published Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

10 Things to Know Today

Waves crash into the public fishing pier at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., shortly before Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Crews removed flooring panels from the pier to prevent damage. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Waves crash into the public fishing pier at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, Ala., shortly before Hurricane Isaac made landfall in Louisiana on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012. Crews removed flooring panels from the pier to prevent damage. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

1. ANN ROMNEY TAKES A STAR TURN

Romney's wife's speech is the highlight of the night — and the convention erupts in cheers as she and the GOP nominee share a kiss.

2. STORM MAY LACK PUNCH — BUT ITS TIMING IS BRUTAL

Hurricane Isaac approaches New Orleans just hours shy of Katrina's seventh anniversary.

3. AMERICA, MEET PAUL RYAN

The VP nominee will introduce himself as a product of small-town values in a speech around 10 p.m. at the GOP convention.

4. OFFICIAL ACCOUNT OF BIN LADEN'S DEATH IS CONTRADICTED

Former Navy SEAL says in a new book that the terror mastermind was shot on sight, rather than as he possibly reached for a weapon.

5. SQUARING OFF OVER THE NATION'S NEW FUEL ECONOMY RULES

Obama says the standards will cut U.S. dependence on foreign oil; Romney says they'll make cars unaffordable for many.

6. TRIAL STEMMING FROM SHOCKING SEX ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS BEGINS

Opening statements are set for 10 a.m. in the case of an 11-year-old girl who prosecutors say was repeatedly abused by a group of 20 males in a small Texas town.

7. WHY ARAFAT'S 2004 DEATH IS BEING REVIEWED

The ex-Palestinian leader's widow asked for an inquiry after a lab found a rare, radioactive substance in his clothing.

8. A NEW GDP NUMBER — AND THE MARKETS WILL BE WATCHING

The government issues its much-scrutinized estimate of economic growth for the April-June quarter at 8:30 a.m.

9. FLIGHT ATTENDANT RETIRES AFTER RECORD-SETTING 63 YEARS ALOFT

What's he got planned? Yet more travel.

10. WILL.I.AM PREMIERES HIS NEW SINGLE — FROM MARS

NASA's rover beams to Earth the musician's new song. It's the first music broadcast from another planet.

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