President Obama takes his case for a Syria strike to the American people, an Indian court convicts four men in last year's gang rape, and a new iPhone is revealed.
It's Tuesday, and here are the "5 Things to Know for Your New Day."
Every weekday morning around 6, we'll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items.
1. POSSIBLE SYRIA STRIKE
Um, what just happened?: President Obama's war drums continue to beat, but an offhand comment from Secretary of State John Kerry has set in motion a diplomatic effort by Russia to ward off a U.S. strike in favor of mediation.
What Kerry's comment wrought is either an accidental out for a president hemmed in by his own red line, or a momentum-sucking goof that just erased any chance the president had to engage in a military strike without broader international approval.
Will Russia's proposal delay an Obama strike? And how can Obama sway Americans to support military action? His approval ratings are tanking on all fronts; a new poll this morning has more bad news for him. So Obama's prime-time televised address tonight will be crucial. It'll be the administration's closing argument after a week of courting lawmakers.
2. GEORGE ZIMMERMAN
Zimmerman, simmer down:
If it were us coming off a high-profile murder trial, we'd lie low. But you seem to have taken a different approach since your acquittal in Trayvon Martin's death two months ago.
You helped rescue a family out of an overturned SUV. That was cool. But then you were pulled over -- twice.
And then yesterday, your estranged wife said you punched her father and smashed her iPad. Your lawyer says there may have been some "incidental" contact.
Lucky for you, Mrs. Zimmerman says she won't press charges. But have you seen the drubbing you're taking online? We think our approach is better.
3. INDIA GANG RAPE
Guilty, guilty, guilty, guilty: Those were the verdicts today in the trial of four men accused of gang raping and murdering a 23-year-old woman on a New Delhi bus last year. The vicious attack shocked and angered India, where a woman is raped every 22 minutes.
The victim's father wants the four men to hang. We learn tomorrow what the judge decides.
4. ABORTION PILL CASE
Shattered trust: It's one thing to not share your girlfriend's excitement when she tells you she's pregnant. It's entirely another to secretly plot her abortion.
That's what John Andrew Welden did. He told his girlfriend she needed antibiotics for an infection. But instead of amoxicillin, he gave her Cytotec, which caused her to miscarry.
Yesterday, he pleaded guilty to killing their unborn baby. If he'd gone to trial, he'd have risked life in prison.
5. iPHONE REVEAL
Revolutionary or evolutionary?: We know we're getting new iPhones today; that's the worst-kept secret in tech. But what we really want to see is: Does Apple have any more tricks up its sleeve? Or are we now relegated to a future of piddly updates?
Once upon a time, the iPhone was the world's top-selling smartphone. Not anymore. Android phones have bigger screens. Heck, some can even snap pics underwater!
Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing: