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US orders extra air cargo screening for flights from Mideast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. aviation security agency has issued an emergency order requiring additional screening of cargo on flights departing for the United States from five Mideast countries. It says the steps are aimed at preventing terrorist attacks....

US officials delay departure to Davos meeting amid shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Monday that Cabinet members are delaying their departure for this year's World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland amid the federal government shutdown....

White House says Trump focused on minimizing shutdown harm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump is focused on minimizing the harm Democrats are causing through the government shutdown....

The Latest: Pence: Door open for Palestinians in peace deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Israel (all times local):...

Schumer's moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope....

With Senate talks falling short, shutdown enters workweek
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek....

White House defends ad calling Dems 'complicit' in killings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is defending a tough new ad by President Donald Trump's re-election campaign that says Democrats will be "complicit" in any killings committed by immigrants in the U.S. illegally....

The Latest: McConnell seeks immigration deal by Feb 8
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the budget battle (all times local):...

Tillerson sees progress in fixing Iran deal with Europeans
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Monday that he sees progress in getting European support for tough new penalties against Iran that could prevent a U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal....

Supreme Court sides with police over partygoers in DC case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is siding with police over partygoers in a dispute about arrests at a bash at a vacant home....