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People walk past an electronic stock board showing the Hang Seng Index at a bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Asian stock markets were uneven and the dollar fell on Friday following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed on the weekend. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
Asian shares subdued as US government shutdown threat loomsAsian stock markets were muted and the dollar fell following Wall Street's retreat as the threat of a U.S. federal government shutdown loomed
The Associated Press53 minutes ago
In this Sept. 28, 2017, photo, a visitor walks past an illuminated photo showing Chinese President Xi Jinping surrounded by children at an exhibition highlighting five years of progress under Xi's leadership in Beijing. The birthrate in China fell in 2017 despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
China's birthrate dropped despite allowing 2-child familiesThe birthrate in China fell last year despite the country easing family limits and allowing all couples to have two children
The Associated Press55 minutes ago
FILE - In this Jan. 2, 2018, file photo, Pakistani newspapers carrying headlines about a tweet by the U.S. President Donald Trump are displayed at a newsstand in Islamabad, Pakistan. As bad as President Donald Trump sees U.S.-Pakistani ties, they can get far worse. Over 16 years that included deadly U.S. drone strikes and accusations Pakistan helps insurgents that kill Americans, the reluctant allies never reached one point of no return: Pakistan closing air routes to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash, File)
Pakistan's ace in poker match with US: Afghan air routesAs bad as President Donald Trump describes U.S.-Pakistani ties today, they can get far worse
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo Linda Sarsour, right, and Carmen Perez, co-chairs of the Women's March on Washington, speak during an interview in New York. Rather than returning to Washington, Women's March leaders are holding a "Power to the Polls" event in the Nevada city on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, launching a voter registration tour and putting out the message that the next step is all about taking back the House and the Senate. "The year 2018 is really where the rubber meets the road," says Sarsour, one of the original march organizers. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Year-old 'resistance' now sets sights on the ballot boxOne year after the self-styled 'resistance' first made its mark with the women's marches that drew millions into the streets, the next step is the ballot box, organizers say
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Indian villagers look at a house damaged allegedly due to firing from the Pakistan side of the border, near Pindi in Arnia district of Jammu and Kashmir, India, Thursday, Jan.18,2018. Indian officials say a teenage girl and a soldier have been killed by Pakistani troops firing along the volatile frontier in Indian-controlled Kashmir. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Tensions soar along Indian, Pakistan frontier in KashmirTensions between India and Pakistan soar along their volatile frontier in Kashmir as soldiers shell villages and border posts for third day
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Shutdown? Terrible, say GOP, Dems. But both threatened itShutdown? Terrible, say Republicans and Democrats. But both have threatened it
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence waves as he walks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pence is making his fifth visit to Israel, returning to a region he’s visited “a million times" in his heart. An evangelical Christian with strong ties to the Holy Land, Pence this time comes packing two key policy decisions in his bags that have long been top priorities for him: designating Jerusalem as Israel's capital and curtailing aid for Palestinians.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
Pence has long pushed for Trump policies on IsraelVice President Mike Pence's fifth visit to Israel will mark his return to a region he's visited "a million times" in his heart
The Associated Press1 hour ago
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her partner Clarke Gayford announce their pregnancy with their first child to media at press conference in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Ardern announced that she is expecting her first child in June. (Greg Bowker/New Zealand Herald via AP)
New Zealand prime minister says she's pregnant, due in JuneNew Zealand's prime minister says she is expecting her first child in June; Jacinda Ardern says she'll take six weeks of leave after the birth and her partner will be a stay-at-home dad
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks to reporters as he walks towards the Senate as Congress moves closer to the funding deadline to avoid a government shutdown on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Congress likely racing toward a government shutdownA bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, file photo, applicants wait in line to enter a job fair at an Amazon fulfillment center, in Kent, Wash. Amazon has narrowed its search for a second headquarters city to 20 locations, concentrated mostly in the East and the Midwest. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Maybe next time: Cities see failed Amazon bids as trial runsFor cities knocked out of Amazon lottery, the effort may turn out to be a trial run to lure other businesses
The Associated Press1 hour ago
San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski (8) collects the puck in front of Colorado Avalanche goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) in the second period of an NHL hockey game in Denver on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)
Sizzling Avs win 8th straight by holding off Sharks 5-3Nathan MacKinnon scored twice during a 58-second span in the first period, Matt Nieto added a late insurance goal and the Colorado Avalanche ran their winning streak to eight straight by holding off the San Jose Sharks 5-3 on Thursday night
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2017, file photo, workers are shown at San Jacinto River Waste Pits near the Interstate 10 bridge over the river in Channelview, Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. A top manager who supervises the Environmental Protection Agency's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
EPA official: government must plan for climate changeA top manager who supervises the EPA's program for cleaning up the nation's most contaminated properties and waterways told Congress the government needs to plan for the ongoing threat posed to Superfund sites by climate change
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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