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U.S. Shutdown Begins Second Week

A partial U.S. government shutdown begins its second week Tuesday, with a vow from President Barack Obama that he will not negotiate on the shutdown or the country's debt ceiling while under threat from Republicans. The president spoke Monday in Washington to workers of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the government agency that handles disaster response and one of the numerous government offices forced to temporarily lay off employees. Mr. Obama urged Republicans to drop what he ...

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