10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories of interest:
1. IT’S OFFICIAL: ROMNEY GETS GOP NOMINATION
On their first full day, delegates also approve their platform before cheering prime-time speeches by Ann Romney and Chris Christie.
2. ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL 90 MILES FROM NEW ORLEANS
“We don’t expect a Katrina-like event, but remember there are things about a Category 1 storm that can kill you,” the mayor says.
3. RODENTS BLAMED FOR FATAL VIRUS AT YOSEMITE
After two campers die, park sends warnings to 1,700 people who stayed in tent cabins.
4. NEW FUEL ECONOMY RULES TO BRING BIG CHANGES
Obama says the standards will cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil; Romney says they’ll make cars unaffordable for many.
5. HOW FAMILIES COULD HELP PATIENTS GET BETTER CARE
A Johns Hopkins project would give them more involvement in knowing what’s needed, and in making sure it gets done.
6. LAWYER: SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT WAS BULLIED
But he says the 15-year-old just wanted to intimidate, not do any harm.
7. WHAT’S ANGERING THEATER SHOOTING VICTIMS’ FAMILIES
Some complain they’re getting no say in how $5 million in donations should be spent.
8. FEMALE MARINES SEEKING MORE COMBAT GET NEXT TEST
Two women are heading for infantry officer school, whose extreme challenges force many men to drop out.
9. WHY ARAFAT’S 2004 DEATH IS BEING REVIEWED
The ex-Palestinian leader’s widow asked for an inquiry after a lab found a rare, radioactive substance in his clothing.
10. LANCE ARMSTRONG’S LIVESTRONG LIVES ON
The cyclist’s cancer awareness foundation says contributions increased after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.
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