Americans anxious, irritated as government shuts down

Monday, September 30, 2013 | 11:38 p.m. CDT; updated 4:46 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 1, 2013

NEW YORK — From New York's Liberty Island to Alaska's Denali National Park, the U.S. government closed its doors as a bitter budget fight idled hundreds of thousands of federal workers and halted all but the most critical government services for the first time in nearly two decades.