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The shutdown today: No signs of progress

Jan. 21, 2019 7:05 PM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 31: WHAT'S NEW Lawmakers marked the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday with commemorative statements and memorial visits. But there appeared to be no movement on the shutdown front. Instead, Democrats continued to criticize a proposal President Donald Trump...

New Hampshire Democrats consider emergency shutdown funding

Jan. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic leaders in the New Hampshire Legislature are considering emergency legislation to help furloughed federal workers. Senate President Donna Soucy and House Speaker Steve Shurtleff said Monday they are exploring legislation to allow the state Department of Employment Security...

Flood recovery program affected by government shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 2:07 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A program that helps people rebuild homes that were damaged or destroyed in West Virginia's 2016 flood is being affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports a statement from the West Virginia National Guard, which oversees the RISE...

Philadelphia to offer bill payment flexibility amid shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 2:05 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The mayor of Philadelphia says city departments and agencies will be offering flexibility in bill payments to federal workers affected by the partial government shutdown. Mayor Jim Kenney said Monday that furloughed federal workers and those employees working without pay can contact the...

Romania minister prepares decree to invalidate graft cases

Jan. 21, 2019 11:01 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister said Monday that he has prepared an emergency decree that could invalidate hundreds of corruption cases involving the country's most senior officials. Tudorel Toader is to meet later in the day with Prime Minister Viorica Dancila to discuss the...

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...