10 Things to know for Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

1. OBAMA ADMINISTRATION MAKING ITS CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE
  Kerry, Hagel and other top officials will appear before a Senate panel to argue for a response to last month’s alleged gas attack outside Damascus. UNITED STATES-SYRIA

2. HOW MICROSOFT IS EXTENDING ITS SMARTPHONE REACH
The company — aiming to better compete with Apple and Google — is buying Nokia’s line of smartphones. MICROSOFT-NOKIA

3. JAPAN PLEDGES MILLIONS TO STOP NUKE LEAKS
The government will fund an underground ice wall aimed at halting radioactive water from escaping from Fukushima. JAPAN-NUCLEAR

4. WHY DENNIS RODMAN’S BACK IN NORTH KOREA
He says he wants to hang out with Kim Jong Un and have a good time — but not be a diplomat. NKOREA-DENNIS RODMAN

5. THE 177,028-METER FREESTYLE
Sixty-four-year-old Diana Nyad becomes the first to swim from Cuba to Florida without a shark cage. CUBA-SWIMMING TO FLORIDA

6. CBS, TIME WARNER MAKE PEACE
The agreement ends a blackout and allows the resumption of broadcasts of CBS and CBS-owned channels to millions of U.S. homes. CBS-TIME WARNER

7. BEEFING UP THE ANTI-FLU FORCES
For the first time, certain vaccines will protect against four strains of flu instead of three. HEALTHBEAT-FLU VACCINE

8. STILL CASTING A GROOVY GLOW AT 50
Half a century after the Lava Lamp first hit shelves, millions of the hip home accessories have been sold worldwide. BRITAIN-LAVA LAMPS

9. MEXICAN FILM A SURPRISE HIT AT THE BOX OFFICE
“Instructions Not Included” turns in the biggest Spanish-language opening ever over the holiday weekend in the U.S. MEXICO-CROSSOVER HIT

10. WHO DIDN’T KEEP HIS END OF THE BARGAIN AT THE US OPEN
Roger Federer suffers an upset loss, meaning he won’t meet Rafael Nadal in the quarterfinals. Their match had been highly anticipated. US OPEN


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