Here are six of the top stories we are following Tuesday morning at NBC News:
1. Family of North Carolina man fatally shot by cops files suit
Cops shot an unarmed Jonathan Ferrell, a former Florida A&M football player, 10 times on Sept. 14 after he was mistaken for a burglar. His family has filed a wrongful-death suit against police and the city of Charlotte. Read more in NEWS.
2. Embattled Chris Christie shifts focus to State of the State
All eyes are on the Garden State governor, whose top aides orchestrated a scheme to close lanes on a Fort Lee, N.J., bridge as political payback. On Monday, he gives his annual address about his plans for the state this year. Read more in POLITICS.
3. Jersey boy Jon Stewart is ‘ashamed’ after bridge imbroglio
The “Daily Show” host says he’s disappointed with how the Gov. Christie scandal occurred — but it’s not what you think. “Planning this over email, with non-coded email?” Stewart scoffed. “You oughta be ashamed of yourself!” Read more in POP CULTURE.
4. Retired cop allegedly kills man, injures woman for texting during movie
A former Tampa police captain was charged in the shooting death of a 43-year-old man after the Monday afternoon shooting at a movie theater, Florida police said. The victim’s wife survived. Read more in NEWS.
5. Budget agreement reached to keep U.S. government funded
Congressional negotiators announced a deal late Monday to keep the lights on in Washington through Sept. 30, although lawmakers must still pass a bill by midnight Wednesday — or risk another government shutdown. Read more in POLITICS.
6. ‘Octomom’ accused of welfare fraud
Nadya Suleman, who gained notoriety for giving birth to octuplets, is accused of failing to report $30,000 in earnings last year while she received public assistance. Read more in NEWS.