Shutdown: President Obama met with Congressional leaders Wednesday night at the White House to try and end the government shutdown while also resolving the pending debt ceiling.The New York Times reports that the negotiations ended without resolution.
Inconceivable: The government shutdown didn't stop DOJ and other agencies from shutting down Silk Road, a black market drug site. Among the charges against Ross William Ulbricht (aka Dread Pirate Roberts) are narcotics trafficking conspiracy, computer hacking conspiracy and money laundering conspiracy. Wired reports. That also sent the price of virtual money bitcoins plummeting.
King of Pop: A Los Angeles jury acquitted concert promoter AEG Live of any liability in the death of Michael Jackson. Reuters reports that the jury concluded that the doctor hired by AEG was not unfit for his job.
Furlough'd: The Washington Post looks at the effects the shutdown is having on furloughed federal workers in the Washington area.