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September 10, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

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

1. OBAMA: NO ONE DISPUTES CHEMICAL ARMS USE IN SYRIA

In a prime-time speech to the nation, Obama says that use violates international law and poses, in his words, a “danger to our security.”

2. WHAT IS CASTING A CLOUD ON SYRIA PLAN

A Russian plan for Damascus to turn over its chemical weapons to avert Western missile strikes bogs down when Moscow rejects demands for a binding U.N. resolution.

3. POLL: PUBLIC DOUBTS RISE ON SURVEILLANCE, PRIVACY

An AP poll finds that disclosures about the NSA’s surveillance programs have a majority of Americans believing the government is doing a poor job of protecting privacy.

4. APPLE INTRODUCES 2 NEW MODELS

Apple will offer two versions of the latest iPhones — a cheaper one made of plastic and another that reads your fingerprint.

5. IPAD VIDEO BECOMES KEY IN ZIMMERMAN CASE

Police say they’re confident they will be able to get video from Shellie Zimmerman’s broken iPad, and that will help determine if charges should be filed against her estranged husband.

6. DOCUMENTS: OFFICIALS MISUSED U.S. SURVEILLANCE PROGRAM

Obama administration officials misled a secret spy court in 2009 about its use of domestic phone data, previously classified documents show.

7. FDA: DRUG WORKS IN EARLY STAGE BREAST CANCER

The breast cancer drug Perjeta from Roche could become the first pharmaceutical option for treating the earliest stages of the disease.

8. WHY WEATHER HAS BEEN MILD THIS YEAR

Meteorologists credit luck, shifts in the high-altitude jet stream, and African winds and dust.

9. KIMMEL: I’M THE PRANKSTER BEHIND TWERKING VIDEO

The clip of a woman accidentally catching fire while doing the provocative dance move has generated more than 10 million views on YouTube.

10. NFL OPENER LEADS TO RECORD RATINGS

The 49ers’ win over the Packers on Fox was the highest-rated and most-watched telecast of any kind since the Academy Awards in February.

 

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