Here are six things to know for today.
The search for the U.S. container ship El Faro that sank near the Bahamas has been abandoned. Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board say they are turning their attention to finding the ship's data recorder located three miles down at the bottom of the sea.
President Obama has apologized to the group Doctors Without Borders after a U.S. airstrike killed 22 people at a hospital in Afghanistan. Now, Doctors Without Borders is asking for an independent investigation into the incident.
Today, the GOP will meet to choose a candidate for speaker of the house. Kevin McCarthy of California is considered the frontrunner. The official vote will take place among the full House of Representatives on October 29.
The home of accused murder Keith Griffith is no longer standing in its Reidland neighborhood. Crews will be out working to clear the site today and are hoping to have the site cleared by the end of the week.
Volkswagen plans to cancel its entire range of diesel models in the U.S. for the 2016 model year. Up to 11 million diesel models may need a re-fit in the U.S. after the automaker was caught cheating on diesel emissions tests.
The Chicago Cubs will meet the St. Louis Cardinals in the National League division series. The Cubs shut-out the Pittsburgh Pirates in the wildcard game 4 to 0. Game one of the Cubs and Cardinals is tomorrow.
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