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Government Shuts Down As Congress Fails To Pass Funding Measure

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:02:00 -0500

The government is now in an unprecedented partial shutdown after Congress failed to pass a stopgap measure to keep funding going ahead of a midnight deadline.

Senate Set To Vote On Government Funding Bill Before Midnight

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:44:00 -0500

The Senate is set to hold a vote before midnight on Friday on the bill the House passed last night to avert a government shutdown.

L.A. Coroner: Tom Petty's Death Was Due To An Accidental Overdose

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:30:50 -0500

Family members said they hoped that the cause of his death would spark discussion about the power and danger of the opioid drugs.

Federal Charge Brought In Assault On Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:44:49 -0500

A neighbor allegedly blindsided the lawmaker outside his home in Bowling Green. Now Rene Boucher has signed an agreement to plead guilty. He faces a possible 10 years in prison.

Justice Department To Retry Sen. Robert Menendez And Friend In Corruption Case

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:29:00 -0500

The senior senator from New Jersey is accused of taking bribes and the case produced a mistrial last year. Menendez is seeking reelection this year.

Supreme Court To Hear Latest Challenge To Trump's Travel Ban

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 19:22:02 -0500

After losing several lower court rulings, the Trump administration will finally get a hearing by the justices on legality of its entry restrictions.

Before 'Roe v. Wade,' The Women of 'Jane' Provided Abortions For The Women Of Chicago

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:49:00 -0500

In 1965, a group known as Jane began connecting pregnant women in Chicago with doctors willing to perform abortions. Jane members later learned to perform the procedure, making it more accessible.

Facebook Moves To Decide What Is Real News

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:46:21 -0500

It will combat fake news by pushing up news articles that come from "high quality" sources, and pushing down the others. It's asking users which news organizations they trust.

Tell Us: Are You Still Watching The NFL?

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:41:53 -0500

The past few NFL seasons have been mired in controversy, from findings about concussions and brain damage to injustice protests and domestic violence. Have you changed how you watch as a result?

Congress Needs Last-Minute Deal To Avoid Government Shutdown

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 18:27:00 -0500

The federal government will experience a partial shutdown at midnight unless lawmakers and President Trump can come to a last-minute deal on spending and immigration.

Get Caught Up: Trump's Alleged Affair With Adult Film Star Stormy Daniels

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:35:00 -0500

In 2011, the actress and former Senate candidate told In Touch magazine about a years-earlier sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Now, she and the president both deny an affair.

Eagles v. Hotel California: After Lawsuit, Band Reaches A Settlement

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:14:00 -0500

The rock band sued a hotel in Mexico that has the same name as the "lovely place" in their iconic 1976 song. That hotel was trying to trademark the phrase "Hotel California" in the U.S.

Jury Acquits Railroad Employees In Lac Megantic Fire Disaster

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:50:06 -0500

The Canadian panel found three men not guilty of criminal negligence in the derailment and explosion of a train carrying crude oil. The resulting firestorm killed 47 people.

Dolly Parton Recognized For Two World Records In Country Music

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

In a career full of accolades, Dolly Parton now adds two world records to her collection. Guinness World Records recognized her as the female artist with the most hits on Billboard's Hot Country songs charts and for the most decades with a top 20 hit on Billboards Hot Country Songs Chart.

Israel Bans Activities In Jerusalem Connected To Palestinian Authority Government

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:18:00 -0500

Palestinians still have aspirations for a capital in part Jerusalem. National political institutions could strengthen Palestinian claims in the city, but for decades Israel has worked to limit those.