10 Things to know for for Monday, Sept. 9

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

1. OBAMA TAKES TO THE AIRWAVES
  The president turns to TV as he makes his case for punishing Assad for allegedly using chemical weapons. UNITED STATES-SYRIA

2. WHO’S COUNTING ON A MILITARY STRIKE
Maybe more than anyone, America’s pro-Israel lobby is worried that Congress might vote “no” on penalizing Syria. UNITED STATES-ISRAEL

3. OPTING OUT OF STANDARDIZED TESTS
A growing number of parents aren’t letting their kids take the exams, citing students’ stress and other reasons. STUDENT TESTING OPT-OUTS

4. NFL FAN FALLS, DIES AT STADIUM
A man who appeared intoxicated plunges to his death from a pedestrian walkway outside San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. NFL FANS FALL

5. WHAT’S RIVETING THE ART WORLD
An Amsterdam museum says it has identified a long-lost Vincent Van Gogh painting, the first full-size canvas by the Dutch master discovered since 1928. NETHERLANDS-VAN GOGH

6. WHERE GOP HOPEFULS ARE LOOKING FOR MONEY
Several Republicans who are thinking about running for president are courting senior members of Mitt Romney’s well-oiled campaign finance machine. ROMNEY DONORS-2016

7. AN EPIC SPLIT
A Connecticut couple married for five years has now been battling in divorce court for twice that long. DIVORCE SAGA

8. IN JAMAICA, GANGA TOURS
Farmers are offering trips — technically illegal — to some of the island’s hidden marijuana plantations. JAMAICA-GANJA TOURS

9. FOR VEGAS, ANOTHER OVER-THE-TOP ATTRACTION
The 55-story High Roller will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel — nine feet taller than the Singapore Flyer. FERRIS WHEEL-VEGAS

10. BLINK AND YOU’LL MISS IT
The Redskins’ up-tempo offense will be pitted against an even quicker attack when Washington meets Philadelphia. EAGLES-REDSKINS


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