Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Government

5 years after fall on ice, former aircraft mechanic still struggles

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Blake Halfacre says his goal in waging his battle for treatment is to get back to work, but the chances are looking slim as he exhausts all possibilities. 


Government

As shutdown deal reached, Trump stays out of sight

Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the shutdown of the federal government lumbered toward an end on Monday, President Donald Trump remained out of sight, suppressing his instincts to make himself part of the story by making a deal or picking a fight. Trump told allies over the weekend that he hated being on the...


Government

Back to work: Government shutdown ending as Dems relent

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government late Monday as Democrats reluctantly voted to temporarily pay for resumed operations. They relented in return for Republican assurances that the Senate will soon take up the plight of young immigrant “dreamers” and other contentious...


Business

Trump hits solar panels, washing machines with tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump approved tariffs on imported solar-energy components and large washing machines in a bid to help U.S. manufacturers. The president on Monday approved recommendations by the U.S. International Trade Commission to impose the tariffs. The administration cast...


Government

CHIP Renewed For Six Years As Congress Votes To Reopen Federal Government

A brief, partial shutdown of the federal government was resolved Monday, as the Senate and House approved legislation that would keep federal dollars flowing until Feb. 8, as well as fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program for the next six years. The legislation is awaiting President Donald...


Government

Federal budget agreement includes pay for federal workers during shutdown

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Congress has approved legislation to make sure federal workers get paid for the three-day government shutdown.


Business

The Latest: Solar trade group anticipates job losses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines (all times local): 6:19 p.m. The Solar Energy Industries Association, which represents solar installers, says the tariff on solar panels will lead to the delay or cancellation of billions...


Business

The Latest: Immigrant advocates skewer Senate Democrats

Trump Budget Battle-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Prominent immigrant advocacy groups are skewering Democratic senators for relenting in a fight that linked immigration changes to continued government funding. The youth group United We Dream says Senate Democrats who...


Government

Congress votes to reopen government as House follows Senate in approving bill; Trump's

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress votes to reopen government as House follows Senate in approving bill; Trump’s quick signature expected.


Government

US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast

Cargo Screening Mideast

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities issued an emergency order Monday requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries, citing a threat of terrorism. The Transportation Security Administration order is aimed at preventing terrorist attacks...


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