10 Things to Know for Wednesday

The Associated Press news@newnan.com Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. HOPES DIM FOR AN ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN
Sen. Reid decides that including the divisive assault weapons provision might effectively block passage of any gun control bill at all. 2. IN IRAQ, DEADLIEST DAY THIS YEAR A wave of bombings kills at least 65 — and demonstrates how dangerously divided Iraq remains a decade after the U.S.-led invasion. 3. WHO'S ALLEGING A CHEMICAL ATTACK IN SYRIA The Assad regime and rebels trade accusations of a chemical attack — which would be a first in the civil war. 4. SEVEN MARINES KILLED IN BLAST An exploding mortar shell is blamed for the deaths during mountain warfare training in Nevada. 5. WHY THE CRISIS IN CYPRUS IS DEEPENING Lawmakers reject a plan to seize up to 10 percent of people's savings deposits to help pay for a bailout — and keep banks from collapsing. 6. ADJUSTING EXPECTATIONS IN THE MIDEAST As Obama prepares to reinsert himself in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, his best hope may be a partial peace deal. 7. GRANDMOTHER FACING LONG PRISON TERM Jurors reject a self-defense claim and convict a suburban Detroit woman of murder for killing her teenage grandson. She shot him six times. 8. FULL TRANSPARENCY Yoga pants made of see-through fabric selling for $100 anger customers of Lululemon, whose name kind of sums it all up. 9. HOW TO TWEET YOUR WAY TO PRISON While the judge in the Ohio rape case advises caution in using social media, texts, tweets and a shocking video made convictions of two football players possible. 10. LAWSUIT TARGETS ELMO ACTOR A man claims the former puppeteer of the "Sesame Street" character lured him into drug-fueled sex when he was 16.


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