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The Latest: McConnell to propose shorter-term funding plan

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:53:53 GMT2018-01-20T05:53:53Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local):...

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump's 1-year festivities

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:45:40 GMT2018-01-20T05:45:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Talk about lousy timing....

Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:42:48 GMT2018-01-20T05:42:48Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump's ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries....

A year later, Trump bends, but doesn't break, Washington

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:37:26 GMT2018-01-20T05:37:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has frequently bent Washington to his will....

The Latest: Pence blames Democrats for shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:36:15 GMT2018-01-20T05:36:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local):...

US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:33:15 GMT2018-01-20T05:33:15Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Countering China's rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military's top national security priorities. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says they even outpacing the threat of terrorism. He said Friday that competition with those adversaries has threatened America's military advantage around the world....

AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:31:36 GMT2018-01-20T05:31:36Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are fighting over and what it means to shut down the government....

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:31:26 GMT2018-01-20T05:31:26Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink....

Shutdown is first since 2013, but not exceptional

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:23:06 GMT2018-01-20T05:23:06Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump and Congress failed to reach an agreement on a spending plan by midnight Friday, triggering a partial shutdown of the federal government. Government shutdowns are unusual but not unheard of. The government has partially shut down three times in the past quarter-century - and far more often in decades past....

Government Shutdown: What's closed, who is affected?

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 05:13:29 GMT2018-01-20T05:13:29Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The federal government shutdown only partially curbs operations. But the longer the shutdown continues, the more likely its impact will be felt....