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August 16, 2012

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1. WHAT'S NEXT FOR WIKILEAKS FOUNDER

Ecuador's about to say whether Julian Assange, accused of sexual misconduct, gets asylum.

2. THE RUNNING MATE'S JOB: SELL HIS BOSS

Biden and Ryan are also proving adept at their other task: tearing down the other's No. 1.

3. HOW FELIX HERNANDEZ CAPS HIS PERFECT-GAME STYLE

The Seattle ace wears his hat crooked, and many of his pitches aren't very straight, either.

4. THE TABLET WAR IS STILL ONE-SIDED

The Galaxy Note 10.1 is on sale, but AP reviewer Peter Svensson says you're still better off with an iPad.

5. WHY THE WEST NILE OUTBREAK IN DALLAS IS SO WORRISOME

It's the deadliest in the US, and aerial spraying starts soon.

6. A STARK WARNING FOR FAMILY CAREGIVERS

AARP says they too often put off their own doctor visits, deplete savings and cut back working hours.

7. THESE CEOS GOT MORE THAN THEIR COMPANIES PAID IN U.S. TAXES

AT&T, Boeing and Citigroup are among 26 companies noted in a liberal-leaning think tank's report.

8. PENN STATE OFFICIALS FACE CHARGES, BUT NOT ITS EX-PRESIDENT

The university's athletic director and retired vice president head to court today, but Graham Spanier has so far avoided criminal charges.

9. HOW TO MAKE SURE YOUR KID COMES HOME SAFE FROM A SOLO FLIGHT

AP airlines writers' tips after United loses tracks of a child: Book a nonstop flight and pack paperwork, cellphone, snacks and cash.

10. FIFTY SHADES OF BATHROOM FIXTURES

"Grey" mania goes mainstream: Classical music, Etsy bondage crafts and beyond.

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