10 Things to Know for Wednesday

August 26, 2014 - 10:04 PM
Mideast Israel Palestinians

A Palestinian gives sweet to supporters as they celebrate the cease-fire between Palestinians and Israelis at the main road in Gaza, in the northern Gaza Strip, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Israel and Hamas agreed Tuesday to an open-ended cease-fire, halting a seven-week war that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians, left tens of thousands in Gaza homeless and devastated entire neighborhoods in the blockaded territory. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

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

1. TOUGH ISSUES REMAIN FOLLOWING GAZA TRUCE DEAL

Israel and Hamas agree to an open-ended cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, but barriers to lasting peace persist — such as Palestinian appeals for the end of a Gaza blockade.

2. WHO GIVES 'POSITIVE ASSESSMENT' OF UKRAINE SUMMIT

Russian President Putin suggested he was encouraged following talks for a peace plan in Eastern Ukraine, while Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko also voiced support.

3. AMERICAN MILITANT BELIEVE KILLED IN SYRIA, SOURCE TELLS AP

Douglas McAuthur McCain was there to fight alongside a terrorist group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said.

4. WHAT AWARD CIVIL WAR SOLDIER WILL RECEIVE

1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, who was killed standing his ground against Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg 151 years ago, will be presented with the Medal of Honor.

5. NO GUARANTEE OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTION IN FERGUSON SHOOTING

Federal authorities need to establish that police officer Darren Wilson not only acted with excessive force but also willfully violated Michael Brown's constitutional rights.

6. EX-FLA. GOV. CRIST CONTINUES POLITICAL COMEBACK

Democratic voters select him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in the Sunshine State.

7. AP SURVEY: ECONOMISTS FEAR FED WILL ACT TOO SLOW ON RATES

A delay in raising interest rates could stoke inflation or create asset bubbles.

8. HOW THE S&P 500 REACHED ANOTHER MILESTONE

The Standard & Poor's 500 index ended up 2.10 points, to close a hair above 2,000, 16 years after it finished above 1,000 for the first time.

9. NEW FALL TV SHOWS WORTHY OF FIRST-NIGHT LOOK

FOX's "Red Band Society" and ABC's "Black-ish" are among the fresh autumn crop of programs.

10. US TEEN BECOMES YOUNGEST PLAYER TO WIN AT US OPEN SINCE 1996

Fifteen-year-old CiCi Bellis rallied from down a break in the third set for a 6-1, 4-6, 6-4 first-round victory over Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.