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As government shutdown negotiations continue, Congress risks giving America a case of the Mondays

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The federal government shutdown has entered its second day and lawmakers remain stymied on even a short-term funding solution — a standoff that could drag on into the start of the work week on Monday.The legislative impasse cou…

Democratic senator: New Trump campaign ad calling Democrats ‘complicit’ won’t work

Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An explosive new ad by the Trump campaign implying that Democrats would be “complicit” in any murder committed by undocumented immigrants “doesn’t work,” a leading Democratic senator said.”The American peo…

White House official: Republicans ‘showing flexibility’ to end government shutdown

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House’s legislative affairs director said Republicans have been “showing flexibility” in their attempts to strike a deal with Democrats on immigration issues in order to reopen the government.
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Adolescence now lasts from age 10 to 24

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Adolescence now spans the ages of 10 to 24, scientists say. A new report suggests an earlier onset of puberty and better “understanding of continued growth” well into early adulthood should prompt scientists t…

Upper Midwest and central Plains bracing for heavy snow, Northeast thaws out

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A winter storm is beginning to intensify and snow is expected to expand into parts of the central and northern Plains on Sunday morning.Another round of blizzard warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Sunday morning….

Eric Trump on government shutdown: ‘Honestly, I think it’s a good thing for us’

Justin Merriman/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric doesn’t believe the government shutdown is all that bad. In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the “absolutely terrified” Democrats in a nega…

DC bars offer drink specials to furloughed federal workers

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Once Friday’s midnight deadline came and went without a deal to avert a shu…

DC bars offer drink specials to furloughed federal workers: ‘They can shutdown the government but they can’t shutdown your fun’

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Once Friday’s midnight deadline came and went without a deal to avert a shu…

Scoreboard roundup — 1/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores from today’s sports events:    NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
 Final  Oklahoma City  148  Cleveland      124 Final  Chicago…

‘Saturday Night Live’ pokes fun at Trump’s physical: ‘The president’s gotta rockin’ bod’

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The government shutdown and the results of President Donald Trump’s physical exam, released Friday by his physician Ronny Jackson, provided fodder for this week’s “Saturday Night Live.” The cold open features “SNL” cast m…

POLL: Amid record low one-year approval, half question Trump’s mental stability

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — A year in the presidential spotlight hasn’t been kind to President Donald Trump: His approval rating is the lowest in modern polling for a president at this point, with deep deficits on policy and personal …

Former Louisville area assistant police chief allegedly instructed a recruit to shoot black people, authorities say

iStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A former assistant police chief for a Kentucky police department allegedly instructed a police recruit to shoot black minors if he were to catch them smoking marijuana, according to court documents. In an Aug. 31 l…

Former Louisville area assistant police chief allegedly instructed a recruit to shoot black people, authorities say

iStock/Thinkstock(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A former assistant police chief for a Kentucky police department allegedly instructed a police recruit to shoot black minors if he were to catch them smoking marijuana, according to court documents. In an Aug. 31 l…