"We sit here until they figure out they fuckin’ lost": Washington Rep. Jim McDermott spells out the Democrats' plan to the federal shutdown. “You can’t say, OK, you get half of Obamacare—this isn’t a Solomonic decision," he also said. Meanwhile, Obama says he'd be willing to accept a short-term increase in the federal borrowing cap, signaling the administration's acknowledgement that negotiations could last longer than the debt ceiling's October 17 deadline.
Caring for the Mentally Ill: Early intervention and outpatient therapy keeps people with mental health issues out of Washington emergency rooms.
Nobel Prize in Medicine: James E. Rothman of Yale University; Randy W. Schekman of the University of California, Berkeley; and Dr. Thomas C. Südhof of Stanford University jointly share the prize for discovering "how cells transport major molecules in a cargo system that delivers them to the right place at the right time in cells," reports the NYTimes.
Burke Gilman Body Identified: The woman found fatally shot Friday morning has been identified as 26-year-old Jowanna Gooden of Renton.
No Courage, Indeed: Pakistan Taliban forces have vowed to shoot 16-year-old schoolgirl campaigner Malala Yousafzai again if they get the chance, because she has "no courage." They previously shot her in the head, but she survived. Apparently, it takes a lot of courage to threaten and shoot at school children.