FILE - In this March 18, 2009 file photo, a worker walks inside an underground deep drainage tunnel system that handles rainwater and sewage in Mexico City. Experts agree the main source of the capital's odor problems is from an overwhelmed sewage system. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File)
Thursday, September 26, 2013 6:04 am
10 Things to Know for Today
By The Associated Press
1. IN MINNESOTA, A `DEADLY PIPELINE' TO TERROR NETWORK
The state is home to one of the largest Somali communities outside Somalia, and alienated young men there are vulnerable to recruitment by al-Shabab.
2. OBAMACARE STILL ON TRACK
A partial government shutdown next week would still leave the major parts of the health care law in place and rolling along.
3. IRAN SIGNALS IT WANTS TO TALK
A deal to resolve international concerns about the nation's nuclear program would likely result in the easing of crippling economic sanctions.
4. NEW ALLIANCE BOOSTS ASSAD'S CLAIM THAT HE'S BATTLING EXTREMISTS
Nearly a dozen rebel factions, including one linked to al-Qaida, renounce any ties to the main Western-backed opposition group - and call for Islamic law.
5. WHO'S HOLDING HIS NOSE - AND ROLLING UP HIS SLEEVES
The new mayor is the latest to try to deodorize Mexico City, which outgrew its sewage system decades ago.
6. COST OF A LETTER COULD GO UP
The U.S. Postal Service wants to raise the price of a first-class stamp by 3 cents, to 49 cents.
7. WHICH EX-HEAD OF STATE HELPED OUT AT GAY WEDDING
George H.W. Bush served as an official witness at the same-sex union of two longtime female friends in Maine.
8. CLICK HERE FOR HELP
Amazon's new Kindle tablets come with a feature called "Mayday," which allows users to summon a live customer service rep in a tiny video window.
9. WHAT'S DIFFERENT ABOUT THE $100 BILL
The new high-tech note includes colors that change when the bill is turned, one of several features meant to thwart counterfeiters.
10. YANKEES' SEASON WRAPPING UP EARLY
New York loses 8-3 to Tampa Bay and is eliminated from baseball's postseason for just the second time in 19 years.