Senate leaders raced to complete a deal Wednesday that would reopen the government and avoid a potential first-ever U.S. default as soon as midnight, when the Treasury says the nation will be unable to borrow more money to pay its bills.
Iran's negotiators are sitting down Tuesday in Geneva with six world powers for talks aimed at curbing its nuclear ambitions, amid a spirit of new optimism since President Hassan Rouhani took office this summer.
For the second time in two days, dry ice placed in a container has exploded at Los Angeles International Airport.
The explosion happened just before 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, airport police said.
Negotiations heated up Monday on a Senate compromise to end the partial government shutdown and avoid a possible U.S. default, with congressional leaders heading to the White House after talks cited as progress toward a deal.