Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
AP-NORC poll: 6 in 10 Americans blame Trump for shutdown
WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong majority of Americans blame President Donald Trump for the record-long government shutdown and reject his primary rationale for a border wall, according to a new poll that shows the turmoil in Washington is dragging his approval rating to its lowest level in more than a year.
Maduro faces off with US over Venezuela rival's power claim
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans headed into uncharted political waters Thursday, with the young leader of a newly united and combative opposition claiming to hold the presidency and socialist President Nicolas Maduro digging in for a fight with the Trump administration.
Votes on Senate bills seen as progress even if they fail
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is taking a new approach to ending the partial government shutdown by actually taking votes instead of just pointing fingers.
Osaka vs. Kvitova for Australian Open title, No. 1 ranking
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career.
The Latest: Osaka to Japanese fans: thanks, keep watching
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Naomi Osaka had just secured a spot in consecutive Grand Slam finals when she was asked on live TV if she had anything to say to her fans in Japan.
In Iran, parched lands hollowed by water pumping now sinking
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Fissures appear along roads while massive holes open up in the countryside, their gaping maws a visible sign from the air of something Iranian authorities now openly acknowledge: the area around Tehran is literally sinking.
Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths
BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany (AP) — Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades.
Police: Former prison guard trainee kills 5 in Florida bank
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A former prison guard trainee who recently moved to Florida from Indiana killed five people during a standoff at a small town bank before surrendering to a SWAT team that stormed the building, police said.
Venezuela's Guaido leaps from back-bench to center stage
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The rise of Juan Guaido from back-bench obscurity to the U.S-backed, self-declared interim president of Venezuela in just three weeks has been meteoric - and by his own recognition risky.
Chefs and truck drivers beware: AI is coming for your jobs
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings Institution report.
Trump, GOP embrace amid political fallout from shutdown
SANTA ANA PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — As President Donald Trump's approval rating falls, the Republican Party is grasping him ever tighter.
North Korea says Kim orders preparations for 2nd Trump meet
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered preparations for a second summit with President Donald Trump, saying he'll "wait with patience and in good faith" to work toward a common goal, the North's state media reported Thursday.
Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies
The rainwater collection system is broken at the environmental research station on a remote, rocky Pacific island off the California coast.
Venezuela crisis looms over pope's Central America visit
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has arrived in Panama amid a political crisis in nearby Venezuela, a migration standoff over the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall and tens of thousands of wildly excited young Central Americans welcoming him.
Dems prepare own border security package shunning Trump wall
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats, feeling pressure to display their vision for border security, are preparing a package that would ignore President Donald Trump's demand for $5.7 billion for a wall with Mexico and would instead pay for other ideas aimed at protecting the border.
Trump says he'll give State of Union after shutdown ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday night he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a weeklong showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
The Latest: Trump says he'll give address once shutdown ends
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local): 11:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he is postponing his State of the Union address until after "the Shutdown is over," following a standoff with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Harden scores career-best 61, Rockets edge Knicks 114-110
NEW YORK (AP) — James Harden inched past Wilt Chamberlain and didn't stop his latest one-man show until he'd tied Kobe Bryant. On another spectacular night for the NBA's most sensational scorer, Harden not only notched his career high with 61 points, but tied Bryant's record for a visiting player at the current Madison Square Garden.
Police: 5 fatally shot inside Florida bank, suspect arrested
SEBRING, Fla. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Florida bank Wednesday, killing five people before surrendering to a SWAT team, police said.
Q&A: A look at what happens when drones get near airports
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.
Maduro foe claims Venezuela presidency amid protests
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's crisis quickly escalated Wednesday as an opposition leader backed by the Trump administration declared himself interim president in a direct challenge to embattled socialist Nicolas Maduro, who retaliated by breaking off relations with the United States, his biggest trade partner.
Iowa Sen. Ernst denies allegation of affair with soldier
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst on Wednesday denied allegations leveled by her ex-husband that she had an affair with a subordinate while she served in the military.
Lawyer: No proof nurse raped Arizona patient who had baby
PHOENIX (AP) — A nurse who was supposed to be looking after an incapacitated woman at a long-term health care facility was charged Wednesday with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family by giving birth to a baby boy .
Police: Links sought between 4 victims, man in US illegally
GARDNERVILLE RANCHOS, Nev. (AP) — Prosecutors were preparing Wednesday to charge a 19-year-old man from El Salvador who was living in the U.S.