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Focus of US Fiscal Crisis Shifts to Senate

The focus on efforts to end the partial U.S. government shutdown and prevent a default shifted to the Senate Saturday as President Barack Obama's bid to reach an agreement with House Republicans appeared to have stalled.   Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid said he and Republican leader Mitch McConnell discussed ways to end the 12-day-old crisis on Saturday, calling the talks a positive development but ones in which the two sides still had a long way to go.   Reid also said a ...

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