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  1. FIRST REMARKS Hillary Clinton to Speak on Syria Justin Sullivan

    1. Hillary Clinton to Speak on Syria

    Hillary Clinton will meet privately with President Obama at the White House before she makes her first public statements on Syria Monday, according to a POLITICO report. A Clinton aide said that she will discuss the heated debate briefly Monday afternoon. She is also expected to deliver words on Syria Tuesday, roughly an hour prior to Obama's speach slated for 9 p.m. ET. News broke last week that Hillary Clinton is supporting the president's plan to strike via an unidentified aide, though she made no formal remarks. 

    September 8, 2013 11:25 PM

  2. PRESSURE Kerry: Saudis Will Back Syria Strikes Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

    2. Kerry: Saudis Will Back Syria Strikes

    The Obama administration is putting together its own coalition of the willing. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Sunday that Saudi Arabia will support a military “strike” in Syria. He also said the United States has convinced other Arab countries to sign onto a statment acknowledging that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons against his own people. Known as the "G-20 side statement," the document came about as world powers met in Russia to discuss a variety of international issues. Qatari Foreign Minister Khalid al-Attiyah said his country supports the statement, especially because countries like Russia and Iran are already involved on Assad's side.

     

     

    September 8, 2013 3:30 PM

  3. VOTE TALLY Survey: Most Lawmakers Undecided on Syria Sergey Guneev/Host Photo Agency via Getty Images

    3. Survey: Most Lawmakers Undecided on Syria

    When President Obama decided to seek congressional approval for a strike on Syria, he may not have thought it would be this hard to convince lawmakers to go along with his plan. But so far, a recalcitrant Congress seems unwilling to back the president. A USA TODAY survey has found that 28 Democrats oppose the idea of bombing Syria while another 28 support it. Sixteen Republicans are behind Obama, while 121 said they won't vote for a resolution. Most legislators, however, remain undecided.

    On Sunday's talk shows, the hot topic was whether to bomb Syria or not.

     

     

    September 8, 2013 5:25 PM

  4. ELECTION Navalny Strong in Moscow Mayor's Race Evgeny Feldman/AP

    4. Navalny Strong in Moscow Mayor's Race

    Alexei Navalny, the opposition leader running for mayor of Moscow, probably won't win the seat, but he had a strong enough showing that analysts say it could spell trouble for the Kremlin. Incumbent Sergei Sobyanin held a big enough lead Sunday night that he was expected to avoid a runoff with Navalny, who was challenging the vote count because of irregularities. Independent observers also believed Sobyanin didn't have enough votes to be reelected outright. Projected to get about 32 percent of the vote, Navalny said he will call upon his supporters to protest if his concerns aren't addressed. Navalny was recently sentenced to five years in prison after being convicted of embezzlement. Many saw the prosecution as the Kremlin's attempts to silence him.

    September 8, 2013 10:21 PM

  5. NIGHTMARE Festival Ride Loses Power, Injures 13 Kids News 12

    5. Festival Ride Loses Power, Injures Kids

    A swing ride at the Oyster Festival in Norwalk, Conn., lost power while it was in the air Sunday, causing at least 13 children to fall to the ground. Most of the children weren't severely injured and helped at the scene, but others were rushed to local hospitals, according to authorities. Norwalk Police Chief Thomas Kulhawik said the injuries were not as severe as first feared, based on preliminary hopistal reports. The festival is still open, but all the rides reportedly are closed. The ride is operated by a company called Stewart Amusement of Trumbull, according to local paper The Hour.

    September 8, 2013 5:30 PM

  6. GAME, SET, MATCH Serena Williams Wins US Open David Goldman/AP

    6. Serena Williams Wins US Open

    Serena Williams won the U.S. Open championship Sunday, beating opponent Victoria Azarenka in three sets. The final score was 7-6, 6-7 (6-8), 6-1. It was Williams's most difficult match of the tournament, and the former champion seemed a little rattled because of the wind. She had dropped just 16 games coming into the final, and  had opportunities to close out the match in the second set, but allowed Azarenka to come back. The win ends a great year for Williams who went 67-4 and won nine tournaments. She now has 17 Grand Slam titles to her name.

     

     

    September 8, 2013 7:49 PM

  7. MOVING ON NAACP President to Step Down Alex Wong/Getty Images

    7. NAACP President to Step Down

    After serving five years as the president of the NAACP, Benjamin Todd Jealous is stepping down from the position. Jealous, who will stay on until Dec. 31, said he was leaving because he wanted to spend more time with his family. At the age of 35, Jealous became the youngest president of the NAACP and helped grow the organization by expanding its donor base and revenue stream. Jealous is in talks with several Washington, D.C., area schools about teaching positions and plans to raise money to create a fund to promote black participation in politics. He is expected to make a formal announcement of his plans to his staff on Monday.

