10 things to know for Thursday, Sept. 13

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

1. PROTESTERS STORM AMERICAN EMBASSY IN YEMEN
Violence follows attacks targeting U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya, Egypt. PROPHET FILM

2. OBAMA, ROMNEY TRADE TOUGH WORDS
  Fallout from deadly attack in Libya injects foreign policy into presidential race. PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

3. WHAT THE FED MAY ANNOUNCE THURSDAY
Many investors think the big step of a third round of bond purchases could be in store to perk up the U.S. economy. FEDERAL RESERVE

4. THE FALLOUT FROM A U.S. STRIKE AGAINST IRAN
An attack would carry the risk of all-out war in the Middle East, a cost/benefit assessment says. US-IRAN

5. SO LONG, SUPERSIZE
Health experts hope the expected end Thursday of big sugary drinks in NYC begins conversations that change attitudes about overeating. SUGARY DRINKS

6. POPE HEADING TO LEBANON
Pontiff’s trip given urgency by civil war in Syria, slaying of U.S. ambassador in Libya. VATICAN-POPE-LEBANON

7. LOVE AT FIRST TOUCH
The AP’s Michael Liedtke tests Apple’s new iPhone 5 — and comes away delighted. DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-IPHONE FIRST LOOK

8. WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF RICOTTA CHEESE
Bacteria-tainted product linked to 14 illnesses, one death. TAINTED RICOTTA CHEESE

9. CASINO BUILDING BOOM ROLLS ACROSS ASIA
Proliferation of resorts intensifies the debate over gambling’s social ills. ASIA-GAMBLING ON CASINOS

10. HALL OF FAME HOOPS COACH CALLING IT QUITS
Jim Calhoun won three national titles at UConn but is struggling with ill health. CALHOUN RETIRES

 



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