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...


15-year-old girl shot at Texas school; boy, 16, arrested

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff’s officials said. The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following...


Navy's new 'fast, agile' warship has been stuck in ice since Christmas Eve

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. The commissioning of the USS Little Rock was held in Buffalo, New York, last month, on a day so cold that people’s breath billowed through the air as they spoke. Partway through the ceremony, snow began falling - sideways - on the thousands of attendees. It might have...


Zoo's Panda Cam on for now, but government shutdown could turn it off

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. For now, the super-popular Panda Cam that gives a live view of the National Zoo’s giant pandas is on but if the federal government shutdown continues, it could get turned off. At 6:30 a.m. Monday, one of the cameras showed a sleeping panda. It was unclear which one it...


President Trump's claim that 'nearly 3 in 4' convicted of terrorism are foreign-born

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. “New report from DOJ & DHS shows that nearly 3 in 4 individuals convicted of terrorism-related charges are foreign-born. . . . e need to keep America safe, including moving away from a random chain migration and lottery system, to one that is merit-based."- President...


Monarch butterfly migration was off this year. Researchers are worried.

(c) 2018, Special to The Washington Post. Thanksgiving was right around the corner, and a sizable number of one of America’s most famous migrants could be seen still sputtering south. Not across the Texas-Mexico border, where most monarch butterflies should be by that time of year. These fluttered...


NASA has pulled astronaut from space station crew. Her brother blames racism.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. NASA Astronaut Jeanette Epps, who was slated to become the first African American crew member to live on board the International Space Station, was unexpectedly pulled from her June flight. In a brief news release Thursday, NASA announced that Serena Auñón-Chancellor,...


Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise. High-dividend stocks are also higher as bond yields decline, but industrial companies are falling. Yields had climbed to their highest level in more than three years last week. French...


Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Some in the U.S. solar-power industry are hoping a decision this week by President Donald Trump doesn’t bring on an eclipse. Companies that install solar-power systems for homeowners and utilities are bracing for Trump’s call on whether to slap tariffs on imported panels. The solar...


Fur and fury at 40,000 feet as more people bring animals on planes

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. When Marlin Jackson arrived at his row on a Delta flight from Atlanta to San Diego in June, the middle seat was already occupied by a man with a sizable dog on his lap. Jackson squeezed by them to his window seat, and the Labrador mix lunged at his face. The attack...

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