10 Things to Know for Thursday September 12, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday September 12, 2013

9:45am Sep 12, 2013
Partly sunny... high in the mid 80s
Steve Biddle

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

  1. KERRY, LAVROV DELVING INTO DETAILS OF SYRIA PLAN  The secretary of state heads to Geneva to work with his Russian counterpart on the proposal to confiscate and destroy the Assad regime's chemical weapons. UNITED STATES-SYRIA

2. REPLACING ASSAD NO SIMPLE TASK  The lack of attractive alternatives to the dictator is one of the key dilemmas for the West as it tries to deal with Syria's civil war. SYRIA-ALTERNATIVES TO ASSAD

3. NATION PAUSES IN TRIBUTE TO 9/11 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. SEPT 11-ANNIVERSARY

4. ANALYSTS STUDYING TELLTALE WHITE STEAM  A recent satellite image appears to show North Korea has restarted a plutonium reactor, renewing alarm over the rogue state's nuclear weapons program. NORTH KOREA-NUCLEAR REACTOR

5. WHAT'S WORRYING THE POLLING INDUSTRY  People don't trust polls, and many say they are unlikely to want to participate in them, a survey shows. DIGITS

6. IT'S MORE THAN TESTOSTERONE Research shows a lack of estrogen — the female hormone — may cause men as they age to gain weight and lose their sex drive.  MEN-LOW TESTOSTERONE

7. WHERE MOLASSES IS OOZING INTO THE SEA  A broken pipe allows more than 230,000 gallons of the syrupy brown sugar to leak into Honolulu harbor. Thousands of fish are expected to die.  MOLASSES SPILL

8. CHAINED TO A DESK NO LONGER  Putting fitness first, more U.S. office workers are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving work stations. EXERCISING WHILE WORKING

9. WHICH GIZMOS MIGHT MAKE GREAT GIFTS  The AP's Nick Jesdanun says brightly colored iPhones, video game players and smartwatches could be hot sellers this holiday season. HOLIDAY GADGETS

10. YANKEE STAR ON THE SHELF AGAIN  An injured left ankle will sideline New York shortstop Derek Jeter for the rest of the season. YANKEES-JETER

 
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