Temple Grandin: What's Right with the Autistic Mind :: By focusing on deficits, we overlook the strengths of brains built differently
Obama's Asia Problem :: Chaos in the Middle East and the U.S. government shutdown imperil Obama's foreign policy plans
The Unfulfilled Promise of Obamacare :: The Affordable Care Act was supposed to bring health coverage to the uninsured. As the law takes effect, the reality looks far different from the promise
Prominent British Muslims warned over 'Shebab' video - New Straits Times :: http://www.nst.com.my/latest/prominent-british-muslims-warned-over-shebab-video-1.379545
Vince Cable on the defence over Royal Mail float's 'lost millions' - The Independent :: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/vince-cable-on-the-defence-over-royal-mail-floats-lost-millions-8890583.html
Miliband accuses Cameron of panic over energy prices - Irish Examiner :: http://www.irishexaminer.com/world/miliband-accuses-cameron-of-panic-over-energy-prices-246837.html
California Seen as Example for How to Curb Partisanship :: New election rules in California, once a symbol of government dysfunction, may be having their desired effect of leaching some of the partisanship out of politics.
UK police called over attacks on red-haired pupils - Straits Times :: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/uk-police-called-over-attacks-red-haired-pupils-20131019
Housework's fitness benefits may be overestimated - CBC.ca :: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/housework-s-fitness-benefits-may-be-overestimated-1.2126048
Saudis reject Security Council seat, angry over Mideast inaction :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/8DhECx1BjOs/story01.htm
U.S. Army Hones Antiterror Strategy for Africa, in Kansas :: The first-of-its-kind program will draw on the Army's storied First Infantry Division, based in Kansas, to conduct more than 100 missions in Africa over the next year.
Saudi Arabia, angered over Mideast, declines Security Council seat :: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/MostRead/~3/zpQUosscG6g/story01.htm
In North Dakota, New Concerns Over Mixing Oil and Wheat :: A proposed landfill for oil drilling waste has farmers worried that a state long known for agriculture is putting the energy industry's needs ahead of theirs.
From the Right, Despair, Anger and Disillusion :: For frustrated conservative voters, the end of the government shutdown was as much a surrender to reality as to Democratic demands.
About New York: At Day Care for Dogs, a Surprise: Choke Collars That Can Kill :: A family's pet, who had stayed at a kennel overnight, was strangled by a choke chain on the way home in the kennel's van.
Snowden Says He Took No Secret Files to Russia :: In an interview, Edward J. Snowden responded to accusations by critics, provided insights into why he disclosed secret documents and talked about the debate over surveillance.
The Softer Side of Pit Bulls :: A reviled breed gets a makeover
TIME Cover Story: It's Time to Pay College Athletes :: College sports are mass entertainment. It's time to fully reward players for their work