Today's top story so far in the U.S. seems to be about the government shutdown that isn't going to happen.
As we reported earlier, Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement last night that averted what might have been at least a partial shutdown later this week. And, as often is the case, both sides are claiming vindication.
Meanwhile, other stories making headlines include:
-- "Shares Rally On European Debt Hopes." (The Financial Times)
Related: "Eurozone's Looming Financial Crisis." (Morning Edition)
Related: "Greek Parliament Weighs Property Tax Amid Protests." (Morning Edition)
-- "Typhoon Kills At Least 12 As It Pounds Philippines." (The Associated Press)
-- "State Set For High Court To Review Health-Care Law." (The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog)
-- "D.C. Area Is No. 1 Nationwide In Traffic Congestion, Study Says." (The Washington Post)
Related: Chicago Area "Falls To No. 2 For Worst Congestion, But Still No. 1 For Driving Costs." (Chicago Tribune)