U.S. House Speaker John Boehner, who has failed to win talks with President Barack Obama, faces another challenge as well: what to say to Obama about the debt ceiling if they ever meet to discuss terms.
A delay to let Congress debate authorization for U.S. military strikes sets up a cat-and-mouse game in Syria, giving Bashar al-Assad time to seek hiding places for troops and equipment as the Pentagon steps up surveillance to find targets for Tomahawk cruise missiles.
Nikolai Beshkarev, chief of the basketball office of the Soviet Sport Games Department, rarely traveled abroad with the national team. He made an exception to attend a pre-Olympic tournament from June 30 to July 2, 1972, in Munich for the Soviets and three other European squads.
The Cleveland Cavaliers fired coach Byron Scott while the Philadelphia 76ers announced that Doug Collins resigned, less than 24 hours after both teams played their final games of the National Basketball Association season.