10 Things to Know for Friday September 27, 2013

10 Things to Know for Friday September 27, 2013

8:25am Sep 27, 2013
Sunny all weekend! Highs in the low to mid 70s
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. INTERPOL ISSUES ALERT FOR 'THE WHITE WIDOW'  A suicide bomber's widow named Samantha Lewthwaite is sought in connection with a 2011 bomb plot as rumors swirl that she also took part in the Kenya terror rampage. KENYA-FUGITIVE WIDOW

2. PACT REACHED TO RID SYRIA OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS   Now, for the international community, equally difficult work begins in destroying the stockpiles, a process that could take years. SYRIA DIPLOMACY

3. WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE SAYING ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING   Participants at an international conference in a landmark report declare that it's more certain than ever that climate change is man-made. CLIMATE CHANGE

4. IRAN'S 'NEW TONE' STRIKES A PLEASING CHORD AT UN   A willingness by the Iranians to discuss their nuclear activities leads to an agreement for negotiations next month in Geneva. UNITED NATIONS-IRAN

5. WHY THE US IS CLOSER TO A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN  The Senate remains at an impasse with the House, where conservatives are pushing to defund Obamacare as part of a vital spending bill. BUDGET BATTLE

6. PREP FOOTBALL TEAM HANGS UP ITS SPIKES AFTER PLAYER'S DEATH  With their star running back dying following a "helmet-to-helmet" hit, the heartbroken Westfield-Brocton (N.Y.) Wolverines end their season after just two games. FOOTBALL PLAYER-DEATH

7. COPS WHO NEVER FORGET A FACE   A squad of "super recognizers" — people with a rare talent for remembering faces — has been helping Scotland Yard solve crimes. SUPER RECOGNIZERS

8. HOW THE SKIES MIGHT GET FRIENDLIER  The FAA appears poised to ease restrictions on airline passengers' use of smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other personal electronic devices. CELLPHONES-PLANES

9. SAD REMINDER OF CORY MONTEITH ON SEASON PREMIERE OF 'GLEE'  The character played by Lea Michele, the late actor's real-life girlfriend, briefly gazes at a photo of him and sings the Beatles' melancholy "Yesterday." TV-GLEE-MONTEITH

10. MARIANO RIVERA DEPARTS IN TEARS  Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher retires four batters in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, then makes an emotional exit to the thunderous chants of a sell-out crowd. RAYS-YANKEES

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