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 White House says President Obama intends to nominate Federal Reserve Vice Chairwoman Janet Yellen to chair the Federal Reserve, once Ben Bernanke completes his term in January.
The second week of the shutdown is, so far, looking a lot like week one. Even so, here are a few data points that might be worth your attention:
USIS, a private company that performs thousands of background checks annually for the federal government, said it was responsible for a 2007 background check on Aaron Alexis, the man police say killed 12 people during a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
Our coverage continues of Monday’s shootings at the Washington Navy Yard. Twelve victims and the man who authorities say gunned them down are dead.
Multiple shots were fired around 8:20 a.m. ET Monday in a building on the grounds of the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the Navy confirmed just minutes later.
An all-digital public library is opening today, as officials in Bexar County, Texas, celebrate the opening of the BiblioTech library. The facility offers about 10,000 free e-books for the 1.7 million residents of the county, which includes San Antonio.
The giant panda cub born at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 23 is a girl, officials announced Thursday morning.
Two months after she joined a landmark Supreme Court decision that the federal government must recognize gay marriages, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was officiating such a wedding.
The crowd is gathering this hour near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., for Wednesday’s celebration of the March on Washington’s 50th anniversary.