Shutdown: As the government shutdown drags on into its second week, House Republicans consider raising the debt ceiling temporarily while they negotiate a budget. The New York Times reports.
Autonomy: D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray confronted Senate leader Harry Reid on the steps of the Capitol after a press conference. Gray was pressing Reid to grant Washington autonomy over its budget before the shutdown hamstrings city services. Reid's response: "I’m on your side. Don’t screw it up, okay?" The Washington Post reports.
Shooting: A retired police officer opened fire on a federal courthouse in West Virginia and was killed after police returned fire. Investigators are still seeking a motive. CBS News reports.
Taken: The Libyan prime minister was kidnapped by gunmen and released hours later. CNN reports that the prime minister was taken at a five-star hotel in Tripoli.