House GOP sees a deal to avert shutdown; Senate forecast is dim

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are confident they have the votes to pass a short-term government funding bill before Friday’s deadline to keep the government open, leadership aides tell World News. But the measure’s prospects in the Senate remain much dimmer, keeping the chance of a government shutdown alive. The uncertainty over the fate of a … Read more

What happens if the government shuts down?

WASHINGTON — The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government, raising the prospect of a partial shutdown as early as this weekend. What happens if they don’t? Here’s what you need to know. Why are we talking about a shutdown again? The government is operating on a … Read more

DHS moves to bar Haitians from agricultural, seasonal worker visas

The Trump administration is moving to prohibit people from Haiti — which the president allegedly insulted in a meeting last week — from applying for visas for seasonal and farm workers. The Department of Homeland Security has given notice it plans to prohibit people from Haiti, as well as Belize and Samoa, from applying for … Read more

Stormy Daniels described affair with Donald Trump in 2011 interview

Adult movie actress Stormy Daniels purportedly denied having an extramarital affair with Donald Trump back in 2006, but she told a different story in 2011, according to a recently rediscovered magazine interview published Wednesday. InTouch magazine has just made public a 7-year-old interview with Daniels in which she claims that a sexual relationship with Trump … Read more

U.S. withholds hurricane emergency loan sought by Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A billion-dollar emergency loan approved by Congress to help Puerto Rico deal with the effects of Hurricane Maria has been temporarily withheld by federal officials who say the U.S. territory is not facing a cash shortage like it has repeatedly warned about in recent months. Officials with the Federal Emergency … Read more

Nervous Republicans fear they’ll pay if government shuts down

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is confident that Democrats will take the blame if the government shuts down this weekend or Congress fails to find a fix to prevent DACA recipients from being deported. But Republicans on Capitol Hill aren’t so sure. Many of them fear that voters will fault the GOP after looking at … Read more

FBI agents visited Bannon’s home to discuss subpoena in Russia probe

FBI agents showed up at Steve Bannon’s Washington home last week intent on serving him with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, according to a source familiar with the proceedings. The agents were unaware at the time that Bannon had retained Washington lawyer … Read more

‘Look at her!’ Coach blasts gymnastics doctor for hiding face

A coach who sent more than 100 girls to be treated by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar in the years before he was unmasked as a serial sex abuser demanded Wednesday that the convicted pedophile look his victims in the eyes. The outburst from Thomas Brennan came as one of his former athletes, Gwen Anderson, was … Read more

Could you pass the mental test Trump took?

Can you recognize a lion? How about remembering a list of five words, right away and five minutes later? President Donald Trump can. He got all the usual tests as part of his annual physical exam as president. But he also added an extra exam — a cognitive screening test for memory loss or early … Read more

Rare meteor lights up sky over Michigan

Sorry, this video needs JavaScript turned on Meteor lights up the night sky A bright meteor was caught on cameras across Michigan as it swept over parts of the Midwest and Canada. Deep South, deep freeze: Ice and snow turn travel treacherous Video Former gymnastics coach to Larry Nassar: ‘Go to hell’ With military ban … Read more