Today's edition of quick hits:
* Fatality: "An American has been killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS in Syria, according to officials and relatives. A State Department official confirmed to NBC News that American citizen Keith Broomfield was killed in Syria."
* Manhunt: "Authorities said Wednesday that the two killers who busted out of a maximum-security New York prison over the weekend might have headed for Vermont. Gov. Peter Shumlin of Vermont said there was information that the escapees discussed going to 'a camp in Vermont' because the law enforcement presence in that state would be 'cooler' than in New York."
* McKinney: "The suburban Dallas police officer placed on leave after drawing a gun on teenagers at a pool party has resigned. Cpl. Eric Casebolt of the McKinney Police Department turned in his badge amid an ongoing internal investigation of Friday's escalating incident, which was caught on camera."
* Emissions: "The Obama administration on Wednesday said it would regulate greenhouse gas emissions from airplanes, a move that could significantly strengthen President Obama's environmental legacy but that also presents major new challenges for the airline industry."
* California: "The cost of cleaning up the oil spill that fouled beaches last month on the California coast has reached $69 million so far, an official of the pipeline company said Wednesday."
* Georgia: "A Georgia prosecutor dropped a murder charge Wednesday against a 23-year-old woman whose arrest after taking pills to end her pregnancy baffled even abortion opponents."
* Smart move: "A Mississippi school's superintendent who acted to press charges against three people who cheered at a high school graduation has dropped the charges, according to local news organizations."
* NTSB investigation: "The engineer driving an Amtrak train wasn't using his cellphone just before the train derailed in Philadelphia last month, safety investigators said Wednesday, deepening the mystery of what caused the accident that killed eight and injured about 200."
* Alarming: "Since retiring from the U.S. Army in 2000, Dr. John Henry Hagmann has helped train thousands of soldiers and medical personnel in how to treat battlefield wounds.... But an investigation by Virginia medical authorities alleges that pigs weren't the doctor's only training subjects."
* A welcome addition to the national conversation: "At a time of roiling debate over the issues of race and opportunity, punctuated by the events of Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore, the nation's first African-American first lady has added her voice.... Along the way, Mrs. Obama has opened a window into her own life, not just in Chicago but also in the White House."
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