Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
Lawmakers from both parties are warning the partial government shutdown could last for weeks.
Computer hiccups blemish the initial sign-up day for health insurance, but the new online marketplaces nevertheless appear to draw heavy interest.
Berlusconi's call for several ministers to withdraw their support threatens the survival of the fragile ruling coalition.
Police discover two suspicious packages and close the airport for several hours.
Experts predict up to $250 million in lost tourism revenue as a result of the deadly terrorist rampage in Nairobi.
A helmet-cam captures the mayhem in New York City as bikers chase an SUV for miles, then pull the driver out onto the highway and beat him.
With tougher U.S. economic measures against Tehran on the way, the president's diplomatic task could get harder if he doesn't make quick progress.
The famed company says it is filing for bankruptcy protection after seven decades as a fixture on the metropolitan cultural scene.
The AP's Frazier Moore applauds the "Breaking Bad" farewell for revealing and tying together all the pieces of the puzzle.
The Pirates, in the postseason for the first time in 21 years, down Cincinnati 6-2 in the NL wild-card game and advance to take on the Cardinals.