US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown


Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, the 23rd day of 2018. There are 342 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 23, 1968, North Korea seized the U.S. Navy intelligence ship USS Pueblo, commanded by Lloyd “Pete” Bucher, charging its crew with being on a spying mission;...


Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Alaska’s Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of the state’s coast and sending some residents fleeing to higher ground. Officials at the National Tsunami Center canceled the warning after a few...


Latest: Fire chief praises calm reaction after Alaska quake

Alaska Earthquake

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska earthquake that prompted a tsunami warning for coastal Alaska, Canada’s British Columbia and the West Coast of the U.S. (all times local): 4 a.m. The fire chief of a popular Alaska cruise ship port city says there was no panic as residents reacted to...


Egypt's military arrests presidential hopeful, ex-general

Egypt Elections

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s military on Tuesday arrested former military chief of staff and presidential hopeful Sami Annan, leveling an array of serious allegations against him in what appears to be a calculated move by the armed forces and the incumbent to push him out of the race. With his bid to win...


Injured Nadal out of Australian Open; Cilic into semifinals

Australian Open Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic. Top-ranked Nadal fended off five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then the 16-time major...


The Latest: Modi sees Indian economy doubling by 2025

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 1:50 p.m. Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India’s economy would more than double and touch $5 trillion by 2025. Modi made the comments in his keynote speech at the World Economic Forum in...


Tsunami warnings lifted in some areas after massive quake off Alaska

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. A tsunami warning was lifted Tuesday for a stretch of Pacific Coast from Washington to Alaska after a major undersea earthquake hit southeast of Kodiak, according to the National Weather Service. Officials in some coastal areas had urged people to seek higher ground....


Defense Secretary Mattis seeks ties with once brutal Indonesia special forces unit, with

(c) 2018, The Washington Post. JAKARTA, Indonesia - Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is pushing to reestablish contact with Indonesia’s premier counterterror force, he said Tuesday, decades after it was barred from working closely with U.S. forces due to human rights abuses. Mattis told reporters a...


Skepticism, worry amid preparation for Rohingya repatriation

Myanmar Rohingya

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar says it’s ready for a gradual repatriation of Muslim Rohingya refugees chased out by the Buddhist-majority country’s military. Bangladesh says it’s preparing for the transfer, but it might need more time. And the refugees themselves? In interviews in recent weeks with...


National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — National Tsunami Center cancels tsunami warning after Alaska quake, but tsunami advisory remains for part of the state.

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