10 Things to Know for Thursday August 29, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday August 29, 2013

8:21am Aug 29, 2013
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

  1. PRESIDENT MAKING CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE  American retaliation for Syrian chemical use would send a "strong signal," he says. UNITED STATES-SYRIA

2. QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT STRENGTH OF US INTEL  The evidence linking Assad or his inner circle to the purported chemical weapons attack so far is no "slam dunk," officials tell the AP. UNITED STATES-SYRIA-INTELLIGENCE DOUBTS

3. OBAMA: KING'S DREAM NOT YET REALITY   On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader's famous speech, the president also challenges new generations to seize the cause of racial equality. MARCH ON WASHINGTON

4. HUNGRY FOR HIGHER PAY   Thousands of fast-food workers seeking better wages are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the U.S. FAST FOOD PROTESTS

5. WHO'S NOT HITTING THE ROAD   After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in 2007.DRIVING IN AMERICA

6. MONTANA JUDGE STANDS BY 30-DAY JAIL TERM FOR RAPIST   He has said the 14-year-old victim was as much in control as the former teacher who assaulted her. The girl later killed herself. TEACHER RAPE CASE

7. WHAT'S TOPS AMONG ILLEGAL DRUGS  It's pot. But a global survey also finds that addictions to painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people. GLOBAL DRUG ABUSE

8. DOCTOR: JACKSON SOUGHT PROPOFOL YEARS AGO   She says she refused the singer's late 1990s request, telling him the drug wasn't appropriate as a sleep aid.JACKSON-AEG SUIT

9. HOW JOHNNY MANZIEL IS BEING PUNISHED  The QB, who signed autographs for memorabilia brokers, will be forced to sit out the first half of Texas A&M's season-opener Saturday against Rice. NCAA-MANZIEL

10. JAMES BLAKE'S CAREER COMES TO A CLOSE   The American suffers a five-set loss to Croatia's Ivo Karlovic. Blake announced earlier that the U.S. Open would be his last pro tournament. US OPEN

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