New Samsung Galaxy Gear in different colors are on display after the presentation in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. Samsung has unveiled a highly anticipated digital wristwatch well ahead of a similar product expected from rival Apple. The so-called smartwatch is what some technology analysts believe could become this year's must-have holiday gift. Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Gear on Wednesday in Berlin ahead of the annual IFA consumer electronics show. (AP Photo/Gero Breloer)
Thursday, September 05, 2013 6:22 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. TOP EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL SURVIVES EXPLOSION
A bombing in Cairo targets the convoy of Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who controls the nation's police force.
2. BATTLE RESUMES IN SYRIA
Government troops and al-Qaida-linked rebels are fighting over the regime-held Christian village of Maaloula for a second day, activists report.
3. OHIO REVIEWING KIDNAPPER'S SUICIDE
The state prison system wants to find out how Ariel Castro managed to hang himself with a bedsheet while in protective custody.
4. WHY SUMMIT HAS A DIFFERENT FEEL
Economic matters normally dominate the G-20 summit. This year, though, Syria's civil war is eclipsing those issues.
5. EXPLORING STICKER PRICE OF HEALTH CARE LAW
A study finds monthly premiums for a 40-year-old buying a mid-range plan will average close to $330 and nearly $615 for a 60-year-old.
6. WHERE FUNNY MONEY IS FLOURISHING
Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world's No. 1 counterfeiter of U.S. dollars.
7. THEN: 2-WAY WRIST RADIO; NOW: SAMSUNG SMARTWATCH
Decades ago, Dick Tracy sported a wristwatch-like device he could talk into like a phone. The technology that once seemed futuristic will be available by Christmas.
8. WHAT MORE AMERICANS ARE WORRYING ABOUT
Privacy concerns are on the rise, with 50 percent of U.S. Internet users saying they're leery of the amount of information available about them online, a survey shows.
9. ACTRESS TAKING ANOTHER WALK DOWN THE AISLE
Scarlett Johansson, whose marriage to Ryan Reynolds ended in 2010, is engaged to a Frenchman and onetime journalist.
10. STILL-SMARTING DENVER GETS REMATCH
The Broncos will look to avenge last year's stunning playoff loss to Baltimore when the NFL season kicks off in Denver.