September 9, 2012

10 Things to Know for Monday

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Serbia’s Novak Djokovic returns a shot to Spain’s David Ferrer during a semifinal match at the 2012 US Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012, in New York.
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. THE HIGH COST OF HISTORY AT 9/11 SITE

As Tuesday’s anniversary looms, the $60 million a year it could take to operate the World Trade Center memorial and museum worries critics and supporters.

1. THE UNPROVABLE ACCUSATION THAT SHADOWS THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Whether race fuels opposition to Barack Obama is one of the most divisive topics of a campaign heading into its homestretch.

3. WOUNDED AMERICAN TROOPS ARE BEING HEALED IN SURPRISING WAYS

AP’s Marilynn Marchione reports on how ears, bone and skin are being grown in labs amid plans for more extreme surgeries.

4. IF IT’S MONDAY, IT MUST BE DJOKOVIC

The defending U.S Open tennis champ takes on Olympic gold medalist Andy Murray at 4 p.m. in his third Flushing Meadows final in a row.

5. SERENA COMES BACK FOR 15th GRAND SLAM TITLE

She’s the first woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season since she did it a decade ago.

6. FRENCH INVESTIGATORS PIN HOPES ON A WOUNDED GIRL’S MEMORY

What Zaina al-Hilli may remember, now that she’s out of a coma after the shootings that killed her parents in the Alps, could prove crucial.

7. IT WILL TAKE DAYS TO LEARN IF DEVON WALKER IS PARALYZED

Doctors say the extent of the Tulane University football player’s spinal injury is still unknown.

8. WHY TESTOSTERONE MARKETING IS FACING SCRUTINY

Drug makers claim hormone therapy can combat poor sex drive, weight gain and fatigue for men, but safety and effectiveness remain unclear.

9. WHERE SKIN IS IN AGAIN

Yes, bikini season may be over. But the spring styles on the runway in New York make up the difference in bare midriffs, cutout backs and keyhole necklines.

10. WHO GAVE OBAMA A LIFT (OFF HIS FEET)

Scott Van Duzer, a pizza store owner in Florida, gave the president a bear hug that raised him off the ground in an enthusiastic welcome.

10. SERENA COMES BACK FOR 15th GRAND SLAM TITLE

She’s the first woman to win Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in the same season since she did it a decade ago.

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