An estimated 7 million people have been shut out at 12 of the busiest and biggest U.S. national parks, costing parks and nearby communities about $76 million in lost visitor spending for each day the partial government shutdown drags on.
“The building behind me serves as a moral compass, not only for our country but for the world. And over my dead body are we going to find trash pouring out of these trash cans,” Chris Cox said.
It’s Day 10 of the partial federal government shutdown, and the big news is a meeting between President Obama and a select group of House Republicans.
In a press conference that lasted more than an hour, President Obama said he was willing to talk about anything, as long as Republicans reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, even if its for a short period of time.
Officials have identified the man who died after setting fire to himself last week on the National Mall as John Constantino, 64, of Mount Laurel, N.J.
The United States filed a court brief opposing the release of details concerning the surveillance requests they hand big tech companies in the U.S.
Private employers added 166,000 jobs to their payrolls in September, a modest gain after slightly less growth the month before, according to the latest ADP National Employment Report.
On this third day of a deadly standoff at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, where dozens of people have been killed and more have been wounded by gunmen claiming to be part of a militant Islamist group, Kenyan officials are saying the siege soon may be over.
There are an estimated 168 million child laborers around the world, and more than half “are involved in hazardous work” involving such things as dangerous machinery and harmful chemicals.
Pope Francis, in a wide-ranging interview with 16 Jesuit publications, says “the moral edifice of the church is likely to fall like a house of cards” if it continues to focus on narrow issues such as abortion, gay marriage and contraception.