10 Things to Know for Tuesday

  • Article by: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 1, 2014 - 8:05 PM

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

1. PRO-RUSSIAN REBELS CHANGE DEMANDS

As peace talks get underway, The insurgents have softened their call for full independence from Ukraine, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for greater autonomy.

2. HOW BELIEFS MAY SHAPE VIEWS OF MICHAEL BROWN KILLING

Those who see no gray areas in the shooting of the 18-year-old black man may be influenced by "confirmation bias," in which people search for evidence to support preexisting views, psychologists say.

3. AID REACHES N. IRAQ TOWN FOLLOWING SIEGE

Trucks loaded with foodstuffs, medicine and fruit enter Amirli, where security forces backed by Iran-allied Shiite militias and U.S. airstrikes broke the two-month siege by Sunni militants.

4. WHY PROTESTERS WANT PAKISTAN PREMIER TO RESIGN

Mass demonstrations aimed at Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are fueled by allegations of fraud in last year's election.

5. 'I'M DESPERATE TO GET BACK TO THEM'

That's the message Jeffrey Fowle, an American detained in North Korea, wants to relay to his family in Ohio. Fowle and fellow detainees Mathew Miller and Kenneth Bae all ask for U.S. intercession.

6. WHAT ACTIONS US FAST FOOD WORKERS MIGHT TAKE THIS WEEK

In their push for a $15 minimum wage, the workers in 150 American cities could target McDonald's, Wendy's and other restaurants with sit-ins or other acts of civil disobedience.

7. WHERE US EATING HABITS ARE NOT IMPROVING

While more Americans are eating healthy foods, low-income adults still have poor diets, a 12-year study finds.

8. 'STONED DRIVING' CONCERNS RISE AS STATES ALLOW POT

"We see the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington as a wake-up call for all of us in highway safety," says Jonathan Adkins, executive director of Governors Highway Safety Association.

9. FBI INVESTIGATES NUDE PHOTO HACKS

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