Witnesses and officials say a woman driving a car with a young child inside tried to ram through a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the Capitol, where police shot and killed her. The child was taken from the car to a hospital. Police temporarily locked down the Capitol complex. They described it as an isolated event.
The lockdown temporarily interrupted lawmakers' ongoing debate over how to end the government shutdown, now in its third day. President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner traded barbs, with the president saying the only thing keeping the government shut down is Boehner's refusal to let a funding measure get an up-or-down vote. The Republican Speaker blasted Obama's "my-way-or-the-highway approach." House Republicans continue to pursue separate bills to address unpopular consequences of the shutdown. One, to provide pay for National Guard and Reserve troops, passed before the House session was interrupted by the temporary security lockdown.
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes WILL run on the Republican and Conservative party lines this November. The Democrat was defeated in the primary by attorney Ken Thompson and had said he would not actively campaign on the other ballot lines. But his spokesman said the 78-year-old changed his mind after raising $150,000 at a Bay Ridge fundraiser Wednesday night. Thompson said Hynes owes constituents an apology.
Carnegie Hall is moving forward with its concert tonight, after canceling yesterday's opening night gala due to a stagehand strike. The American Symphony Orchestra will play in the Stern Auditorium. Meanwhile, the company says talks will continue between Carnegie Hall and the union representing its stagehands. Stagehands are asking for jurisdiction over the company's new education wing -- a request Carnegie Hall has so far refused.
Mostly cloudy tonight, with a low of 64. Tomorrow, Friday, cloudy, a slight chance of rain, high 79.