10 Things to Know for Wednesday

August 19, 2014 - 11:04 PM
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A waitress holds up her hands while watching from a restaurant balcony as protestors march in response to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, in Atlanta. Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in downtown Atlanta to protest the shooting death of Brown, an unarmed man who was fatally shot by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

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

1. US OFFICIALS CONFIRM AMERICAN JOURNALIST'S KILLING

A grisly video shows Islamic State militants beheading James Foley who was kidnapped in Syria in November 2012.

2. FERGUSON OFFICIALS AGAIN CALL FOR CALM

Ferguson's leaders urge residents to stay home after dark to "allow peace to settle in" after nightly clashes between protesters and police.

3. GAZA TRUCE TALKS COLLAPSE INTO VIOLENCE

An Egyptian effort to end the monthlong war between Israel and Hamas failed once again as Palestinian militants fire dozens of rockets and Israel responds with airstrikes.

4. U.S. CHANGING NO-FLY LIST RULES

AP's Eileen Sullivan reports that the Obama administration vows to change the way air travelers can ask to be removed from the catalog of suspected terrorists.

5. PARENTS CHANGING SOCIAL MEDIA HABITS

Citing privacy, more moms and dads are consciously keeping their kids' photos, names and identities off the Internet.

6. MERKEL TO VISIT UKRAINE

The German chancellor will visit Kiev on Saturday in hopes of resolving a conflict that has claimed more than 2,000 lives.

7. LIBERIA IMPOSES CURFEW IN EBOLA-STRINKEN SLUM

The country's president also ordered security forces to quarantine the neighborhood, home to at least 50,000 people.

8. WHY TV IS BOOMING IN SOMALIA

Residents fear gathering in public places where they might be attacked by the al-Qaida-linked militant group al-Shabab.

9. LONGTIME "SNL" ANNOUNCER DIES

Don Pardo, the booming baritone that for nearly four decades heralded "Saturday Night Live," dies at 96.

10. WHO HAS BOUGHT THE ISLANDERS

Pending NHL approval, Jonathan Ledecky and Scott Malkin will become majority owners of the New York hockey club in 2016.