Top Stories: Pakistan Quake; MacArthur Genius Grants : The Two-Way Also: Kenya opens an investigation into a deadly mall attack by militants; Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart over Syrian weapons; two candidates picked to run for Boston mayor; and Willie Nelson's toy armadillo has been stolen.
NPR logo Top Stories: Pakistan Quake; MacArthur Genius Grants

Top Stories: Pakistan Quake; MacArthur Genius Grants

Good morning, here are our early stories:

— Pakistan Quake Killed Hundreds, Created Island Off Coast.

— Latest MacArthur Geniuses Include Sound Savior.

And here are more early headlines:

Kenya Opens Investigation Into Mall Attack By Militants. (The New York Times)

Kerry, Lavrov Meet At U.N. In 'Constructive' Session. (CNN)

U.N. Weapons Inspectors Returning To Syria. (U.N. News Centre)

Death Toll From Mexican Storms Reaches 130, More Rain Forecast. (Reuters)

In A First, Senate Confirms Openly Gay Federal Appellate Judge. (Los Angeles Times)

Boston Voters Pick Two Candidates To Vie For Mayor. (Boston Herald)

Gambling Conference Opens With Flashy Performers In Las Vegas. (The Associated Press)

Willie Nelson's Toy Armadillo Is Stolen From Stage. (Westchester Journal News)