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Top Stories: Irene, Libya, Bernanke, Attacks In Nigeria And Mexico

Good morning. There's a lot going on today, so we'll be quick with the top headlines, including some of the news we've already posted about:

— "Irene On Track To Soak N.C., Barrel North Toward New York."

— "Explosion At U.N. Building In Nigeria; Bomb Suspected."

— "Libya: Opposition Pushes On; Gadhafi Still On The Run."

— "Bernanke To Speak: Interest Is High, But No Surprises Are Expected."

— "Mexico Gunman Set Casino On Fire, Killing At Least 53." (Los Angeles Times).

— Japanese Prime Minister Kan "Bows Out, Says He Did Best He Could." (The Japan Times)