The government shutdown entered its second week with no end in sight and ominous signs that the United States was closer to the first default in the nation's history as Speaker John Boehner ruled out any measure to boost borrowing authority without concessions from President Barack Obama.
The Pentagon is ordering most of its approximately 400,000 furloughed civilian employees back to work.
Fall feels different this year. For one thing, so far I've spent too much of it inside. I missed the Harvest Moon rising over the lake. I forgot to send Martha Hammond the first red leaf I saw along my road.
Losing a hard-fought battle confers no dishonor, but losing a badly chosen battle is embarrassing.
Law enforcement authorities were investigating why a Connecticut woman tried to breach a barrier at the White House, setting off a high-speed car chase that put the Capitol on lockdown and ended with her being shot dead by police.
2. Man killed in Sunday hit-and-run near Center Grove STARKVILLE & OKTIBBEHA COUNTY
3. Fourth teen arrested for making bomb threat COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
5. Walmart employee arrested for embezzlement COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY