Air Force cancels its games after government shuts down
As a result, a number of government activities (which include Air Force's games) will have be on hold until the shutdown is over. Per CNN.com , the government shutdown began at midnight after Congress was unable to reach agreement on a stopgap funding bill.
Federal government shuts down after Senate talks fail
Despite last minute bipartisan meetings, the bill to fund the government until February 16 did not receive the required 60 votes. But Republicans who control both chambers of the Congress want to separate immigration reform from the budget deal discussions.
Gunmen attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel
There are no reports regarding the casualties and no individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack. This comes as more than ten people were killed in a similar attack on Intercontinental Hotel in 2011.