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Aug 4, 9:01 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. HOW GOP DEBATE FIELD IS SHAPING UP

Trump, Bush and Walker will join seven other Republicans on the stage. Perry, Santorum and Fiorina are among those who didn't make the cut.

2. NETANYAHU MAKES CASE AGAINST IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL TO AMERICAN JEWS

In a webcast, the Israeli leader rails against the agreement as a "bad deal" that leaves Tehran on the brink of a bomb.

3. RAIN LITTLE HELP AGAINST NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

The moisture, while welcome, won't do much against the weeklong blaze that's "just too big, too wild," a fire official says.

4. INVESTORS TAKING FEWER BITES OF APPLE

Shares of the world's most valuable public company are down 14 percent since February, wiping out more than $96 billion in market value.

5. WHY ALGAE BLOOM OFF WEST COAST IS ALARMING SCIENTISTS

The toxic bloom, stretching from California to Alaska, is denser, more widespread and may extend deeper than initially thought.

6. ISRAELIS TARGETING HOME-GROWN MILITANTS

The arrest of a well-known extremist marks the first concrete step in Israel's new "zero tolerance" approach toward what it describes as Jewish terrorism.

7. POSSIBLE CAUSE ID'D IN LEGIONNAIRES' OUTBREAK

Heavy-duty rooftop air conditioning units could be behind New York's deadliest outbreak of the disease, with seven dead so far.

8. WHO'S COOKING THE BOOKS ON TWITTER

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro seems wildly popular on the social network - but the AP determines he's benefiting from networks of fake accounts.

9. CELEB SHOCKER! KERMIT, MISS PIGGY CONFIRM SPLIT

When their new prime-time comedy, "The Muppets," premieres this fall, everyone's favorite frog and pig will be a former, not a current, couple.

10. GREEN BAY TOPS AP'S NFL POWER RANKINGS

The Packers finish ahead of the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots in the season's first AP Pro32 poll.

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