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Israeli shelling kills Gaza militant after officer wounded

Jan. 22, 2019 12:02 PM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli shelling of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday killed a Palestinian militant and wounded four others shortly after an Israeli soldier was shot on the border of the coastal enclave, authorities said. The violence escalated tensions at a sensitive time for both Gaza's Hamas rulers...

Trump's shutdown proposal faces uncertain fate in Senate

Jan. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to reopen the government, with immigration provisions Democrats denounce as inadequate, is headed for Senate action, its prospects uncertain. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will try to muscle through the 1,300-page spending measure, which includes...

No major TSA disruptions at Spokane airport

Jan. 22, 2019 11:21 AM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Spokane International Airport is reporting business as usual despite a record number of Transportation Security Administration workers calling in sick nationally due to the partial government shutdown. Unless the shutdown comes to an end, this Friday will mark the second paycheck...

The shutdown today: No signs of progress

Jan. 22, 2019 12:17 AM EST

What's up with the partial government shutdown on Day 32: 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. Senate Republicans released late Monday legislation to implement President Donald...

Trump's shutdown solution hangs in limbo

Jan. 21, 2019 10:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the fanfare of the...

Judge: Illinois court running out of money due to shutdown

Jan. 21, 2019 3:33 PM EST

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — The chief federal judge for Southern Illinois says if a partial government shutdown continues past early February the court may run out of money to pay jurors and employees and may place a moratorium on civil trials. Chief Judge Michael Reagan of the Federal District Court for the...

Idaho TSA officers say shutdown is hard on stress levels

Jan. 20, 2019 5:52 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Federal workers charged with protecting airline passengers as they fly out of Boise say the partial government shutdown is creating anxiety. Uncertainty is causing TSA officers frustration and stress, KTVB-TV reported. They are required to work without knowing when they'll be paid...

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...

Days into job, Pritzker signals union-relations about-face

Jan. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just days into his term of office, Gov. J.B. Pritzker last week signaled an abrupt about-face in government relations with organized labor after four years of rancor. The Democrat took a series of pro-worker actions, highlighted by reinstatement of long-postponed, experience-based...