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  • With a lighter touch, SAG Awards follows a familiar script

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — With a still undetermined awards race and an industry undergoing tectonic shifts with the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, awards shows have become canaries in the coal mine. After the Golden Globes, it was clear that the entertainment business was not shying away from its problems, but the Screen Actors […]
  • Schumer’s ‘cave’? Shutdown deal puts spotlight on Dem leader

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans tried to make Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer the face of the government shutdown. Now, he’s becoming the face of the Democratic retreat. For two days, Schumer, perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government funding fight to push […]
  • Women’s marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women’s marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants hope will continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment. “This is a birthday party for […]
  • 50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for the United States to compete […]
  • Trump business ethics pledges left plenty room for profiting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Among the many promises Donald Trump made a year ago to assure people he wouldn’t profit off his presidency, one stood out for its boldness: a pledge to donate the profits from any foreign governments staying in his namesake hotels to the U.S. Treasury. Today, after a year in which groups […]
  • End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues. Senate Republican leader McConnell’s commitment to quickly tackle the issue of immigrant “Dreamers” was contingent on […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump hates the jobless rate until it’s his

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. He’d be calling the whole thing a “hoax.” Trump raised a red flag about declining jobless numbers during his campaign, so as to deny President Barack Obama any credit. Trump noted that the […]
  • Global stocks mixed after US government shutdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed on Monday as global investors mostly shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: German’s DAX was roughly flat at 13,436 and France’s CAC 40 rose 0.1 percent to 5,532. London’s FTSE 100 was up less than 0.1 percent at 7,733. Wall Street was forecast to dip, […]
  • After a challenging first year, Trump has hands full

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sequel to President Donald Trump’s first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease. After 365 days in the Oval Office, Trump has found that his drive to deliver quickly on campaign promises has yielded to […]
  • Oregonians to vote on Medicaid taxes as costs soar

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon aggressively expanded its Medicaid rolls under the Affordable Care Act, adding enough people to leave only 5 percent of its population uninsured — one of America’s lowest rates. Now, with the reduction of a federal match that covered those enrollees, the state is calling on voters to decide how to […]
  • FBI: Flares, not explosives, went off at Florida mall

    LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation says two items believed to be marine flares ignited in a hallway at a Florida mall, creating a large amount of smoke on Sunday afternoon. Police had initially said they were IEDs. However, FBI spokeswoman Andrea Aprea said in a statement Monday there’s no indication […]
  • Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years — since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify Osama bin Laden’s home, aiding U.S. Navy Seals who tracked and killed the al-Qaida leader. Americans might wonder how Pakistan could imprison a man who helped track […]
  • This Week: Home sales, Caterpillar results, 4Q GDP

    A look at some of the key business events and economic indicators upcoming this week: EYE ON HOUSING Strong demand has helped lift U.S. home sales to levels last seen at the height of the housing boom a decade ago. Sales of previously occupied homes accelerated in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of […]
  • 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 voyage to […]
  • Asian stocks mixed after US government shutdown

    BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday after global investors shrugged off the latest U.S. government shutdown. KEEPING SCORE: The Shanghai Composite Index rose 0.2 percent to 3,495.40 while Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 lost 0.2 percent to 23,764.96. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng edged less than 0.1 percent lower to 32,240.78 and Sydney’s S&P-ASX 200 […]