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Morning Headlines: Friday, August 9

Here are the headlines we’re reading this morning. Which headlines are getting your attention?

Here are the headlines we’re reading this morning. Which headlines are getting your attention?'Specific threats' shut another US ConsulateMcConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton says he is running the race ‘holdin’ my nose’Officials: Drone strikes hit al Qaeda militants in YemenUS soars in world popularity after Iraq — but will it last? Spitzer and Weiner Find a Forgiving CrowdNYT editorial: Breaking Through Limits on SpyingAs Foreign Fighters Flood Syria, Qaeda Rise Is FearedDetroit’s Debt Is Proving Costly to Its NeighborsRedskins have ups, downs in 22-21 winCritics question NSA’s need to keep databaseDeparture of GOP operatives could imperil debt-limit talksRuth Marcus: Venom gone viralRaging Wildfire Forces 1,800 To FleeNew Jersey co-workers hold Powerball winning ticketPGA Championship: The keys to the weekendGunmen in Pakistan kill nine in attack at mosque on Muslim holidayYankees' Alex Rodriguez to play first home game since last year's American League playoffsSAC Capital Business Plan Goes to Judge