1. Trump 'saddened' about Emmys' lackluster ratings  |  ( fox news )
Trump tweeted, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night - the worst ever.”The president’s Tuesday night tweet was a little off: The show was on Sunday, not Monday, and the ratings didn’t quite hit bottom, though they were close.
2. Millicent Fawcett statue gets Parliament Square go ahead  |  ( bbc )
Image copyright Hulton Archive/Getty Images Image caption Dame Millicent Fawcett was the founder of National Union of Women's Suffrage SocietiesThe announcement comes after years of campaigning.
3. Walmart, Target join call for 'Dreamer' legislation  |  ( reuters )
“We think it’s essential that we not only let them stay in this country, but welcome them,” Cook said of DACA recipients.
4. At U.N., Global Leaders to Speak After Trump Takes Center Stage  |  ( nytimes )
After condemning North Korea, Mr. Trump pivoted to the next “rogue nation” — Iran.
5. Building a Better Coral Reef  |  ( nytimes )
“There’s a long road ahead; that’s why we’re starting now.”Questions like these appear to be an inescapable part of the human future, and they go beyond coral reefs.
6. Mueller ratchets up pressure on Paul Manafort, but who is leaking these damaging details?  |  ( fox news )
But the same can’t be said for the story that broke moments earlier, when CNN reported that federal investigators wiretapped Manafort both before and after the election.
7. EPA nominee once helped chemical industry, lobbyists  |  ( star tribune )
"He has chosen to be the voice of the chemical industry.
8. Cross-border slaying: Can dead teen's family sue US agent?  |  ( star tribune )
Parents of another teenager, killed in Nogales, Mexico, by a federal agent in a cross-border shooting have filed a pending civil rights lawsuit.
9. In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to 'destroy' North Korea  |  ( washington times )
That may offer some reassurance to China and Russia, which have urged the U.S. to tone down its rhetoric and restart dialogue with North Korea.
10. Who wins, who loses in bill aimed at upending Obamacare  |  ( star tribune )
Winners — People who use tax-sheltered health savings accounts for health care expenses.
11. A last, last chance: Republicans strain for Obamacare repeal  |  ( star tribune )
"I'm not speaking for Sen. McCain," Graham said.
12. Trump's trashing of Iran deal poses problems for NK strategy  |  ( washington times )
His disparagement of the Iran nuclear deal in the same speech offered Pyongyang little hope of a negotiated solution.
13. First on CNN: An inside look Sen. Menendez's vacation spot in the Dominican Republic  |  ( cnn )
"You're going to see pictures of all these events that ... the government talked about as some sort of fancy resort," defense attorney Kirk Ogrosky told the jury during opening statements earlier this month.
14. Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency  |  ( star tribune )
In comments broadcast shortly before Trump's speech, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Trump that exiting the nuclear deal would "carry a high cost."
15. Trump's jabs set up 1st big US-Iran talks of his presidency  |  ( washington times )
Zarif, who had a friendly, collegial relationship with former Secretary of State John Kerry while they negotiated the nuclear deal, was quick to denounce Trump’s speech.
16. Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels  |  ( star tribune )
Brown to put an end to pushing California WaterFix, the sooner we can get to solutions for California water," said Barbara Barrigan-Parrilla, executive director for Restore the Delta.
17. In citizenship message, Trump welcomes immigrants to America  |  ( star tribune )
President Donald Trump has issued a videotaped message that is being played for new American citizens at naturalization ceremonies in which he welcomes immigrants to "the American family."
18. Trump's Phoenix rally to cost taxpayers $450G  |  ( fox news )
President Donald Trump's rally in Phoenix in August drew a lot of national media attention to the Arizona capital.
19. Right and Left React to Trump’s Speech at the U.N.  |  ( nytimes )
That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the right and left that you might not have seen.
20. Senate Republicans Embrace Plan for $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut  |  ( nytimes )
That may prove a tricky task, since House lawmakers may be more reluctant to enact tax cuts that would add to the deficit.
21. New Mexico elections agency defends campaign restrictions  |  ( washington times )
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico campaign finance regulators are sticking to conclusions that drastically limit Republican Congressman Steve Pearce’s access to federal campaign funds as he runs for governor.
22. Brexit negotiator Verhofstadt to meet NI politicians  |  ( bbc )
Image copyright Reuters Image caption Guy Verhofstadt is the link between EU negotiators and MEPsThe European Parliament's Brexit negotiator is to meet Northern Ireland's political leaders at Stormont ahead of a visit to the Irish border.
23. Clinton slams Trump, Putin during interview with Stephen Colbert  |  ( fox news )
Clinton suggested the Russian leader is “tied up with his anger and disappointment” following the collapse of the Soviet Union.
24. John McCain bucked his party once. Will he do it again?  |  ( cnn )
Pressed on whether one hearing counts as "regular order," McCain quipped at a CNN reporter: "Do you think that that's regular order?"
25. Trump administration red tape tangles up visas for skilled foreigners, data shows  |  ( reuters )
In addition to querying applications more often, the Trump administration is targeting entry-level jobs offered to skilled foreigners.
26. UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty  |  ( washington times )
North Korea’s race to develop nuclear weapons that could hit the United States dominated Tuesday’s opening ministerial session of the assembly.
27. Trump Takes to Twitter to Pan the Emmy Ratings  |  ( nytimes )
Mr. Colbert noted that Mr. Trump was once part of Hollywood.
28. Rod Rosenstein interviewed about role in Comey firing  |  ( cnn )
(CNN) Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office interviewed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over the summer about his role in President Donald Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey, according to a person familiar with the matter.
29. Before Wisconsin, Foxconn Vowed Big Spending in Brazil. Few Jobs Have Come.  |  ( nytimes )
What makes Foxconn’s Chinese operations really hum are the extraordinary level of government subsidies and support, and the sheer scale of those operations.
30. Military drone pilots could get medals  |  ( bbc )
Image copyright MODMilitary drone pilots fighting so-called Islamic State could be awarded medals, the defence secretary has said.