1. HOUSE GOP LEADERS WEIGH SHORT-TERM DEBT LIMIT HIKE
Meanwhile, there is far less urgency inside the leadership about ending the nine-day government shutdown.
2. WHO'S PAYING MILITARY DEATH BENEFITS DURING SHUTDOWN
A charity, the Fisher House Foundation, will pay the benefits, then be reimbursed by the government after the shutdown ends.
3. THREE-STAR ADMIRAL FIRED FROM JOB AT NUCLEAR COMMAND
Vice Adm. Tim Giardina is being reassigned in an extremely rare move following allegations he used counterfeit chips at a gambling casino.
4. U.S. SLASHES AID TO EGYPT
The decision will likely create new friction in Washington's already uneasy relations with the government that ousted President Morsi.
5. OBAMA'S FED CHAIR NOMINEE SEES UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Janet Yellen says there has been progress, but more needs to be done to strengthen the economy.
6. INVESTIGATORS SEEK MOTIVE IN COURTHOUSE SHOOTING
A gunman who fired up to two dozen rounds at a federal courthouse in W.Va. is shot and killed by police returning fire.
7. WHERE WOMEN ARE CHALLENGING A DRIVING BAN
In Saudi Arabia, neither traffic nor Islamic laws forbid females to drive, and now some women would like to discuss "excuses" that keep them from taking the wheel.
8. WOMAN GIVES BIRTH ON LAWN OF MEXICO CLINIC
The mother was turned away by a nurse, and a photo of her squatting beside her newborn has horrified the country.
9. WHY ENGINEERS ARE WORRIED ABOUT AN OUTER SPACE MISSION
A Jupiter-bound spacecraft has gone into safe mode and is returning a low rate of data.
10. PASSENGER GETS CRASH COURSE IN FLIGHT TRAINING
After the pilot collapses, a 77-year-old man safely lands a Cessna 172 in northwest England with some help from instructors on the ground.