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Oklahoma zoo tiger bites employee's arm

A tiger at an Oklahoma zoo bit a female employee's arm Saturday after she broke protocol by sticking her hand inside the animal's cage, the zoo owner and local undersheriff said.

The shutdown, the IRS and your taxes

If you were thinking that the government shutdown meant you would get out of paying your taxes, think again.

Hagel: Most civilian DOD workers can return next week

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Saturday that "most [Department of Defense] civilians placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown will be asked to return to work beginning next week."

Tornado strikes Nebraska as winter storm hits South Dakota, Wyoming

Wicked weather dominated much of the American Midwest and westward on Friday.

Milk prices may double because of government shutdown

The stalemate in Washington could mean higher grocery prices. Because with Congress locked up and not passing budget, it means they're not likely to pass a new farm bill either.

Hidden in National Weather Service forecast: P-L-E-A-S-E-P-A-Y-U-S

Sometimes, it pays to read between the lines. At least that may be the message --and, more accurately, the hope -- of workers at the National Weather Service office in Anchorage, Alaska.

No clarity on whether Capitol Hill shooting was justified

The 34-year-old dental hygienist from Stamford, Connecticut, had just rammed her black luxury car through barricades and into police cruisers near the U.S. Capitol, one of Washington's securest areas.

Man seen on fire on National Mall dies from injuries

A man who set himself on fire at the National Mall has died from his injuries, police said Saturday.

Government Shutdown back pay

A bill that provides back pay for furloughed Federal workers during the government shutdown unanimously passed the House during a rare Saturday session on Capitol Hill. 

Obama blames Boehner for ongoing government shutdown

President Barack Obama in an exclusive interview with the Associated Press released Saturday laid responsibility for the government shutdown squarely at the feet of House Speaker John Boehner.