published Thursday, September 13th, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today

A burnt car is seen after an attack on the U.S. Consulate by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)
A burnt car is seen after an attack on the U.S. Consulate by protesters angry over a film that ridiculed Islam's Prophet Muhammad in Benghazi, Libya, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012. The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Alaguri)
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:

1. PROTESTERS STORM AMERICAN EMBASSY IN YEMEN

Violence follows attacks targeting U.S. diplomatic compounds in Libya, Egypt.

2. OBAMA, ROMNEY TRADE TOUGH WORDS

Fallout from deadly attack in Libya injects foreign policy into presidential race.

3. WHAT THE FED MAY ANNOUNCE THURSDAY

Many investors think the big step of a third round of bond purchases could be in store to perk up the U.S. economy.

4. THE FALLOUT FROM A U.S. STRIKE AGAINST IRAN

An attack would carry the risk of all-out war in the Middle East, a cost/benefit assessment says.

5. SO LONG, SUPERSIZE

Health experts hope the expected end Thursday of big sugary drinks in NYC begins conversations that change attitudes about overeating.

6. POPE HEADING TO LEBANON

Pontiff's trip given urgency by civil war in Syria, slaying of U.S. ambassador in Libya.

7. LOVE AT FIRST TOUCH

The AP's Michael Liedtke tests Apple's new iPhone 5 — and comes away delighted.

8. WHY YOU SHOULD BE WARY OF THIS TYPE OF RICOTTA CHEESE

Bacteria-tainted ricotta salata linked to 14 illnesses, one death.

9. CASINO BUILDING BOOM ROLLS ACROSS ASIA

Proliferation of resorts intensifies the debate over gambling's social ills.

10. HALL OF FAME HOOPS COACH CALLING IT QUITS

Jim Calhoun has won three national titles at UConn but is struggling with ill health.

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