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 Saturday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2018. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, pledging emphatically to empower America’s “forgotten men and women.”...


Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Missouri Governor Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In his first interview since acknowledging an extramarital affair, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Saturday that there was “no blackmail” and “no threat of violence” by him in what he described as a months-long “consensual relationship” with his former hairdresser....


French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EU

France Germany

LONDON (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron has suggested that Britain is likely to negotiate a unique relationship with the European Union before it leaves the bloc next year, while stressing that any agreement must be consistent with EU rules. In remarks released Saturday, Macron told the...


2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in Nigeria’s north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been freed and are in good condition, police said Saturday. Police and a special anti-kidnapping squad rescued the foreigners in the Kagarko local government area Friday...


Amid government shutdown, military becomes major front in political battle

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The U.S. military faced a variety of consequences as a result of a federal government shutdown Saturday, with U.S. troops working at least temporarily without pay, thousands of civilian employees furloughed and Republicans and Democrats alike saying their opponents...


Trump asked for public credit for N. Korea talks

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. SEOUL - Even before he was elected South Korea’s president eight months ago, Moon Jae-in was vowing to take the “driver’s seat” in global efforts to deal with North Korea. But as the inter-Korean talks have shown this week, it’s clearly Kim Jong Un who’s steering,...


Dior travels back in time for couture-infused menswear

Paris Fashion Dior

PARIS (AP) — Designer Kris Van Assche travelled back in a fashion time machine Saturday while Robert Pattinson explained the importance of clothes for acting roles as he attended Dior Homme’s Paris menswear collection. Here are some highlights of the fourth day of fall-winter shows: DIOR’S TATTOOED...


Trump tweets about women's marches as protesters gather

Womens March Philadelphia

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted that it was a “perfect day” for women to march to celebrate the “economic success and wealth creation” that’s happened during his first year in office — while women across the nation rallied against him and his policies. “Get out there now to celebrate...


In Cairo, Pence praises friendship, partnership between the US and Egypt

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. CAIRO - On the first day of the federal government shutdown, Vice President Mike Pence arrived here late Saturday afternoon to meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, whom he praised and repeatedly called a “friend” to the United States. Both leaders met...


The Latest: Another church burns in Chile after pope visit

Peru Pope

TRUJILLO, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Authorities in Chile are probing a new church burning that comes after a series of fires at religious buildings following Pope Francis’ visit to the nation. The Church of the Virgin of Candelaria is located...

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