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Trump plans 'major announcement' on border, longest shutdown

Jan. 19, 2019 12:52 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...

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...

The Latest: Democrats offer more money for border security

Jan. 18, 2019 11:49 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the partial government shutdown (all times local): 11:50 p.m. Democrats are adding hundreds of millions of dollars to improve ports of entry from Mexico and hire more immigration judges to a batch of spending bills the House will consider next week. The move represents the...

Products made of threatened African wildlife sold at US expo

Jan. 18, 2019 8:55 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Photos and video taken by animal welfare activists at a recent trophy hunting convention show an array of products crafted from the body parts of threatened big-game animals, including boots, chaps, belts and furniture labeled as elephant leather. Vendors at the Safari Club International...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 6:56 PM EST

America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned the ranks of federal...

The Latest: TSA adds personnel to Newark, N.J., airport

Jan. 18, 2019 6:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the partial government shutdown on the travel industry (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Federal officials are sending extra security screeners to beef up staffing at checkpoints at the airport in Newark, New Jersey. A Transportation Security Administration spokesman...

Russians plunge into icy waters to mark feast of Epiphany

Jan. 18, 2019 4:05 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Across Russia, the devout and the daring are observing the Orthodox Christian feast day of Epiphany by immersing themselves in frigid water through holes cut through the ice of lakes and rivers. Epiphany celebrates the revelation of Jesus Christ as the incarnation of God through his baptism...

Travel industry fears damage from a long government shutdown

Jan. 18, 2019 3:08 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — America's busiest airport, Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International, is a blur of activity on the best of days. But an extra layer of anxiety gripped the airport Friday, the eve of a three-day holiday weekend. The partial government shutdown — the longest ever — has thinned...

Tiffany holiday sales slip as Chinese tourists spend less

Jan. 18, 2019 1:52 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Tiffany & Co. says holiday shoppers and Chinese tourists spent less on its bling. The luxury jeweler, famous for its little blue boxes, says sales slipped in the holiday shopping season as Chinese tourists spent less while traveling due to the strong dollar, making it more expensive to...

Hospital CEO: Victim of New Mexico avalanche has died

Jan. 18, 2019 12:21 PM EST

TAOS, N.M. (AP) — A 22-year-old man died after being pulled from snow that crashed down a mountainside during an avalanche at a New Mexico ski resort, a hospital official said. The man, whose name was not released, had been taken to Holy Cross Medical Center in Taos, but CEO Bill Patten said he couldn't...