1. GRIM NEW DEATH TOLL IN SYRIA
The UN says nearly 93,000 have been confirmed killed in the civil war, with the real number likely being far higher.
2. ERDOGAN CALLS PROTESTERS 'TROUBLEMAKERS'
Turkey's prime minister says he will rid Istanbul's Taksim Square of them in 24 hours to end two weeks of riots.
3. NSA HEAD SAYS SPY PROGRAM STOPPED TERROR ATTACKS
Army Gen. Keith Alexander told Congress that the collection of millions of telephone and Internet records foiled a 2009 plot to bomb New York's subways.
4. THOUSANDS FLEE RAGING COLORADO WILDFIRE
More than 9,000 were told to leave the Black Forest, where an 18-acre blaze had destroyed nearly 100 homes.
5. MORE BANGLADESH FACTORIES AT RISK AFTER COLLAPSE
A report obtained by the AP shows that garment factories are routinely built without engineers and aren't designed to withstand the stress of heavy machinery.
6.. AFGHAN POLICE KILLED IN SUSPECTED INSIDER ATTACK
The six officers were found shot at their checkpoint and two other policemen were missing.
7. 10-YEAR-OLD GETS NEW LUNGS
Sarah Murnaghan was recovering from the surgery made possible by a judge's controversial ruling that expanded her options for lifesaving surgery.
8. WHERE BABY BOOMERS AREN'T GOING
Rural America, which Census estimates show is losing population for the first time ever as boomers lose interest in retiring to far-flung places.
9. FIFTH FAILURE FOR CUBA SWIM
Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel lasted 11 hours in the Cuba to Florida swim before being undone by jellyfish stings.
10. WEATHER THREATENS HISTORIC US OPEN
The major is returning to the Merion course near Philadelphia for the first time in 32 years, but six inches of rain has soaked the region.