10 Things to Know Today

August 31, 2012 - 6:43 AM
Republican Convention

Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney acknowledges delegates before speaking at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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

1. A HIGH-ENERGY NIGHT AT THE GOP CONVENTION

Romney plunges into the campaign's final 67 days focused more than ever on jobs and the economy.

2. CLINT EASTWOOD GOES OFF-SCRIPT

Taking the podium, the actor turns in a bizarre, unscripted endorsement of Romney.

3. ISAAC LEAVES SOGGY MESS AS IT HEADS INTO NATION'S MIDSECTION

Louisiana residents without power or clean water face days of misery.

4. COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT TRIED TO CALL DOCTOR

Defense says 9 minutes before the theater attack, James Holmes dialed an after-hours number hoping to reach psychiatrist.

5. WHY THE FINANCIAL WORLD IS HANGING ON BERNANKE'S WORDS

At 10 a.m., the Fed chief will deliver a speech that might give clues about his next moves to strengthen the U.S. economy.

6. HARVARD PROBING POSSIBLE EXAM CHEATING

The allegations concern a take-home final exam, and now the university is considering an honor code.

7. A LAST GOODBYE FOR NEIL ARMSTRONG

Lunar pioneers will attend a private service at 11 a.m. in Ohio for the hero-astronaut.

8. HOW TO SUCCEED IN COLLEGE: SLEEP MORE

A campus-wide "flash nap" is one way schools are spreading the word that rested students are better students.

9. CORONER REVEALS FINDINGS ON STALLONE'S SON

Sage Stallone died at age 36 from natural causes due to a heart condition.

10. A PALACE FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

A gleaming $60 million field of dreams opens tonight in Texas. (Where else?)