1. Utah’s National Parks To Remain Open– As opposed to the other United States national parks, Utah’s national parks can remain open despite the government shutdown. If Utah agrees to pay the U.S. government $1.67 million, $166, 572 per day, Utah can be reimbursed for the payment if the shutdown lasts under ten days.
2. Syrian Monitors Win The Nobel Peace Prize- The body responsible for for overseeing the destruction of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), has won the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Committee said it wanted to the honor the OPCW’s “extensive work to eliminate chemical weapons.”
3. JP Morgan Reports $400 Million Loss- JP Morgan Chase fell to its first quarterly loss in more than eight years after taking a $9.2 billion litigation charge. The bank made a net loss of $380 million or 17 cents a share.
4. Paul McCartney Plays Surprise Show In NYC- Yesterday around 1 pm, Paul McCartney played a surprise free Times Square show. The brief 15 minute set consisted of four songs from his new album New.
5. Magic Johnson Out At ESPN- Magic Johnson will not be returning to ESPN’s NBA Countdown show and will no longer appear on the network. ESPN will instead bring in Doug Collins and Doris Burke.
Song of the Day: Janelle Monae and Miguel- PrimeTime
Happy Birthday: MC Lyte, turns 43 today!
RIP: Werner Von Trapp, died 6 years ago.