5 Things to Know This Morning

PHOTO: A stop light flashes near the Capitol in Washington, Oct. 1, 2013 as Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown.

Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.

1. Debt Limit Deadline Looms During Shutdown

Democrats in the Senate may try to pass a stand-alone measure to raise the debt ceiling.

2. Severe Storms Rip Through East

Massive storms continue to threaten the East Coast with powerful winds and torrential rains.

3. Chicken Pinpointed as Cause of Salmonella Outbreak

A public health alert was issued for chicken packaged at three Foster Farms facilities in California due to an 18-state salmonella outbreak.

4. Fourth Biker Arrested in NYC Motorcycle-SUV Brawl

A fourth biker involved in the New York City highway brawl, 29-year-old Craig Wright of Brooklyn, has been arrested on charges of gang assault, assault and unlawful imprisonment.

5. Valerie Harper Leaves the Dance Floor on 'DWTS'

Valerie Harper was eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars," along with her partner Tristan MacManus.

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