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U.S. Senate approves deal to end shutdown, avoid default; Decision to be sent to the House of Representatives

The United States Senate has announced they have reached a deal to end the government shutdown and avoid default.

Source: U.S. to allow ATF agent to write 'Fast and Furious' book, not profit from it

A federal agent will be allowed to write a book with an insider's account of Operation Fast and Furious, reversing an earlier government attempt to block publication for "morale" reasons.

Focus on Senate for a shutdown deal as borrowing deadline looms

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.

Stocks rise even as default deadline nears

Investors are hoping for the best -- and bracing for the worst -- as the fiscal crisis in Washington comes to a head.

Former San Diego mayor pleads guilty to false imprisonment, battery against 3 women

Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty Tuesday in a San Diego court to felony false imprisonment and two misdemeanor battery charges against a total of three women.

Investors wait for Washington to get act together

Investors moved to the sidelines Tuesday as they waited for developments in Washington and digested a batch of earnings.

House GOP to offer own shutdown plan, with Obamacare changes

A possible "bright day" in the U .S. Senate could mean a long day in the House.

Iran nuclear talks start in Geneva amid 'cautious optimism'

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 second time in two days, dry ice explosion reported at Los Angeles airport

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.

HARRY REID: Senate closer to deal on shutdown, debt ceiling

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.