WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal government shutdown might be welcomed by some drivers in the nation's capital. District of Columbia officials say if Uncle Sam turns off the cash spigot, no parking tickets will be issued.
But Washington will get a lot dirtier -- politics aside. The trash won't be collected, either.
But don't worry about the animals at the National Zoo. They'll still be fed. Zoo keepers are considered essential employees.
The budget deadlock threatens to shut down much of the federal government starting Saturday -- if a deal isn't reached by Friday.