     

     

    September 8, 2013 4:20 PM

  8. DEMANDS Zimmerman's Wife Wants Couple's Dogs Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images

    8. Zimmerman's Wife Wants Couple's Dogs

    George Zimmerman's wife, Shellie, is asking in the divorce that he give her their two dogs and pay for a permanent life insurance policy on his life with her as the beneficiary. Shellie Zimmerman argues that George has the ability to pay the premiums and can obtain the policy at a reasonable rate. Shellie, who is divorcing George after being married since November of 2007, is also demanding that their checking accounts, trusts, and any other unknown assets be split equally. "I stood by my husband through everything," she told ABC in a recent interview, adding that he is selfish. "I kind of feel like he left me with a bunch of pieces of broken glass that I'm supposed to now assemble and make a life."

     

     

    September 8, 2013 3:08 PM

  9. FATAL Police Kills 107-Year-Old Man in Shootout KATV

    9. Police, 107-Year-Old Man in Shootout

    Monroe Isadore, a 107-year-old man, was killed in a shootout with a SWAT team in a home in Arkansas Saturday night. Authorities rushed to the home when they heard reports that Isadore was threatening two people with a handgun, according to reports by police. The SWAT team threw gas into the room and eventually shot the elderly man to death after he fired at the police officers first and refused to negotiate. None of the officers were injured.  

    September 8, 2013 3:56 PM

  10. WAITING ALL DAY New 'Sunday Night Football' Theme Debuts Wade Payne/Invision/AP

    10. New 'Sunday Night Football' Theme Debuts

    NBC has released the newest version of the theme song for Sunday Night Football. Sung by country star Carrie Underwood, the song “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” hits many high notes and will be played at the beginning of the broadcast each week. From 2007 until this year, the song was sung by Faith Hill, who relinquished the gig in April. The song, which is a reworking of the Joan Jett classic "I Hate Myself for Loving You," was originally sung by Pink.

    September 8, 2013 9:53 PM

  11. PREVIEW Charlie Rose Interviews Assad SANA/AP

    11. Charlie Rose Interviews Assad

    It's possibly the most coveted sit-down of the year. Famed interviewer Charlie Rose will be airing a discussion with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his television show Monday, he announced on Sunday's episode of Face the Nation. In the preview of the interview, which took place Sunday in the presidential palace in Damascus, Assad denied involvement in August's chemical-weapons attack. However, he would not confirm or deny the use of such weapons by his regime at large. The interview will air in full on The Charlie Rose Show on PBS Monday night.

    Charlie Rose raises the curtain on his exclusive interview with Bashar al-Assad.

    September 8, 2013 11:50 AM

  12. Think Different Apple to Partner with China Mobile Alexander F. Yuan/AP

    12. Apple to Partner with China Mobile

    It's official: Apple really is all lined up for world domination. Reports emerged Saturday that the company is set to ship phones to China Mobile, China's largest wireless carrier. China Mobile has about 700 million subscribers across the country, or seven times more than the largest carrier in the U.S., Verizon. Most importantly for Apple, China Mobile has reportedly been added to the list of carriers that will be receiving a new low-cost iPhone, which may significantly increase the company's reach. It is unclear whether an official agreement has yet been signed or when the phones will actually be shipped.

    September 8, 2013 8:38 AM

  13. NAUGHTY 50 Shades Stars Have 'Tangible Chemistry' Uncredited

    13. 50 Shades Stars Have 'Tangible Chemistry'

    This movie could be hotter than anyone bargained for. Recently confirmed Fifty Shades of Grey star Charlie Hunnam said on Saturday that he and his costar are definitely going to work well together. "As soon as we got in the room reading with Dakota [Johnson], I knew I definitely wanted to do it, because there was a tangible chemistry between us," he said. Don't expect too many offscreen sparks, though: Hunnam's taken. But don't worry, she's supportive! The future Christian Grey also said that his girlfriend loves all three Fifty Shades books and even persuaded him to take on the racy role. Method acting, anyone?

    September 8, 2013 9:28 AM

  14. CHILLING Senate Unveils Video of Chemical Attack AP

    14. Senate Unveils Video of Chemical Attack

    The Senate Intelligence Committee released on Sunday 13 minutes of video depicting the gas attacks allegedly taken out by the Syrian government on August 21. The disturbing video, which shows victims convulsing and foaming at the mouth, was released amid U.S. efforts to convince both allies and members of Congress to intervene with an airstrike in Syria. On Saturday, Secretary of State John Kerry urged allies not to be "silent spectators to this slaughter." Now with the video readily available, that notion may hit home.

