10 Things to Know for Monday

August 26, 2012 - 8:35 PM
Togo Sex Strike

In this Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 photo, female opposition leader Isabelle Ameganvi calls on Togo's women to observe a one-week sex strike beginning Monday, in Lome, Togo. The female wing of a civil rights group is urging women in Togo to stage a week-long sex strike to demand the resignation of the country's president.(AP Photo/ Erick Kaglan)

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

1. ISAAC COULD STRIKE LAND ON KATRINA ANNIVERSARY

Louisiana governor is calling a state of emergency ahead of the storm, while Republicans revise convention schedule.

2. AKIN CONTROVERSY HIGHLIGHTS KEY CONCERN FOR GOP

AP'S Charles Babington says the party can't win without an alliance between social conservatives and corporate interests.

3. MASS GRAVES IN SYRIA AMID REPORTS OF 300 KILLED IN A WEEK

A massacre of that size, a British official says, "would be an atrocity on a new scale requiring unequivocal condemnation."

4. WHERE GAY-RIGHTS BATTLES ARE HEATING UP

Springfield, Mo. — home to three Bible colleges — is among U.S. heartland cities considering anti-discrimination measures.

5. WHAT AMERICANS WANT TO DO ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY

Raise taxes or the retirement age, just don't cut benefits: That's what an AP-GfK poll finds.

6. TECH TRIALS COULD BE TOO COMPLEX FOR JURIES

The Apple-Samsung panel had to decipher 12 patents, a 20-page verdict form — and 109 pages of instructions.

7. WHY AMERICAN TALIBAN SAYS PRISON POLICY IS UNJUST

John Walker Lindh, charged with supporting terrorists, is going to court because he can't pray with a group each day.

8. EARTHQUAKE 'SWARMS' SHAKE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

The biggest was magnitude 5.3 but only minor damage was reported.

9. HOW SOME WOMEN IN TOGO PLAN TO APPLY POLITICAL PRESSURE

They're calling for a week-long sex strike starting Monday to demand the president's resignation.

10. EX-GOV. SANFORD IS ENGAGED TO FORMER MISTRESS

When he vanished for five days in 2009, supposedly hiking the Appalachian trail, he really was in Argentina with her.