10 Things to Know-Tuesday

September 3, 2012 - 9:35 PM
Democratic Covention

First Lady Michelle Obama waves as she appears at the podium for a camera test on the stage at the Democratic National Convention inside Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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

1. MICHELLE OBAMA WOULD LIKE TO RE-INTRODUCE YOU TO HER HUSBAND

The first lady addresses the Democratic convention in primetime, aiming to promote the man, not the politician.

2. 'GREEN MILE' OSCAR NOMINEE DIES MONTHS AFTER HE WAS STRICKEN

Michael Duncan Clarke, 54, had been being hospitalized after a July heart attack.

3. ATTACKS ON AMERICANS IN PAKISTAN ARE RARE

That's why Washington is reassessing security after a suicide car bomber rams a U.S. vehicle in Peshawar, with fatal results.

4. MOON'S DEATH COULD EXPOSE FAMILY RIFTS

The Unification Church patriarch's children were groomed to lead his movement and businesses — but feuds could bring down the empire.

5. WHY 'BACK TO SCHOOL' HAS A MORE URGENT RING

Cash-strapped U.S. districts that receive funding based on attendance offer pizza parties and wake-up calls — along with stiffer penalties for parents whose kids are absent too often.

6. HOW RESEARCH ON PRODUCE SURPRISED THE DOCTORS

A Stanford study concludes there's little evidence that going organic is much healthier.

7. ANDY RODDICK'S RETIREMENT COULD COME SOONER THAN HE HOPED

The last American to win a men's tennis Grand Slam title, who says this U.S. Open will be his last, faces '09 champ Juan Martin del Potro.

8. BLINDFOLD REPLACES THE VEIL IN BUCHAREST

One of Romania's more colorful customs is staging a bride-napping at the wedding, truly for the fun of it.

9. WHERE RUSSELL CROWE WAS NEITHER MASTER NOR COMMANDER

Let's say the Long Island bay from which the Coast Guard plucked the stranded kayaker, not far from where he's filming "Noah" — as in the ark.

10. A PARALYMPIC SWIMMER'S SPECIAL MOTIVATION

South African Achmat Hassiem imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his leg. The 100-meter butterfly bronze medalist has freestyle events ahead.