Federal government shuts down

By ZEKE MILLER, ANDREW TAYLOR and ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump’s inauguration in a striking...

Women to march again, one year after Trump’s inauguration

By MICHELLE L. PRICE and ANITA SNOW Associated Press A year after more than 1 million people rallied at women’s marches worldwide with a message of female empowerment and protest against President Donald Trump, activists will return to the streets this weekend in hopes of...

U.S. flu season gets worse

By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer NEW YORK — The flu season in the U.S. is getting worse. Health officials last week said flu was blanketing the country but they thought there was a good chance the season was already peaking. But the newest numbers out Friday show it grew even...

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug OD

By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK — Tom Petty died last year because of an accidental drug overdose that his family said occurred on the same day he found out his hip was fully broken after performing dozens of shows with a less serious injury. His wife and...

Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect...

Las Vegas gunman carefully planned attack; motive is mystery

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned how to carry out the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities...

Supreme Court to rule on Trump travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries. The issue pits an administration that considers the restrictions...
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News Minute Friday 1/19

The latest AP Top Stories for Friday January 19th: Senate faces deadline to keep Gov’t open; California couple pleads not guilty to torturing, abusing children; New Mexico helicopter crash investigated; Double tanker explodes in Salt Lake City.  

House passes deal to avert shutdown

By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find...

E-school closure means abrupt change for students

By KANTELE FRANKO Associated Press COLUMBUS — One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the...