Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
The Senate and House reject each other's budget plans, leading to the first government shutdown in 17 years.
U.S. troops will stay on duty despite the shutdown, but thousands of civilians who work for the Defense Department, along with other federal employees, may be sent home.
Online insurance marketplaces – where millions of Americans will be able to shop for the first time – are getting up and running.
Netanyahu implores Obama to maintain economic sanctions against Tehran – and stiffen the penalties if Iran advances its nuclear programs.
An annual financial report – made public for the first time as the Vatican aims for greater openness – shows the bank's earnings rose four-fold in 2012 to more than $116 million.
Shop owners at the Westgate Mall returned after last week's terror attack to find valuables stolen, with poorly paid Kenyan security forces the suspects.
The experimental technique gives scientists hope they can help other women who have trouble getting pregnant.
By 2050, seniors over 60 will outnumber children under 15. And most countries are unprepared to support the growing elderly population, a study finds.
AP Television Writer Frazier Moore reviews the wisdom dispensed on "Breaking Bad" – especially for anyone who ever might need to dispose of a body.
Evan Longoria rips a two-run homer and a double to help lead the Rays over Texas 5-2 in a wild-card tiebreaker game.