Top Stories: Crisis In Syria; Fort Hood Jury Weighs Sentence : The Two-Way Also: Blaze near Yosemite continues to spread; orders for durable goods plunged in July; trial of former Chinese politician ends; Nelson Mandela nears his 100th day in a hospital.
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Top Stories: Crisis In Syria; Fort Hood Jury Weighs Sentence

Good morning.

Our early headlines:

Talk Of Strike On Syria Moves From 'Will It Happen?' To When.

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'Fire Tracker': Online Tool To Monitor Blaze Near Yosemite.

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Other news:

— "Fort Hood Jury To Begin Weighing Fate Of Convicted Shooter." (Reuters)

— Orders For Durable Goods Plunged In July, "Cast Shadow" Over Third Quarter. (CNBC)

— "China: Bo Xilai Trial Ends, Verdict Will Come Later." (The Guardian)

— "Two Officers, Black And White, On Walking The '63 March Beat." (Morning Edition)

— Nelson Mandela Nears 100th Day In Hospital; Condition "Critical But Stable." (South Africa's News 24)