Government

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

Budget Battle

Bitterly divided Congress careens fails to stave off government shutdown

Government

5 years after fall on ice, former aircraft mechanic still struggles

SW 011218 Blake Halfacre Update 01

Blake Halfacre says his goal in waging his battle for treatment is to get back to work, but the chances are looking slim as he exhausts all possibilities. 


Business

The Latest: Trump: Democrats are prioritizing noncitizens

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 8:35 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens. He says in a tweet Monday: “Not good!” Some government functions shut down over the weekend....


Government

Schumer's moment: Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he’s their best hope. Perhaps the most powerful Democrat in Washington, Schumer has so far succeeded in keeping his party unified in a bid to use the government...


Government

50 years after key Vietnam battles, Mattis seeks closer ties

Mattis in Vietnam

WASHINGTON (AP) — A half-century after the Tet Offensive punctured American hopes of victory in Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is visiting the former enemy in search of a different kind of win: incremental progress as partners in a part of the world the Pentagon has identified as vital for...


Business

Senate talks fall short, shutdown extends into workweek

Budget Battle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government shutdown is set to sow more disruption and political peril Monday after the Senate inched closer but ultimately fell short of an agreement that would have reopened federal agencies before the beginning of the workweek. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and...


Health Care

Hepatitis A outbreak skips Weber County, health officials aim to keep it that way

Health officials instruct eateries on Hepatitis A

The current outbreak included 146 confirmed hepatitis A cases from May 8, 2017, to Jan. 7, 2018. Of that total, 101 cases occurred in Salt Lake County and 31 in Utah County. Weber and Morgan counties only had two.


Business

Shutdown extends into workweek, as Senate talks continue

Budget Battle-3

President Donald Trump’s budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.


Business

The Latest: Trump insists immigration talk comes later

Budget Battle-4

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local): 10:50 p.m. As the Senate appears to inch closer to an agreement to end a shutdown, the White House says President Donald Trump won’t budge on his demand that Democrats vote to reopen the government before negotiating on...


Business

Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

Budget Battle New York City

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won’t keep Lady Liberty shackled. The Statue of Liberty and...


Business

The Latest: US government shutdown prompts state to step in

NY Budget Battle-Statue of Liberty

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the impact of the federal government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. A U.S. government shutdown that has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors has prompted the New York state government to step in and pay to open the Statue of Liberty...


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