10 Things to Know for Monday, September 30

10 Things to Know for Monday, September 30

5:37am Sep 30, 2013
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 76.
Steve Biddle

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. AVOIDING THE BUDGET ABYSS  Tne lawmaker predicts that his fellow Republicans in the House will in the end avert a government shutdown by abandoning the effort to defund Obamacare. BUDGET BATTLE

2. CLINTON, GINGRICH BATTLE LED TO LONGEST SHUTDOWN  When the strong-willed pols faced off about two decades ago over Medicare and other issues, the government shut down twice, for six days and 21 days. SHUTDOWNS THROUGH HISTORY

3. HOW SYRIA INSPECTORS AIM TO GET THE JOB DONE  To make sure the regime scraps its chemical weapons, the teams say they may need to blow up missiles, smash empty shells and demolish machinery. SYRIA

4. ISRAEL: BEWARE NEW IRAN LEADER'S 'SMILEY CAMPAIGN'  "I will tell the truth in the face of the sweet talk" about Iran's nuclear activities, Netanyahu says in advance of his meeting with Obama. ISRAEL-SPOILING THE PARTY

5. WHAT PLEDGE OBAMA MIGHT LIKE TO TAKE BACK  His promise that anyone who likes their current health plan can keep it under Obamacare has turned out to be an empty one.  HEALTH CARE-BUDGET-FACT CHECK

6. ANOTHER TRIUMPH FOR BOOMING COMMERCIAL SPACE BUSINESS  A second U.S. private company proves that it is capable of delivering goods via an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station.  SPACE STATION

7. WHY AL-SHABAB SPARED MUSLIMS IN KENYA ATTACK  Papers believed to belong to the al-Qaida affiliate indicate it understands that indiscriminate attacks alienate other Muslims.  AL-QAIDA'S PAPERS-SPARING MUSLIMS

8. RUNAWAY SPENDING IN NYC JAILS  Experts are trying to figure out how the city spent $167,731 per inmate last year — nearly as much as it costs for four years of tuition at an Ivy League university. NYC JAILS-INMATE COST

9. 'BREAKING BAD' WRAPS UP AFTER FIVE SEASONS  AP Television Writer Frazier Moore says the series ended as it began: wicked, twisted and wildly creative.  TV-BREAKING BAD-FINALE

10. PASS-HAPPY PEYTON MANNING ON RECORD ROLL  The Denver QB's 16 touchdown passes are the most in the first month of a season, besting the mark of 14 set by two others.  EAGLES-BRONCOS

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