Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. What Will Pope Francis Tell the United Nations?
After giving an historic address to Congress on Thursday, Francis will appear before the U.N. General Assembly on Friday morning to touch on the same themes he's made the cornerstone of his papacy — the need for peace, the plight of refugees, and the role of poverty and bad government in driving conflict and migration. His final day in New York will include an interfaith gathering in Lower Manhattan and a Mass at Madison Square Garden. Read more in NEWS.
2. Pope in NYC Warns Against ‘Worldly Comforts’
The pontiff has been in a New York state of mind after starting his Big Apple tour by greeting well-wishers along Fifth Avenue before speaking at an evening service at St. Patrick's Cathedral. He acknowledged the role of women in the Catholic church and told worshipers not to fall for the trappings of materialism. Read more in NEWS.
3. Four Killed in Seattle Duck Boat and Bus Crash
Four international students with North Seattle College were killed after the charter bus they were in collided with a "duck tour" vehicle on a Seattle bridge Thursday. Several other students remained in critical condition, and the crash's cause remains under investigation. Read more in NEWS.
4. China to Launch Carbon Emissions Market
China will announce Friday that it will launch a national carbon emissions trading market in 2017 as part of a joint climate change statement with the U.S. The statement will be one of the few policy announcements the two countries are expected to make Friday during Chinese President Xi Jinping's meetings with President Obama. Read more in NEWS.
5. ISIS Stumbles After Drone Kills Top Recruiter
The death of British national Junaid Hussain in a recent drone strike eliminated one of the terror group's most potent weapons in its social media war against the U.S. and its allies. Husain had apparently tried to recruit Americans for attacks within U.S. borders. Read more in INVESTIGATIONS.
6. Saudi Royal Family Member Accused in Sex Crime
Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of trying to force a woman to perform a sex act on him, the LAPD said. The royal family, known as the ruling House of Saud, numbers in the several thousands — possibly as many as 10,000. Read more in NEWS.
7. Long Lines as Apple’s Latest iPhones Hit Stores
The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit stores on Friday, with dozens of people — and a robot — lining up in Sydney, Australia, to kick off a global sales cycle that will be scrutinized for signs of how much juice Apple's marquee product has left. Read more in TECH.
An act of human kindness brought tears to the eyes of a man who traveled from Denver to New York to catch a glimpse of the pontiff but didn't have a ticket.