Our early headlines:
— Bombing Kills At Least 14 In Afghanistan, Including Three NATO Troops.
— With First Debate This Week, We Really Are In Campaign's Final Stretch.
Other stories in the news:
— "Payroll Tax Cut Is Unlikely To Survive Past Jan. 1 Deadline." (The New York Times)
— California Bans "Gay-Repair Therapy For Minors." (San Francisco Chronicle)
— Supreme Court Opens; Justices Prep "For Another Headline-Making Term." (Morning Edition)
Nina Totenberg on new Supreme Court term
— European Team Makes Dramatic Comeback, Retains Hold On Golf's Ryder Cup. (Morning Edition)
Steve Inskeep and Tom Goldman discuss the Ryder Cup
— "With No Contract, Minnesota Orchestra Locks Out Musicians." (Minnesota Public Radio)
— "Carma-What?" Los Angeles Gets Through "Carmageddon II" With Few Problems; Interstate Reopens After Bridge Destruction. (Southern California Public Radio)
— "Spain Expects A Wider Budget Gap." (The Wall Street Journal)
— "Russian Court Adjourns Punk Band Appeal Hearing." (Reuters)