The conventional wisdom is that the government shutdown, which began Tuesday, will either end quickly or will stretch at least a week. The quick-end scenario may depend largely on House Speaker John Boehner.
Bikers attack SUV: The assault on the man began around 1:30 p.m. Sunday on the West Side Highway after he got into an accident with one of the bikers around 125th Street. After the driver and motorcyclist pulled over, they were quickly surrounded by 20 to 30 bikers who began damaging the victim's Range Rover, police said.
Google is celebrating the 123rd anniversary of Yosemite National Park - but it's closed. The surprising origin of the name Yosemite.