1. FACT CHECK: Be your own fact-checker Tuesday night:Will Mitt Romney miscount the number of unemployed, as he has before? Will President Barack Obama's dubious claim of a peace dividend, bopped down in the last debate, rise again? When Obama and his Republican challenger debate Tuesday night, the media's fact-checking corps will be watching for problematic claims that have popped up repeatedly in the campaign, as well as brand new ones.
2. Confident consumers give US retail sales a lift: Americans spent more money at retailers in September - a buying surge that reflected growing consumer confidence and the launch of the latest iPhone.
3. Police release 21 names in Maine Zumba sex case:Police on Monday released the first round of names of people they say paid for sex with a Zumba fitness instructor charged with running a prostitution operation out of her studio.
4. 2 Americans win Nobel econ prize for match-making:Two American scholars won the Nobel economics prize Monday for work on match-making - how to pair doctors with hospitals, students with schools, kidneys with transplant recipients and even men with women in marriage.
5. Suspect in Wyo. kidnapping won't fight extradition:A Montana man faces charges of kidnapping and assaulting an 11-year-old girl in Wyoming after police said he lured her to his car by saying he needed help finding a missing puppy, court records obtained Monday state.