Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have "illegal immigrants pouring into our country," tossing incendiary rhetoric onto a partisan showdown that had been showing signs of easing.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Nigerian migrants return from Libya with tales of horror

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Some knelt and placed their foreheads to the ground in prayer. Several carried small children. After being stranded in Libya on a failed attempt to reach Europe, more than 400 Nigerian migrants were brought home and began sharing stories of abuse and fear.


  • Written by By LEKAN OYEKANMI and CARLEY PETESCH, Associated Press

New blaze erupts in wildfire-plagued Southern California


VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A dramatic new wildfire erupted in Los Angeles early Wednesday as firefighters battled three other destructive blazes across Southern California.

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  • Written by By AMANDA LEE MYERS and ANDREW DALTON , Associated Press

Mideast on edge ahead of Trump's move on Jerusalem

BEIRUT (AP) — Arabs and Muslims across a Middle East on edge warned Wednesday that President Donald Trump's anticipated announcement recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital would inflame Muslim feelings worldwide and bring further chaos and instability to the region.


  • Written by By ZEINA KARAM , Associated Press

Amid positive talk, some in GOP offer blunt take on taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sounding a discordant note among the positive talk on the tax bill, a number of Republicans are delivering a blunt assessment, casting the bill as a boost to big corporations and the wealthy instead of the middle class.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press