Good morning! 10+ things to know for Wednesday

Late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories of interest:

1. STORM MAY LACK PUNCH — BUT ITS TIMING IS BRUTAL. Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans just hours shy of the seventh anniversary of Katrina.

2. ANN ROMNEY TAKES A STAR TURN. Romney's wife's speech is the highlight of the night — and the convention hall erupts in cheers as she and the GOP nominee share a kiss.

3. CIRCUS-LIKE ATMOSPHERE COMES TO TAMPA BAY. The blocks around the Tampa Bay Times Forum resembled a circus Tuesday, and not just because of all the elephant pins.

4. AMERICA, MEET PAUL RYAN. The VP nominee will introduce himself as a product of small-town values in a speech around 10 p.m. at the GOP convention.

5. OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF BIN LADEN'S DEATH IS CONTRADICTED. Former Navy SEAL says in a new book that the terror mastermind was shot on sight, rather than as he possibly reached for a weapon.

6. A NEW GDP NUMBER — AND THE MARKETS WILL BE WATCHING. The government will issue its closely scrutinized estimate of economic growth for the April-June quarter at 8:30 a.m.

7. THE INS AND OUTS OF THE NATION'S NEW FUEL ECONOMY RULES. Obama says the standards will cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil; Romney says they'll make cars unaffordable for many.

8. WHY ARAFAT'S 2004 DEATH IS BEING REVIEWED. The ex-Palestinian leader's widow asked for an inquiry after a lab found a rare, radioactive substance in his clothing.

9. FLIGHT ATTENDANT RETIRES AFTER RECORD-SETTING 63 YEARS ALOFT. What's he got planned? Yet more travel.

10. WILL.I.AM PREMIERES HIS NEW SINGLE — FROM MARS. NASA's rover beams to Earth the musician's new song. It's the first music broadcast from another planet.

TODAY AND EVERY DAY: Click here for links to recent arrest reports and mug shots in Collier and Lee counties.

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