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 Sunday, Jan. 21, the 21st day of 2018. There are 344 days left in the year. Today’s Highlights in History: On Jan. 21, 1968, the North Vietnamese Army launched a full-scale assault against the U.S. combat base in Khe Sanh, South Vietnam, in a siege lasting 11 weeks;...


Cataclysmic cargo: The hunt for four missing nuclear bombs after a B-52 crash

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Nothing seemed out of the ordinary 50 years ago when Air Force Capt. John M. Haug and his crew took off in a B-52 carrying four hydrogen bombs. It was the height of the Cold War, the era of “Dr. Strangelove.” The Stratofortress departed Plattsburgh Air Base in Upstate...


Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

Health Overhaul Immigration Fear

MIAMI (AP) — The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their information could be used to identify and deport...


His patients said floating in a sensory deprivation tank was healing, so he tried it

Special To The Washington Post. In mental health care, it’s not uncommon for patients to pursue complementary therapies to manage mental illness. As a psychiatrist, I’ve seen patients who take dozens of daily vitamin supplements. Some try acupuncture or massage. Others swear by light therapy or...


Taliban siege on Afghan hotel ends after 13 hours, 18 dead

Afghanistan Hotel Attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was slain Sunday. The casualty toll expected to rise. The heavily...


Trump launches new round of partisan attacks as government shutdown enters Day 2

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump pressured Congress on Sunday to end a government shutdown that reached its second day amid deep uncertainty over whether Democrats and Republicans could soon break an impasse to restore federal funding. “If stalemate continues,” he...


Turkey says its troops have entered Syria in fight against Kurdish militias

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. ISTANBUL - Turkey on Sunday announced a ground offensive in northern Syria as part of its assault on Kurdish militias there, state media reported, expanding an already fierce air and artillery operation that has raised fears of wider conflict both in Syria and the...


Jordan's king delivers pointed public remarks to Pence in wake of Jerusalem decision

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. AMMAN - In pointed public remarks, Jordan’s King Abdullah II told Vice President Mike Pence on Sunday that he had repeatedly warned Washington about the risks of recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and that he hoped the United States would now “reach out” and...


Ahead of Trump's trip to Davos, its experts argue that he doesn't understand trade

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. This week, President Donald Trump is scheduled to head to the 2018 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The U.S. leader may seem an unlikely guest - Davos brings together the world’s political and economic elite for what is generally viewed as a celebration of...


The Latest: Controversy follows Pope to Peru


LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis’ visit to Peru (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The controversy over Pope Francis’ accusations of slander against victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile priest has followed him to Peru. A banner hanging from a building near the Lima church where Francis...

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