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The shutdown today: Trump decides to postpone speech

Jan. 24, 2019 1:31 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 34: WHAT'S NEW The showdown over the State of the Union address ended Wednesday night when President Donald Trump said he would wait until after the partial government shutdown to address Congress and the nation. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had withdrawn an...

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Jan. 24, 2019 1:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the longest...

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

Jan. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EST

The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast. So is a crane used to hoist small boats in and out of the water. A two-year supply of diesel fuel for the power generators is almost gone. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service...

Phoenix City Council OKs $230 million arena renovation plan

Jan. 23, 2019 9:05 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix City Council on Wednesday night approved a $230 million renovation plan for their downtown arena that will keep the NBA's Phoenix Suns in the city until at least 2037 with an option to extend it to 2042. The plan was approved by a 6-2 vote after more than three hours of...

Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports

Jan. 23, 2019 8:48 PM EST

The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply. Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so...

Government shutdown poses increasing risk to wider economy

Jan. 23, 2019 5:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — At this time of year, John Sprinkle and his wife would normally be planning their summer vacation. Not now. Sprinkle, a furloughed federal employee, is about to miss his second paycheck since the partial government shutdown began just before Christmas. With no end in sight to the longest...

Egypt says archaeologists find ancient tombs in Nile Delta

Jan. 23, 2019 9:43 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt says archaeologists have uncovered ancient tombs dating back to the Second Intermediate Period, 1782-1570 B.C., in the Nile Delta. The Antiquities Ministry said Wednesday that archaeologists also found 20 burial sites dating back to the Predynastic Period in Kom al-Kholgan archaeological...

The Latest: Interstate 70 in Colorado reopens after storm

Jan. 22, 2019 7:35 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a snowstorm in the Rockies (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Transportation officials have reopened a 185-mile (298-kilometer) stretch of Interstate 70 between Denver and the Kansas border that was closed because of ice and blowing snow. Amy Ford, a spokeswoman for the Colorado...

Confederate flag from S. Carolina Statehouse put on display

Jan. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The last Confederate flag to fly at the South Carolina Statehouse has quietly been put on display at a museum, ending a three-year saga over what to do with the rebel banner, which was removed after nine black church members were killed in a racist attack on a Charleston church. On...

Coroner: Couple intoxicated during fatal Yosemite fall

Jan. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A young couple from India who wrote a travel blog were intoxicated when they died in a fall from a scenic overlook in Yosemite National Park in California, according to an autopsy report released Tuesday. Menakshi Moorthy, 30, and her husband Vishnu Viswanath, 29, each had intoxicating...