Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:
1. Navy Yard shooting: A shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard left 13 people, including the gunman, dead on Monday morning. Authorities are continuing to investigate the attack and the motive for the mass shooting remains a mystery. The lone gunman, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was a defense contract worker and former Navy reservist who had complained about discrimination. See Philly.com's complete coverage.
2. Sandusky appeal: Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky will be back in court today to appeal his conviction on child sex- abuse charges.
3. Philly's finances: The Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority meets today to vote on Philadelphia's five-year financial plan. City Controller Alan Butkovitz is encouraging the watchdog to reject the plan, due to concerns over the steadily dropping fund balance.