A damaged Capitol Hill police car is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. On Thursday, police shot and killed 34-year-old Miriam Carey, of Stamford, Conn., after a car chase that began when Carey tried to breach a barrier at the White House. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Official: Woman killed in DC chase was delusional

A Connecticut woman shot to death by police after she tried to drive through barricades outside the White House held the delusional belief that the president was communicating with her, a federal law enforcement official said Friday.…
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio walks to a Republican strategy session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013. Boehner is struggling between Democrats that control the Senate and GOP conservatives in his caucus who insist any funding legislation must also kill or delay the nation's new health care law. Added pressure came from President Barack Obama who pointedly blamed Boehner on Thursday for keeping federal agencies closed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Timeline: Congress’ path to federal shutdown

A look at the legislative twists and turns in Congress’ battle over the partial government shutdown and the entwined Republican effort to curtail President Ba...…
A damaged Capitol Hill police care is surrounded by crime scene tape after a car chase and shooting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. A woman driving a black Infiniti with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade Thursday, then led police on a chase that ended in gunfire outside the Capitol, witnesses and officials said. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

Police shoot, kill driver after Capitol Hill chase

A woman with a year-old child led Secret Service and police on a harrowing car chase from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived.…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., right, accompanied by Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., announces to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, that President Barack Obama has invited the top leaders in Congress to meet with him at the White House to seek a solution to the government shutdown crisis. A funding cutoff for much of the government began Tuesday as a Republican effort to kill or delay the nation's health care law stalled action on a short-term, traditionally routine spending bill. Lawmakers in both parties have ominously suggested the partial shutdown might last for weeks. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Obama, lawmakers to meet on shutdown’s 2nd day

President Barack Obama summoned congressional leaders to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of workers and closed military cemeteries as far away as France. Republican leaders welcomed the Wednesday afternoon meeting but questioned whether Democrats were ready to deal.…
A group of supporters of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul listen to a speaker Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at the Henry J. Austin Health Center, in Trenton, N.J. Supporters are encouraging uninsured people in New Jersey to get coverage through a new online marketplace that launched Tuesday, or at facilities like the health center. Some uninsured New Jersey residents can begin signing up for new plans through a health insurance exchange. The exchanges are being launched in every state Tuesday as a key part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

A bumpy first day for new insurance marketplaces

CHICAGO (AP) — For millions of Americans trying to log in, the online insurance marketplaces created by the new health care law began with a stalled website, an error me...…
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UH football games against Army, Navy in doubt

If the government shutdown is not resolved by next month, the University of Hawaii football team could find themselves heavily affected. The Department of Defense has temporarily suspended sports competitions for the Army and Navy due to the budget stalemate.…
In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013, photo, United Airlines passengers board a flight using the Premier Access line at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged fliers for once-free services like checking a bag, these new fees promise a taste of the good life, or at least a more civil flight. Airlines now alter fees based on demand. United Airlines used to sell its Economy Plus extra legroom seats for one price per route. Today, aisle seats cost more than middle seats; prices are higher on popular flights. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)

Airlines promise a return to civility, for a fee

NEW YORK (AP) — Airlines are introducing a new bevy of fees, but this time passengers might actually like them. Unlike the first generation of charges which dinged flie...…
FILE - In this March 25, 2012, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments on President Obama's health care legislation, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Differences between House, Senate shutdown bills

WASHINGTON (AP) — A comparison of rival House and Senate bills aimed at preventing a partial government shutdown Tuesday: House bill: —Funds federal agencies throug...…
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Federal services impacted by government shutdown

Thousands spent the day on pins and needles as the federal government moved closer to shutting down. From Social Security to passports, many people headed to the federal building just in case.…
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Shutdown orders issued as Congress misses deadline

For the first time in nearly two decades, the federal government staggered into a partial shutdown Monday at midnight after congressional Republicans stubbornly demanded changes in the nation's health care law as the price for essential federal funding and President Barack Obama and Democrats adamantly refused.…
FILE - This Sept. 11, 2013, file photo shows the federal government form for applying for health coverage, in Washington. Americans are no better informed about the 2010 overhaul of the nation’s health insurance system than they were shortly after the bill passed, and most of those who would be eligible to buy coverage through the exchanges set to open Tuesday are unaware when they begin and say they don’t have enough information to understand what the law’s changes mean for them. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

Homework involved to apply for health insurance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting covered under President Barack Obama’s health care law might take you more than one sitting. In a media preview Monday, it felt like a c...…
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UH researchers take part in UN climate report

Sea levels could rise by as much as three feet by the end of the next century. University of Hawaii Manoa researchers say that's enough to flood portions of Waikiki and Kakaako at high tide. Their findings are part of a climate change report released Monday by the United Nations.…
A man walks past Independence Hall at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia, Monday, Sept. 30, 2013 as the government teeters on the brink of a partial shutdown at midnight unless Congress can reach an agreement on funding. A conservative challenge to President Barack Obama's cherished health care law pushed the federal government to the brink of a partial shutdown Monday, with the Senate expected to convene just hours before a deadline to pass a temporary spending bill. If no compromise can be reached by midnight, Americans would soon see the impact: National parks would close. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

What’s changing, what’s not, in a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels ev...…