Stories for September 30, 2013
House Republicans and Senate Democrats could not reach agreement by the midnight deadline on a spending bill to keep the government operating, triggering an immediate shutdown of nonessential services and the furlough of nonessential personnel potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of federal workers.
Only hours before a partial shutdown of the federal government would take effect, House Republicans still hadn't arrived at a temporary spending bill that Senate Democrats were willing to approve to keep government workers on the job. A closure appeared inevitable.
With House Republicans and Senate Democrats still miles apart on a budget deal, the federal government appears headed for a shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday.
It's news many airline passengers have waited to hear: The Federal Aviation Administration may soon allow smart phones, tablets, and other personal electronic devices to be used throughout an entire flight -- including takeoff and landing.
Debate is raging about Obamacare, and not just in Washington. Out here in Oklahoma we're grappling with implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Patients. Employers. Hospitals. Doctors. Insurers. All of us.
Phantom vibration -- that phenomenon where you think your phone is vibrating but it's not -- has been around only since the mobile age. And five years ago, when its wider existence became recognized, news organizations, including ours, covered the "syndrome" as a sign of the digital encroachment in our lives. Today, it's so common that researchers have devoted studies to it.
With the government on the brink of a shutdown, Republicans and Democrats in Congress have come together to compromise on helium. Legislation passed late last week will keep the gas used in party balloons flowing from a national reserve.
PHOENIX -- A federal district judge has ruled that one of Maricopa County's most controversial enforcement policies impacting undocumented immigrants must end.
It looks like Mexico's gangsters are trying to improve their image.
Robert Benmosche, the CEO of insurance giant AIG, was widely criticized last week after comparing reactions to the bonuses his company's employees received in 2009 to a lynch mob.
California Governor Jerry Brown ordered flags above the State Capitol lowered to half-staff today in honor of Navy Lt. Cmdr. Landon L. Jones, of Lompoc. Jones was killed September 22 when his MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter crashed while operating in the Red Sea. He was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Six, based at Naval Air Station North Island.
Months after federal agents raided its Knoxville, Tenn., headquarters over charges that it withheld millions in diesel fuel rebates from customers at its truck stops, Pilot Flying J says it is paying the companies that were cheated.
In February 2008, 14-year-old Larry King walked up to fellow classmate Brandon McInerney, and, as a dare, asked him to be his Valentine.
An ex-military intelligence officer who prosecutors say siphoned millions from a bogus charity for U.S. Navy veterans is going on trial in Ohio.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is at the White House, meeting with President Obama to discuss security and intelligence matters, including Iran's nuclear program.
LAS VEGAS - Five years into the recession, Nevada's unemployment rate remains stubbornly high. At 9.5 percent it's the highest in the nation.
When the whooping cough vaccine was invented in the 1940s, doctors thought they had finally licked the illness, which is especially dangerous for babies. But then it came roaring back.
We probably don't need to tell you that it's almost certain there will be a partial shutdown of the federal government just after midnight Monday.
The Affordable Care Act has been through two years of legislative wrangling, a presidential election and a Supreme Court test that took it to the brink.
Close to 19 million passengers come through Chicago's Midway Airport each year, and many will spend a lot of cash here -- on food, drinks, books, gum, parking and rental cars -- not to mention the landing fees and gate fees paid by airlines.