National News

September 2, 2013

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. SYRIA AND RUSSIA REJECT CHEMICAL WEAPONS CLAIMS BY U.S. AND FRANCE

Assad warns that a military strike against Syria would result in “chaos and extremism” as a French intelligence report alleges chemical weapons use by the regime.

2. OBAMA SEEKS CONGRESSIONAL SUPPORT FOR SYRIA STRIKE

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham say Obama still needs to make a stronger case, but they’ve toned down prior criticism of the plan.

3. WHY AT&T GAVE U.S. DRUG AGENTS ACCESS TO BILLIONS OF PHONE RECORDS

Newly released documents show the “Hemisphere Project” let agents mine the data to track drug traffickers.

4. THE 177,028-METER FREESTYLE

Diana Nyad, 64, became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage.

5. A FEW NEW TOOLS IN THE ANTI-FLU ARSENAL

For the first time, some will get flu vaccines that protect against four strains of the virus instead of three.

6. FUTURE STORMS MAY NOT FOLLOW SANDY’S ‘FREAKY’ PATH

A new study says man-made global warming may lessen the likelihood of freak currents shoving storms west into New Jersey.

7. SWEATY SCHOOLS FACING MORE ‘HEAT DAYS’

Late August heat is exposing tension in school districts under pressure to start school earlier, but unable to pay for air conditioning.

8. FEDERER LOSES TO ROBREDO AT US OPEN

The 17-time Grand Slam champion lost to 19th-seeded Tommy Robredo of Spain in the fourth round of the U.S. Open.

9. STILL CASTING A GROOVY GLOW AT 50

Half a century after the Lava Lamp first hit shelves, millions of models have been sold worldwide.

10. WHO’S IN THE ‘50 SHADES’ FILM

Charlie Hunnam and Dakota Johnson will play the leading roles in the big-screen adaptation of EL James’ “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

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