10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Oct 20, 2015 9:07 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. WITH NEW LEADER, CANADA RECLAIMS ITS LIBERAL IDENTITY

"Many of you have worried that Canada has lost its compassionate and constructive voice in the world over the past 10 years. Well, I have a simple message for you on behalf of 35 million Canadians. We're back," declares Prime Minister-elect Justin Trudeau.

2. AP FOLLOWS MIGRANT'S 'JOURNEY OF DEATH INTO LIFE'

Mohammed al-Haj's trek from war-torn Syria to Germany is part of an historic movement of humanity: More than 600,000 migrants this year have crossed land and sea, seeking sanctuary in Europe.

3. WHO SIGNS PACT TO LESSEN RISKS OVER SYRIA

The U.S. and Russia, whose warplanes are flying combat missions with separate aims in Syria, agree to air safety protocols that include improving communications and keeping safe distances between aircraft.

4. WHY MEDIATORS FACE UPHILL BATTLE IN ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN UPHEAVAL

Amid a spate of 'lone-wolf' Palestinian knife attacks and Israeli retaliation, it remains unclear how much influence leaders on either side have over stemming the violence.

5. AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY REVISES BREAST EXAM GUIDANCE

The group now says women should start mammograms later in life and get fewer of them.

6. WHAT REP. RYAN SAYS ABOUT HOUSE LEADERSHIP POST

The Wisc. Republican suggests he would seek the speakership role if fellow GOP lawmakers unite behind him.

7. U.S. REP.: ARMY INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM WAS DOWN DURING HOSPITAL ATTACK

A computerized intelligence network was offline in Afghanistan during a U.S. air strike that killed 22 staff, patients and others at hospital in Kunduz, Rep. Duncan Hunter says.

8. LEXUS TOPS VEHICLE RELIABILITY SURVEY

Transmission problems trip up Honda, Nissan and Jeep in the annual Consumer Reports' reliability review.

9. 'STAR WARS' TRAILER LIGHTS UP SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter says there were more than 17,000 tweets a minute when the promo aired Monday night — and over 1.1 million tweets since.

10. ROYALS ARE 1 WIN AWAY FROM WORLD SERIES

Kansas City routs Toronto 14-2, takes commanding 3-1 ALCS lead.