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10 things to know for Thursday

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Associated Press
September 12, 2013

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

1. KERRY, LAVROV DELVING INTO DETAILS OF SYRIA PLAN

The secretary of state arrives Geneva to work with his Russian counterpart on the proposal to confiscate and destroy the Assad regime’s chemical weapons. Click here for story

2. REPLACING ASSAD NO SIMPLE TASK 

The lack of attractive alternatives to the dictator is one of the key dilemmas for the West as it tries to deal with Syria’s civil war. Click here for story

3. NATION PAUSES IN TRIBUTE TO 9/11 VICTIMS 

On the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks, time stands still at the World Trade Center site, near the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 mourners laid a wreath. Click here for story

4. LATEST SIGN OF DEMISE OF SNAIL MAIL 

The British government is selling off the country’s 500-year-old Royal Mail this fall. Click here for story

5. WHAT’S WORRYING POLLSTERS 

People don’t trust polls, and many say they are unlikely to want to participate in them, a survey shows. Click here for story

6. IT’S MORE THAN TESTOSTERONE 

Research shows a lack of estrogen — the female hormone — may cause men as they age to gain weight and lose their sex drive. Click here for story

7. WHERE MOLASSES IS OOZING INTO THE SEA 

A broken pipe allows more than 230,000 gallons of the syrupy brown sugar to leak into Honolulu harbor. Thousands of fish are expected to die. Click here for story

8. CHAINED TO A DESK NO LONGER 

Putting fitness first, more U.S. office workers are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving work stations. Click here for story

9. WHICH GIZMOS MIGHT MAKE GREAT GIFTS 

The AP’s Nick Jesdanun says brightly colored iPhones, video game players and smartwatches could be hot sellers this holiday season. Click here for story

10. YANKEE STAR ON THE SHELF AGAIN 

An injured left ankle will sideline New York shortstop Derek Jeter for the rest of the season. Click here for story



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