Good morning. Here are some of the stories we're following today:
1. With Kevin McCarthy Out of House Speaker Race, Who's Next?
While Rep. Daniel Webster of Florida received the support of the conservative Freedom Caucus, a group of three dozen conservative members, he doesn’t have enough support from the remaining Republican members. And neither does Rep. Jason Chaffetz of Utah, another member who announced he was running for the top spot. So what happens next? Read more in POLITICS.
2. Tunisia Democracy Group Wins Nobel Peace Prize
The National Dialogue Quartet in Tunisia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize Friday for promoting democracy in the most successful shakeup of the 2011 Arab Spring. The prize was awarded to the group "for its decisive contribution to the building of a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia" after the so-called Jasmine Revolution. Read more in NEWS. Read more in NEWS.
3. As Russia Bombs Syria, U.S. Aircraft Carrier Leaves Gulf
Military officials said Thursday that they've pulled the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which is home to about 5,000 service members and 65 combat planes, so that it can undergo maintenance. The ship officially exited the gulf around 11 p.m. ET. The temporary measure is also the result of mandatory budget cuts. Read more in NEWS.
4. What Should Obama Do About Syria and the Russians?
Even before Russia began intervening in Syria's civil war, President Obama was under increasing pressure to change his approach to the conflict. Now things have become more urgent. Read more in NEWS.
5. Gunman Kills Student at Arizona University: School
One student was killed and three others were wounded after a gunman opened fire at Northern Arizona University, school officials said early Friday. Read more in NEWS.
6. Why China Doesn't Mind Being Left Out of Trans-Pacific Deal
The exclusion of China has been widely interpreted as an attempt by the United States to curtail Beijing's growing political and economic might in the Asia Pacific region, and some experts have described it as a "terrible mistake." But does Beijing really care? Possibly not as much as you might think. Read more in NEWS.
7. 'More Is Coming': New Flood Warnings in South Carolina
South Carolina’s governor on Thursday warned of more flooding in the rain-battered state, as swollen rivers are expected to deliver more water to low lying and coastal areas. Gov. Nikki Haley told reporters Thursday afternoon that she toured the hard-hit areas of Kingstree and Givhans Ferry and "what we saw was devastating." Read more in NEWS.
Nightly Spotlight: This Friendship Will Make You Smile
While some kids dream of being Spiderman or Batman, 4-year-old Carter Lawson has a different hero in mind — the mailman.