Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The status of thousands of employees changed from nonessential to essential over the course of the partial government shutdown.
Bail is set at $1 million for an airport employee accused of taking the stuff from a plane at LAX and putting it in plastic bottles that later exploded.
Dozens are missing after a storm hits an island south of Tokyo and sweeps up the coast.
William D. Swenson, recognized for bravery in a battle against Taliban insurgents in 2009, wants to return to active duty.
The case renews debate about whether to try terror suspects in military or civilian courts.
A teen said to be primarily responsible for bullying a classmate who then committed suicide brags about it online. She and a 12-year-old now face charges.
Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt and Peter Gabriel are among first-time nominees.
The goal during demolition of the site of the Sandy Hook shootings will be to prevent exploitation of any remnants of the building.
Game 5 of the NLCS will be Los Angeles' last this year unless the team can muster a win against the Cardinals.
A woman snorkeling off the California coast finds the carcass of an 18-foot oarfish — a deep-water species that can grow up to 50 feet long.