Government Shutdown Means Overseas Troops Can't Watch Sports

In the grand scheme of sites and services affected by the government shutdown, it is a very minor thing. But think about how miserable you are when weather or carriage disputes or cable problems keep you from watching your favorite team play. That's happening now for thousands of American service members and civilian… » 10/03/13 12:09pm 10/03/13 12:09pm

Government Shutdown Cancels Service Academy Sports

The first government shutdown in 17 years is the result of Congress failing to pass a budget; without it, the government doesn't have the authority to spend money on anything but "essential" services. Sports are apparently not among them—the service academies have suspended all sporting events effective today. » 10/01/13 1:00pm 10/01/13 1:00pm