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Associated Press
September 13, 2013

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

1. CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT AMERICAN CONSULATE 

The suicide attacks in Herat in western Afghanistan are followed by a fierce gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces, Afghan officials say. Click here for story

2. INDIA GANG RAPE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH 

A judge orders to the gallows four men convicted of the fatal attack of a woman on a New Delhi bus. Click here for story

3. WHO HAS MORE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAN SYRIA 

The American stockpile of some 3,000 tons is three times the amount purportedly controlled by the Assad regime. Click here for story

4. FIRE RAGES ALONG BOARDWALK AT JERSEY SHORE 

The wind-whipped blaze destroys more than 50 businesses and undoes months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy. Click here for story

5. FLOODS RAVAGE RUGGED LANDSCAPE IN COLORADO 

“My house is sitting in Class 3 rapids,” says Jason Stillman, a resident of the town of Lyons in hard-hit Boulder County. Click here for story

6. HOW TWITTER ANNOUNCED ITS UPCOMING IPO 

Via a tweet, naturally. Click here for story

7. DOZENS DIE IN BLAZE AT RUSSIAN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL 

The fire, believed sparked by a patient, quickly consumes the mostly wooden building that authorities had long warned was unsafe. Click here for story

8. IN CALIFORNIA, LOW-WAGE WORKERS GETTING A BOOST 

The state’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he’ll sign. Click here for story

9. ‘FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES’

Travelers buy tickets for as little as $5 before United Airlines discovers the glitch on its booking website and phone centers. Click here for story

10. PATRIOTS GET AN UGLY WIN 

New England nips the Jets, 13-10, in a game as sloppy as the weather. Click here for story



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