Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. US STEPPING UP COMBAT ROLE IN SYRIA
The American military has begun armed drone flights in defense of coalition-backed rebels, with manned missions planned.
2. WHAT OBAMA’S DELEGATING TO HIS SUCCESSOR
Most of the president’s new rules intended to cut power plant emissions would have to be implemented by whoever’s elected in 2016.
3. SENATE BLOCKS GOP DRIVE TO HALT PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING
The derailed legislation follows secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood officials dispassionately discussing how they sometimes provide researchers with tissue from aborted fetuses.
4. HOW DELTA IS RESPONDING TO DEBATE OVER KILLING OF LION
The Atlanta-based airline says it will no longer ship hunting “trophies” — lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros or buffalo.
5. REPUBLICAN HOPEFULS SQUARE OFF IN NEW HAMPSHIRE
All but three of the party’s 17 major candidates for president take part in a warmup for Thursday’s nationally televised debate.
6. WHO’S LAUNCHING POLITICAL COMEBACK
Former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s bid to return to office in Iran could pose a challenge to moderates behind the country’s nuclear deal.
7. BOBBI KRISTINA BROWN LAID TO REST
The only child of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown is buried in a New Jersey cemetery next to her famous mother.
8. SEVERE STORM TOPPLES CIRCUS TENT
The accident at a fairgrounds in northern New Hampshire kills two people and injures numerous others.
9. MORE AMERICANS BUYING CARS THAT SAY ‘LOOK AT ME’
Acuras, Audis and Lincolns drove off dealer lots at a furious pace in July.
10. GWEN STEFANI, HUSBAND SPLITTING UP
The judge on NBC’s “The Voice” and Gavin Rossdale have filed for divorce after almost 13 years of marriage.