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White House says working toward deal to reopen government

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:47:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump spoke by phone on Sunday with leaders in Congress and several members of his Cabinet about the impact of the federal government shutdown, White House Pres....
In Women's March finale, Las Vegas rally kicks off voter drive

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:43:26 -0500

Thousands of protesters gathered for the Women's March "Power to the Polls" rally in Las Vegas on Sunday, kicking off a national drive to register a million new voters as well as put more female candi....
Statue of Liberty to reopen; shutdown keeps other parks, monuments closed

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 16:34:27 -0500

By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Statue of Liberty will reopen on Monday even if the U.S. government shutdown extends into the work week, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday, vowing to....
Collins: Moderates taking U.S. budget fix ideas to Senate leaders

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:41:57 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins said on Sunday that a group of more than 20 moderates will present ideas for resolving the shutdown of the federal government to the Senate....
Republican Senator Collins says as many as 20 colleagues want to end impasse

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 15:29:54 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Moderate U.S. Republican Senator Susan Collins said a substantial number of her colleagues are eager to find a way out of the government shutdown, but details of a deal are &quo....
U.S. Senate's McConnell, Schumer to talk about shutdown: Cornyn

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:24:39 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the chamber's Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, plan to talk on Sunday about the government shutdown that began a day ago, Se....
U.S. House would accept bill funding government to Feb. 8: Ryan

Sun, 21 Jan 2018 14:06:02 -0500

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Sunday that the House of Representatives would accept a bill funding the government through Feb. 8 and ending the current shutdown of federal agencies if the Senat....
Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 22:32:29 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly trig....
Republican congressman removed from ethics committee

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 21:42:19 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan removed Representative Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following sexual misconduct allegations, Ryan's office sai....
As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 20:40:20 -0500

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. Presid....
First day of government shutdown ends in standoff

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 19:55:49 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers were locked in a standoff with Democrats on Saturday over the U.S. government shutdown, with ....
Trump campaign ad on murder raises heat in shutdown fight

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:56:18 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump's presidential campaign on Saturday issued a new video ad calling Democrats "complicit" in murders committed by illegal immigrants, during a government shutdown partly trig....
As parties battle over shutdown, Trump collects blame on Twitter

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:33:14 -0500

By the time the deadline had passed without a deal and exhausted senators returned home to bed, #TrumpShutdown was fast becoming the top trending item on Twitter worldwide. In an early indication of ....
As Trump begins second year, women stage nationwide protests

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:13:20 -0500

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Many thousands of women and their male supporters turned out on Saturday for the second Women's March, a nationwide series of protests against U.S. President Don....
In New York, tourists left high and dry as Statue of Liberty shuts down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:57:18 -0500

By Chris Francescani and Ian Simpson NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tourists who came to Battery Park in lower Manhattan hoping to catch a ferry to the Statue of Liberty in New York Harbor got an un....
Trump to Democrats: no immigration talk until U.S. government reopened

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:57:18 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers took a tough stance on Saturday after the U.S. Congress failed to fund federal agencies, sayi....
Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 16:42:58 -0500

In shutdowns, non-essential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers r....
Trump's Davos trip now in flux: White House budget director

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:42:53 -0500

U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week is now in flux because of the federal government shutdown, White House budget director Mick Mulva....
Trump will not negotiate on immigration until government reopened

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 14:21:18 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will not open negotiations on immigration until Democrats agree to reopen the government, his spokeswoman said on Saturday in a statement.....
Two Americans, two Canadians freed after kidnapping in Nigeria: police

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:25:49 -0500

By Garba Muhammad KADUNA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Two Americans and two Canadians have been freed after being kidnapped in the northern Nigerian state of Kaduna, a police spokesman said on Saturday, as i....
Trump blames Democrats for government shutdown: Twitter

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:51:54 -0500

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blamed Democrat lawmakers for a shutdown of the federal government that went into effect on Saturday. "Democrats are far more concerned with illegal immigr....
In Pennsylvania, women who voted for Trump voice support after first year

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:13:27 -0500

"My 401(k) and my 403 have soared, and if anybody doesn't realize that, they've been asleep for a year," said Miller, a 50-year-old emergency room nurse from Audubon, Pennsylvania, referring to her re....
Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:19:24 -0500

(Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown is just hours away as President Donald Trump and the Republican-run Congress struggle to find a solution. The House of Representatives approved a measur....
Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:19:24 -0500

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting dow....
As government shutdown begins, White House slams Senate Democrats

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:19:24 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As U.S. government funding ran out at midnight, the White House issued a statement blaming Senate Democrats for blocking a bill to avert a shutdown and said it would not negotia....
Factbox: A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:19:24 -0500

