Deal on reopening Grand Canyon and Statue of Liberty

Three of the United States' most renowned National Parks, the Grand Canyon, Mount Rushmore and the Statue of Liberty, are to reopen in coming days after state governors reached a deal despite an ongoing government shutdown.

The Grand Canyon from the South Rim. Credit: Alexandra Schuler/DPA/Press Association Images

Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, New York Governor Andrew M Cuomo and South Dakota's Governor Dennis Daugaard, said separately that they had reached agreements with the federal government to reopen their respective parks between Saturday and Monday.