10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Posted: Aug 02, 2016 9:02 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. OBAMA URGES GOP LAWMAKERS TO REJECT TRUMP

Escalating his involvement in the presidential race, he slams Trump as "unfit" and "woefully unprepared" to serve in the White House.

2. US AIRSTRIKES CONTINUE AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE GROUP IN LIBYA

Obama says the strikes are needed to help Libya's fragile new government drive the militants out of the country.

3. CDC SOUNDS FRESH ALARM ON ZIKA

The mosquitoes spreading the virus in Florida are proving more difficult to eradicate than expected, the agency says.

4. AT LEAST FIVE DEAD IN HORRIFIC BUS CRASH

A charter bus plows head-on into a pole supporting a large sign beside a California highway and splits nearly in half.

5. WHY BUCKEYE FANS HAVE CAUSE TO CELEBRATE

After 80 years of Top 25 polls, the AP ranks the top 100 all-time college football programs — and Ohio State finishes No. 1.

6. CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS SWIRL IN SYRIA

Rebels accuse Syrian government forces of launching toxic gas attacks on civilians. The government says it's the rebels who are using chemical weapons.

7. WHO'S STEPPING DOWN FROM KEY JOB IN NYC

Police Commissioner William Bratton is leaving the nation's largest police force to take a job in the private sector.

8. PARENTS OF 'STAR TREK' ACTOR SUE MAKERS OF JEEP GRAND CHEROKEES

The suit claims Fiat Chrysler manufactured unsafe gear selectors that led to Anton Yelchin being crushed in his own driveway.

9. WHICH FEATURE SAMSUNG IS ADDING TO PHONE

The company's new Galaxy Note 7 will come with an iris scanner, giving people another way besides fingerprints and passcodes to unlock their phone.

10. NEW ERA OPENS FOR US WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM

Bidding to add Olympic gold to its World Cup success, the U.S. will have 11 Olympic newcomers on its roster for its opener against New Zealand.