Stories for October 10, 2013
Utah is set to become the first state to reopen national parks within its borders as other states also consider whether to send money to the federal government to save lucrative tourist seasons.
Thursday's White House briefing came just after House Republicans offered to raise the debt ceiling for six weeks, without reopening the government.
As the federal government shutdown drags on, a potentially pivotal group of House Republicans has entered the spotlight: the roughly 20 or so members who have publicly signaled their support for a so-called "clean" spending bill that would provide the funding necessary to reopen the government without strings attached.
The government shutdown is likely to mean an early death for thousands of mice used in research on diseases such as diabetes, cancer and Alzheimer's.
Day 10 of the partial government shutdown brought a flurry of excitement -- enough to get Wall Street's animal spirits going as investors were optimistic that the U.S. might avoid a default.
Steve Stevens wants politicians in Washington to know that the budget stalemate is having real consequences back home.
Ten days into the partial government shutdown, the estimated 800,000 furloughed federal workers have got to be feeling a bit stir crazy.
Most Americans don't get the 4 to 6.5 cups of fruits and vegetables we're supposed to consume every day, per government guidelines. But companies that make juice, especially high-end, "fresh" juice, are ready to come to our rescue.
The standoff over the debt ceiling and the government shutdown showed signs of softening Thursday.
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria said Thursday he plans to overhaul the city of San Diego's executive management structure and will present his proposals to the City Council by the end of this month
Fast-food giant McDonald's is set to become a publishing giant as well -- at least temporarily. For two weeks next month, McDonald's says it will oust the toys that usually come in its Happy Meals and replace them with books it has published itself.
PAGE, Ariz. - American Indian Tribes are feeling the impacts - both positive and negative - of the government shutdown.
Researchers in a memory lab at Texas A&M; University noticed that all the older people coming in as volunteers were really worried about how they'd do.
The county of San Diego Department of Environmental Health Thursday issued a general advisory to warn swimmers and surfers to avoid ocean and bay waters for at least 72 hours after Wednesday's rain.
An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.
A wildfire that broke out last weekend at the Marine Corps' Camp Pendleton has been contained.
The state health insurance marketplaces that opened Oct. 1 give consumers who are looking for coverage on the individual market a whole new way to shop for health plans. At the same time, health insurance brokers and insurers will also continue to sell plans directly to customers. Sorting out who's selling what can be a challenge.
The nation is in the 10th day of a government shutdown, and the deadline over raising the debt limit is quickly approaching. But all that might seem like a day at the park for Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.). He explains why in his new memoir Still Dreaming: My Journey from the Barrio to Capitol Hill.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew urged lawmakers on Thursday to raise the government's borrowing limit or face the prospect of causing lasting damage to the U.S. economy.
How's this for a sign of our digitally addicted times: Users swipe their screens to unlock their phones an average of 110 times a day, according to data from the app company Locket.
House Speaker John Boehner says he and fellow Republicans are willing to compromise and pass a temporary extension of the $16.7 trillion debt ceiling in exchange for substantive negotiations on other fiscal matters. But their proposal would not affect the partial government shutdown.
Most business interests would do anything to avoid a public fight with the most powerful man in the Senate.
For weeks, economists and bankers have been warning that there will be catastrophic consequences if Congress fails raise the nation's borrowing limit.
First-time claims for unemployment insurance were up sharply to 374,000 from 308,000 the week before, the Employment and Training Administration reported Thursday.
If Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling soon, the U.S. government won't be able to pay its debts. Here's who the government owes money to -- all the holders of U.S. Treasury debt, broken down by category and by how much government debt they hold.
-- Shutdown Day 10: Obama, GOP To Meet Amid Signs Of A Thaw
Good morning, fellow political junkies. It's Day 10 of the federal government's partial shutdown. And while it's a dreary, rainy day in Washington, there did appear to be more glimmers of hope this morning than in recent days.
It's Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.
What would happen if Congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling and the U.S. defaults on its debt later this month? The broad economic implications are unpredictable, but a default could cause huge trouble for the global economy.