published Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today

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    In this Nov. 9, 2011, file photo, construction continues in front of the West Wing at the White House in Washington. The White House Big Dig is finally wrapping up, but the Big Reveal is proving to be a pretty big letdown. After nearly two years and $86 million worth of noisy and disruptive construction, the West Wing has emerged from its visual seclusion remarkably unchanged. And deep underground, whatever has been built there remains shrouded in mystery.
    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 Wednesday (times EDT):

1. U.S. AMBASSADOR KILLED BY PROTESTERS IN LIBYA

Anger over a film attacking the Prophet Muhammad also spreads to Cairo, where a mob scales the walls of the U.S. Embassy.

2. A HAZARD ON THE NATION'S RAIL LINES

A common type of railroad car has a dangerous design flaw.

3. AFTER 11 YEARS, A SENSE OF MOVING ON

Sept. 11 remembrances took a lower-key approach a year after the milestone 10th anniversary.

4. "MY LIFE IS JUST THE WOUNDED AND THE DEAD."

So says a doctor at a hospital in Aleppo, Syria, where most patients are civilians wounded by falling buildings and exploding shells.

5. APPLE'S LATEST GADGET

At 1 p.m., a new iPhone, possibly with a taller screen and faster data speeds, is expected to be unveiled at an event in San Francisco.

6. WHAT MANY SEE AS THE FED'S NEXT STEP

In effort to invigorate the U.S. economy, another round of bond purchases — called "quantitative easing" — could be announced this week.

7. THE WHITE HOUSE BIG DIG IS FINALLY WRAPPING UP

But whatever has been built deep underground — at a cost of $86 million — remains a mystery.

8. WHERE NOT TO GO TO AVOID SECURITY CAMS

Some 200 high school bathrooms or locker rooms across Britain are under the watchful eye of surveillance cameras.

9. WE'RE INNOCENT, AMANDA KNOX'S BOYFRIEND MAINTAINS

In new book, he acknowledges that couple's sometimes bizarre behavior gave police reason for suspicion.

10. U.S. SOCCER TEAM WINS WORLD CUP QUALIFIER

Americans bounce back and beat Jamaica 1-0.

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