10 Things to Know for Friday September 13, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday September 13, 2013

6:48am Sep 13, 2013

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

1. CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT AMERICAN CONSULATE  The suicide attacks in Herat in western Afghanistan are followed by a fierce gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces, Afghan officials say. AFGHANISTAN

2. GANG RAPE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH  A judge orders to the gallows four men convicted of the fatal attack of a woman on a New Delhi bus. INDIA-GANG RAPE

3. WHO HAS MORE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAN SYRIA  The American stockpile of some 3,000 tons is three times the amount purportedly controlled by the Assad regime.  UNITED STATES-SYRIA-CHEMICALS AT HOME

4. FIRE ENGULFS BOARDWALK ALONG THE JERSEY SHORE  The wind-whipped blaze destroys more than 50 businesses and undoes months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.  NJ BOARDWALK FIRE

5. FLOOD WATERS RAVAGE RUGGED LANDSCAPE IN COLORADO  "My house is sitting in Class 3 rapids," says Jason Stillman, a resident of the town of Lyons in hard-hit Boulder County. COLORADO FLOODING


7. IN CALIFORNIA, LOW-WAGE WORKERS GETTING A BOOST  The state's minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he'll sign. MINIMUM WAGE-CALIFORNIA

8. 'FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES'  Travelers buy tickets for as little as $5 before United Airlines discovers the glitch on its booking website and phone centers. UNITED AIRLINES-FARE GLITCH

9. WHY WOMEN ARE BEING HIRED MORE QUICKLY THAN MEN  Women make up a larger share of workers in fields that have been adding employees — retail, health care, restaurants and hotels. JOBS-WOMEN

10. PATRIOTS GET AN UGLY WIN  New England nips the Jets, 13-10, in a game as sloppy as the weather. JETS-PATRIOTS

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