10 Things to Know Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today (times EDT):
1. CLINTON BOOSTS OBAMA IN ROUSING CONVENTION SPEECH
Ex-president proclaims: "I know we're coming back" from the worst economic mess in generations.
2. WHAT'S BACK IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM
God and Jerusalem are reinstated, after Obama intervenes to order the changes.
3. REPORT DETAILS HARSH TREATMENT AT SECRET CIA-RUN PRISONS
Rights group says it has evidence of wider use of waterboarding than the U.S. has acknowledged.
4. HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM BUBONIC PLAGUE
After a case in Colorado, experts advise: Avoid rodents; limit brush, rock and wood piles and rodent breeding areas.
5. A FLASH POINT IN A CLOSELY WATCHED CASE
At an 11 a.m. hearing, a judge is expected to order the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage to have his beard shaved.
6. GLENN BECK'S ATTACK AGAINST AMERICAN AIRLINES
The talk show host says a flight attendant treated him rudely; the airline says it's investigating.
7. WHY BEN & JERRY'S IS HEADING TO COURT
The ice cream maker says the creator of "Ben & Cherry's" X-rated DVDs has smeared its reputation.
8. SON OF FAMED SEX RESEARCHER WILLIAM H. MASTERS IN TROUBLE AGAIN
He's arrested for indecent exposure for second time this year.
9. SINGER-SONGWRITER JOE SOUTH DIES
Musician penned such hits as "Games People Play," ''Down in the Boondocks" and "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden."
10. A ROCKY START FOR SUPER BOWL CHAMPS
Kicking off the NFL season, Dallas downs New York 24-17.