Sorry, we're closed: At parks and government offices, Americans begin feel effects of shutdown

  • Article by: KATHY MATHESON , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 4:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA — Visitors arrived to find "CLOSED" signs at the Statue of Liberty, the Smithsonian and other parks and historic sites across the country. Callers looking for help from the government reached only voicemail. And federal employees were left to wonder when they would return to work.

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