Paul Ryan, speaker: The Wisconsin Republican was sworn in to replace John Boehner. “The House is broken,” he said, adding: “We need to return to regular order.” Update: More here
The economy cools: GDP grew by 1.5 percent in the third quarter, significantly slower than the 3.9 percent growth in the second quarter of 2015. But economists said they expected growth to pick up again in the fourth quarter.
From one to two: China ended its nearly four-decade-old one-child policy, allowing couples to have two children. One reason for the policy change: demographics. The policy that was introduced to slow China’s population growth worked—too well.
RIP, Tillman: The skateboarding bulldog was 10. He died Tuesday of heart problems.