Posted: 09/30/2013 - President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.
Updated: 09/30/2013 - Investors pulled back from stocks Monday as a budget fight in Congress threatened to push the federal government into a partial shutdown for the first time in 17 years. Lawmakers have until midnight Tuesday to reach a budget deal that would keep government in full operation.
Posted: 09/30/2013 - There are signs that Republican unity may be weakening, as the deadline for averting a government shutdown draws near.
Posted: 09/30/2013 - The Obama administration says it will sue North Carolina for adopting strict voter laws the administration says make it tougher for minorities and students to vote.
Posted: 09/29/2013 - At least 40 people were killed and about 100 were wounded after a bomb exploded at a bazaar in Peshawar on Sunday, officials at a Pakistani hospital said.
Posted: 09/29/2013 - The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan stabbed to death after a San Francisco Giants game last week made a public plea Sunday for independent witnesses to contact authorities.
Updated: 09/29/2013 - A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - Tea party senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee are trying to influence the House debate over passing the federal budget before the government shuts down.
Updated: 09/28/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama would veto House Republican legislation that would delay much of the president's health care overhaul for a year and cancel a tax on medical devices.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - A Louisiana pastor was fatally shot as he preached to a crowd of more than 60 during a revival service Friday night, and a suspect has been arrested, law enforcement officials said.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - The Iranian president was ending his to the United States when he made contact with the White House.
Posted: 09/28/2013 - The Associated Press has learned that House Republicans will unveil a new bill for preventing a government shutdown on Tuesday that would also delay implementing the rest of President Barack Obama's health care law for one year.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Ted Cruz says he's not planning to give up his paycheck as a U.S. Senator if there is a federal government shutdown.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The U.N. Security Council has voted unanimously in favor of a resolution that calls for securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - President Barack Obama says he's spoken by phone with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
Updated: 09/28/2013 - The Democratic-run Senate has approved legislation aimed at preventing a Tuesday federal shutdown.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Former President George W. Bush says he's feeling "pretty good" after undergoing a heart procedure last month and is back to golfing and mountain biking.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - The stock market slipped in early trading with the path to a U.S. budget resolution growing more convoluted by the day.
Updated: 09/27/2013 - A top-ranking government official tells The Associated Press that Kenya's military caused the massive collapse of three floors during the terrorist siege on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - Two former American soldiers and a German ex-soldier have been arrested in New York and charged with plotting to kill a U.S. drug enforcement agent.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - VIENNA (AP) - Iranian and U.N. officials are upbeat at the end of talks on resuming a U.N. probe to determine whether Tehran worked on atomic arms, in a sign that Iran's new president is serious when he says he wants to reduce nuclear tensions.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - A spokeswoman says a medical emergency among the crew of a Seattle-bound United Airlines flight prompted an emergency landing in Boise.
Posted: 09/27/2013 - This time, President Barack Obama says, he's not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the "Make my day" president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation's debts.