Nation/World

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

National

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...


Business , National

Asian shares rise on global growth hopes, US shutdown's end

Hong Kong Financial markets-1

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets posted strong gains on Tuesday, as an upbeat forecast for global economic growth and the end of the U.S. government shutdown helped lift sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index jumped 0.9 percent to 24,037.86 and South Korea’s Kospi advanced...


National

Back to work: Government shutdown ends after Dems relent

Budget Battle

President Donald Trump has signed a bill reopening the government.


World

Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria

Turkey Syria

HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara’s offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group. Skirmishes...


National

Judge: Victims of sports doc are 'sister survivor warriors'

APTOPIX Doctor-Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 120 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were “sister survivor warriors.” “I want you to know that your face and the face of all of...


National

The Latest: USA Gymnastics suspends ex-women's coach Geddert

APTOPIX Doctor-Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 7 p.m. USA Gymnastics has suspended former U.S. women’s national team coach John Geddert, the owner of the Twistars gymnastics club near Lansing, Michigan. Disgraced former USA Gymnastics...


Business , National

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...


National

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...


World

FIFA: Video tech 'definitely' at World Cup, finding sponsor

Soccer FIFA Video Review-1

LONDON (AP) — Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday. Soccer’s rule-making panel met on Monday to assess recent trials ahead of video assistant...


National

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...


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