10 Things to Know for Wednesday

1. ‘I NOW DO RECALL’

Ambassador Gordon Sondland is likely to be unpredictable when he faces questions in the impeachment inquiry about his evolving accounts of the Trump administration’s dealings with Ukraine.

2. NEW UNCERTAINTY AS DEMOCRATS DEBATE IN ATLANTA

No longer is there a clear front-runner, the fight for African American voters is raging and concerns are growing that impeachment may become a distraction from the primary.

3. WHERE WORRY IS RIFE DURING A LAST STAND

A teenage protester in Hong Kong is obsessed with one thought: How am I going to get out? He is one of a shrinking number of holdouts at a university campus who won’t surrender to police.

4. WHAT POPE AIMS TO DO ON ASIAN VISIT

Francis begins a mission in Thailand and Japan to boost the morale of these countries’ tiny minority Catholic communities and speak about issues of concern including human trafficking and peacemaking.

5. ISRAEL STRIKES IRANIAN TARGETS IN SYRIA

The “wide-scale” assault comes in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before and a war monitoring group says 11 people were killed.

6. AP: OXY SALES IN CHINA DRIVEN BY MISLEADING ADDICTION CLAIMS

Purdue Pharma’s international affiliate, Mundipharma, pushed OxyContin in China with the same misleading claims that allegedly fed the deadliest drug abuse epidemic in U.S. history, AP finds.

7. CALIFORNIANS BRACE FOR MORE BLACKOUTS

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is set to begin shutting off power to some 375,000 people in 18 Northern and central California counties as the region again faces extreme fire weather.

8. ‘THEIR LIVELIHOOD IS IN DANGER’

Iconic singer Angelique Kidjo is helping the African Development Bank launch an effort to help close a $42 billion financing gap in a region where one in four women starts or manages a business.

9. EMIRATES MAKES BIG SPLASH AT AIRSHOW

The Middle East’s biggest airline announces a firm order for 30 Boeing 787 Dreamliners in a deal valued at $8.8 billion.

10. ISLES BEAT PENS TO MAKE NHL HISTORY

The New York Islanders became the first team ever to win consecutive games in which they trailed by multiple goals with less than seven minutes left in regulation.

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