10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. CHAOTIC SCENE AT HUNGARY RAIL STATION AS POLICE LEAVE
Hundreds dash into the terminal, but the train operator says there will be no trains going to Austria and Germany, many migrants' preferred destination.
2. HAUNTING IMAGE OF SYRIAN REFUGEE TODDLER REVERBERATES
Questions about global inaction over the Syria civil war and Europe doing enough to help refugees intensify as it emerges Canada rejected a request from a Vancouver relative to take in the Syrian family who drowned trying to get to Europe.
3. WHAT SIGNIFICANT CHANGE CHINA IS MAKING TO MILITARY
Xi Jinping pledges a 300,000 reduction in troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat, but a parade showcases Beijing's determination to be the pre-eminent Asian power.
4. GUATEMALA PRESIDENT RESIGNS
Otto Perez Molina quits in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink.
5. BIG CITIES SCRAMBLE TO PREPARE FOR OIL TRAIN DISASTER
An AP survey of nearly a dozen cities that see hundreds of crude oil trains each week reveals a patchwork of readiness.
6. OBAMA SECURES ENOUGH VOTES TO UPHOLD VETO
The Iran nuclear deal strongly backed by the U.S. president and just as ardently opposed by Republicans is now on track to get through Congress.
7. WHO IS JURIST BEHIND KENTUCKY GAY MARRIAGE RULING
U.S. District Judge David Bunning, the son of Republican former Sen. Jim Bunning, historically issues more middle-of-the-road decisions.
8. UNICEF: 40 PERCENT SCHOOL DROPOUTS IN MIDEAST CONFLICT AREAS
A staggering 13.7 million children from Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya and Sudan are not attending school, and the agency warns that losing this generation will lead to more militancy and migration.
9. BEHIND THE SCENES AT A BUSY AIRPORT
AP's Scott Mayerowitz is granted unique access to American Airlines' operations at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to capture a day in the life of an airport and its workers.
10. WHY THIS U.S. OPEN IS MORE MEANINGFUL TO ONE PLAYER
Lleyton Hewitt, the two-time major champion playing in his last U.S. Open, is set to retire after the Australian Open in January.