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10 things to know for Thursday, Sept. 12

10 things to know for Thursday, Sept. 12

Americans paused yesterday to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Photo: Associated Press

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.

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