Dems say it's time for GOP to unite

President Barack Obama is canceling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to get the nation’s business back up and running.

Official: Woman killed in DC chase was delusional

The mother of a Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House said her daughter suffered from post-partum depression.

A U.S. Capitol police officer lies on the steps of the Senate with a gun drawn in response to a report of shots fired Thursday, Oct. 3, 2012. A police officer was reported injured after gunshots at the U.S. Capitol. They locked down the entire complex, at least temporarily derailing debate over how to end a government shutdown. (AP Photo/The Tampa Bay Times, Alex Leary)

Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase

A woman with a 1-year-old girl led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived.…
In this Feb. 4, 1998 file photo, writer Tom Clancy appears at his home in Calvert County, Md. Clancy, the bestselling author of more than 25 fiction and nonfiction books for the Penguin Group, died on Oct. 1, 2013 in Baltimore, Md. He was 66. (AP Photo/Vince Lupo)

Best-selling author Tom Clancy has died at age 66

Tom Clancy, whose high-tech, Cold War thrillers such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" made him the most widely read and influential military novelist of his time, has died. He was 66.…
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Political analyst believes Republicans are watching the polls

“It will be very interesting, but this is unprecedented in the polls, because you have this really dedicated group of Tea Party folks who are so ideologically opposed to [Obamacare],” Shepherd said. “Based on what happened in the 1990s with the government shutdown, Republicans backed down because they realized they were suffering in the polls.” …
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IRS: No tax refunds during government shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service says you must pay your taxes during the government shutdown. But don’t expect any refunds. The IRS said Tuesday it will gladly accept tax returns and payments during the shutdown. …
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Lesbian sues Miss. town for denying gay bar permit

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A woman is suing the leaders of a north Mississippi town, accusing them of conspiring to prevent her from opening a gay bar by denying her a business license. Pat “PJ” Newton filed the…
Korean War veteran Robert Olson, from Iowa, is pushed in his wheelchair by Zach Twedt, also from Iowa, around the National World War II Memorial in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Veterans who had traveled from across the country were allowed to visit the National World War II Memorial after it had been officially closed because of the partial government shutdown. After their visit, the National World War II Memorial was closed again. The Lincoln Memorial is seen in the distance. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Veterans pass barriers at closed WWII memorial

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of veterans walked past barriers at the closed World War II memorial with help from members of Congress. Hundreds of veterans arrived for a previously scheduled visit to the memorial Tuesday morning to find it barricaded by the National Park Service.…

Obama hits GOP 'ideological crusade' in shutdown

Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a long-running dispute over President Barack Obama’s health care law stalled a temporary funding bill.


What’s changing, what’s not, in a shutdown

Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended.

Health insurance markets open

The exchanges are starting up just as most of the federal government is shutting down, left unfunded by a Congress that’s still bitterly divided about whether to discard Obama’s health care law altogether.