New York Times: Senate leaders have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid a default.
NationalGeographic.com: War and occupation directly and indirectly claimed the lives of about a half-million Iraqis from 2003 to 2011.
BBC: Researchers have tested an "underwater wi-fi" network in a lake in an attempt to make a "deep-sea internet."
NYPost: There were no murders in the five boroughs of New York City last week.
The A Register: The U.S. economy is another victim of surveillance by the National Security Agency according to expatriate whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Christian Science Monitor: Scientists are baffled by the death of a large numbers of moose across the U.S.
USA Today: Top Senate leaders say they are close to a deal to end the government shutdown.
CNN: Safra Catz of Oracle again tops the list, with $43 million in total compensation.
BBC: Google is facing a backlash over plans to put people's faces and comments about products and places into advertisements.
Twitter: Oregon Ducks cheerleaders released a photo of the creepy contacts they will wear this weekend at Washington.
CNN: JetBlue Airways will now allow members of its TrueBlue loyalty program to register as a family.
BBC: Over the past few years, a slew of chief executives have made verbal gaffes that even the most brilliant PR teams have had serious trouble spinning.
The Wall Street Journal: The government shutdown has eroded public support for Republicans more than Democrats and most think the showdown is not in the best interest of the country., according to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.