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10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

September 5th, 2013 7:54 am by Associated Press

10 things to know today from across the nation and around the world

1. TOP EGYPTIAN OFFICIAL SURVIVES EXPLOSION

A bombing in Cairo targets the convoy of Interior Minister Mohammed Ibrahim, who controls the nation's police force.

2. BATTLE RESUMES IN SYRIA

Government troops and al-Qaida-linked rebels are fighting over the regime-held Christian village of Maaloula for a second day, activists report.

3. OHIO REVIEWING KIDNAPPER'S SUICIDE

The state prison system wants to find out how Ariel Castro managed to hang himself with a bedsheet while in protective custody.

4. WHY SUMMIT HAS A DIFFERENT FEEL

Economic matters normally dominate the G-20 summit. This year, though, Syria's civil war is eclipsing those issues.

5. EXPLORING STICKER PRICE OF HEALTH CARE LAW

A study finds monthly premiums for a 40-year-old buying a mid-range plan will average close to $330 and nearly $615 for a 60-year-old.

6. WHERE FUNNY MONEY IS FLOURISHING

Peru has overtaken Colombia as the world's No. 1 counterfeiter of U.S. dollars.

7. THEN: 2-WAY WRIST RADIO; NOW: SAMSUNG SMARTWATCH

Decades ago, Dick Tracy sported a wristwatch-like device he could talk into like a phone. The technology that once seemed futuristic will be available by Christmas.

8. WHAT MORE AMERICANS ARE WORRYING ABOUT

Privacy concerns are on the rise, with 50 percent of U.S. Internet users saying they're leery of the amount of information available about them online, a survey shows.

9. ACTRESS TAKING ANOTHER WALK DOWN THE AISLE

Scarlett Johansson, whose marriage to Ryan Reynolds ended in 2010, is engaged to a Frenchman and onetime journalist.

10. STILL-SMARTING DENVER GETS REMATCH

The Broncos will look to avenge last year's stunning playoff loss to Baltimore when the NFL season kicks off in Denver.


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