10 Things to Know Today: Sept. 12
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. KERRY, LAVROV DELVING INTO DETAILS OF SYRIA PLAN
The secretary of state arrives Geneva to work with his Russian counterpart on the proposal to confiscate and destroy the Assad regime's chemical weapons.
2. REPLACING ASSAD NO SIMPLE TASK
The lack of attractive alternatives to the dictator is one of the key dilemmas for the West as it tries to deal with Syria's civil war.
3. NATION PAUSES IN TRIBUTE TO 9/11 VICTIMS
On the 12th anniversary of the terror attacks, time stands still at the World Trade Center site, near the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa., where Flight 93 mourners laid a wreath.
4. LATEST SIGN OF DEMISE OF SNAIL MAIL
The British government is selling off the country's 500-year-old Royal Mail this fall.
5. WHAT'S WORRYING POLLSTERS
People don't trust polls, and many say they are unlikely to want to participate in them, a survey shows.
6. IT'S MORE THAN TESTOSTERONE
Research shows a lack of estrogen — the female hormone — may cause men as they age to gain weight and lose their sex drive.
7. WHERE MOLASSES IS OOZING INTO THE SEA
A broken pipe allows more than 230,000 gallons of the syrupy brown sugar to leak into Honolulu harbor. Thousands of fish are expected to die.
8. CHAINED TO A DESK NO LONGER
Putting fitness first, more U.S. office workers are standing, walking and even cycling their way through the day at treadmill desks, standup desks or other moving work stations.
9. WHICH GIZMOS MIGHT MAKE GREAT GIFTS
The AP's Nick Jesdanun says brightly colored iPhones, video game players and smartwatches could be hot sellers this holiday season.
10. YANKEE STAR ON THE SHELF AGAIN
An injured left ankle will sideline New York shortstop Derek Jeter for the rest of the season.
PHOTO: Paramedic Michael E. Murphy, of Deerpark, N.Y. salutes at the start of the Town of Deerpark 9/11 memorial service in front of Town Hall in Huguenot, N.Y., on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Murphy, chief of operations of Rockland Paramedic Services, worked at Ground Zero on 9/11. (AP Photo/Times Herald-Record, Tom Bushey)