Lawmakers remained mired in partisan disputes as Senator Mitch McConnell said he would move ahead with a vote on a temporary spending bill by 1 a.m. Monday.

The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.

The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.

Officials declared an overnight attack on the Intercontinental Hotel over, saying 160 people, including 41 foreigners, had been rescued. Five civilians died, as well as four assailants.

A 12-hour gun battle at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital left five civilians and four assailants dead, and wounded another six people.

Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.

Breaking ranks with the board, the trustee said new leadership would “allow the healing process to begin” after a former university doctor pleaded guilty to sex abuse.

Thousands lost their savings in the collapse of shady banks, part of a broader economic system plagued by insider dealing, mismanagement and inefficiency.

In embassies around the world, some of America’s diplomats are being dressed down by their host nations. Others are considering leaving their posts.

With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.


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