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...


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...


National

House votes to end government shutdown, sending legislation to Trump

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Congress voted late Monday to reopen the government after a three-day shutdown, sending President Donald Trump a short-term spending bill that passed after Senate Republican leaders pledged to act on immigration policy next month. The House joined the...


National

Papadopoulos is the 'John Dean' of the Russia investigation, his fiancee says

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. He has been mocked by President Donald Trump as a “low level volunteer” and “proven to be a liar.” But the fiancee of George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in October to lying to the FBI about his Russia contacts and is cooperating...


National

Defense says federal prosecutor tried to co-opt witness in Virginia physician's opioid

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Attorneys for a Virginia doctor accused of improperly dispensing opioids say a federal prosecutor tried to co-opt a key defense witness by suggesting he testify as an expert. Prosecutors in the Western District of Virginia contend they acted appropriately in reaching...


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