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 Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


Business

India, Canada defend free trade as US imposes tariffs

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — Just hours after President Donald Trump approved new tariffs on imports, the leaders of Canada and India came out forcefully Tuesday against a drift toward protectionism in the global economy. While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said new barriers to trade could pose...


World

Corruption scandal wreaks havoc in Peru

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. LIMA, Peru - From the Andes to congested Lima, it is as if someone hung a sign on the biggest construction projects in this South American nation reading “Suspended Until Further Notice.” “The entire country has come to a halt,” said Hugo Alache, whose cement...


World

Russia bans the darkly comic film, 'Death of Stalin'

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. MOSCOW - One of Russia’s largest tabloids called it “the film that Hitler could have made.” Russia’s Culture Ministry on Tuesday purged the satire “Death of Stalin” from box offices after the dark comedy about the Soviet-era power struggle following the dictator’s...


National

Reliable Source: Oprah returns to Michigan to talk politics with local voters

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Since Oprah Winfrey’s rousing Golden Globes speech, the talk-show queen herself is perhaps the only A-lister who hasn’t weighed in on her potential presidential bid. That relegates the rest of us to tea-leaf reading and social-media-crumb following. So when Oprah...


Business

The Latest: Hundreds protest in Zurich against Davos forum

Switzerland Davos Forum

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Hundreds of protesters, some with their faces covered, are marching in Switzerland’s largest city to denounce the World Economic Forum and the planned visit of President Donald Trump...


National

Texas 16-year-old charged in high school cafeteria shooting

School Shooting Texas

ITALY, Texas (AP) — A 15-year-old girl who was wounded in a Texas high school shooting is “in good spirits,” and the 16-year-old boy suspected of opening fire in the cafeteria has been charged as a juvenile with aggravated assault, officials said Tuesday. School District superintendent Lee Joffre...


National

Teens charged with cyberstalking before girl's suicide

Cyberstalking Death Arrests

Two 12-year-olds in Florida have been charged with cyberstalking in connection with the death of a middle-school student who police say hanged herself two weeks ago. The circumstances around the death of 12-year-old Gabriella Green on Jan. 10 led to the arrests of the two Surfside Middle School...


Business

Hope, fear as Puerto Rico moves to privatize power company

Puerto Rico Corruption

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — One of the largest public utilities in the U.S. might soon be up for sale, but many wonder who would want to buy a power company that is $9 billion in debt and has an infrastructure nearly three times older than the industry average. Concerns also are growing about...


National

Schumer has rescinded offer to Trump on border wall funding

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - The Senate’s top Democrat has withdrawn an offer that would allow President Donald Trump to fulfill a signature campaign pledge: Construction of a wall along the U.S-Mexico border. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., took back his offer late...


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