Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Asian Stocks Seesaw as Analysts Warn of More Chaos
Asian stocks were mixed Wednesday despite Beijing's decision to cut a key interest rate to help stabilize gyrating financial markets. The financial jitters followed falling shares on Wall Street on Tuesday, erasing a huge rally — and any hope that the worst of the turmoil was over. Read more in BUSINESS.
2. Trump Has Latino Anchor Kicked Out of Press Event
Univision anchor Jorge Ramos was temporarily booted from a Donald Trump press conference in Iowa on Tuesday night after the journalist shouted questions when it wasn't his turn. The GOP front-runner told him to sit down as Ramos yelled questions about immigration before he was escorted out. Read more in POLITICS.
3. French Train Hero to Get Top U.S. Army Medal
Oregon National Guardsman Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three American friends who subdued a heavily-armed suspected terrorist on a Paris-bound train, will get the Soldier's Medal — the Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy. Read more in NEWS.
4. Will New Orleans’ Walls Stand Up to Next Big Storm?
Since Hurricane Katrina, $14.5 billion has been spent to build stronger levees around the city. The result is "a modern miracle of construction," one expert told NBC News. But the question remains — is it enough in the event of another major storm? Read more in NEWS.
5. Meet the Dog Who Helped to Sniff Out Jared Fogle Evidence
A black Labrador named Bear — one of only five dogs in the nation trained to sniff out electronic data devices — played a key role in the arrest of the former Subway pitchman on child porn charges last week. It turns out Bear can smell the components of electronic media — even a micro-card as small as a fingernail that a suspect could easily hide. Read more in NEWS.
6. ISIS Brutalizes Boys to Create Child Army: Victims
The terror network has created a disturbing strategy to recruit and deploy an army of child soldiers, NBC News has learned, brainwashing them until they are ready to blow themselves up or carry out terrorist attacks in the Middle East and abroad — and brutalizing those who refuse to cooperate. Read more in NEWS.
7. 9/11’s Iconic ‘Dust Lady’ Dies After Cancer Battle
Marcy Borders, a 42-year-old New Jersey woman who was pictured covered in dust after the World Trade Center attack, died after a battle with stomach cancer, her brother said. Borders was told a year ago that she had cancer, and suggested that it may have been linked to 9/11. Read more in NEWS.
Watch as a 12-year-old boy holding a drink stumbles just a tad too close to a 17th century painting at a museum in Taiwan.