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September 10, 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. OBAMA PESSIMISTIC ON SYRIA VOTE

One night before his address to the nation, the president also declined to say what he would do if Congress rejected his call for military strikes on the Assad regime.

2. DAMASCUS MOVE CALLED "POTENTIALLY POSITIVE"

In a surprise move brokered by Russia and John Kerry, Syria welcomes the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction, but Obama is skeptical.

3. ZIMMERMAN IN DOMESTIC INCIDENT WITH WIFE

Shellie Zimmerman decides not to press charges against her estranged husband after claiming he threatened her with a gun, but later changed her story, police say.

4. WHY SOME QUESTION SHOOTING DEATH OF 107-YEAR-OLD

The response by an Arkansas SWAT team in the killing of a centenarian has raised questions among some residents even as authorities say Monroe Isadore shot first.

5. A UNIQUE WAY TO MAKE A CONFESSION

Saying he "made a mistake" by driving after a night of heavy drinking, an Ohio man confessed in an online video to causing a fatal wrong-way crash.

6. FULL-SIZED VAN GOGH CANVAS DISCOVERED

A painting that sat for six decades in a Norwegian industrialist's attic after he was told it was a fake is pronounced the real thing.

7. ROBOHAND SOMETHING RIGHT OUT OF A SCI-FI MOVIE

A South African carpenter who lost his fingers in a circular saw accident uses innovation to help create his own artificial hand.

8. APPLE EXPECTED TO EXPAND IPHONE SELECTION

There's speculation Apple will unveil a cheaper model alongside its regular, premium version.

9. RAFAEL NADAL WINS 13TH MAJOR

The Spaniard beat Novak Djokovic in four sets to claim his second U.S. Open title and trails only Federer and Sampras in major championships.

10. NASCAR HITS MICHAEL WALTRIP RACING

AP's Jenna Fryer reports that Ryan Newman will replace Martin Truex Jr. in the Sprint Cup playoffs as part of penalties against Waltrip's team for manipulating the outcome at Richmond.

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  • Poll: Foreign policy no longer Obama strong point WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign policy used to be a bright spot in Americans' opinion of President Barack Obama. Not anymore. An Associated Press-GfK poll finds that dissatisfaction with Obama's handling of events in Ukraine, Gaza and elsewhere now matches

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  • US employers add 209K jobs, rate rises to 6.2 pct. WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers extended their hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are gradually shedding the caution that had marked the 5-year

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  • Semi crash coats Indianapolis highway in butter INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A semitrailer has overturned on an Indianapolis interstate, spilling what police say are 45,000 pounds of packages of butter and other dairy products. The crash happened about 3:30 a.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of Interstate

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  • Contract talks in Met Opera labor dispute extended NEW YORK (AP) — It's a drama worthy of the Metropolitan Opera: Frantic, last-minute labor negotiations aimed at averting a lockout that threatens to stop both pay and benefits for thousands of singers, musicians, stagehands and other workers. With ju

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  • WWI aviation still alive at aerodrome in New York RHINEBECK, N.Y. (AP) — There's still a place where buzzing biplanes swoop in pursuit of German triplanes, where pilots in open cockpits let their scarves flutter in the wind. The sights and sounds of World War I flight are recreated regularly at the

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  • State Dept: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has endorsed the broad conclusions of a harshly critical Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks, a report that accuses the agency of brutally treating terror susp

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  • GOP: Lerner emails show bias against conservatives WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators say this is why they want all of Lois Lerner's emails. Newly released emails show the former IRS official referring to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more, a revelation that is fueling GOP c

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  • Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided

    July 31, 2014

  • As US job market strengthens, many don't feel it WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate has plunged since the start of last year to a five-year low of 6.1 percent. And the July jobs report being released Friday will likely show a sixth straight month of healthy 200,000-plus gains. Yet for Do

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