(Reuters) - Republicans who control the U.S. Congress are up against a Friday midnight deadline to pass a government spending bill or federal agencies will begin to shut down. Past government shutdow....
Mattis says a U.S. government shutdown would affect military operations

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:19:24 -0500

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training, maintenance, and intelligence operations. "Our maintenance activi....
U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 03:18:49 -0500

The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans, locked in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security, failed to agree on a last-minute deal to fund its ....
McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:38:54 -0500

Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan said that even though the trial is expected to wrap up as soon as next week, McDonald's, its franchisees, and the National Labor Relations Board's....
Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 20:31:02 -0500

A Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not pol....
Trump can still make Davos trip even if government shuts down: officials

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:31:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could still travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week as planned even if the federal government shuts down at midnight, sen....
Baltimore fires police commissioner who failed to curb murder rate

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:28:35 -0500

Mayor Catherine Pugh named Darryl DeSousa, 53, as the new commissioner, replacing Kevin Davis. "We need the numbers to go down faster," Mayor Catherine Pugh said of the city's violent crimes at a new....
Kentucky man charged with attacking Senator Rand Paul last year

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:53:14 -0500

Paul, a Republican, was wearing headphones while mowing his lawn in Bowling Green, Kentucky, on Nov. 3 when his neighbor Rene Boucher, 58, became angered by seeing the 55-year-old senator stack brush ....
Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:44:54 -0500

The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday to extend funding through Feb. 16, but with several Republicans wavering and numerous Democrats opposed, the bill appeared on the verge of coll....
Democratic Senator Heitkamp says she will vote for funding bill

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:36:57 -0500

Democratic U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp said on Friday she would vote for a stopgap government funding bill, joining two other senators who have bucked their party and said they would support a Republi....
With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:28:07 -0500

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between Presi....
Mattis says a U.S. government shutdown would affect military operations

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:54:14 -0500

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Friday that a government shutdown would impact military operations including some training, maintenance, and intelligence operations. "Our maintenance activi....
McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:52:05 -0500

Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan said that even though the trial is expected to wrap up as soon as next week, McDonald's, its franchisees, and the National Labor Relations Board's....
U.S. to seek death penalty in kidnapping of Chinese scholar

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:44:12 -0500

The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it intends to seek the death penalty for an Illinois man who was charged last year with kidnapping a visiting Chinese scholar. Brendt Christensen was indic....
Trump calls for four-week extension to avoid government shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:38:05 -0500

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a post on Twitter on Friday that he was making progress with lawmakers to avoid a shutdown and advocated a four-week funding extension.....
Las Vegas shooter's girlfriend won't face charges: sheriff

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:54:17 -0500

The shooters live-in girlfriend, Marilou Danley, had told the FBI she had no idea Paddock was "planning violence against anyone" before he rained bullets from a Las Vegas hotel room on a country music....
Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten'

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:26:27 -0500

By Steve Friess LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by forme....
Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:54:38 -0500

The lawsuit, filed by Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn in a state court, targeted drugmakers Purdue Pharma LP and Endo International Plc along with several wholesale drug distributors and the reta....
Paramedics called to treat Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:47:47 -0500

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, a life-long diabetic, was treated by paramedics for low blood sugar at her home in Washington on Friday morning but was able to go to work afterward, a cour....
Factbox: A look at past U.S. government shutdowns

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:35:19 -0500

Past government shutdowns have done little lasting economic damage but these events can hurt federal workers, rattle markets and shake confidence in the United States abroad. Since Congress implement....
Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:35:00 -0500

(Reuters) - President Donald Trump and the U.S. Congress are racing to meet a midnight Friday deadline to pass a short-term bill to keep the U.S. government open and prevent agencies from shutting dow....
U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:12:54 -0500

By Yasmeen Abutaleb and Caroline Humer WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to dis....
Vegetarian's lawsuit over beef tallow at Buffalo Wild Wings is dismissed

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:19:33 -0500

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class-action lawsuit by a New York vegetarian who accused Buffalo Wild Wings Inc of failing to disclose that it cooked french fries and other "non-meat" ....
Arkansas restricts controversial Monsanto, BASF farm chemical

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:43:22 -0500

By Tom Polansek CHICAGO (Reuters) - In a blow to manufacturers Monsanto Co and BASF SE, Arkansas state lawmakers voted on Friday to bar sprayings of a controversial weed killer after mid-April to pro....
Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 13:28:55 -0500

The Republican president's speech, relayed via video link from the White House Rose Garden to thousands gathered on Washington's National Mall, highlighted his shift in recent years from a supporter o....