1. State officials in Arizona and New York announced they would reopen the Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty, respectively, using state funds until the federal government shutdown ends.
3. Utah, Colorado and South Dakota have also announced they will reopen their national parks, including Mount Rushmore. Gov. Dennis Daugaard said it will cost $15,200 a day to pay the federal government to run the landmark in the Black Hills.
- France's highest court has reversed the burkini ban imposed on a town near Nice, a human rights group lawyer said.
- Hillary Clinton came closer than ever to attacking Donald Trump's character and tied her opponent to the "alt-right" movement.
- Italy declared a state of emergency in the regions hardest hit by Wednesday's earthquake. At least 267 people have died and 400 others were injured.