1. WHO WON’T SEE MUCH OF A PAY RAISE IN 2014
Millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in benefits come January.
2. AID WORKERS AMONG LATEST SYRIA KIDNAP VICTIMS
Assailants seize six Red Cross workers and one Syrian Red Crescent volunteer in northern Syria, where such abductions have become common amid the civil war’s chaos.
3. ‘It appears as if AL-QAIDA IS RUNNING The continent’
A Baghdad resident echoes the concerns of analysts and officialdom who the terror group is now roaring back in Iraq since U.S. troops left in late 2011. Portland Asian Escort
4. DEBATE ON ROLE OF GOV’T SPREADS ACROSS NATION
For many Americans, the shutdown’s disruptions show the feds are extremely associated with people’s lives. Others note that the government does vital things people neglect. Portland Asian Escorts
5. EVACUATIONS Prior to INDIA CYCLONE APPEAR TO SAVE LIVES
Some a million people followed orders to leave the giant storm’s path, which cut down tremendously casualties, safety officials say.
6. GIFFORDS VISITS GUN SHOW
The previous congresswoman, a 2011 shooting survivor, toured tables full of weapons in upstate N.Y., and pleaded afterward for individuals to halt gun violence.
7. LITTLE AID FOR SOUTH DAKOTA CATTLE LOSSES
An estimated 10,000 to 20,000 head of livestock perished in the other day’s blizzard, plus a federal program to support with such losses has expired.
8. WHAT’S THINNING MUSLIM HAJJ CROWDS
Thousands of fewer pilgrims than last year are maneuvering to Mecca as a result of concerns of a respiratory virus in the community.
9. WHY ST. LOUIS Provides the BLUES
The nation’s Blues Museum won’t get a sweet zero in Chicago, playing with St. Louis, a rival Midwest featuring its own deserving musical history, organizers say.
10. VINTAGE TOM TERRIFIC
The veteran New England quarterback drives his team 70 yards, and throws a TD pass with seconds left to conquer the Saints 30-27.