US President Barack Obama's meeting with congressional leaders set for later today has been postponed, the White House said.
A White House spokesperson said the meeting has been postponed to allow Senate leaders to "continue making important progress" towards a solution on the debt ceiling and reopening the government.
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It will be a wet Friday for most of us as a band of rain sweeps across the UK and weather warnings have been issued in Scotland.
A Labour MP has angered Ed Miliband after she tweeted a picture of a house draped with England flags with the words "Image from Rochester."
Speaking exclusively to ITV News, the man said he wanted to be able to return to the UK without the threat of prosecution.