•U.S. readies rationale for possible Syria strike
•Jasper’s Cobb Movies 4 closing Sept. 2
•5-year-old victim of dog attack recovering
•Sumiton’s baby boom — Seven babies born to school staff in past eight months
•Cordova City Council tables alcohol vote
•Intervals of sun and clouds, with a high near 91; a low near 68
AP Top 10 Stories
1. PRESSURE GROWS FOR WESTERN MILITARY ACTION IN SYRIA
With the U.S. and France saying they are in position for a strike, Damascus vows to use measures to repel it.
2. HOW CAIRO RESIDENTS DEAL WITH A CURFEW
Some flee to the Mediterranean coast; others fight boredom with a knife and fork while a defiant few dare to break the rule.
3. SIERRA NEVADA BLAZE ONE OF THE LARGEST
Fueled by thick forest floor vegetation, the Rim Fire on the edge of Yosemite is now the seventh-largest wildfire in California in records dating to 1932.
4. FIRST WOMAN TO LEAD AIR FORCE SAYS SHE FACED HARASSMENT
But Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson says competence and confidence helped her push through the ranks.
5. WHY SOME SCHOOLS ARE DROPPING HEALTHIER LUNCH PROGRAM
Districts say government reimbursement was not enough to offset losses from students who began avoiding the lunch line and bringing food from home.
6. FORT HOOD GUNMAN RESTS CASE
In his last chance to plead for his life, Maj. Nidal Hasan decides not to submit evidence, call witnesses or testify.
7. BIG BAIL SET FOR TEEN SUSPECTS IN WASH. BEATING
A day after $2 million bail is set for his alleged accomplice, $3 million bail is set for a 16-year-old boy arrested in the beating death of an 88-year-old World War II veteran.
8. MYSTERY OF SUNKEN SHIP FINALLY SOLVED
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say that a shipwreck off southern NJ coast is a steamer that sank in 1860.
9. "THE BUTLER" MOVES OBAMA
The president says watching Lee Daniels' movie about a black White House servant made him reflect on the effects of discrimination.
10. GOOGLE-Y EYES
Among the people testing Glass, the wearable computer, are teachers, dentists, doctors, radio disc jockeys, hair stylists, architects, athletes and even a zookeeper.