Gunmen stormed a crowded shopping mall frequented by Westerners in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi in an apparent terror attack, leaving at least 11 dead. The U.S. State Department said American citizens were reportedly among the injured. The militant Islamic group al-Shabab, based in neighboring Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter, saying it was in retaliation "for the lives of innocent Muslims" killed by Kenyan forces leading an African Union offensive against al-Shabab.
More highways in northern Colorado that were cut off because of destructive flooding last week are being reopened, helping reduce the number of people in need of emergency shelters and, transportation officials hope, reducing traffic congestion in heavily populated areas along the Front Range.
U.S. State officials behind the launch of President Barack Obama's healthcare reform on October 1 say they could weather a federal government shutdown, though the scenario would add new pressure to the political attacks and technical issues that have weighed on the program's introduction.
College-aged Kate Upton fans: your wildest dreams have come true. The supermodel showed up to Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in a red-hot dress and strappy sandals. And then Fallon challenged Upton to flip cup. According to the blonde beauty, she's never played because she didn't go to college.