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Senate Announces Deal To End Government Shutdown, Lift Debt Ceiling

Posted: 10/16/2013 - With hours left for Congress to finalize and pass legislation before the United States' borrowing authority expires, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., formally unveiled a plan Wednesday that will fund the government through Jan. 15 and lift the debt limit through Feb. 7.

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Injectable Antibiotic Recalled Across U.S.

Posted: 10/16/2013 - U.S. government health officials are alerting doctors to the recall of an injectable antibiotic made by B. Braun Medical Inc., due to floating particles found in vials of the drug.

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Cal Ripken's Mom Has Brush With Gunman

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Aberdeen police spokesman Lt. Frederick Budnick said 75-year-old Vi Ripken wasn't hurt when a man with a gun confronted her in a parking lot. A suspect is in custody.

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Death Toll From Philippine Earthquake Tops 100

Posted: 10/15/2013 - The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol reached 110 Wednesday with only three people pulled alive from rubble.

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House Plan To Reopen Government, Avert Default Stalled

Updated: 10/15/2013 - House Republican leaders began discussing their intent to counter the Senate plan Tuesday morning, and reshaped their proposal over the course of the day as they got feedback from rank-and-file Republicans.

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For Medal Of Honor Recipient, Award Is A Long Time Coming

Updated: 10/15/2013 - Four years after a brutal battle in Afghanistan in which he was "outnumbered, outgunned, and taking casualties," former U.S. Army Captain William Swenson will become the sixth living recipient of the Medal of Honor at a ceremony Tuesday afternoon at the White House.

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Government Shutdown, Debt Limit Deal Close

Posted: 10/15/2013 - Two weeks after the government shut down and just days away from letting the nation risk default, Senate leaders on Monday sounded increasingly optimistic about the prospects of a deal to reopen the government and raise the debt limit.

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EBT Card Glitch Sparks Walmart Shopping Sprees In Louisiana

Posted: 10/14/2013 - The Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) system allows recipients of government food stamps to purchase goods using a digital card with a set spending limit, but for a few hours over the weekend, that limit disappeared for many users visiting Walmart stores in Louisiana.

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