- US NavyDespite saying he would not negotiate, President
meeting with House Republicans later today. DC Mayor Vincent
confronted Harry Reid over his refusal to take DC out of the
government shutdown crisis. The NSA is
using the partial government shutdown to delay court cases
against it, a partially successful strategy.
- Mike Ditka says he could’ve
ended Barack Obama’s career “then and there” if he had run
against him for Senate in 2004 like Illinois Republicans wanted.
Instead, Obama faced token opposition from Alan Keyes.
- A new study
finds anti-bullying programs in schools could be having the
opposite of the intended effect.
- A cop in Edison, New Jersey is
facing departmental charges for trying to press a woman he met
on a call for sex. He returned after his shift was over but while
still in uniform.
- Edward Snowden’s father
visited him in Moscow, telling reporters his son deserved a
condemned the US for suspending military aid to the country,
saying the regime would not “surrender to American pressure” and
would continue “on its path towards democracy.” Israel is also
concerned about the suspension.
- Militants briefly
kidnapped the prime minister of Libya over “corruption” around
the US raid, before releasing him.
- Canadian short story writer Alice Munro
won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
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