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Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Jan. 21, 2019 4:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump on Sunday branded House...

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...

The Latest: Shutdown proposal unlikely to break logjam

Jan. 20, 2019 9:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Democrats and Republicans appear no closer to ending the dispute that led to a partial government shutdown 30 days ago. On Sunday, President Donald Trump criticized House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for turning down his...

At 30-day mark, shutdown logjam remains over border funding

Jan. 20, 2019 4:13 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse Sunday than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise. Trump had offered the previous...

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...

Dozens of anti-govt protests in Hungary decry labor changes

Jan. 19, 2019 2:36 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Dozens of anti-government protests have taken place in Hungary to protest labor law changes that sharply increased the overtime hours that employers can request from workers. Saturday's rallies drew mostly hundreds of people to each event. The labor law changes were approved in...

New rental tax worries some shore renters, homeowners

Jan. 19, 2019 10:42 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new tax in New Jersey on short-term lodging such as Airbnb rentals is rattling some property owners and renters who worry that it could deal a blow to the state's multi-billion dollar shore tourism industry by pushing people to consider other destinations. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy...

Trump promises March for Life crowd that he stands with them

Jan. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sought to assure opponents of abortion rights on Friday that he stands with them and would veto any legislation from a Democratic-controlled House that "weakens the protection of human life." Trump spoke via video to participants at this year's March for Life on the...

Governors: Let states give unemployment to federal workers

Jan. 18, 2019 11:03 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Democratic governors of Michigan, New York and Washington on Friday asked the Trump administration to let states offer unemployment benefits to federal employees who are working without pay during the partial government shutdown that began nearly a month ago. Govs. Gretchen...

Virginia looks to raise age limit on tobacco products

Jan. 18, 2019 5:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Tobacco-friendly Virginia, where the early economy was powered by the leafy plant and the industry continues to hold great sway, is preparing to put new limits on who can buy tobacco products. Citing the rapid growth of teenage vaping, GOP leaders in the majority-Republican General...