10 Things to Know for Wednesday

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Pressure grows for western military action in Syria. With the U.S. and France saying they are in position for a strike, Damascus vows to use measures to repel it.

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by Associated Press

KREM.com

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 6:07 AM

Updated Wednesday, Aug 28 at 6:07 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:

1. PRESSURE GROWS FOR WESTERN MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA

   With the U.S. and France saying they are in position for a strike, Damascus vows to use measures to repel it.

2. HOW CAIRO RESIDENTS DEAL WITH A CURFEW

   Some flee to the Mediterranean coast; others fight boredom with a knife and fork while a defiant few dare to break the rule.

3. SIERRA NEVADA BLAZE ONE OF THE LARGEST

   Fueled by thick forest floor vegetation, the Rim Fire on the edge of Yosemite is now the seventh-largest wildfire in California in records dating to 1932.

4. FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AIR FORCE SAYS SHE FACED HARASSMENT

   But Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson says competence and confidence helped her push through the ranks.

5. WHY SOME SCHOOLS ARE DROPPING HEALTHIER LUNCH PROGRAM

   Districts say government reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home.

6. FORT HOOD GUNMAN RESTS CASE

   In his last chance to plead for his life, Maj. Nidal Hasan decides not to submit evidence, call witnesses or testify.

7. BIG BAIL SET FOR TEEN SUSPECTS IN WASH. BEATING

   A day after $2 million bail is set for his alleged accomplice; $3 million bail is set for a 16-year-old boy arrested in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran.

8. MYSTERY OF SUNKEN SHIP FINALLY SOLVED

   The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that a shipwreck off southern NJ coast is a steamer that sank in 1860.

9. "THE BUTLER" MOVES OBAMA

   The president says watching Lee Daniels' movie about a black White House servant made him reflect on the effects of discrimination.

10. GOOGLE-Y EYES

   Among the people testing Glass, the wearable computer, are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.

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