Posted: Sep 9, 2012 3:34 AM
Updated: Sep 9, 2012 3:34 AM
Here are the top stories at this hour from The Associated Press. At the Nerve Center, news producer Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). In photos, Mike Musielski (ext. 1900). Times in EDT.
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN Obama campaigns in Melbourne, Fla., at 11:10 a.m. and in West Palm Beach, Fla., at 4:50 p.m.
US OPEN Serena Williams plays Victoria Azarenka in the women's final; match will not begin before 4:30 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. President Barack Obama is unleashing a new Medicare offensive against rival Mitt Romney, eager to shake his Republican challenger off his economic focus and turn the campaign on to territory more favorable to Democrats.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is acknowledging deep differences with Russia over how to handle the crisis in Syria.
GUATEMALA CITY Four and a half years after Guatemala's government froze foreign adoptions over allegations of baby thefts and other misdeeds, a Tennessee family has taken Daniel, now 6, home. Ryan and Jess Hooker are the first U.S. couple allowed to adopt a Guatemalan child under the country's reformed adoption laws.
AMSTERDAM As the Netherlands heads into elections on Wednesday, observers are wondering which of the two Netherlands will emerge: the EU guiding light or the harbinger of European disarray. The answer could be an indication of the very direction of Europe.
BEIJING Survivors of two earthquakes that killed at least 81 people in a rural mountainous area of southwest China are desperately waiting for more aid to arrive as jolting aftershocks keep fears high and hindered rescue efforts.
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia Pacific Rim leaders pledge to fend off the deepening damage from the European crisis and revive flagging growth in the region by supporting open trade, reforming their economies and strengthening public finances.
NEW YORK Strong storms that pummeled the East Coast spawned at least two damaging tornadoes in New York City, flooded the streets of some New England towns, and left tens of thousands in the dark from the Washington, D.C., area northward.
TULANE PLAYER HURT
TULSA, Okla. Doctors say they will need to operate soon on Tulane safety Devon Walker, who is in stable condition after fracturing his spine in a head-to-head collision with a teammate during a game against Tulsa.
Sports Coverage: U.S. Open, NFL, baseball and golf.
Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
ABC's "This Week." Topic: Politics. Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
NBC's "Meet the Press." Topic: Politics. Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.
CBS' "Face the Nation." Topic: Politics. Ryan; President Barack Obama; White House adviser David Plouffe.
CNN's "State of the Union." Topic: Politics. Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
"Fox News Sunday." Topic: Politics. Glenn Hubbard, economic adviser to the Romney campaign; Austan Goolsbee, former chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers; Mayor Mia Love of Saratoga Springs, Utah.