, Port Arthur, Texas

October 3, 2012

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Associated Press

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

Special ops forces are at U.S. embassies throughout the region, officials reveal, but the strategy was too new to avert the killing of the ambassador in Libya.

Two CIA officers were wounded in what may have been a targeted assassination attempt orchestrated by a drug cartel.

The president will share the stage with Romney, rather than the first lady, at 9 p.m. Wednesday. But at least she’ll be close by in the audience.

A Senate report says the program to gather data on terrorists was actually used for ordinary local crime fighting — at a cost of $1.4 billion.

In Texas, a school district tries to rebuild after a scheme to push out under-performing students is exposed.

American Airlines is inspecting at least 47 of its planes after “improperly installed” seats on some flights came loose.

Flat ticket sales and declining financial support are impacting musicians’ salaries, leading ensembles around the country to go on strike.

A half-century after Sean Connery brought the character to the screen, 007 remains a movie icon.

Police who acted on a tip and dug into a suburban Detroit backyard say there’s no sign of a human body there.

Politicians’ charities find a novel way to help the destitute families of a rapidly rising number of murder victims.