National News

August 23, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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

1. WIKILEAKER: ‘I AM CHELSEA MANNING’

The soldier, just sentenced to prison, wants to live as a woman and undergo hormone treatment — creating a whole new set of complications for the military.

2. GLITCH STALLS NASDAQ

Trading on the tech-heavy exchange is halted for three hours by a technical problem.

3. FRESH DISCONTENT IN EGPYT

Islamists remain incensed that Morsi is still in captivity. Now reformists are angry that Mubarak has been released.

4. WHO’S BEING BLAMED FOR SYRIAN DEATHS

A top regime official tells the AP that foreign fighters and their international backers were responsible for an alleged chemical weapons attack that killed scores.

5. HOW OBAMA WANTS TO REIN IN COLLEGE COSTS

New government ratings would judge colleges on their affordability — and perhaps be used to allocate federal financial aid.

6. MOST SAY US NOT YET COLORBLIND

Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress in the past 50 years toward racial equality, a poll shows.

7. WHERE A SHOT RANG OUT AS CLASSES BEGAN

A gun discharges inside a kindergartner’s backpack at a Tennessee elementary school. Luckily, no one is hurt.

8. TURNS OUT MEN HAVE ‘BIOLOGICAL CLOCK’ TOO

Despite the high price tag, a growing number of men are seeking to become single fathers via surrogate mothers.

9. KANYE DISHES TO MOTHER-IN-LAW

The rapper proclaims his love for his wife and daughter on “Kris,” the TV show hosted by Kim Kardashian’s mom.

10. RYAN BRAUN COMES CLEAN

The suspended Milwaukee slugger admits taking performance-enhancing drugs during his NL MVP season of 2011.

 

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