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September 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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

1. KERRY AIMS TO SECURE SYRIA DEAL

The secretary of state heads for Geneva to work on a Russian proposal for international inspectors to seize and destroy Damascus' chemical weapons stockpile.

2. WHO DELAYED A STOPGAP SPENDING PLAN

A revolt by tea party conservatives forces House GOP leaders to delay a vote on a temporary spending bill required to prevent a government shutdown next month.

3. NATION PAUSES ON 9/11 TO PAY TRIBUTE TO VICTIMS

On the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks, time stands still at the World Trade Center site, near the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 mourners laid a wreath.

4. IT'S MORE THAN TESTOSTERONE

New research shows estrogen — the female hormone — may play a role in less sex drive and more fat as men age.

5. INSTITUTE: PYONGYANG RESTARTS NUCLEAR REACTOR

A recent satellite image appears to show North Korea restarted a plutonium reactor, a move that could raise alarm over its nuclear weapons program.

6. METH LAB SEIZURES DOWN IN 2012

Methamphetamine lab seizures and arrests declined nationwide in 2012, but experts say they don't yet know why.

7. WHY ZIMMERMAN PROBE IS ON HOLD

The investigation of a domestic dispute between the man acquitted in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and his estranged wife is on hold because of a lack of evidence.

8. WHAT GIZMOS CONSUMERS WILL SNAP UP

AP's Nick Jesdanun says different colored iPhones, video game players and smartwatches could be hot sellers this holiday season.

9. SONY, UNIVERSAL, WARNER SUE SIRIUSXM

The music industry's largest record companies sue the satellite radio company for royalties from pre-1972 recordings.

10. YANKEE GREAT ON THE SHELF AGAIN

An injured left ankle will sideline New York shortstop Derek Jeter for the rest of the season.

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