1. Florence strengthens, over 1.5 million ordered to flee
Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm and the most powerful to menace the Carolinas in nearly three decades, has caused evacuation orders for more than 1.5 million people along the US Atlantic coast.
2. Trump praises 'beautiful' denials as Fear hits shelves
Bob Woodward's Fear hits shelves, and former officials quoted in the book push back on the book's portrayal of a White House in turmoil, without refuting specifics.
3. "I am not a racist" Aussie cartoonist on Serena Williams
The Australian cartoonist behind the controversial depiction of Serena Williams defended himself against claims of racism.
4. Kofi Annan's body returns to Ghana for state funeral
The late Kofi Annan made his final journey home to Ghana on Monday where the former UN Secretary General's body will receive a state funeral on Thursday.
5. Pricey iPhone prospects excite Wall Street
Apple holds special event on Wednesday, and excitement is building up over another expensive iPhone. Jane Lanhee Lee reports.