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Today: Waiting for Syria military strike; Denver drive-by shooting; Labor Day holiday

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1. Obama to seek congressional approval for military strike in Syria

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said he thinks “many facts” are pointing to the Syrian regime being responsible for a chemical attack last month. He spoke at a press conference in Brussels, Belgium, on Monday.  President Barack Obama already said there’s no doubt Syria’s government killed hundreds of civilians in a chemical weapon attack — and he wants to go after the regime. Independent tests have revealed “signatures of sarin gas” in blood and hair samples from Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry said.

2. Denver police search for homicide suspect

Police were looking for someone who killed a man in a drive-by shooting late Sunday night outside the Mariposa apartments at W. Mississippi Avenue and Mariposa St. in Denver. The victim was shot following a confrontation at an apartment. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.

3.  Governor John Hickenlooper to have surgery

The Denver Post reports Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper will be out of the office for a few days. He’s undergoing a hip arthroscopy on Tuesday.

4. Investigation and search for suspects continues in killing of Denver 13-year-old

Police were still searching for clues Monday after a 13-year-old boy was shot to death in the Montbello neighborhood on Friday night. Police responding to a call of shots fired in the 4700 block of Enid Way found Reysean Abram suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest about 11:45 p.m. Friday, the Denver Police Department said.

5. A Taste of Colorado wraps up after full holiday weekend at Civic Center Park

The annual downtown Denver festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of people. Casey James performs on the main stage at 1:00 p.m. Monday and America performs at 5:00 p.m. Many downtown busy streets around Civic Center Park will be closed until 6:00 a.m. Tuesday.

6. Labor Day holiday means banks, government agencies, many businesses closed Monday

Banks, government agencies and businesses are closed Monday for the Labor Day holiday. RTD public transportation is running on a holiday schedule. Check here for traffic conditions and delays around metro Denver.

7. Todd Helton gets 2500th hit, team plays Dodgers at home Monday afternoon

Colorado Rockies first baseman Todd Helton achieved an impressive career milestone Sunday when he got his 2,500th hit. It was a double in the 7th inning against the Cincinnati Reds. The Rockies won the game 7-4. Colorado plays the Los Angeles Dodgers at Coors Field at 2:10 p.m. Monday.

8. Fort Collins police investigate attack on young woman

A 20-year-old woman was recovering Monday from injuries she received in an assault at Cottonwood Glen Park in Fort Collins early Saturday. No suspect had been identified in this case.

9. Hot weather dominates metro Denver forecast for 1st week in September

High temperatures in the low 90s and high 80s are forecast all week long in metro Denver. Follow this link for interactive weather information any time.

10. American Idol judge rumors

The Hollywood Reporter says Harry Connick Jr. will be judging the new season of the hit FOX show American Idol along with Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban. Connick has appeared on the show numerous times as a mentor and performer. Fox has not confirmed the report.

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