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Federal shutdown staring to ripple through states

10/12/2013 12:19am
The federal government shutdown that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers is starting to ripple through states, which are now laying off employees and warning of thousands of additional furloughs if the budget stalemate is not resolved soon.

Obama, GOP talks leading back to deficit debate

10/12/2013 2:14am
Suddenly it's about the deficits. As a deal moves toward ending the partial government shutdown, raising the nation's line of credit, and abandoning the drive to upend the 3-year-old health care law, Washington's attention is turning to spending and the red ink side of the government's ledger.

In aging China, old woman sues children for care

10/12/2013 6:13am
The daughter-in-law smashes the cockroach under her foot and rolls open the rusted metal doors to the garage. Light spills onto a small figure huddled on a straw mattress in a dank room. A curious face peers out.

31 in Fla. infected by bacteria in salt water

10/12/2013 11:23am
Patty Konietzky thought the small purple lesion on her husband's ankle was a spider bite. But when the lesion quickly spread across his body like a constellation, she knew something wasn't right.

Wash. boy, 11, found guilty of murder conspiracy

10/12/2013 12:37pm
An 11-year-old boy was convicted Friday of conspiracy to commit first-degree murder in a fifth-grade plot that targeted a female classmate.

During shutdown, congressional pay strikes a nerve

10/12/2013 7:06pm
When Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., was asked whether he'd continue to collect his paycheck during the government shutdown, he offered a defiant response: "Dang straight."

Dead loved ones' voices fall victim to technology

10/12/2013 7:11pm
When her 19-year-old daughter died of injuries sustained in a Mother's Day car crash five years ago, Lisa Moore sought comfort from the teenager's cellphone.

Prosecutors seek justice for burned Texas boy

10/12/2013 7:14pm
Nearly every part of Robert Middleton's body was etched by fire after he got doused with gasoline and set aflame on his eighth birthday near his Texas home.

Legal or not, industrial hemp harvested in Colo.

10/12/2013 7:16pm
Southeast Colorado farmer Ryan Loflin tried an illegal crop this year. He didn't hide it from neighbors, and he never feared law enforcement would come asking about it.

Nun jumps from convent window to flee NYC blaze

10/12/2013 7:20pm
Authorities say a nun has jumped from a second-floor window to escape a suspicious fire at a New York City convent.

3 children, mom killed in fire on NY's Long Island

10/12/2013 7:25pm
A Long Island mother was overcome by smoke as she tried to save her three young children from a fast-moving fire, and everyone in the house died, authorities said Saturday.

Among social conservatives, a pocketbook message

10/12/2013 7:26pm
Seeking a new generation of leaders, social conservatives are looking for a lot more than opposition to gay marriage and abortion.

Growing backlash to government surveillance

10/12/2013 7:26pm
A rising backlash to revelations of widespread National Security Agency surveillance takes many forms:

Egypt not expected to be hit hard by US aid cuts

10/12/2013 7:31pm
The U.S. decision to suspend delivery of tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to Egypt is more of a symbolic slap than a punishing wound to the military-backed government for its slog toward a return to democratic rule.

Giraffe celebrates turning 1 with cake at Ohio zoo

10/12/2013 7:31pm
Lulu the giraffe is celebrating her first birthday with a special cake at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Grand Canyon opens in state, fed nat'l parks deal

10/12/2013 7:31pm
Tourists returned to the Grand Canyon on Saturday after Arizona officials along with several counterparts agreed to a federal government plan to reopen national parks, which had been closed as a result of the partial government shutdown.

Woman dangling from Fort Lauderdale bridge rescued

10/12/2013 7:32pm
A woman seen dangling from a Florida bridge has been rescued by firefighters after she participated in a cancer walk earlier in the day.

Dual crises: Shutdown, debt limit could merge

10/12/2013 7:34pm
Democrats and Republicans regularly warn about the dire consequences of legislation they don't like. Often it's gloom-and-doom partisan hype.

Shutdown impact: Some national parks could reopen

10/12/2013 7:34pm
The government shutdown continues with some glimmer of hope for those who would like to visit the nation's national parks: The Obama administration said it would consider offers from the states to use their own money to pay for park operations and Utah jumped at the chance.

List of states affected in food stamp card outage

10/12/2013 7:39pm
People in 17 states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Xerox spokeswoman Jennifer Wasmer listed the states affected in an emailed statement.

Fla. woman charged in murder-for-hire plot

10/12/2013 7:42pm
A 70-year-old Florida woman was arrested after soliciting an undercover detective to kill her daughter-in-law, authorities said.

Xerox: Access restored for food stamp users

10/12/2013 8:15pm
People in Ohio, Michigan and 15 other states found themselves temporarily unable to use their food stamp debit-style cards on Saturday, after a routine test of backup systems by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure.

NM authorities: 4 boys from youth camp back home

10/12/2013 8:41pm
Four of the nine teenagers reported missing from a rural ranch for troubled youth are back with their parents, New Mexico police said Saturday.

Door falls off plane, lands on Calif. motel roof

10/12/2013 11:26pm
A door that fell off a small plane has been found on a Monterey motel roof.