The statements by the White House and the US House Speaker John Boehner provided after the closed door meeting at White House, only highlighted the divide that remains intact between Democrats and Republicans.
US President Barack Obama urged them to “reopen the government” and warned that longer the shutdown stays more harm it will inflict.
Adding to the hopes of millions of illegal immigrants in US, the significant immigration bill inched closer to reality when a Senate panel approved it on Tuesday evening.
A devastating tornado in the Oklahoma City suburbs in southcentral US, that has killed at least 91 people, was second only to one in May 1999 in its fury.
Over 90 people, including 20 children, were killed after a monstrous tornado ripped through the US city of Oklahoma.
It sounds like a 1960s` US television sitcom, some Americans said as social media and online journals lit up with news about the arrest in Moscow of US diplomat Ryan Fogle.
The Mothers` Day parade shooting in New Orleans, coming less than a month after the April 15 Boston bombing, is the fourth major incident of mass shooting in the US in the last one year.
According to police spokesperson Remi Braden, none of the injuries was believed to be life-threatening.
Three women in the United States who were held captive in a dungeon for a decade gave birth to five babies during the ordeal.
The parents of Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are currently living in Dagestan, an overwhelmingly Muslim region on the Caspian Sea where the family briefly lived before leaving for the United States.
The wife of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the Boston bombing suspect gunned down in a police shootout, is cooperating with authorities probing the attack, her lawyers said Tuesday.
Investigators sought a motive for the Boston Marathon bombings Tuesday after the surviving suspect was charged for his alleged role in the worst attacks in the United States since September 11, 2001.
Five people, including a woman, were killed in a shootout, apparently sparked by a dispute, at a Washington state apartment complex, police said on Monday.
The sheer scale of destruction caused by Wednesday`s explosion and fire led local officials to fear that as many as 70 people were killed.
US investigators probing Boston marathon bombings vowed to "go to the ends of the Earth".
The Pakistani Taliban, which claimed the 2010 Times Square bomb plot, on Tuesday denied anything to do with explosions that killed three people and wounded more than 100 in Boston.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the bombing at the Boston Marathon, calling it "senseless violence."
Two bomb blasts which brought carnage to the Boston marathon with three dead and more than 100 injured was being treated Tuesday as a "potential terrorist" attack.
A decade after the deadly 9/11 attacks, terror returned to haunt America when twin explosions near Boston marathon finish line, killed three and injured over 144.
Day in Pics: 25th December
Showbiz World - December 25, 2014
Sunny Leone with Mastizaade