US senators hint at possible fiscal deal on Tuesday

The plan under discussion would promptly end a partial government shutdown about to enter its third week.

Obama, Republicans fail to agree on debt ceiling

Republicans in the meeting offered to extend the government`s borrowing authority for several weeks.

US government shutdown: How it will affect

Up to 1 million US federal workers could face furloughs without pay beginning on Oct 1. The last government shutdown ran from December 16, 1995, to January 6, 1996, putting about 800,000 federal workers on furlough.