FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2015 file photo, House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio announces on Capitol Hill in Washington, that he will resign from Congress at the end of October. The gulf between tea party conservatives and establishment Republicans has gotten so big it just swallowed up the speaker of the House and may threaten the entire Republican Party and Congress itself.  (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Boehner: No government shutdown

Boehner’s announcement to resign comes days before government funding runs out at the end of the month.

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8 facts about the supermoon eclipse

During a supermoon, the moon is around 31,000 miles closer to the Earth at its closest point (perigee) than at its farthest point (apogee).

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Concert-goers injured after crowd rushes stage at festival

The city’s fire department, aided by fire departments in Scottsdale and Phoenix, came to the scene after getting reports that as many as 40 people were hurt at the event after concert-goers began rushing the stage.

In this photo provided by World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis kisses and blesses Michael Keating, 10, of Elverson, Pa after arriving in Philadelphia and exiting his car when he saw the boy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, at Philadelphia International Airport. Keating has cerebral palsy and is the son of Chuck Keating, director of the Bishop Shanahan High School band that performed at Pope Francis' airport arrival. (Joseph Gidjunis/World Meeting of Families via AP)

At Philadelphia airport, pope kisses head of disabled boy

Francis apparently spied Michael Keating as he was being driven away from the plane. Ordering the Fiat to stop, Francis got out and walked over to the boy, put his hand on his head and kissed him as his sobbing mother looked on.

This Sept. 13, 2015 image provided by NASA shows the moon, left, and the Earth, top, transiting the sun together, seen from the Solar Dynamics Observatory. The edge of Earth appears fuzzy because the atmosphere blocks different amounts of light at different altitudes. This image was taken in extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, invisible to human eyes, but here colorized in gold. A total lunar eclipse will share the stage with a so-called supermoon.  (NASA/SDO via AP)

‘Blood Moon’ seen as sign of end times by some Mormons

It’s unclear how many Latter-day Saints buy the theory, but Mormon leaders were worried enough that they took the rare step this week of issuing a public statement cautioning the faithful not to get carried away with visions of the apocalypse.

In this Wednesday, July 29, 2015 photo, Des Moines Water Works employees walk past water bubbling through a hole in a street following a water main break in Des Moines, Iowa. After decades of keeping water rates low and deferring maintenance, scores of drinking water systems built around the time of World War II and earlier are in need of replacement. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Drinking water systems imperiled by failing infrastructure

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency projects that it will cost $384 billion over 20 years to maintain the nation’s existing drinking water systems, which will require tens of thousands of miles of replacement pipe and thousands of new or renovated plants.

Pope Francis processes toward the altar at Cathedral Basilica of Sts. Peter and Paul during a mass, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Pope Francis arrives in Philadelphia to celebrate family

The pontiff’s plane touched down at the Philadelphia airport after takeoff from New York, bringing him to a city of blocked-off streets, sidewalks lined with portable potties, and checkpoints manned by police, National Guardsmen and border agents.

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2012 file photo, a model poses near the new version of Hyundai Sonata displayed at the Hyundai stall during Auto Expo in New Delhi, India.   On Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, Hyundai is recalling nearly a half-million midsize cars in the U.S. to replace key engine parts because a manufacturing problem could cause them to fail. The recall covers 470,000 Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline engines. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

Hyundai recalls 470,000 Sonatas to replace engines

The recall covers Sonata sedans from the 2011 and 2012 model years equipped with 2-liter or 2.4-liter gasoline engines. At the time, the Sonata was Hyundai’s top-selling vehicle in the U.S.

Pope Francis addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2015 at United Nations headquarters.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Pope beseeches world leaders to protect the environment

Francis’ speech, the fifth by a pope to the U.N., was a distillation of his recent teaching document on the environment, “Praise Be,” which has delighted liberals and environmentalists and drawn scorn from big business interests.