Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. OBAMA VOWS SUSTAINED CAMPAIGN VS. ISLAMIC MILITANTS
The U.S. president and other leaders say that American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State extremists in Syria and Iraq are the start coordinated efforts to degrade and destroy the terror group.
2. WHY U.S. ALSO HIT 'KHORASAN GROUP'
Along with Islamic State militants, U.S. missiles were launched against an al-Qaida cell in Syria believed to be in the final stages of plotting attacks against the U.S. and Europe.
3. WHO GLOSSES OVER SOME INCONVENIENT TRUTHS
In his U.N. climate speech, President Obama calls on the world to follow the U.S. lead in cleaning up emissions, but he omits that America ships large amounts of air-polluting coal and oil overseas.
4. HOW MANY PEOPLE CDC SAYS EBOLA COULD INFECT
U.S. health officials say that at worst, some 1.4 million people in West Africa could contract the deadly virus as it peaks in several months, without more efforts to control it.
5. FIRE DESTROYS MICHAEL BROWN MEMORIAL
The blaze in Ferguson, Mo., stokes fresh resentment over the shooting of the unarmed, black 18-year-old.
6. POLICE FILE CHARGES IN MISSING UVA STUDENT CASE
Officials believe Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., who remains at large, was the last person seen with 18-year-old Hannah Graham before she disappeared in Charlottesville, Va.
7. WHAT LEADS DENVER-AREA STUDENTS TO WALK OUT OF CLASS
They were protesting a conservative-led school board plan to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority.
8. N. CALIF. WILDFIRE THREATENS THOUSANDS OF HOMES
The King Fire east of Sacramento has scorched about 139 square miles, and more crews have been sent to try to contain it.
9. $8B PROJECT WOULD SEND WYO. WIND-GENERATED POWER TO LA
If approved and financed, the sprawling venture would produce clean energy equivalent to the output of a large nuclear power plant.
10. WHEN JETER MIGHT GET VOTED INTO HALL
"If there's going to be a first-time unanimous choice for the Hall of Fame, it should be him," Rays manager Joe Maddon says of the retiring Yankees' captain.