Editor's note: Leslie Tripp is an assignment editor for the CNN National Desk.
Many people in their mid-30s and younger heard about the death of actor Ernest Borgnine and it didn't mean much. But I felt a particular sadness because I have interviewed Borgnine, and I actually made him cry.
The Minnesota government was forced to shut down Friday for the second time in six years after lawmakers failed to reach a budget agreement before a midnight Thursday deadline.
Gov. Mark Dayton held a news conference to announce an impasse in budget talks two hours before the deadline.
"This is a night of deep sorrow for me," Dayton said.
The governor, a member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor party wants to raise taxes on the wealthiest 1.9% of Minnesotans, as well as cut spending.
Republicans accused the governor of giving up too soon.FULL STORY
A church van rolled over in southwest Georgia Sunday evening, killing four of the 17 occupants on board, authorities said.
The van, belonging to the Tabernacle of Prayer and Deliverance in Columbus, Georgia, was headed to Florida when it overturned on a highway in Early County.
An initial investigation by Georgia state troopers indicated that the driver lost control after the van blew a tire, said agency spokesman Gordy Wright.
In addition to the four deaths, 13 people in the van were injured, Wright said. Several of the passengers were ejected from the vehicle, he said.
It was not immediately known if the occupants were wearing seat belts