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Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end?

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to Washington for its first full week of legislative business since control of the House reverted to Democrats, but lawmakers will be confronted with the same lingering question: When will the partial government ...

Suspect in Wisconsin killings, kidnapping due in court

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A young man suspected of killing a Wisconsin couple, kidnapping their teenage daughter and holding the girl against her will for three months is expected to make his first court appearance Monday, and charging documents could shed light ...

Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

SUDHIN THANAWALA, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A U.S. judge in California on Sunday blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington, D.C. Judge Haywood ...

As shutdown drags, Trump administration seeks to soften blow

By JULIET LINDERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether ...

After Wisconsin girl’s safe return, question is: Why?

By JEFF BAENEN and GRETCHEN EHLKE, Associated Press BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A 21-year-old man killed a Wisconsin couple in a scheme to kidnap their teenage daughter, then held the girl captive for nearly three months before she managed to escape and reach safety as he drove around looking for ...

Shutdown becomes longest federal closure in US history

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown became the longest closure in U.S. history when the clock ticked past midnight into early Saturday as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans scrambled to find a way ...

Report: FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump's behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests, The New York Times reported Friday. The report ...

Rookie cop in Northern California ‘ambushed’ at crash scene

By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press DAVIS, Calif. (AP) — Natalie Corona was a rising star in her police department with a sparkling smile and a huge heart who had followed in her father's footsteps and became an officer, fulfilling a lifelong dream just a few months ...

Trump to take his case to build wall to prime-time audience

By MATTHEW DALY, CATHERINE LUCEY and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With no breakthrough in sight, President Donald Trump will argue his case to the nation Tuesday night that a "crisis" at the U.S.-Mexico border requires the long and invulnerable wall he's demanding before ...

Air travelers start to feel effects of government shutdown

By DAVID KOENIG, AP Airlines Writer DALLAS (AP) — The partial government shutdown is starting to affect air travel. Over the weekend, some airports had long lines at checkpoints, apparently caused by a rising number of security officers calling in sick while they are not getting ...