Independence National Historical Park

In this Sept. 20, 2013 photo, a National Guard soldier mans a roadblock as a bulldozer clears concrete flood debris from a damaged road being repaired after last week's flood, west of Longmont, Colo. A bitter budget fight has led to a U.S. government shutdown Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, leaving hundreds of thousands of federal workers without paychecks and shutting down federal services all over the country. National Guard soldiers rebuilding washed-out roads in Colorado would apparently be paid on time _ along with the rest of the country’s active-duty personnel _ under a bill passed hours before the shutdown. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Americans anxious, irritated as gov’t shuts down

NEW YORK (AP) — From New York’s Liberty Island to Alaska’s Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all […]

09/30/2013

Civil War cannonball found in Philly historic area

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A contractor grinding a tree stump in downtown Philadelphia’s historic district has made a rare discovery. Independence National Historical Park officials said Thursday that among the roots of the dead tree, the […]

10/26/2012