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    Onlookers watch from the shore as black smoke rises from a fire on the Seaside Heights, N.J. boardwalk Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. The fire started in the vicinity of an ice cream shop and burned several blocks of boardwalk and businesses in a town that was still rebuilding from damage caused by Superstorm Sandy. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Bob Bielk) NO SALES

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    Afghan security personnel investigate the site of a suicide car bombing and a gunfight near the U.S. consulate in Herat Province, west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Taliban militants attacked the U.S. consulate in western Afghanistan on Friday morning, using a car bomb and guns to battle security forces just outside the compound in the city of Herat. It was not entirely clear whether any attackers managed to breach the facility. (AP Photo/Hoshang Hashimi)

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    New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (37) intercepts a pass intended for New York Jets wide receiver Clyde Gates, rear, during the fourth quarter of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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

1. CAR BOMBS EXPLODE AT AMERICAN CONSULATE

The suicide attacks in Herat in western Afghanistan are followed by a fierce gunbattle between Taliban militants and security forces, Afghan officials say.

2. INDIA GANG RAPE DEFENDANTS SENTENCED TO DEATH

A judge orders to the gallows four men convicted of the fatal attack of a woman on a New Delhi bus.

3. WHO HAS MORE CHEMICAL WEAPONS THAN SYRIA

The American stockpile of some 3,000 tons is three times the amount purportedly controlled by the Assad regime.

4. FIRE RAGES ALONG BOARDWALK AT JERSEY SHORE

The wind-whipped blaze destroys more than 50 businesses and undoes months of rebuilding after Superstorm Sandy.

5. FLOODS RAVAGE RUGGED LANDSCAPE IN COLORADO

“My house is sitting in Class 3 rapids,” says Jason Stillman, a resident of the town of Lyons in hard-hit Boulder County.

6. HOW TWITTER ANNOUNCED ITS UPCOMING IPO

Via a tweet, naturally.

7. DOZENS DIE IN BLAZE AT RUSSIAN PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

The fire, believed sparked by a patient, quickly consumes the mostly wooden building that authorities had long warned was unsafe.

8. IN CALIFORNIA, LOW-WAGE WORKERS GETTING A BOOST

The state’s minimum wage would rise to $10 an hour within three years under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown has indicated he’ll sign.

9. ‘FLY THE FRIENDLY SKIES’

Travelers buy tickets for as little as $5 before United Airlines discovers the glitch on its booking website and phone centers.

10. PATRIOTS GET AN UGLY WIN

New England nips the Jets, 13-10, in a game as sloppy as the weather.

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