Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek….
Schumer’s moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope….
Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave
BEIRUT (AP) — Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said….
Pence says he’s proud to be in ‘Israel’s capital, Jerusalem’
JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence kicked off his visit to Israel with a Monday morning meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in which he said it was an honor to be in "Israel's capital, Jerusalem."…
Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years – since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden's home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader….
Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar delayed
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday….
With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a still undetermined awards race and an industry undergoing tectonic shifts with the Me Too and Time's Up movements, awards shows have become canaries in the coal mine….
‘Executed’ North Korean pop diva takes Olympic spotlight
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Just a few years ago, she was reportedly executed by a North Korean firing squad. Now, Pyongyang's top pop diva is a senior ruling party official and a surprise headliner in the run-up to the South Korean Winter Olympics….
Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting
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….
The Patriots and Eagles will square off in Super Bowl 52
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going back to the Super Bowl in search of a sixth title….