WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning that the U.S. sanctions against Iran may suffer because of the partial government shutdown.
White House spokesman Jay Carney says the Treasury office that handles sanctions had to furlough nearly its entire staff. He says the office can't sustain its core functions.
Carney says that includes new sanctions on Iran, Syria, terrorist groups and drug cartels. The office also investigates and penalizes sanctions violators.
Carney says President Barack Obama will be briefed on the issue Friday.
The warning comes as Israel and many U.S. lawmakers say they're concerned about the U.S. easing sanctions as it explores diplomacy with Iran.
Obama insists that House Republicans hold a vote to reopen the government but they have been passing bills only to reopen popular parts of it.
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An eight-year-old boy was shot Thursday morning in Cattaraugus County. Officials are at the scene on West Road, in Leon.
There is another Lake Effect Snow Warning in effect for Erie, Wyoming, Chautauqua and Cattaraugus Counties from Thursday through early Friday.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings return today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
A 26-year-old male employee of Ying's Wings and Things told police that Haibo Jiang, also known as Jimmy Ying, choked him until he passed out.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Viewers sent in photos from the snowfall around Western New York.