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 Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


Thousands on run, hiding as Turkey keeps up Syria offensive

Turkey Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — France’s top diplomat and the U.S. defense secretary Tuesday urged Turkey to exercise restraint in its offensive against an enclave controlled by a Kurdish militia in northern Syria, where civilians are reportedly on the run or hunkered down in basements and caves in fear of the...


Nicanor Parra, Chile's eminent poet and 'anti-poet,' dies at 103

Special to The Washington Post. Nicanor Parra, an eminent Chilean scientist-turned-poet who revolutionized Latin American verse by rejecting its flowery diction and forging a stripped-down, confrontational and darkly comic form that he dubbed “anti-poetry,” died Jan. 23 at his home in the La Reina...


Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off an island in the Gulf of Alaska early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami threat that sent people living along the state’s southern coast and western Canada fleeing for higher ground. After a few intense hours, the tsunami warning was canceled,...


Trump's tweets matter - a lot

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. President Donald Trump’s conservative apologists would have us believe his tweets and verbal outbursts are matters of style, insignificant in the grand scheme of things. The peculiar argument that “words don’t matter” - or even weirder, “the leader of the free world’s...


The Latest: Trudeau announces pacific trade deal without US

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 6:00 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada and the remaining 11 countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to a revised trade agreement. The deal comes exactly one...

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Tech and consumer-focused companies rise; Netflix leaps

Financial Markets Wall Street

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are mixed Tuesday as consumer-focused companies like Netflix and Amazon climb while household goods makers including Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble sink following disappointing quarterly reports. Bond yields are down after rising to three-year highs in the last...


Report: Gulf Coast wreck could be last US slave ship

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Researchers say remains of a wooden ship found embedded in mud in a river delta in southwestern Alabama may be the Clotilda, the last vessel to bring slaves to the United States nearly 160 years ago. The wreck, which is normally covered by water in the lower Mobile-Tensaw Delta,...


Latest: Aftershocks follow Alaska earthquake

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada’s British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 6:58 a.m. An earthquake that struck early Tuesday off an island in the Gulf of Alaska has been followed by...


A boy's basketball-size tumor was slowly killing him. He died days after doctors removed

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The basketball-size tumor was finally gone, and the first signs after Emanuel Zayas’ surgery were deceptively encouraging. The 14-year-old’s eyes had begun to react to stimulation. The muscles on his face were strengthening. For a moment, his family, doctors and other...

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