10 Things to Know for Thursday, September 26, 2013

10 Things to Know for Thursday, September 26, 2013

8:19am Sep 26, 2013
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Steve Biddle

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

1. IN MINNESOTA, A 'DEADLY PIPELINE' TO TERROR NETWORK  The state is home to one of the largest Somali communities outside Somalia, and alienated young men there are vulnerable to recruitment by al-Shabab. KENYA-MALL ATTACK-AMERICANS

2. OBAMACARE STILL ON TRACK  A partial government shutdown next week would still leave the major parts of the health care law in place and rolling along.  BUDGET BATTLE-OBAMACARE

3. IRAN SIGNALS IT WANTS TO TALK  A deal to resolve international concerns about the nation's nuclear program would likely result in the easing of crippling economic sanctions. UNITED NATIONS-IRAN

4. NEW ALLIANCE BOOSTS ASSAD'S CLAIM THAT HE'S BATTLING EXTREMISTS  Nearly a dozen rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, renounce any ties to the main Western-backed opposition group — and call for Islamic law. SYRIA

5. WHO'S HOLDING HIS NOSE — AND ROLLING UP HIS SLEEVES  The new mayor is the latest to try to deodorize Mexico City, which outgrew its sewage system decades ago.MEXICO-THE STINK

6. COST OF A LETTER COULD GO UP  The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, to 49 cents. POSTAL RATES

7. WHICH EX-HEAD OF STATE HELPED OUT AT GAY WEDDING  George H.W. Bush served as an official witness at the same-sex union of two longtime female friends in Maine. BUSH-SAME SEX WEDDING WITNESS

8. CLICK HERE FOR HELP  Amazon's new Kindle tablets come with a feature called "Mayday," which allows users to summon a live customer service rep in a tiny video window. AMAZON-KINDLE

9. WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE $100 BILL  The new high-tech note includes colors that change when the bill is turned, one of several features meant to thwart counterfeiters.  NEW $100 BILLS

10. YANKEES' SEASON WRAPPING UP EARLY  New York loses 8-3 to Tampa Bay and is eliminated from baseball's postseason for just the second time in 19 years.  RAYS-YANKEES

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