Compiled 20:50 GMT
By JEREMY W. PETERS and ASHLEY PARKER
With the House negotiations falling apart, hope for a potential deal rested with Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell, who met on Saturday.
Memo From Washington
By JACKIE CALMES
Any renewal of negotiations for a long-term fiscal plan will run into the same underlying problem that doomed efforts for the past three years.
By NICHOLAS KULISH and BENNO MUCHLER
Member nations appealed to the International Criminal Court to delay President Uhuru Kenyatta's trial so he could focus on his country after a deadly attack at a shopping mall.
By CHRIS BUCKLEY
China is speckled with outlandish works of official art that vie with even a giant, glow-in-the-dark puffer fish for attention and outrage.
By MATTHEW ROSENBERG
In announcing the deal, Secretary of State John Kerry and President Hamid Karzai said one major issue remained - immunity from prosecution for American troops who stay after 2014.
By GARDINER HARRIS
Forecasters say Cyclone Phailin could be among the most powerful storms ever recorded in the Bay of Bengal, with a storm surge as high as 10 feet.