10 Things to Know Wednesday
By The Associated Press
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. THE 'MOM IN CHIEF' KICKS OFF DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION
First lady praises Obama as a "man we can trust."
2. WHY OBAMA CHOSE CLINTON FOR NOMINATION SPEECH
Both benefit, AP's Beth Fouhy explains: The president gets validation from a highly popular Democrat and the ex-president returns to center stage.
3. SCIENTISTS COMPILE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GENETIC CODE
It's the biggest effort ever at figuring out the secrets behind the miraculous workings of the human body.
4. THE NATIONAL DEBT: OVER $16 TRILLION
That's the word from the Treasury Department, and it means another round of trying to raise the government's borrowing cap.
5. WHERE A TEEN WITH DOWN SYNDROME WASN'T ALLOWED
American Airlines says he "was not ready to fly," but his family calls it discrimination.
6. SPAIN LIFTS BAN ON TELEVISING BULLFIGHTS
The first fight since the change airs Wednesday evening from the northern city of Valladolid.
7. STRIPPERS ARE ARTISTS, CLUB MAINTAINS
New York's top court will hear arguments at 3 p.m. on whether strip clubs deserve an arts exemption from state taxes.
8. MCDONALD'S, WITHOUT THE BEEF
The fast food chain synonymous with hamburgers plans to open vegetarian-only restaurants in India.
9. A LEGENDARY ROAD WARRIOR, BACK ON STAGE
A week before release of much-anticipated disc, Bob Dylan reopens a theater in a village in New York.
10. THE NFL IS BACK: COWBOYS TAKING ON SUPER BOWL CHAMP GIANTS
At stake in tonight's opener: A good start to the season and the early upper hand in the competitive NFC East.