WASHINGTON (AP) -- Time is running short and President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner are heating up efforts to prevent the U.S. Treasury from defaulting and end a partial government shutdown. The latest impacts include new aircraft grounded and a crab harvest jeopardized in the Bering Sea. Republicans in the House and Senate have separately made proposals to the White House for ending an impasse that polls say has inflicted damage on their party politically.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- State and federal officials have reached an agreement to reopen the Statue of Liberty despite an ongoing standoff between President Barack Obama's administration and the Republican majority in the House. That standoff has put a halt to the federal funding for national parks. In the deal reached Friday between Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the National Park Service, the state will pay about $61,600 daily to open Liberty Island National Park to visitors beginning this weekend.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- A deadly train and truck collision today in the West Virginia mountains has killed one and injured a couple dozen more people. Authorities say a logging truck collided with a train carrying passengers on a scenic tour in peak fall foliage season. Two of the rail cars turned on their sides and logs from the truck were spilled about.
HILLSBORO, N.M. (AP) -- Nine teenagers reported missing by state police investigating allegations of abuse at a New Mexico ranch for troubled youth are safe and being returned to their parents. That from an attorney for the program's operators. State police launched an air and ground search of the 30,000-acre ranch in Sierra County after finding no one at the Tierra Blanca High Country Youth Program. Program operators had been ordered to send the kids back to their parents or surrender them to the state after staff members were accused of beating and shackling students.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Supreme Court has rejected an elderly north Alabama man's appeal to keep the grave of his late wife in the front yard of the home they shared for decades. The justices agreed with other courts in saying that Patsy Davis' body must be removed from the front yard in Stevenson where it had been since 2009. James Davis has said he buried his wife in front of their log home because it was her dying wish.
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