10 Things to Know for Tuesday
The Associated Press
Sep. 16, 2014
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. US WILLING TO INVOLVE TEHRAN IN FIGHT AGAINST MILITANTS
Secretary of State Kerry rules out any military coordination, however, with its longtime foe against the Islamic State group.
2. EXTREMISTS SET RULES FOR SCHOOL
In Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, the Islamic State militants decree a ban on art and music among other classroom prohibitions.
3. ODILE TEARS UP MEXICO'S BAJA PENINSULA
Along the corridor between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, the hurricane damages homes and businesses, shatters countless windows, and topples trees and power poles.
4. WHY MICROSOFT'S $2.5B BET ON MINECRAFT CARRIES RISK
Gamers are a fickle bunch and today's popular hit could be tomorrow's dud.
5. STUDY: FRACKING NOT TO BLAME FOR TAINTED GROUNDWATER
The contamination in several highly publicized cases in the U.S. was instead caused by problems with pipes and seals in natural gas wells, scientists say.
6. WHERE SMOKING'S ON THE RISE
As smoking rates fall across the U.S., 16 percent of adults in New York City smoked in 2013, up from 14 percent in 2010, government figures show.
7. MIGRANT DEATH TOLL SPIKES
The number of people killed this year fleeing Africa for Europe across the Mediterranean is pushing toward a record 3,000.
8. WHAT'S MAKING FINANCIAL REGULATORS NERVOUS
Federally insured reverse mortgages — which because of high default rates have cost the government billions — are again gaining in popularity.
9. APPLE RELEASES 'DELETE' TOOL FOR U2 ALBUM
A webpage is set up to help iPhone users get rid of the album after some people complained when the tech giant added the songs for free to 500 million iTunes accounts.
10. WHICH NFL STAR'S BEEN CLEARED TO PLAY
Running back Adrian Peterson, accused of child abuse, returns to the Minnesota Vikings after being benched one game.