published Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

10 Things to Know Today

This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin spacecraft are exploring the edge of the solar system. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space - the first time a man-made object will have escaped to the other side. (AP Photo/NASA)
This artists rendering provided by NASA shows the Voyager spacecraft. Launched in 1977, the twin spacecraft are exploring the edge of the solar system. Thirty-five years after leaving Earth, Voyager 1 is reaching for the stars. Sooner or later, the workhorse spacecraft will bid adieu to the solar system and enter a new realm of space - the first time a man-made object will have escaped to the other side. (AP Photo/NASA)
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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

1. MICHELLE OBAMA WOULD LIKE TO RE-INTRODUCE YOU TO HER HUSBAND

The first lady addresses the Democratic convention in prime time, aiming to draw a clear contrast between the president and his GOP challenger.

2. TEXAS MAYOR READY FOR HIS CLOSE-UP, TOO

Julian Castro will be the first Latino keynote speaker ever at the Democratic gathering.

3. A NEW SIDEKICK FOR KELLY RIPA

At 9 a.m., Regis Philbin's replacement will be revealed on "Live!"

4. MOON'S DEATH COULD EXPOSE FAMILY RIFTS

The Unification Church patriarch's children were groomed to lead his movement and businesses — but feuds could bring down the empire.

5. VOYAGER MARKS 35 YEARS OF SAILING THE HEAVENS

The spacecraft and its twin are now the longest-operating in history and the most distant, at billions of miles from Earth.

6. HOW A LOT OF US SPENT LABOR DAY

Talking politics, of course. The holiday marks when much of the public starts to pay attention to the campaigns.

7. WHY THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION IS BUYING 174,000 HOLLOW-POINT BULLETS

Conspiracy theorists are having a field day, but the ammo is actually for agents who investigate Social Security fraud and make arrests.

8. 'GREEN MILE' OSCAR NOMINEE DIES MONTHS AFTER HE WAS STRICKEN

Michael Clarke Duncan, 54, had been hospitalized after a July heart attack.

9. ANDY RODDICK'S RETIREMENT COULD COME SOONER THAN HE HOPED

The last American to win a men's tennis Grand Slam title, who says this U.S. Open will be his last, faces '09 champ Juan Martin del Potro.

10. A PARALYMPIC SWIMMER'S SPECIAL MOTIVATION

South African Achmat Hassiem imagines being chased by the great white shark that bit off his leg. The 100-meter butterfly bronze medalist has freestyle events ahead.

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