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. PRESIDENT MAKING CASE FOR MILITARY STRIKE

American retaliation for Syrian chemical use would send a "strong signal," he says. | MORE: Syria shows defiance; UN team tours near Damascus

2. QUESTIONS ARISE ABOUT STRENGTH OF US INTEL

The evidence linking Assad or his inner circle to the purported chemical weapons attack so far is no "slam dunk," officials tell the AP.

3. OBAMA: KING'S DREAM NOT YET REALITY

On the 50th anniversary of the civil rights leader's famous speech, the president also challenges new generations to seize the cause of racial equality. | VIDEO: Obama at MLK Anniversary: 'We Are Marching'

4. WHO'S ON THE FALCONS' ROSTER BUBBLE

Premium content: After the Falcons (0-3) face the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-3) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Georgia Dome, team executives will turn their full attention to the roster. | NEW STADIUM: Blank leaves door open to south site

5. HUNGRY FOR HIGHER PAY

Thousands of fast-food workers seeking better wages are set to stage walkouts in dozens of cities around the nation. | MORE: Atlanta fast food workers planning walk out

6. WHO'S NOT HITTING THE ROAD

After rising for decades, total vehicle use in the U.S. — the collective miles people drive — peaked in 2007. | MORE WEEKEND EVENTS: Dragon Con | AJC Decatur Book Festival | Chick-fil-A Kickoff

7. HILL USES $300K OF PUBLIC FUNDS TO PAY LAWSUIT

Premium content: Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill has used $300,000 of his department’s budget to settle a false-arrest lawsuit against him that had pushed him into personal bankruptcy. | RELATED: Clayton residents hope Hill verdict scrubs laughingstock status

8. WHAT'S TOPS AMONG ILLEGAL DRUGS

It's pot. But a global survey also finds that addictions to painkillers like Vicodin, Oxycontin and codeine kill the most people. | MORE: Robin Thicke spends $500K on marijuana

9. HOW JOHNNY MANZIEL IS BEING PUNISHED

The QB, who signed autographs for memorabilia brokers, will be forced to sit out the first half of Texas A&M's season-opener Saturday against Rice. | VIDEO: Manziel gets suspended for just half of season opener

10. NEW REASONS FOR ATLANTA'S SHAKY JOB GROWTH

Premium content: Job growth this year and next will be too timid to cut metro Atlanta’s unemployment rate below 8 percent, according to a new forecast for the region. | MORE: Metro Atlanta's future: growth, but slower

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