Obama Administration Taps Contractor to Fix Health Website
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a month into the health care rollout and no end in sight to computer problems, the Obama administration says it's finally getting someone outside the government to take the lead.
Montanans Opposed Government Shutdown
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana State University Billings poll found that nearly 57 percent of Montanans oppose the Affordable Care Act, but 69 percent opposed shutting down the government as a way to defund it.
Charities Agree to Speed Sandy Aid Programs
NEW YORK (AP) — Four charities that raised money for Superstorm Sandy relief efforts have agreed to either accelerate spending or kick in more cash as a result of negotiations with New York state.
Earnings Gains Send Stocks Higher
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are rising in midday trading after earnings gains at major U.S. companies including Ford.
Two Shot at National Guard Armory – Shooter in Custody
MILLINGTON, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a member of the National Guard opened fire at an armory outside a U.S. Navy base in Tennessee, wounding two soldiers before being taken into custody.
Ohio Man Gets 6½ Years After DUI Crash Confession
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge has sentenced an Ohio man to 6½ years in prison for causing a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking, which the man confessed to in an online video.
White House: September Job Growth ‘Solid’
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House economic adviser says the addition of 148,000 jobs in September is a sign of "solid" growth but forecasts worsening in October because of the 16-day partial government shutdown.
Obama Taps Economic Aide to Work on Website Fixes
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's longtime economic adviser, Jeffrey Zients, is being brought in to work on issues with the health care website.
Michigan Same-Sex Marriage Lawsuit to Go to Trial
DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge says he will hold a trial before deciding whether to overturn Michigan's ban on same-sex marriage.
Senate Democratic Leader Announces Bipartisan Deal to Avoid Default, Reopen the Government
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leader Harry Reid says Senate leaders have reached a bipartisan deal to avoid default and end the government shutdown, now in its 16th day.