published Monday, September 16th, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

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    A farm house is surrounded by water from flooding on the South Platte River near Greeley, Colo., on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013. Heavy rains continued on Sunday. Broad swaths of farmland have become lakes, as the raging South Platte and Poudre rivers surround more homes.
    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:

1) WHAT'S UNUSUAL ABOUT THE RAINS IN COLORADO

The dilemma in the semi-arid state is almost always too little precipitation - not too much.

2) NEXT STEP IN SYRIAN CRISIS

Kerry and top European diplomats are meeting on a U.N. resolution setting out how the Assad regime must secure and destroy its chemical weapons.

3) WHY THERE'S CONCERN OVER US BRIDGES

An AP analysis of more than 600,000 bridges across the nation shows that some 65,000 were classified as "structurally deficient."

4) FED VICE CHAIR SAID TO BE IN LINE TO SUCCEED BERNANKE

Janet Yellen is the apparent favorite to be nominated by Obama for the top job, now that Lawrence Summers has withdrawn from consideration.

5) TROUBLING TREND IN JOBS

The gap in employment rates between America's richest and poorest families has stretched to its highest levels since officials began tracking the data a decade ago.

6) WHERE TENSIONS MAY BE SUBSIDING

A factory park jointly run by South and North Korea resumes operations after Pyongyang, which had ordered a shutdown, reverses itself.

7) DELICATE OPERATION TO FREE CAPSIZED SHIP

The 115,000-ton Costa Concordia, which ran aground on a Tuscan reef in 2012, is the largest liner engineers have ever tried to pull upright.

8) MEET THE NEW MISS AMERICA

Nina Davuluri becomes the second consecutive Miss New York - and the first contestant of Indian descent - to win the pageant.

9) WHO, AT LONG LAST, HAS AN EMMY

At age 84, Bob Newhart wins a creative arts Emmy - his first - for a guest role on "The Big Bang Theory."

10) MANNING BOWL IS PEYTON'S PLACE - AGAIN

In the third meeting between the QB siblings, Peyton Manning again outduels younger brother Eli as Denver thumps the Giants 41-23.

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