Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. OBAMA CHALLENGES ROMNEY ON FOREIGN POLICY
The president fires back at suggestions that he's weak with enemies and allies, says rival should say whether he wants another war.
2. THEY'LL PICK THE NEXT U.S. PRESIDENT, BUT THEY'RE NOT PAYING MUCH ATTENTION
An AP poll spotlights campaigns' challenge: How to lure Americans intent on voting who aren't watching the race closely.
3. 'HOMELAND' CLEANS UP AT EMMYS
Showtime's espionage thriller won best drama series; stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis also picked up trophies.
4. THE SINAI BUFFER ZONE PROTECTS MILITANTS
That's why Israel may have to consider allowing Egypt to beef up forces in the largely demilitarized border area.
5. HOW FRACKING COULD SHOW THE WAY FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY
The natural gas boom came after decades of government subsidies. Now some big drilling supporters say the U.S. must support solar and wind research in the same way.
6. THERE'S LITTLE HOPE OF CHANGE AS U.N. GATHERS
Global leaders will kick off a General Assembly meeting as war rages in Syria and the Mideast reels from protests against an anti-Islamic film.
7. LESS ICE MEANS MORE DANGER ON HIGH
Loose snow increases the likelihood of avalanches such as the one that claimed at least nine climbers in Nepal, as global warming makes mountaineering riskier than ever.
8. CLUES IN GIANT PANDA CUB'S DEATH COULD BE KNOWN SOON
The week-old, 4-ounce cub, about the size of a stick of butter, died Sunday at the National Zoo in Washington, saddening officials and visitors cheered by its unexpected arrival.
9. SCIENTISTS REPORT NEW PROGRESS ON BREAST CANCER
Researchers analyze DNA of tumors from 825 patients and find four major classes of the disease.
10. GREEN DAY FRONTMAN HEADS TO REHAB
Billie Joe Armstrong seeks substance abuse treatment following an onstage meltdown in Las Vegas.