Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. AFTER A BITTER NOMINATION PROCESS, DAY 1 ON THE BENCH
Brett Kavanaugh is about to hear his first arguments as a Supreme Court justice, becoming the fifth solidly conservative jurist on the high court.
2. PAPER PUBLISHES POSSIBLY LAST IMAGE OF MISSING SAUDI REPORTER
The Washington Post publishes a surveillance image showing its missing Saudi contributor walking into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul a week ago, just before he disappeared.
3. HURRICANE MICHAEL ON COURSE FOR NORTH FLORIDA
The Category 1 storm is strengthening over warm tropical waters amid fears it will intensify into a major hurricane before striking Florida’s northeast Gulf Coast by midweek.
4. 10 MINUTES OF TERROR
A quake, a tsunami and a family’s son gone missing in a catastrophe that was shocking even by the standards of disaster-prone Indonesia.
5. RED FLAGS SEEN IN DEADLY LIMO CRASH
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the driver didn’t have the necessary commercial license, and the vehicle failed a state inspection that examined such things as the chassis, suspension and brakes.
6. TRUMP BORDER POLICY’S UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE
An AP investigation finds that gaps in the U.S. child welfare system can lead to deported parents losing their kids to adoption.
7. WHERE MISSILE FRAGMENTS BECOME DAGGERS
Yemeni artisans take the remnants of weapons fired by the Saudi-led coalition to make their ornamental knives.
8. GOOGLE READY TO SHOWCASE NEW PRODUCTS
The tech giant is expected to introduce two new Pixel phones along with other devices designed to increase usage of its advertising-driven services.
9. EAGLES ICON FETED
Joe Walsh and his wife were honored by Facing Addiction with NCADD for their support of the recovery movement and their efforts to raise awareness about drug and alcohol abuse.
10. WHO’S THE UNDISPUTED PASSING YARDS KING
Saints quarterback Drew Brees eclipses Peyton Manning’s previous career mark of 71,940 yards as New Orleans thumped Washington 43-19.