Government shutdown: How it could affect you

Republicans are hoping to pass a stopgap measure to fund the government as bipartisan budget discussions hit a seemingly insurmountable snag, with the funding deadline looming at the end of the week.


US withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned about in recent months.