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Shutdown in 3rd Day with Debt Trouble Looming

Posted: 10/03/2013 - President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are trading barbs -- with Obama saying the only thing keeping the government shut down is Boehner's refusal to let a funding measure get an up-or-down vote. He says Boehner "doesn't want to anger the extremists in his party."

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Authorities: 8 Killed in Tennessee Bus Crash

Posted: 10/02/2013 - Authorities say a tire on a church bus blew out and the bus hit a tractor-trailer and sport utility vehicle in northeastern Tennessee, killing eight people.

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Obama, Lawmakers Meet on Shutdown's 2nd Day

Updated: 10/02/2013 - President Barack Obama brought congressional leaders to the White House on Wednesday for the first time since a partial government shutdown began, but there were no signs of progress toward ending an impasse that has idled 800,000 federal workers and curbed services around the country.

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Stock Market Slips as US Shutdown Continues

Posted: 10/02/2013 - The stock market is closing slightly lower as investors weigh the possibility that political gridlock may keep the government partially closed for some time.

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Obama, Lawmakers to Meet on Shutdown's 2nd Day

Updated: 10/02/2013 - President Barack Obama called top lawmakers to the White House on Wednesday as Republicans rejected Democratic demands to vote on legislation ending a two-day partial government shutdown without changes to the nation's three-year-old health care law.

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Storm Brings Tornado to Pacific Northwest

Posted: 10/01/2013 - A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an unseasonable September storm dumped record amounts of rain and temporarily knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest.

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Lew: Final Debt Tools are Being Used

Updated: 10/01/2013 - Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew says that he has now begun using all the extraordinary measures at his disposal to avoid hitting the debt ceiling.

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At Least 2.8 Million Visit Website for Insurance Exchanges

Updated: 10/02/2013 - Americans have six months in which to enroll in the online health insurance marketplaces that are at the heart of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul -- but it looks like a lot of people are wasting no time in doing so.

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Leaders Suggest Shutdown Could Last

Updated: 10/01/2013 - There are suggestions from leaders in both parties that the partial government shutdown could last for weeks.

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Merck to Cut 8,500 More Jobs

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Drugmaker Merck says it plans to reduce its global workforce by another 8,500 jobs as part of a plan to cut its annual costs by about $2.5 billion by the end of 2015.

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5 Hikers Killed by Colorado Rock Slide

Updated: 09/30/2013 - Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.

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Obama: Shutdown Will 'Throw Wrench' Into Economy

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.

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Stocks Closing Lower as Wall Street Braces for a Government Shutdown.

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.

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Pakistan Blast Kills 40, Wounds 100

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.

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Dad of Stabbed Dodgers Fan Makes Plea for Evidence

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.

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