10 things to know for today

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

1. GOD, FAMILY, FOOTBALL GUIDE UGA'S SMITH

Premium content: The irony of the place and time Ladeddric Love died is not lost on Garrison Smith. Love died on a sunny Monday afternoon beating on the door of an athletic facility Adamsville Recreation Center in the 3000 block of Martin Luther King Drive. That was Sept. 13, 2010. An hour away, Smith was on the practice field with the Georgia Bulldogs. | TECH, UGA PREVIEWS: Football's finally back!

2. KERRY: 'UNDENIABLE' EVIDENCE OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS USE

His tough language marks the clearest justification yet for U.S. military action against the Syrian regime. | VIDEO: Kerry: Syria's chemical attack a 'moral obscenity'

3. CALIF. FIREFIGHTERS MAKING HEADWAY

While a huge blaze near Yosemite continues to grow in size, containment numbers are up. | VIDEO: Fire nears SF Bay area's water source

4. WARREN HILL CASE HEADING BACK TO HIGH COURT

Premium content: The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear an appeal of a recent order that halted the execution of condemned killer Warren Hill. | RELATED: Judge upholds stay of Hill’s execution

5. OBAMA SALUTES AFGHAN WAR VETERAN

The president bestows the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter for risking his life to save an injured soldier during intense fighting. | PHOTOS: Obama gives the Medal of Honor

6. WHY CHELSEA MANNING SPILLED PERSONAL SECRET

The Wikileaker, formerly known as Bradley Manning, decided to announce that she wants to live as a woman only after the military publicly said that it would not provide hormone treatment, her lawyer says. | VIDEO: Ann Wright on Chelsea Manning being sentenced to 35 years in prison

7. GEORGIA PRIMARY TO BE EARLIEST IN STATE HISTORY

Premium content: A U.S. district judge has agreed to the earliest Georgia federal election calendar in memory beginning next year, with the state’s primary now shifting from July to May 20. | POLITICAL INSIDER: Cautious support

8. SNEAK A PEEK BEHIND ATL'S VELVET ROPES

Premium content: Spurred by our buddies Conan O’Brien, Maria Bello, John Travolta and Robert De Niro, who all have made unannounced visits to the exclusive Club at Chops, we decided to take a peek behind some of Atlanta’s figurative velvet ropes.

9. REED KICKS OFF MAYORAL RE-ELECTION BID

Premium content: Atlanta’s municipal election season officially began Monday as officeholders and their challengers entered a weeklong qualifying period. | MORE: A late jolt: Kasim Reed’s real re-election opponent

10. VENUS ADVANCES AT US OPEN

Showing she's still got game, the 60th-ranked Williams upsets Wimbledon semifinalist Kirsten Flipkens.

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