From Capitol Hill to distant battlefields, a government shutdown would be felt by millions of Americans, most of all by 800,000 federal employees who won't be paid for as long as it lasts. We look at last minute efforts to stave it off. Also, the Democratic long shot claims victory in the Wisconsin judicial race, and China jails the architect of the Birds' Nest Stadium at the Beijing Olympics.
Banner image: House Speaker John Boehner (R) listens as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) makes a statement after meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House April 6, 2011. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images