Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. Grieving Biden Says He’s Not Emotionally Ready to Run
In a moving interview with Stephen Colbert on Thursday night, Vice President Joe Biden suggested he is not yet emotionally prepared to run for president in 2016 since he is still reeling from the death of his son, Beau, earlier this summer. Read more in POLITICS.
2. How the Nation is Honoring Victims of 9/11
Friday marks the 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and a memorial plaza in Lower Manhattan will again be the main gathering point where victims' families will observe moments of silence and read the names of the nearly 3,000 killed. See more in PHOTOS.
3. Cops Confirm 11th Freeway Shooting Amid Sniper Fears
A bullet pierced the side of a tractor-trailer on a Phoenix freeway Thursday, and police said they were treating it as the 11th attack in a string of shootings over the past two weeks that have terrorized drivers. Authorities say they could be dealing with more than one gunman. Read more in NEWS.
4. U.S. Willing to Accept 10,000 Syrian Refugees Next Year
The Obama administration is offering to take in at least 10,000 Syrian refugees in the next fiscal year as European countries continue to grapple with a surge of people from the Middle East and Africa. The decision represents a significant jump from the 1,500 Syrian refugees expected in the U.S. by the end of this fiscal year. Read more in NEWS.
5. Who Nabbed a Spot in the Next GOP Debate?
Donald Trump, Jeb Bush and Scott Walker have made the top 11 cut in next Thursday's debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Southern California. CNN said Carly Fiorina, the lone female in the GOP presidential pack, will also get a spot in the prime-time political face off. Read more in POLITICS.
6. Police Blast Coroner in Investigation of Officer’s Death
Investigators looking for three suspects in the killing of Illinois police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz sharply criticized a local coroner on Thursday for releasing details about his death to the media. The case is still being treated as a homicide investigation, officials added. Read more in NEWS.
7. Fired Camerawoman Apologizes After Tripping Migrants
Petra Laszlo, a TV camerawoman who was fired after being caught kicking and tripping migrants entering Hungary, has apologized, saying that she was "honestly really sorry" about the incident. Read more in NEWS.
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