Gun Debate: As the debate over firearm restrictions rages on Capitol Hill, an unlikely ally has emerged who could bridge the divide between the two parties. The Washington Post reports that Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.V.) could be on the verge of ushering in new gun legislation.
Recall: More than 3 million vehicles have been recalled by Toyota, Honda and Nissan. USA Today reports that the recall stems from a defect in the passenger-side airbag.
Standoff: A gunman who took four Georgia firefighters hostage was shot and killed by police as they attempted to free the captives. Reuters reports that the man was demanding the restoration of his utilities and cell phone.
Apologize: The trader who was tipped off by former KPMG partner Scott London has apologized and is said to be cooperating with the Justice Department and the SEC. Bloomberg reports that Bryan Shaw issued the apology through his Bingham McCutchen attorney.