Stock markets are closing lower and lower as the government remains shutdown. Brown argues that a greater fall in stock prices may be the wake-up call Washington needs. The market needs to scare congress straight before Washington will get serious about finalizing a budget plan and re-open the government.
Brian Henley, Cameron Park Zoo's amphibian and reptile care supervisor, holds a two-headed baby rat snake in Waco, Texas, on Wednesday. A local zoo patron found the snake and gifted it to the zoo about two weeks ago. The snake will go on display to the public after a 90-day mandatory quarantine period.