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United States Park Police officer Fernandez, right, inform tourist that the Statue of Liberty is closed, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in New York. The National Park Service announced that the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island would be closed Saturday "due to a lapse in appropriations." Late Friday, the Senate failed to approve legislation to keep the government from shutting down after the midnight deadline. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Signs of government shutdown spotty but symbolicTrump administration pledge to minimize the impact of a government shutdown faces an early test as a number of iconic American landmarks announced they would be closed
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Tillerson speaks to Turkey, Russia diplomatsU.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has spoken to the top Russian and Turkish diplomats about Turkey's military operation against the Kurdish-held Syrian enclave of Afrin
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Director of the Office of Management and Budget Mick Mulvaney speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Mulvaney has been at center of last 2 government shutdownsPresident Donald Trump's budget chief, Mick Mulvaney, has been at the center of the last two government shutdowns, first as a GOP lawmaker and then as director of the Office of Management of Budget
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Salvador Nasralla clash with the police at the Policarpo Paz Garcia neighborhood of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Following a disputed election marred by irregularities, incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez was declared the victor and will be inaugurated on Jan. 27. The opposition does not recognize Hernandez's victory and are protesting against the result. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
Protesters, police clash at roadblocks in HondurasClashes have broken out in Honduras as demonstrators protesting President Juan Orlando Hernandez's re-election blocked roads in several locations and police moved into to break up the barricades
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The Capitol is seen on the first day of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Long shutdown could hurt economy, a short one just 'a blip'Economists say a lengthy government shutdown could hurt economy, but a short one would be just 'a blip'
The Associated Press2 hours ago
France's President Emmanuel Macron, gestures, during his meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. (Christophe Petit Tesson, Pool via AP)
French president warns that UK can't keep full access to EUFrench President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's market
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., arrives for a meeting of fellow Republicans on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The Latest: Congress seems no closer to reopening governmentRepublicans and Democrats appear to be no closer to ending a government shutdown, and the White House is indicating it's waiting for Democrats to drop their demand that a funding bill include protections for "Dreamers"
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., walks to the chamber on the first morning of a government shutdown after a divided Senate rejected a funding measure last night, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
GOP, Democrats show no sign of retreat on shutdown's 1st dayRepublicans and Democrats are showing no signs of ending their standoff over immigration and the budget in the first day of a government shutdown
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Protesters hold Romanian flags to welcome protesters arriving from the western town of Timisoara, at the Gara de Nord, the main railway station in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. Romanians, many traveling from across the country, joined a protest in the Romanian capital against high level corruption and planned modifications to the legal system they say will hamper prosecutions. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Tens of thousands stage anti-corruption protest in RomaniaTens of thousands of Romanians have protested against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Marchers Reference ‘Get Out,’ ‘Black Mirror’ at New York City Women’s MarchPink pussy hats and police were out in force Saturday for New York City’s Women’s March. Any concerns about diminished fervor for activism after a year of the Trump administration were quickly put to rest as the crowd stretched more than 20 blocks from the main stage near Columbus Circle and even spilled over to […]
Variety3 hours ago
In first interview, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was "no blackmail," "no threat of violence" in affairIn first interview, Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was "no blackmail," "no threat of violence" in affair
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, speaks during a news conference in Cairo, Egypt. On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, the former general has announced he will run for a second, four-year term in elections due in March. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, File)
Sure to win, Egypt's president seeks re-electionEgypt's leader says he will seek re-election in a March vote he's sure to win
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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