Occupy Wall Street protesters in New York have begun what they say will be a day full of marches, civil disobedience and other actions aimed at — this is their goal — shutting down Wall Street.
Eyder is there to follow the story as it develops. His posts from the streets are being collected here.
Eyder reports for the NPR Newscast (7:30 a.m. ET, Nov. 17)
Our other early-morning headlines:
— Penn State Scandal: More Possible Victims Step Forward.
— EPA Takes Action Against Toxic Arizona Copper Plant.
Other top stories of the morning include:
— "Arab League Offers Reprieve For Syria" As Death Toll Rises. (The New York Times)
— "Chu To Present Strong Defense Of Solyndra Loan Guarantee." (The Washington Post)
— White House Gun Suspect Reportedly "Obsessed With Obama." (CBS News)
— "Jesmyn Ward's Salvage Wins National Book Award." (The Associated Press)