10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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Associated Press

Posted on July 16, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 16 at 9:30 PM

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

1. MILES FROM EARTH, A CLOSE CALL

NASA says an Italian astronaut could have choked or drowned from water that leaked into his helmet during a spacewalk.

2. WHO TRAVELS WITH $2 MILLION IN CASH

Mexico's most brutal drug cartel leader had that sum and eight rifles with him when he was captured outside the border city of Nuevo Laredo.

3. EGYPT'S NEW ORDER

The country's interim leader swears in a new Cabinet that includes women and Christians — but no Islamists.

4. CORY MONTEITH'S FATAL ADDICTION

The "Glee" star, recently out of rehab, died of an overdose of heroin and alcohol, the coroner says.

5. WHY SNOWDEN'S DEEDS MAY HAVE BEEN FUTILE

Several key allies rely so heavily on American intel that the NSA leaker's revelations aren't likely to stop the widespread gathering of data.

6. DEADLY RAMADAN

Suicide attacks, car bombings and other violence have killed scores of Iraqis just a week into the Islamic holy month.

7. YOUNGER CHENEY TAKES ON GOP INCUMBENT

Liz Cheney, the ex-VP's elder daughter, plans to challenge Wyoming's senior U.S. senator in next year's GOP primary.

8. FOR COKE, A WORRYING TREND

Coca-Cola blames cold and wet weather for lackluster sales in the U.S. this spring, but soda consumption has been declining for years in developed markets amid criticism that sugary drinks lead to obesity.

9. LITTLE CHANGE ON THE BIG SCREEN

Violence in movies and games persists even a year after the Aurora, Colo., theater massacre.

10. ALL-STARS SHINE AGAIN

Mariano Rivera pitched a perfect eighth inning as the AL beat the NL 3-0 at New York's CitiField.

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