10 Things to know for Tuesday, Sept. 10

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

1. WHY US AIR STRIKES MIGHT BE CALLED OFF
  Syria, hoping to avert military retaliation, says it is willing to surrender control of its chemical weapons so they can be destroyed. SYRIA-DIPLOMACY

2. OBAMA TO ADDRESS THE NATION
  Seeking an OK to use military force, but facing stiff resistance in Congress, the president will discuss his plans for Syria during a prime-time TV speech. UNITED STATES-SYRIA

3. FOUR CONVICTED IN INDIA GANG RAPE
  The men face the possibility of hanging in the fatal attack of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus. INDIA-GANG RAPE

4. WIFE ACCUSES GEORGE ZIMMERMAN OF VIOLENCE, THEN RECANTS
  Shellie Zimmerman claims her husband threatened her with a gun, then changes her story and declines to press charges. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

5. HOW THE NYC MAYOR’S RACE IS SHAPING UP
  Voters go the polls as the once-high-flying campaign of Anthony Weiner has landed with a thud. NYC MAYOR’S RACE

6. APPLE’S NEXT BIG THING
  As the tech pioneer’s stock price continues to fall, the company is expected to unveil the latest generation of its iPhone. APPLE-GADGET SHOWCASE

7. DO-IT-YOURSELFER CREATES INEXPENSIVE PROSTHETIC
  A South African carpenter who lost his fingers in a circular saw accident builds himself a new hand using such things as cables and screws. SOUTH AFRICA-ROBOHAND

8. EX-‘JERSEY SHORE’ STAR OPENS UP ABOUT ADDICTION
  Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino says he suffered an injury during a stint on “Dancing with the Stars” and got hooked on painkillers. PEOPLE-MIKE SORRENTINO

9. RAFAEL NADAL PREVAILS IN SLUGFEST
  The Spaniard downs top-seeded Novak Djokovic in four grueling sets to claim his second U.S. Open title. US OPEN

10. WHO’S QUIETING HIS CRITICS
  Many predict ex-college coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense won’t work in the NFL. But his Eagles open the season by upsetting Washington, 33-27. EAGLES-REDSKINS


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