. SCHOOL BUS PLUNGES OFF OVERPASS IN HOUSTON

The crash, which kills two students, is caused when the bus is struck by a car driven by a teacher.

7. FACEBOOK WORKING ON NEW BUTTON

CEO Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that "like" isn't always appropriate for some posts — about a tragic news event, for example — when people might want to express empathy.

8. WHO'S HALFWAY HOME

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly marks the midway point of his yearlong mission aboard the International Space Station.

9. TAYLOR SWIFT RIDING HIGH — AND THEN SOME

The entertainer's 1989 World Tour has been uber successful, as well as studded with stars — from Nick Jonas to Ellen DeGeneres — whom she's invited onstage.

10. HOW NEW RULE IS IMPACTING NFL GAMES

Now that extra points must be kicked from 33 yards out, there have been four missed PATs already in the first week of the season.