10 Things to Know for Monday August 26, 2013

10 Things to Know for Monday August 26, 2013

8:28am Aug 26, 2013
Mostly sunny... high near 83
Steve Biddle

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

  1. ASSAD REBUTS CHEMICAL WEAPONS ACCUSATION  He says the Syrian military would not have used such weapons in a purported attack last week because there was no clear front line between regime and rebel forces. SYRIA

2. WHERE FIREFIGHTERS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN  A huge wildfire raging near Yosemite is threatening thousands of structures — but so far only a handful have been destroyed. WESTERN WILDFIRES

3. BO'S TRIAL WRAPS UP  A prosecutor demands severe punishment for the disgraced politician as China's newly installed leadership aims to move on from the scandal. CHINA-BO XILAI

4. WHY CHICAGO IS FLOODING ITS STREETS WITH SAFETY GUARDS  The closing of dozens of city schools means that many children will be attending new schools — and will have to cross gang boundaries to get to them. CHICAGO SCHOOL CLOSINGS

5. MARCH ON WASHINGTON RESONATES FOR IMMIGRANTS  "They were fighting for equality, and that's exactly what we're fighting for," one newcomer to the U.S. says as activists mark the 50th anniversary of the seminal civil rights march. MARCH ON WASHINGTON-IMMIGRATION

6. WHAT FORT HOOD SHOOTER SEEMS TO BE SEEKING  As his sentencing begins, the Army psychiatrist's attorneys are convinced he wants the death penalty — and martyrdom. FORT HOOD SHOOTING

7. FINANCIAL PIONEER DIES AT 80  Muriel "Mickie" Siebert started as a trainee on Wall Street and became the first woman to own a seat on the New York Stock Exchange. OBIT-SIEBERT

8. GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL? PACK A PARKA  The Farmers' Almanac predicts a blizzard will hit the Northeast before the NFL title game at open-air MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. FARMERS' ALMANAC

9. MILEY CYRUS GRABS THE LIMELIGHT  The provocative pop star shimmies, slithers and sways — and sings, too — in stealing the show at the MTV Video Music Awards. MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS

10. NADAL RIDING 10-MATCH WIN STREAK INTO US OPEN  The Spaniard carries a lot of momentum into the tournament but could be hindered by an ailing left knee. US OPEN

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