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. WHO’S FEELING PAIN OF GREEK DEFAULT
The country’s elderly are being hit particularly hard, with tens of thousands of pensions going unpaid.
2. US, CUBA OPENING EMBASSIES IN WASHINGTON, HAVANA
The announcement that diplomatic missions will be established marks a major step in ending hostilities between the longtime foes.
3. IRAN CREDITED WITH COMPLYING WITH KEY CONDITION OF NUCLEAR TALKS
Tehran has significantly reduced its stockpile of enriched uranium that could be used for atomic weapons, diplomats say.
4. JEB BUSH RELEASES 33 YEARS OF HIS TAX RETURNS
He’s the first of the nearly two dozen major candidates for president to release returns — and his actions heighten interest in what Hillary Clinton’s tax documents might show.
5. US DOWNS GERMANY 2-0 TO REACH WORLD CUP FINAL
Goals by Carli Lloyd and Kelley O’Hara propel the Americans to Sunday’s championship game against either Japan or England.
6. POPE SETS ITINERARY FOR US TRIP
Highlights of the September visit include an interfaith gathering at Ground Zero in New York.
7. LAWMAKERS SLICE TUITION AT WASHINGTON STATE’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES
The 15 to 20 percent tuition cut over the next two years could spark a national trend, experts say.
8. WHY IT’S BETTER TO WATCH FIREWORKS FROM UPWIND
The holiday explosions temporarily boost the levels of airborne microscopic particles that can pose a health risk, a study finds.
9. HOLLYWOOD POWER COUPLE SPLITTING AFTER 10 YEARS OF MARRIAGE
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner say that after “much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce.”
10. WHAT WAS UNUSUAL ABOUT TUESDAY
International timekeepers, as they do periodically, tacked a second to the clock to compensate for irregularities in the Earth’s rotation.