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10 for today: Friday, Sept. 27

10 for today: Friday, Sept. 27

Baseball's most acclaimed relief pitcher retires four batters in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, then makes an emotional exit to the thunderous chants of a sell-out crowd. Photo: Associated Press

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

1. INTERPOL ISSUES ALERT FOR ‘THE WHITE WIDOW’

A suicide bomber’s widow named Samantha Lewthwaite is sought in connection with a 2011 bomb plot as rumors swirl that she also took part in the Kenya terror rampage.

2. PACT REACHED TO RID SYRIA OF CHEMICAL WEAPONS

Now, for the international community, equally difficult work begins to make sure the stockpiles are destroyed, a process that could take years.

3. WHAT SCIENTISTS ARE SAYING ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING

Participants at an international conference declare in a landmark report that it’s more certain than ever that climate change is man-made.

4. IRAN’S ‘NEW TONE’ STRIKES A PLEASING CHORD AT UN

A willingness by the Iranians to discuss their nuclear activities leads to an agreement for negotiations next month in Geneva.

5. WHY THE US IS CLOSER TO A GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

The Senate remains at an impasse with the House, where conservatives are pushing to defund Obamacare as part of a vital spending bill.

6. PREP FOOTBALL TEAM HANGS UP ITS SPIKES AFTER PLAYER’S DEATH

With their star running back dying following a “helmet-to-helmet” hit, the heartbroken Westfield-Brocton (N.Y.) Wolverines end their season after just two games.

7. COPS WHO NEVER FORGET A FACE

A squad of “super recognizers” — people with a rare talent for remembering faces — has been helping Scotland Yard solve crimes.

8. HOW THE SKIES MIGHT BECOME FRIENDLIER

The FAA appears poised to ease restrictions on airline passengers’ use of smartphones, tablets, e-readers and other personal electronic devices.

9. SAD REMINDER OF CORY MONTEITH ON SEASON PREMIERE OF ‘GLEE’

The character played by Lea Michele, the late actor’s real-life girlfriend, briefly gazes at a photo of him and sings the Beatles’ melancholy “Yesterday.”

10. MARIANO RIVERA DEPARTS IN TEARS

Baseball’s most acclaimed relief pitcher retires four batters in his final appearance at Yankee Stadium, then makes an emotional exit to the thunderous chants of a sell-out crowd.

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