JENNIFER KAY, Associated Press
MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press
Illinois' Senior Senator said he's hopeful that more lawmakers will break ranks and vote to end the partial government shutdown and also to raise the debt limit.
Democrat Dick Durbin pointed to his fellow Illinois lawmaker, Republican Senator Mark Kirk, who recently said he would vote to raise the debt ceiling.
Durbin said more of that type of attitude is needed.
Remarks of President Barack Obama as prepared for delivery to the United Nations General Assembly, New York, Sept. 24, 2013. Provided by the White House.
A transcript, provided by the White House, of President Obama's remarks at the "Let Freedom Ring" ceremony at the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 2013, marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Here is a transcript, provided by the White House, on the speech on Wednesday in at Knox College in Galesburg by President Obama.
SAVAR, Bangladesh (AP) — A seamstress buried for 17 days in the wreckage of a collapsed garment factory building in Bangladesh was rescued Friday, a miraculous moment set against the unimaginable horror of the more than 1,000 bodies recovered so far.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A proposed merger between the nation's fourth-largest health insurer and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Montana is now in the hands of a former state Supreme Court justice.