News on the Go: Oct. 7, 2013

Carrie Blazina

After Saturday’s capture of a Libyan man on the FBI’s most-wanted list for the deadly 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa by United States special forces, Libyan officials Sunday wanted clarification on why the suspect would be tried in the U.S. Libyan officials said Abu Anas al-Libi, a man suspected of having ties to al-Qaida, should be tried in Libya because he is a Libyan national. U.S. officials defended the capture and said it was a significant blow to al-Qaida. Read more here.

The U.S. government’s shutdown continued Sunday as the country moved closer to defaulting on its debt. President Barack Obama opposes a bill to re-open the government, raise the country’s borrowing authority and add Republican changes to the Affordable Care Act. Speaker of the House John Boehner said Obama needed to negotiate with House Republicans to end the shutdown.

Ohio health care providers and organizations asked people this weekend to be patient as the new online insurance marketplaces experienced glitches after opening Tuesday. Officials reminded people shopping for plans that they still had months to pick out coverage, but consumers need to pick a plan by mid-December if they want coverage by Jan. 1. Workers to properly run the exchanges might not be in place until mid-October or November because the employees did not get state-required certification until Tuesday. Read more here.

Eight people died and 79 were hurt at a monster-truck show in Mexico on Sunday after an out-of-control truck leaped a barrier and drove into the crowd. The driver appeared to lose control of the truck after jumping a row of cars and bounced into the crowd, which was not protected by a barrier. Officials were investigating possible safety violations in the setup of the show and also tested the driver’s blood-alcohol level.

Information is from the Associated Press.

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