WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress plunged the nation into a partial government shutdown Tuesday as a protracted dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law reached a boiling point, forcing some 800,000 federal workers off the job. Obama readied a midday statement to the nation as Democrats and Republicans maintained a blame-each-other duel on Capitol Hill.
WASHINGTON (AP) - 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 and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) - A fire in an underground electrical vault has injured and possibly killed a worker in Huntington Beach.
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Looking over the edge of the Grand Canyon. Check. Seeing the iconic park by foot? That might have to wait.
SEATTLE (AP) - A rare tornado damaged industrial buildings south of Seattle as an early winter storm dumped record amounts of rain and knocked out power for thousands in the Pacific Northwest.
NEW YORK (AP) - A 30-year-old infertile woman gave birth after surgeons removed her ovaries and re-implanted tissue they treated in a lab, researchers report.
The world is aging so fast that most countries are not prepared to support their swelling numbers of elderly people, according to a global study going out Tuesday by the United Nations and an elder rights group.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Contentious from its conception, President Barack Obama's health care law has survived the Supreme Court, a battle for the White House and rounds of budget brinkmanship. Now comes the ultimate test: the verdict of the American people.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government shutdown would have far-reaching consequences for some, but minimal impact on others.
MOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (AP) - NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The father of a Los Angeles Dodgers fan stabbed to death after a San Francisco Giants game last week asked on Sunday for witnesses who may have captured the chaotic melee on mobile devices to come forward.
NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal trial over the 2010 BP oil spill resumed Monday with a focus on the company's response to the disaster, with billions of dollars at stake as the two sides argue over how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Investigators awaited the arrival of a crane Monday at a Southern California airport where a private jet crashed into a hanger after landing, but they did not expect to find any survivors on the flight from Idaho, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hours before a threatened government shutdown, the Senate has the next move Monday on must-do budget legislation that has fueled a bitter congressional dispute over President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will take a leave of absence to seek help for alcohol, he said Wednesday, as a report surfaced about a second video of the mayor smoking what appears to be crack cocaine.