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Sep 16, 9:06 PM EDT

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. TOP US GENERAL: GROUND TROOPS MAY BE NEEDED IN MIDEAST

Gen. Martin Dempsey tells Congress that if the current approach fails to defeat the Islamic State group, he might recommend deploying American ground forces.

2. OMINOUS FORECAST FOR EBOLA

With so many people now spreading the disease, the number of cases could start doubling every three weeks, the World Health Organization says.

3. NEW UKRAINE TAKING SHAPE

President Poroshenko calls a vote to lower tariffs and otherwise strengthen ties with Europe a "very decisive step" toward bringing Ukraine fully into the EU.

4. SUSPECT ID'D IN PENNSYLVANIA TROOPER SHOOTINGS

Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is a heavily armed survivalist who has said he wanted to commit mass murder, authorities say.

5. WHO'LL BE FERRYING ASTRONAUTS FROM FLORIDA

Boeing and SpaceX will do the job, ending NASA's expensive reliance on Russia to transport astronauts to and from the space station.

6. MAJOR SPONSORS EXPRESS DISAPPROVAL TO NFL

No one's yanked any ads yet, but Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's and others have spoken to the league about its recent scandals.

7. WHY YOU NEED TO WATCH YOUR WAISTLINE

Abdominal obesity is the most dangerous kind, leading to a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes and other obesity-related ailments.

8. BELGIUM GRANTS CONVICT'S REQUEST FOR ASSISTED SUICIDE

The inmate, serving time for murder and rape, says he's a menace to society. Belgium has one of the broadest euthanasia laws in the world.

9. WHAT FISHERMEN CAUGHT IN THE ANTARCTIC

The colossal squid - one of the sea's most elusive creatures - weighed 770 pounds and was as long as a minibus.

10. TONY STEWART CASE HEADING TO GRAND JURY

The prosecutor could have decided there wasn't enough evidence to support charges in the death of a fellow driver and dropped the matter.

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