    September 8, 2013 9:26 AM

  15. Golden Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics Toru Yamanaka/Getty

    15. Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

    See you in seven years, Tokyo! The Japanese capital has won its bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games, beating out Istanbul in the final round. (Madrid, which had also been a top contender, was knocked out first.) Tokyo was a favorite all along, partly because it has hosted the Games before and was seen as a reliable choice—its bid touted a "safe pair of hands." Organizers were also able to put aside fears of the lingering effects of 2011's nuclear leak at Fukushima. Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey, has lost it attempt to make history by playing host to the first Games in a majority Muslim country. 

    September 7, 2013 4:27 PM

  16. GENDER EQUALITY India Riots Leave Nine Dead AP

    16. India Riots Leave Nine Dead

    Riots that started in India Saturday night escalated to the point of government intervention on Sunday. The violence began in the Muzaffarnagar district after a meeting of thousands of Hindu farmers was held to demand justice for three men who were killed for speaking up against the harassment of a woman. Some speeches were also reportedly given advocating the killing of Muslims. After the meeting, the farmers were attacked, sparking riots between area Hindus and Muslims that lasted until Sunday. Hundreds of troops were deployed to get the rioters under control, but not before nine people were killed. The situation is reportedly now under control.

    September 8, 2013 8:01 AM

  17. Freedom Chinese Activist Released from Prison Nigel Treblin/AP

    17. Chinese Activist Released from Prison

    A Chinese journalist and democracy activist has been released from Chinese custody after eight years of imprisonment, his associates reported on Saturday. Shi Tao was sentenced to prison in 2005 after Yahoo provided information on his e-mail account to government officials in Beijing. He had used the account to post on New York-based message boards about Chinese propaganda blocking coverage of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre. He was charged with leaking "state secrets." Shi was released on August 23 and has been staying with his mother. It is unclear why he was released before his sentence ended.

    September 8, 2013 8:40 AM

  18. OVERZEALOUS Armed Police Stop Prince Andrew Sang Tan/AP

    18. Armed Police Stop Prince Andrew

    London authorities are on high alert after an attempted break-in on Monday at Buckingham Palace. But maybe they're getting a little overzealous. Two days later, a man walking through the palace's gardens was stopped by two officers for questioning and to verify his identity. The suspected intruder? None other than Prince Andrew, the Duke of York and Prince Charles's brother, who was in town for an engagement. The duke graciously took it in stride, accepting an apology from Scotland Yard on Sunday and acknowledging that sometimes they "get it wrong." We'd say that's a bit of an understatement.

    September 8, 2013 8:50 AM

  19. BEARING ARMS  Study Finds Syria's Weapons Source Manu Brabo/AP

    19. Study Finds Syria's Weapons Source

    Government leaders and analysts have long attempted to trace the source of Syria's weapons stock, knowing little more than that Russia backs President Bashar al-Assad's regime. But a new study by a Washington-based nonprofit may have tracked down the port where the regime's arms originate. The study reports that over the past two years, a high volume of traffic has passed between Ukraine's Oktyabrsk port and Syria's main Mediterranean ports. The ships included small vessels flying Syrian and Lebanese flags and large tankers known to have shipped arms in the past. The larger ships in particular are linked to a network of businesses with ties to the Russian government.

    September 8, 2013 8:47 AM

  20. CLOSURE Taliban Releases Female Afghan MP Mamoon Durrani/AFP/Getty

    20. Taliban Releases Female Afghan MP

    The Taliban and government officials reported on Sunday that it had released Fariba Ahmadi Kakar, a female Afghan parliamentarian. She was handed over to local elders on Saturday night, about a month after she and her children were abducted at gunpoint on the highway between Kabul and Kandahar. Her driver and children were released a few days later. Kakar, who was elected in 2005, is one of 69 female MPs in Afghanistan, and the first ever to be taken by the militant group. In exchange for Kakar, five Taliban fighters and six Taliban family members were released by the government. She is reportedly in good health and has been reunited with her family.

    September 8, 2013 7:59 AM

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  22. U.S. Open Nadal, Djokovic Head to Final Clive Brunskill/Getty

    21. Nadal, Djokovic Head to Final

    It's the final everyone hopes for: the world's top two players will face one another in the men's singles final at the U.S. Open on Monday after they both won their semi-final matches Saturday. Novak Djokovic defeated Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka, who came into the match after stunning defending Open champion Andy Murray in three sets. Djokovic played unevenly, dropping two sets to before Wawrinka began faltering with a groin injury in the fifth. World No. 2 Rafael Nadal had an easier time with French challenger Richard Gasquet, a spin stylist who was simply no match for Rafa's relentless power strokes. Nadal has beaten Djokovic in 15 out of their 21 previous matches; Nadal won their meeting in the 2010 U.S. Open final, and Djokovic prevailed in the rematch in the 2011 final.

    September 7, 2013 7:36 PM