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September 23, 2013

The Times' Morning Update for Monday, Sept. 23, 2013

Early weather, traffic and community news

CULLMAN — Good morning, readers, this is what's happening in your county today:

Traffic:

Patch crews from the Cullman City Street Department will be working on Pinewood Dr. NW and Ashwood Dr. NW. Drivers are cautioned to watch for workers in the road.

Weather:

Today: Sunny, with a high near 81. East wind around 5 mph.

Tonight: Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

Events today:

Upcoming construction: There will be construction taking place in the parking lot in front of the Cullman City Economic Development Agency building Sept. 23-27. There will be restricted access into the parking lot until construction is complete. Please bear with us. Discovered problems underground related to the old water treatment plant that must be repaired.

OA: Overeaters Anonymous will meet at 4:45 p.m. in the Carriage House at Grace Episcopal Church. Info: 724-376-2124 or 256-352-1143.

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press

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

1. KENYA STRIKES AT AL-QAIDA-LINKED FIGHTERS

The military launches an operation to free hostages and capture or kill armed militants after a bloodbath at an upscale Nairobi mall. But hours later, the standoff continues.

2. GOP’S CONCLUSION FROM MASSACRE

Republican lawmakers say the attack shows al-Qaida is growing in size and strength, belying the Obama administration’s claims that it has grown weaker.

3. FAMILIAR PROBLEMS AWAIT OBAMA AT UN

The president, attending the annual General Assembly meetings, will be confronted by three longstanding issues — Iran, Syria and the elusive peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

4. US STRUGGLES TO FULFILL AID PLEDGE

Making good on its promise of nearly $1.3 billion in assistance to millions of desperate Syrians in the chaotic war zone is proving difficult.

5. ‘BREAKING BAD’ HONORED AS TV’S BEST DRAMA

It’s the first Emmy for the brutal saga and comes one week before AMC is due to air the series finale.

6. WHY YOU NEEDN’T FRET IF YOU MISSED THE EMMYS

The AP’s Frazier Moore says the show was just so-so and Neil Patrick Harris fell short as the host.

7. FAREWELL TO THE VW BUS

Volkswagen says production will end Dec. 31 in Brazil, the last place in the world where the iconic vehicle is still being made.

8. HOW RIHANNA TIPPED OFF THE COPS

A photo she tweeted showing her cuddling an endangered primate leads to the arrest of two people in Thailand for allegedly peddling protected species.

9. NEW CHORE FOR PLUMBERS

Increasingly popular bathroom wipes — thick, premoistened towelettes — aren’t as flushable as the ads say.

10. WHO’S STILL WINLESS IN THE NFL

Three weeks into the season, six teams still haven’t won a game — including the Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

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