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August 14, 2012

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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

1. OBAMA NOW HAS A FACE FOR HIS ATTACKS ON HOUSE REPUBLICANS

The president says Paul Ryan, Mitt Romney's new running mate, embodies the spirit of the "do-nothing Congress."

2. CAMPAIGNS HIT FIVE STATES WITH NEW CHALLENGES

Obama and Biden, in Iowa and Virginia, respectively, try to tie the GOP presidential hopeful to his running mate's budget cut plans, while Ryan, in Colorado and Nevada, coordinates with Romney, who is in Ohio.

3. PANETTA SAYS NO PLANS SET FOR NO-FLY ZONE OVER SYRIA

Defense secretary says in an AP interview that he is confident one could be enforced, but it would require a "major, major policy decision."

4. QUESTIONS REMAIN IN CHINA'S BIGGEST SCANDAL

Scholars say many statements don't add up in the government's version of a case in which a Chinese politician's wife is accused of poisoning a British businessman.

5. EVICTION NOTICE, THEN A FATAL SHOOTING

Texas constable serving notice is killed along with the shooter and another person living near the Texas A&M campus.

6. AMERICANS CARRY MORE CREDIT CARD DEBT THAN LAST YEAR

The analysis also shows little change in how many card holders are paying their bills on time.

7. WHAT SPENDING CUTS WILL MEAN TO THE AVERAGE AMERICAN

In addition to less money for the military, some air traffic controllers, border guards and FBI agents might be out of a job come January.

8. FIRST LADY GOES AFTER LENO AND GABBY DOUGLAS FOR FAST-FOOD HABITS

The talk show host and Olympic gold-medal gymnast were both gently scolded by Michelle Obama for not setting the right dietary example.

9. THE ORIGINAL 'CARRIE BRADSHAW' LEAVES A LEGACY BEHIND, DIES AT 90

Helen Gurley Brown not only gave us "Sex and the Single Girl" in 1962 and overhauled Cosmopolitan, but she also inspired women including the magazine's current editor, Kate White.

10. GAME CHANGERS FOR F-BOMB, SEXTING: MERRIAM-WEBSTER LISTINGS

If reading the dictionary in a man cave is on your bucket list, grab a craft beer and e-reader to check out the annual update.

 

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