US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said there has been "tremendous progress" towards the debt limit and a government funding deal.
Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell echoed this progress, but Reid made it clear they "are not there yet".
More top news
British hopes for a sunny Easter break have been dealt a blow with forecasters warning of a week of wind, rain and even snow.
More than one in five school staff have had a false allegation made against them by a pupil, according to a survey.
Parents of obese children rarely spot that their child is overweight, doctors warn.