10 Things to Know for Today

by AP


Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. LAST-DITCH EFFORT BY OBAMA

He's using his final day in Europe to continue pushing for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in retaliation for the gas attack in Syria.

2. HOW CHEMISTS TEST FOR SARIN

If the poisonous gas is present in a sample of material, three numbers — 99-125-81 — will appear on the tester's computer screen. The numbers are sarin's fingerprint.

3. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN'S WIFE FILES FOR DIVORCE

She says the couple lived "like gypsies" after her husband's release from jail, spending nights in a trailer in the woods.

4. WHERE A SECT IS BESEIGED

After a takeover by Islamists, the Christian population of the town of Dalga in southern Egypt is living in terror.

5. A SURPRISING GREETING TO JEWS

The foreign minister of Iran, a nation hostile to Israel, sends a message on Twitter wishing "Happy Rosh Hashana" to those celebrating the Jewish New Year.

6. DECLINE IN US BIRTHS SLOWS

The economy no longer seems to be deterring couples from having children, some experts say.

7. MORE CHILDREN IN US TRYING E-CIGARETTES

Health officials worry that experimentation with the electronic variety will lead kids to regular smoking.

8. TEEN KILLED BY REMOTE CONTROL HELICOPTER

NYC police say the 19-year-old operating the chopper was struck in the head and died at the scene.

9. DOGS OF WAR

National Guardsmen from New York who befriended a stray while on patrol in Afghanistan reunite with the mixed breed and her seven puppies.

10. WHO'S OFF TO A FLYING START

Peyton Manning ties an NFL record with seven TD passes as the Broncos open the season by drubbing Baltimore 49-27.



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