Riding the momentum from November's elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise — to expand access to health care and make it more affordable.
The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for governors saw a flurry of proposals.
An airport official says a plane slid off the pavement while taxiing to the terminal at Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, with no injuries reported.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports airport spokeswoman Mindy Kershner says a Delta flight from Las Vegas had safely landed at the airport in Hebron, Kentucky, around 5:30 a.m. Sunday. She said it left the pavement on its way to the terminal.
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The government shutdown is wreaking havoc on many Americans: Hundreds of thousands of federal employees don't know when they'll see their next paycheck, and low-income people who rely on the federal safety net worry about whether they'll make ends meet should the stalemate in Washington carry on another month.
But if you're a sportsman looking to hunt game, a gas company planning to drill offshore or a taxpayer awaiting your refund, you're in luck: This shutdown won't affect your plans
A Republican lawmaker advising President Donald Trump said he is encouraging the president to reopen the government for several weeks to continue negotiating with Democrats over funding for a U.S.-Mexico border wall before the president takes the more drastic step of declaring a national emergency.
But that may be wishful thinking, given that Sen. Lindsey Graham also says Trump still wants to reach a deal for the wall before agreeing to reopen shuttered government departments. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a leading Democratic negotiator, insists that Trump reopen the government first.
One man has died and four are in critical condition following apparent drug overdoses at a house in Chico, the Enterprise-Record newspaper reports.
A dozen people were taken out of the house Saturday morning and brought to hospitals, police told the newspaper.
The mass overdose appears to have been largely caused by the dangerous opioid fentanyl, Chico police Chief Mike O'Brien said at a news conference.
"Every indication is that this mass overdose incident was caused from the ingestion of some form of fentanyl in combination with another substance. That is yet to be confirmed, but we do anticipate confirmation in the coming days," O'Brien said.
As the partial government shutdown slipped into the record books Saturday as the longest ever, members of Congress were out of town, no negotiations were scheduled and President Donald Trump tweeted into the void.
He did not tip his hand on whether he will move ahead with an emergency declaration that could break the impasse, free up money for his wall without congressional approval and kick off legal challenges and a political storm over the use of that extraordinary step. A day earlier, he said he was not ready to do it "right now."
Barron Area School District Superintendent Diane Tremblay told the media Friday that the news of 13-year old Jayme Closs being found safe after going missing for several months will never be forgotten in...
Miami International Airport's Concourse G will return to normal operations Monday morning.
The airport said that the decision to shut down the terminal was a "precautionary measure due to uncertainties created by the lapse in federal government funding."
Concourse G will close at 1 .pm on Sunday. However, the closure at the terminal will end sooner than expected.
"MIA’s Concourse G will return to normal operations on Monday morning, with the TSA fully staffing the Concourse G checkpoint. MIA and TSA will continue to monitor checkpoint staffing levels and make adjustments as necessary," the airport said in a statement.
The New England Patriots honored the daughter of Los Angeles Chargers player Brandon Mebane before Sunday’s game. Makenna Mebane died on Jan. 3 at the age of 7 weeks.
After thieves stole her handbag and briefcase and everything inside - credit cards, checkbooks, business and Social Security documents, Louette Duvall, 67, a widow, scrambled to freeze or close her bank accounts and alert her credit card companies as fraudulent charges appeared.
Then she began thinking about how the criminals could use information about her to do further damage, like create bogus credit cards and checkbooks to buy things in her name or file a false tax return to reap a bogus refund.
So she dialed the Federal Trade Commission, where she hoped to file a complaint and seek help on how to contain her losses.
No one picked up.
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A man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California before taking his own life during a standoff with police was a 48-year-old convict who had been ordered to surrender a semi-automatic rifle.
Kevin Douglas Limbaugh's name was released Saturday as authorities continued to investigate his motive for the attack.
The Sacramento Bee reports that court documents show Limbaugh was charged and convicted in a battery case last fall, and he agreed in November to surrender the weapon.
Demolition began on the 30-year-old Bradley Center in Wisconsin where the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team used to play.
A massive winter snowstorm that blanketed several Midwest states was a factor in at least five road deaths on Saturday and forced the grounds crew to scramble to clear snow from Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City ahead of the NFL divisional playoff game.
The storm moved into Kansas and Nebraska from the Rockies on Friday, then east into Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, covering roads and making driving dangerous. he storm began to spread east into the Mid-Atlantic region, with between 5 and 10 inches of snow expected in the Washington area, including parts of northern and central Maryland, by Sunday.
The Federal Aviation Administration says it has brought about 500 furloughed safety inspectors back to work and expects more to return next week, potentially easing strains on the aviation system amid a partial federal government shutdown.
Most of the FAA's 3,000 safety inspectors have been sidelined during the 22-day shutdown . But the agency is accelerating efforts to bring them back. Agency spokesman Gregory Martin didn't provide specifics in an email to the Associated Press Saturday.
Inspectors oversee and certify inspections by airline and repair-shop employees. They're not considered essential employees who must work during shutdowns.
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The grandfather of a northwestern Wisconsin girl who authorities say was abducted during a home invasion that left her parents dead said Saturday that the family has no connection to the suspect and doesn't understand why he targeted her, deepening a mystery that has captivated the state for months.
Someone blasted open the door of James and Denise Closs' home near Barron with a shotgun in October , gunned the couple down and made off with their 13-year-old daughter, Jayme Closs.