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10 for today: Tuesday, Sept. 24

10 for today: Tuesday, Sept. 24

Apple has sold millions of new iPhone worldwide. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. AMERICANS MAY HAVE AIDED MALL ATTACK

U.S. officials say they’re looking into a claim by Kenya’s foreign minister that “two or three Americans” were among the terrorists who killed more than 60 people.

2. WHITE HOUSE SEES AN OPENING IN IRAN

Obama in his U.N. speech is expected to signal a willingness to engage with the new Iranian government in exchange for nuclear concessions.

3. WHY SAFEGUARDING CHEMICAL WEAPONS COULD BE HAZARDOUS

Video images of Syrian military helicopters dropping barrel bombs on opposition-held areas underline the difficulties international inspectors will face on the ground.

4. FOUR CHARGED IN CHICAGO PARK SHOOTING

Police say four men played significant roles in the apparently gang-related attack that injured 13 people.

5. HOW NAVY YARD SHOOTER SLIPPED THROUGH THE SYSTEM

He lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a military security clearance.

6. NINE MILLION iPHONES SOLD IN THREE DAYS

The iPhone 5S and 5C’s quick start surpasses analyst forecasts that Apple would sell 6 million to 8 million models the first weekend.

7. WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING

Pregnant women need to beware of industrial chemicals and pollutants that people encounter in the air, water, food and everyday products, experts say.

8. STAR IS RESURRECTED IN NEWLY DISCOVERED FILM

A carpenter in New Hampshire stumbles upon the only known copy of a 1911 movie starring Mary Pickford — the actress known as America’s Sweetheart.

9. WHO’S TOUTING A HEALTHIER FRENCH FRY

Burger King is launching a new crinkle-cut french fry that it says has about 20 percent fewer calories than its regular french fries.

10. PLAYOFF DROUGHT ENDS IN PITTSBURGH

With a victory over the Cubs, the Pirates clinch their first trip to baseball’s postseason in 21 years.

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Illinois Woman Sentenced for Health Care Fraud

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Ann Marie Sheppard of O'Fallon was sentenced this past week. The first six months of her probation will be served in home confinement.

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Bill Seeks to Ban Drones From Flying Near Prisons

FILE - This March 12, 2014 file photo shows a drone landing after flying over the scene of an explosion that leveled two apartment buildings in East Harlem in New York. Brian Wilson, the owner, says he uses the aerial drone to document buildings, weddings and news events. The Federal Aviation Administration bars commercial use of drones no matter how seemingly benign. Officials say rules to address the special safety challenges associated with unmanned aircraft need to be in place before they can share the sky with manned aircraft and final regulations could be years away. But tempting technology and an eager marketplace are outrunning the aviation agency's best intentions. Photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers, and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Tim Bivins, seeks to prevent drones from flying over prison yards and dropping packages containing drugs, pornography, razorblades and other contraband, which has happened in other states.

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Officials Delay Decision on Delavan Armory

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Officials met Monday in Delavan and decided to delay a decision on the building's future until June, when they will have more information on various options.

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Water Monitors to Test Quality of Bloomington Lakes

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Stations will be installed in creeks flowing into Lake Bloomington and Evergreen Lake this spring.

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Voter Registration Deadline Ahead for March 15 Primary

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The Illinois primary election is March 15.