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. INFAMOUS COLD CASE CLOSED WITH CONFESSION: A Minnesota man admits to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, recounting a crime that led to changes in national sex offender laws.

2. PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES RAMP UP RHETORIC: Clinton accuses Trump of insulting America's veterans and pressing dangerous military plans, while Trump declares "our country is going to hell."

3. HOW OBAMA WANTS TO HEAL WOUNDS OF SECRET WAR: During a visit to Laos, the president pledges help to clear away the 80 million unexploded bombs the U.S. dropped on the country a generation ago.

4. SUIT AGAINST ROGER AILES ENDS WITH SETTLEMENT: Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson settles her sexual harassment claim against the cable channel's chief exec for a reported $20 million and a public apology.

5. WHAT ROLLBACK OF ISLAMIC STATE MIGHT BRING: If the extremists are removed from the territory they control, experts fear they will turn even more toward terror operations against civilians.

6. KIDS TO FEEL STING FROM FLU VACCINATIONS: Pediatricians are gearing up to give shots only, because U.S. health officials say the easy-to-use nasal spray version of the vaccine doesn't work as well.

7. WHY DEATH PENALTY IN US IS DECLINING DRAMATICALLY: The falloff comes amid shortages of execution drugs, grotesque errors in death chambers and legal challenges.

8. HEAVY RAIN BUT LITTLE DESTRUCTION FROM HURRICANE: Newton brings torrential downpours to Mexico's Baja California peninsula — but beyond shattered windows and downed trees, damage is relatively minor.

9. WHO'S LINING UP TO CONFRONT BILL COSBY: Prosecutors say they want 13 other women who have accused the entertainer of molesting them to testify at his felony sex assault trial in Pennsylvania.

10. WIN PROPELS LONGHORNS TO NO. 11 IN AP POLL: Texas is ranked for the first time in the poll under coach Charlie Strong after a rousing opening victory against Notre Dame.