WBCR Daily Headlines 10.17.13

Photo: President Barack Obama makes remarks in the Press Briefing Room at the White House, Oct. 16, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

WBCR News Headlines:

The crisis in Washington is over, for now, as president Obama signs a bill ending the shutdown and averting a debt default. The mayor of Newark wins a special U.S. senate election in New Jersey.

In sports, the tigers even up the ALCS with the red sox, plus Adrian Gonzalez homers twice as the dodgers stave off elimination.


President Obama signs bill to end shutdown, avert debt default

Crisis is over, for now. President Obama signs a bill ending the partial federal government shutdown and averting what could have been a devastating national debt default. The measure funds the government through January 15th furloughed government workers for the time they missed during the shutdown.

Federal workers can return to work this morning. The agreement passed by a vote of 81-to-18 in the Senate and 285-to-144 in the House. It was negotiated by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and and lifts the debt ceiling through February 7th. It also will pay furloughed government workers for the time they missed during the shutdown.

ALCS GAME 4: Tigers even series with Red Sox 2-2
In sports, the Tigers even the American League Championship Series with the Red Sox at two games apiece. Detroit scores five times in the second inning and goes on to defeat Boston 7-to-3. Torii Hunter hits a two-run double, while Miguel Cabrera drives in two runs.

Tigers starter Doug Fister goes six innings, allowing eight hits but only one walk. He strikes out seven. Tigers starting pitchers have only given up three runs in 27 innings during the ALCS, which continues tonight with Game Five at Comerica Park. FOX will have live coverage at 8 Eastern. Anibal Sanchez starts on the mound for Detroit, against Boston’s Jon Lester.

Source: USA News Network