Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
1. Dozens Killed in Shipwreck Off Sicily
A boat carrying African migrants shipwrecked off Sicily's coast, killing more than 90 people.
2. Kerry: 'Diplomatic Malpractice' Not to Engage Iran
Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would negotiate with Iran only if it gave proof that it's not pursuing nuclear defense programs, adding that it would "diplomatic malpractice of the worst order" not to seek a diplomatic solution before military action.
3. 8 Dead in Tennessee Bus Crash With Tractor-Trailer, SUV
Eight people were killed on a Tennessee highway when a passenger bus carrying senior citizens from a church group crossed a highway median and struck a tractor-trailer and an SUV, authorities said.
4. No Shutdown Deal in Sight After White House Meeting
President Obama and leaders of both houses of Congress aren't closer to reaching a compromise in the government shutdown after a 90-minute meeting at the White House last night.
5. AEG Live Not Liable for Jackson's Death
The jury in Michael Jackson's family's wrongful death suit against AEG Live ruled in favor of the concert promotion company.