BC-10 Things to Know for Wednesday,September 18,ADVISORY

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Associated Press

Posted on September 18, 2013 at 8:06 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 18 at 8:06 AM

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. GUNMAN PORTRAYED AS AGITATED, ERRATIC

A month before the Navy Yard rampage, Aaron Alexis complained that people were talking to him through the walls and ceilings. NAVY YARD SHOOTING

2. INVESTORS FOCUS ON FED MEETING

Many expect the agency to announce that it will slow its economic stimulus. FEDERAL RESERVE

3. WHAT MOSCOW SAYS IT WON'T AGREE TO

Russia's top diplomat insists that the U.N. resolution governing Syria's handling of its chemical weapons cannot allow the use of force. SYRIA

4. BATTLE OF ATTRITION, MUCH LIKE LARGER CIVIL WAR

Rebels have besieged a prison in northern Syria for five months, trying to free the inmates. SYRIA-ALEPPO PRISON

5. HOW NJ BOARDWALK FIRE BEGAN

The massive blaze was sparked by old wiring compromised by saltwater and sand during Superstorm Sandy, authorities say. NJ BOARDWALK FIRE

6. ACAPULCO VACATIONS TAKE HARROWING TURN

Tens of thousands of tourists are stranded in the Mexican resort city by floodwaters. TROPICAL WEATHER

7. WHO'S GIVING GUN OWNERS THE BRUSH-OFF

Starbucks says firearms are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it's stopping short of an outright ban. STARBUCKS-GUNS

8. FROM INTERNET SENSATION TO MURDER SUSPECT

A young woman who became famous for online videos of her uncontrollable hiccups goes on trial in a Florida murder case. HICCUP GIRL-TRIAL

9. IPHONE'S SENSOR A SELLING POINT

The AP's Anick Jesdanun says the fingerprint sensor that unlocks the new iPhone 5S makes the phone worth the extra $100 cost all by itself. DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-NEW IPHONES

10. 'MAD MEN' WON'T END NEXT YEAR AFTER ALL

AMC says the show's final season will be split into two parts — seven episodes will air next spring and another seven in 2015. TV-MAD MEN

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