10 Things to Know for today

10 Things to Know for today

September 10th, 2012 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

Illegal immigrants prepare to enter a bus after being processed at Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol Headquarters Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in Tucson, Ariz. New strategies being implemented by the U.S. government, including the halting of one-way flights back to the interior cities in Mexico, are in place to streamline processing and expedite a return to Mexico.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

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

1. CHICAGO TEACHERS ON STRIKE FOR FIRST TIME IN 25 YEARS

Contract talks with the school district fail over issues including compensation, health benefits and teacher evaluations.

2. FEDS END COSTLY PROGRAM IN ARIZONA

One-way plane tickets home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally was an experiment that cost American taxpayers nearly $100 million over seven years.

3. WHAT A WATCHDOG FOUND OUT ABOUT AFGHAN ARMY

There's no proof a billion-dollar fuel supply program is being used by Afghan security forces and it's not known how much fuel has been lost, stolen or diverted to the insurgency.

4. BAGRAM PRISON HANDED OVER

U.S. officials hand over control of a prison housing thousands of Taliban and terror suspects to the Afghan government, even as disagreements over their detention mar the transfer.

5. GOP CHALLENGER MAKES CASE IN BATTLEGROUND STATE

Mitt Romney will take a more centrist tack toward health care and defense spending into politically divided Ohio at 3 p.m.

6. CAPITOL HILL BACK IN BUSINESS

When lawmakers return to Washington, they face big issues, including taxes, spending cuts and the prospect of a debilitating "fiscal cliff" in January.

7. THE HIGH COST OF HISTORY AT 9/11 SITE

As Tuesday's anniversary looms, the $60 million a year it could take to operate the World Trade Center memorial and museum worries critics and supporters.

8. TULANE FOOTBALL PLAYER HAS SPINAL SURGERY

Loved ones and teammates of safety Devon Walker, who fractured his spine while making a tackle, face an agonizing wait to learn how serious the injury is and whether it will leave him paralyzed.

9. WHERE SKIN IS IN AGAIN

Yes, bikini season may be over. But the spring styles on the runway in New York make up the difference in bare midriffs, cutout backs and keyhole necklines.

10. PEYTON'S PLACE IS MILE HIGH

After 611 days away, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has a successful return from multiple neck surgeries and throws his 400th career TD pass in Denver's 31-19 win over Pittsburgh.