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 Monday, Jan. 22, the 22nd day of 2018. There are 343 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 22, 1968, the fast-paced sketch comedy program “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered as a weekly series on NBC-TV. On this date: In 1498, during his third...


National

Women are now a majority of entering medical students nationwide

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Gifty Dominah cannot remember a time growing up that she did not think about becoming a doctor. “When I was 5 years old, and my dad would ask me what I wanted to be, I would say, ‘A doctor,‘” she said. “It was one of the only careers that I knew about, but I knew that...


National

Judge: Victims of sports doc are 'sister survivor warriors'

APTOPIX Doctor-Sexual Assault

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 100 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were “sister survivor warriors.” “I want to you know that your face and the face of all of...


National

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court gives Democrats a big win on redistricting

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. In a decision that could tilt the congressional balance of power in a key swing state in favor of Democrats, Pennsylvania’s highest court decided that the state’s congressional districts violate its constitution and ordered the lines of all 18 of them redrawn in the...


World

FIFA: Video tech 'definitely' at World Cup, finding sponsors

Soccer FIFA Video Review-1

LONDON (AP) — Video replays will be used at the World Cup for the first time and talks are underway with potential sponsor branding to appear when the technology is used, a FIFA executive said on Monday. Soccer’s rule-making panel met Monday to assess recent trials ahead of video assistant referees...


National

While Yellowstone's staff was furloughed, a snowmobiler got too close to Old Faithful

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Tourists on a commercial snowmobile broke park rules by driving too close to Yellowstone National Park’s iconic Old Faithful geyser Sunday, park officials confirmed, at a time when most staff was furloughed during the partial government shutdown. In an interview...


National

Five people missing after explosion at Oklahoma drilling site

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. Five people are missing after an explosion at an Oklahoma drilling rig Monday morning, according to news reports. The explosion happened just before 9 a.m. Central time in northeast Pittsburg County, according to the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office. County officials...


Business , National

Solar industry on edge as Trump weighs tariffs on panels

Trump-Tariffs on Solar

DALLAS (AP) — Solar energy is booming in the United States, but companies riding the wave fear that President Donald Trump could undercut them this week if he decides to impose new tariffs on imported solar panels. Businesses that install solar-power systems are benefiting from a glut of cheaper...


Business , National

Energy and technology companies lead US stocks higher

Financial Markets

NEW YORK (AP) — Energy and technology companies are advancing Monday as U.S. stocks continue to rise, and smaller companies reversed some early losses after the Senate reached a short-term deal to end the government shutdown. High-dividend stocks are also up as bond yields hold steady. Yields had...


World

Deaths of Canadian billionaire, wife a tantalizing mystery

Canada Billionaire Death

TORONTO (AP) — There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. Since that time, investigators have scoured the 12,000-...


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