Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
1. BACK TO SCHOOL WEDNESDAY FOR CHICAGO KIDS
Teachers and the mayor hail the proposed pact, reached after a dispute focusing on evaluations and job security.
2. AND BACK TO THE MINES IN SOUTH AFRICA
It’s the end of a bloody, 5-week walkout that spotlighted massive unemployment and poverty.
3. HOW GOP INSIDERS ARE FEELING THESE DAYS
Some tell AP they’re worried after Romney sticks with his “victims” comments, on the heels of his misstep-filled trip abroad and the Eastwood-empty chair convention moments.
4. WHO TURNED UP THE ROMNEY VIDEO
Jimmy Carter’s grandson found it in an Internet search aimed at helping Democrats — and at pushing back against the GOP nominee’s mockery of his grandfather.
5. PENNA. VOTER ID LAW UNDER MORE REVIEW
Court justices noted difficulties in getting a secure, non-driver photo identification card to any registered voter who needs one.
6. SCHOLAR: PAPYRUS QUOTES JESUS REFERRING TO HIS ‘WIFE’
She says the tiny fragment doesn’t prove Jesus was married but speaks to issues of family and marriage that faced Christians.
7. WHAT MAY DELAY CIVILIAN DRONES IN U.S. SKIES
A government watchdog says the FAA is facing hard-to-resolve safety and security obstacles.
8. BLUE JAYS’ ESCOBAR SUSPENDED 3 GAMES FOR SLUR
The shortstop says he didn’t mean offense by a homophobic comment on his eye-black.
9. WHY PANDA CUB BIRTH HAS ZOOKEEPERS ANXIOUS
Newborns like the one at Washington’s National Zoo sometimes get accidentally crushed by their moms, and they’re at risk for infections.
10. ALASKANS’ ANNUAL DIVIDEND THIS YEAR: $878
That will get you nearly 11 days’ worth of kibble, meat and fat supplement for 46 sled dogs.