Top Stories: Slow Typhoon Relief; Record Art Auction : The Two-Way Also: Senate Republicans block another of President Obama's judicial nominees; the U.N. says despite the Philippine typhoon, 2013 was a normal year for tropical storms; and a television informercial salesman is jailed for contempt.
NPR logo Top Stories: Slow Typhoon Relief; Record Art Auction

Top Stories: Slow Typhoon Relief; Record Art Auction

Good morning, here are our early stories:

—In Shattered Filipino City, A Fight For 'Sheer Survival'.

— Record $142.4M For Francis Bacon Art; Warhol Fetches $57.3M.

And here are more early headlines:

Despite Super Typhoon, U.N. Says 2013 Cyclone Activity About Average. (AP)

Senate Republicans Block Another Obama Judicial Pick. (Wall Street Journal)

House Panel To Question Health Exchange Computer Experts. (Politico)

Caroline Kennedy Sworn In As U.S. Ambassador To Japan. (Washington Post)

Indian Official Regrets Rape Remark. (BBC)

Obama To Sign Bill Highlighting Food Allergy Awareness. (AP)

TV Pitchman Convicted For False Claims On Diet Book. (UPI)