10 Things to Know for Today

September 11, 2012 - 6:33 AM
Sept 11 Tribute in Light

The Tribute in Light shines above the World Trade Center and the Statue of Liberty, left, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, as seen from Bayonne, N.J. Tuesday will mark the eleventh anniversary of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The tallest tower is 1 World Trade Center, now up to 105 floors. In the center is 4 World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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

1. A DIFFERENT KIND OF SEPT. 11

For the first time, elected officials won't speak at ground zero ceremony.

2. DEBATE SURROUNDS ANNUAL $60M COST OF 9/11 MEMORIAL

NYC mayor says the price is necessary for security and other requirements; some say it adds up to unneeded grandeur.

3. WHY EVERYONE'S WATCHING THE CHICAGO TEACHERS STRIKE

The union is taking a major stand on teacher evaluations, which could have ripple effects across the country.

4. CALL IT CHINA'S CLUB FED

Better food, beds and cells await the political elite in prison.

5. WHO'S GEARING UP TONIGHT FOR A BIG STORM

Tropical Storm Leslie is expected to make landfall Tuesday morning in Newfoundland, and may become a hurricane.

6. AL-QAIDA DEALT A MAJOR BLOW

Terror group's No. 2 leader in Yemen killed in airstrike.

7. WHERE ANGELINA JOLIE IS VISITING

On Tuesday she met with displaced Syrians at a tent camp in Jordan, in her role as the U.N. refugee agency's special envoy.

8. AIG TURNING OUT TO BE A GOOD DEAL FOR UNCLE SAM

With latest share sale, government will earn at least $12 billion from bailout of the huge insurer.

9. STUDY: ACUPUNCTURE CAN EASE ACHES

The needle therapy has become more mainstream — the military has used it to help treat pain from war wounds.

10. MURRAY ENDS BRITAIN'S 76-YEAR GRAND SLAM WAIT

He wins the U.S. Open in five sets over defending champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia.