10 Things to Know for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

10 Things to Know for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

7:48am Sep 25, 2013
Mostly sunny today; high near 89.

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

1. MACABRE USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA  As the deadly attack unfolded inside Kenya's Westgate mall, the militants who claimed responsibility for it sent out tweet after tweet, defending the bloodshed and threatening more. KENYA-MALL ATTACK-TWITTER

2. HOW IRAN'S PRESIDENT IS UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSOR  In a speech to the U.N., Rouhani acknowledges that the Holocaust happened — something Ahmadinejad could never bring himself to do. UNITED NATIONS-IRAN

3. GOP SENATOR FILIBUSTERS OBAMACARE Texas' Ted Cruz vows to speak against the president's health care law until he's "no longer able to stand." BUDGET BATTLE

4. WHAT EX-POPE WROTE TO AN ATHEIST  Benedict, breaking his self-imposed silence to reply to a critic, denies covering up for sexually abusive priests. VATICAN- TWO POPES

5. HUNGER A GROWING PROBLEM IN SYRIA  With the world's attention focused on the regime's chemical weapons, relief organizations are warning of the risk of mass starvation across the country. SYRIA

6. WHERE AN ADVENTURER IS SEEKING SUNKEN TREASURE  Undersea explorer Barry Clifford believes the wreck of the pirate ship Whydah off Cape Cod holds a mother lode of riches. PIRATE TREASURE

7. 'GENIUS GRANTS' AWARDED  Among this year's recipients: A doctor who created a system to track patients in desperately poor Camden, N.J., and make sure they get the care they need after they leave the hospital. GENIUS GRANTS

8. 'I FEEL SO MUCH SMARTER'  A 99-year-old Iowa woman who started school in a one-room school house, then left high school one credit shy of graduation in 1932, receives her diploma. DELAYED DEGREE

9. ASSESSED PRICE: $67,000. ASKING PRICE: $500,000  On the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's final studio album, Kurt Cobain's mother is putting his childhood home — complete with his mattress — up for sale. KURT COBAIN HOUSE

10. AMERICAN SAILORS FORCE WINNER-TAKE-ALL FINALE  With the America's Cup competition tied 8-8, a win by the USA over New Zealand would cap what's being called one of the greatest comebacks in sports history. AMERICA'S CUP

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