Teen who was accepted to all Ivy League schools announces his decision
After more than a month of consideration, Kwasi Enin, the New York high school senior who was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools, will announce on Wednesday which one he has chosen to attend this fall. Enin, a first-generation American and aspiring physician, will make the announcement at William Floyd High School at 3 p.m. ET.
New report finds U.S. air quality is worsening
The 2014 State of the Air report released Wednesday by the American Lung Association shows almost half of the nation live in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution. People inhale invisible particles from car exhaust, smoke and power plants every day. In the U.S., the overall air quality worsened, with 147.6 million people living in areas where air quality was unhealthy, almost 16 million more people than the 2013 report.
Senate holds test vote on minimum wage increase
President Obama, back at the White House after his Asia trip, talks Wednesday about raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. The Senate will hold a test vote, but it's not likely to succeed. Watch what develops at usatoday.com/news.
Save Our Shows results out tonight
You voted in our annual Save Our Shows poll, and on Wednesday we'll reveal the results. See which television shows you'd like to keep or drop. We post the final tally tonight at usatoday.com/life.
If Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki wins a third four-year term after parliamentary elections Wednesday, he is likely to rely on a narrow sectarian Shiite base, only fueling divisions as Iraq slides deeper into bloody Shiite-Sunni hatreds. After eight years in power, al-Maliki is facing sharper criticism from all sides.