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The shutdown today: Trump lashes out after Dems reject offer

Jan. 21, 2019 12:19 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 31: WHAT'S NEW President Donald Trump lashed out at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi after Democrats made clear they would not accept his proposal to fund a border wall in exchange for temporarily protections for young immigrants brought to the country illegally as...

Trump offers temporary 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jan. 19, 2019 11:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a bid to break the shutdown stalemate, President Donald Trump on Saturday offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border wall. But while Trump cast the move as...

The Latest: Trump offers 'Dreamers' deal for border wall

Jan. 19, 2019 9:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump on Saturday has offered to extend temporary protections for young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children and those fleeing disaster zones in exchange for his long-promised border...

Trump plans to make 'major announcement' on shutdown, border

Jan. 19, 2019 12:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he'll be making a "major announcement" on the government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon as the standstill over his border wall continues into its fifth week. Democrats are now proposing hundreds of millions of dollars for new immigration...

Public health emergency declared over measles outbreak

Jan. 18, 2019 8:58 PM EST

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — County officials have declared a public health emergency in response to a measles outbreak in southwestern Washington. Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring made the declaration Friday afternoon to ensure the county's public health office has adequate resources from outside the...

Rural fire departments fear funding issues during shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:45 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma officials anticipate problems with funding the state's rural firefighting services if the partial federal government shutdown persists. The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture's forestry division received communication from the U.S. Forest Service not to suspend any activities...

Shutdown delays disaster relief for some N. Carolina farmers

Jan. 18, 2019 1:36 AM EST

CAPE FEAR, N.C. (AP) — The federal government shutdown is delaying disaster relief for some North Carolina farmers. The Fayetteville Observer reports the shutdown has mostly closed the federal Farm Service Agency responsible for a document required in farmer applications for state disaster relief. North...

Airports, customs, trade: Europe preps for a chaotic Brexit

Jan. 17, 2019 5:10 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — One by one, European Union nations are spending millions, hiring thousands of workers and issuing emergency decrees to cope with the increasingly likely possibility that Britain will leave the bloc on March 29 without a plan. A no-deal Brexit could shake up the rest of the continent in ways...

US shutdown stalls training, other prep for wildfire season

Jan. 17, 2019 4:37 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Just two months after a wildfire wiped out Paradise, California, officials are gearing up for this year's fire season and fear the government shutdown could make it even more difficult than one of the worst in history. The winter months are critical for wildfire managers who use the...

Cuomo: State prepared for back-to-back winter storms

Jan. 17, 2019 4:12 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the State Emergency Response Operations Center has been activated in preparation for back-to-back storms expected to drop 1 to 2 feet of snow across upstate New York. The Democrat says that the state has more than 2,000 plows and other vehicles and 430,000 tons of...