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 Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered as a weekly series on NBC-TV. On this date: In 1498, during his third...


Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

Trump One Year Ethics Promises

NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which...


Student: Boy arrested in school shooting has violent past

School Shooting Texas

DALLAS (AP) — A 16-year-old boy accused of shooting a classmate at a Texas high school on Monday had a history of aggressive actions at school, a fellow student said. The injured student, a 15-year-old girl, was airlifted to a hospital in Dallas following the shooting inside the cafeteria at Italy...


Eagles fan who slammed into pole in subway says he's OK

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia Eagles fan whose attempt to rally subway passengers for a playoff game ended with him running into a concrete pole says he’s doing OK and a viral video shows the “passion” of Philly fans. Jigar Desai said his pain eased with the Eagles’ 38-7 win over the Minnesota...


House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congress voted late Monday to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown, sending President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill that passed after Senate Republican leaders pledged to act on immigration policy next month. The House joined the...


Papadopoulos is the 'John Dean' of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. He has been mocked by President Donald Trump as a “low level volunteer” and “proven to be a liar.” But the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts and is cooperating...


Defense says federal prosecutor tried to co-opt witness in Virginia physician's opioid

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Attorneys for a Virginia doctor accused of improperly dispensing opioids say a federal prosecutor tried to co-opt a key defense witness by suggesting he testify as an expert. Prosecutors in the Western District of Virginia contend they acted appropriately in reaching...


Team USA parade uniforms include touch of American frontier

OLY Team USA Uniforms

NEW YORK (AP) — Polo Ralph Lauren unveiled Team USA’s Olympic parade uniforms Monday and social media haters can leave the ugly sweater jokes back in Sochi. Roundly mocked in 2014 for a chaotic, patchwork cardigan sweater, the brand went classic red, white and blue this time around for the opening...


Senate votes to end shutdown, sending House a short-term spending bill to fund government

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Monday to end the government shutdown, approving a short-term spending bill after frantic negotiations broke a budget impasse with a pledge from leaders to act on immigration policy next month. The House was expected to quickly pass the...


Medical field plays catch-up with trans kids

Special To The Washington Post. The California wildfires were still raging last fall as Jennifer Bilstein and her 15-year-old son inched their way down Highway 101, a two-hour drive in ordinary times that took four hours through the smoke-filled air and yellow sky. She was determined to get Jacob...

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