10 things to know for today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. SYRIA SCHEME HITS A SNAG
Leading nations disagree on whether military force should be used if Syria fails to comply with a plan to dismantle its chemical weapons.
(Read more: Syria, debt offerings could dominate Wednesday trade)
2. EVIDENCE LESS THAN IRONCLAD
Obama makes his case to the nation on Syria—but proof of who launched the deadly chemical attack is still lacking.
3. EXPLOSION ROCKS BENGHAZI
A powerful blast on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks—and one year after the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate—seriously damages Libya's Foreign Ministry building.
4. SPYING TOOK ON LIFE OF ITS OWN
Newly declassified documents tell a story of a U.S. surveillance apparatus so unwieldy and complex that nobody fully comprehended it.
5. WHO WON'T BE SPEAKING AT GROUND ZERO
No politicians—including the mayor—were allowed to speak last year or will be this year. It's an effort to keep politics out of the 9/11 anniversary ceremony.
6. SEX SCANDALS SINK WEINER, SPITZER
New York voters reject bids by the pair of disgraced pols to resume their careers in office.
(Read more: Strippers protected by labor laws, US judge says)
7. WHAT APPLE DESERVES CREDIT FOR
The AP's Michael Liedtke says one of the best things about the latest iPhones is the slick new software that runs them.
(Read more: Apple granted ChinaMobile license, but no deal yet)
8. SWIMMER ANSWERS SKEPTICS
Diana Nyad denies that she got into or held onto a boat during part of her record swim from Cuba to Florida.
9. JIMMY KIMMEL: I'M THE PRANKSTER BEHIND TWERKING VIDEO
The clip of a woman accidentally catching fire while doing the provocative dance has generated more than 10 million views on YouTube.
10. AMERICANS PUNCH TICKET TO RIO
The U.S. team blanks Mexico 2-0 and qualifies for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.