1. FROM SHUTDOWN TO LOCKDOWN TO SHOOTING
With senators puzzling over the government shutdown inside, a woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child leads police on a chase that ends at the Capitol, where she is shot and killed.
2. BUDGET BATTLE GETS MORE PERSONAL
President Obama and House Speaker Boehner trade barbs as the dispute moves closer to a more critical showdown over the nation's line of credit.
3. WHY LAWMAKERS IN BOTH PARTIES APPEAR UNWILLING TO BUDGE
"It might be that both sides are backed into a corner so far that it's hard to get out of," Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho says.
4. AT LEAST 114 DIE AFTER CROWDED SHIP CAPSIZES OFF ITALY
In the dark of night, hundreds of men, women and children are flung into the sea after the fishing boat capsizes following a fire on board.
5. TWITTER UNSEALS PAPERS FOR AN IPO
The company also disclosed that it generated $317 million in revenue in 2012 and that it had more than 218 million active users as of the end of June.
6. MOM WHO DROWNED KIDS SEEKS CUT OF ESTATE
The Long Island woman was found not guilty because of mental disease or defect, so her attorneys say she shouldn't be subject to laws that bar convicts from profiting from their crimes.
7. WHERE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS CAN TAKE THE WHEEL LEGALLY
Gov. Jerry Brown signs a bill adding California to the growing list of states allowing immigrants in the U.S. illegally to obtain driver's licenses.
8. HOLY COW!
A Chicago restaurant cooks up some controversy with its burger of the month, garnishing it with an unconsecrated communion wafer and a red wine reduction sauce.
9. AN UNAPPETIZING BUT EFFECTIVE CURE
Doctors find a way to put healthy people's poop into pills that can cure serious gut infections.
10. WIN THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME
NBC plans a competition show with a grand prize that's out of this world: A ride into space.