US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


Today in History

Today in History Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 21, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army launched a full-scale assault against the U.S. combat base in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in a siege lasting 11 weeks;...


The Latest: Ukraine: Citizen killed in Afghan hotel attack

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on Afghanistan, where gunmen stormed the Intercontinental Hotel in the capital, Kabul (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Ukraine says one of its citizens was killed in the attack on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital. Afghan officials say insurgents...


Philippines says it won't be embroiled in US-China sea spat

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MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Sunday that it won’t get embroiled in a fresh spat between the U.S. and China involving Beijing’s protest of an American warship passing near a Chinese-controlled shoal also claimed by the Philippines. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque Jr. said that...


Jordan urges Pence to 'rebuild trust' after Jerusalem pivot

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump administration’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s...


The Latest: Israeli Arab lawmakers to boycott Pence speech

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s Middle East tour (all times local): 1:40 p.m. The main Arab party in the Israeli Knesset says it will boycott Vice President Mike Pence’s speech to the parliament on Monday. Ayman Odeh wrote on Twitter Saturday that the members of his...


Commercial rocket from New Zealand deploys small satellites

New Zealand Rocket Launch

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A rocket launched from New Zealand on Sunday successfully reached orbit carrying small commercial satellites. California-based company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket, which carries only a small payload of about 150 kilograms (331 pounds), successfully deployed an...


Taliban attack on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 6 dead

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least six people, including a foreigner, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was killed on Sunday, with the casualty toll expected to rise. The...


Global female empowerment marches enter second day

Womens March Seattle

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Demonstrations in support of female empowerment are scheduled in cities across the country Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people across the globe marched, chanted and protested. Marches are scheduled in several cities, including Miami, Melbourne and Munich....


Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics. Appearing live on South Korean television,...


Poll: Public is optimistic about economy, critical of Trump, split on issues

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Americans have reached a split-screen assessment of the state of the country at the end of President Donald Trump’s first year in office, expressing the most positive views about the economy in nearly two decades while giving Trump historically low approval, according...

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