Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. SENSING A DEBT LIMIT DEAL, WALL STREET SOARS
The Dow rockets up more than 300 points, ending a three-week funk in stocks.
2. WHY SOME NATIONAL PARKS MAY REOPEN
Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration says it would allow parks to reopen during the shutdown — as long as states use their own money.
3. AID FREEZE FUELS ANTI-US SENTIMENT IN EGYPT
Still, the nation’s military-backed government is unlikely to pull back from doing things the U.S. favors — such as holding parliamentary and presidential elections in 2014.
4. SNOWDEN MEETS WITH US VISITORS
They say he is adjusting to life in Russia and expresses no regret about leaking highly classified government information.
5. SECOND US ASTRONAUT TO ORBIT EARTH DIES AT 88
Beyond exploring the heights of space, Scott Carpenter also adventured to the deepest depths of the ocean.
6. EX-DETROIT MAYOR GETS STIFF SENTENCE
A judge agrees with the government that 28 years in prison is appropriate for Kwame Kilpatrick for rigging contracts and taking bribes.
7. WHAT’S CAUSING DROP IN NEED FOR DONATED BLOOD
Fewer elective surgeries are being performed and medical advances are curbing bleeding in operating rooms.
8. CLEVELAND KIDNAPPER’S DEATH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SUICIDE
Authorities say Ariel Castro may have died in his prison cell attempting to choke himself for a sexual thrill.
9. WHO’S BEEN HANDED A MAJOR COURT VICTORY
Toyota isn’t liable for the death of a Calif. woman whose Camry apparently suddenly accelerated and crashed, a jury decides.
10. OHIO MAN STRUGGLES TO COME BACK FROM THE DEAD
A judge turns down a man’s request to reverse a 1994 ruling that declared him legally dead after he had vanished, citing a three-year time limit for changing a death ruling.