Women's marches organizers hope to keep building momentum

 

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Thousands of people poured into a football stadium in Las Vegas on Sunday, the anniversary of women's marches around the world, to cap off a weekend of global demonstrations that participants hope will continue building momentum for equality, justice and an end to sexual harassment.

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  • Written by By HAVEN DALEY and JOHN LOCHER , Associated Press

End to government shutdown in sight as Dems halt filibuster

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sped toward reopening the government Monday, as Senate Democrats dropped their objections to a temporary funding bill in return for assurances from Republicans leaders that they will soon take up immigration and other contentious issues.

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

Philippine volcano explodes, villagers flee back to shelters

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' most active volcano ejected a huge column of lava fragments, ash and smoke in a thunderous explosion Monday, sending thousands of villagers back to evacuation centers and prompting a warning that a violent eruption may be imminent.

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  • Written by By JIM GOMEZ , Associated Press

Shutdown puts spotlight on Dem leader

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Republicans, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is the face of the government shutdown. For immigration advocates, he's their best hope.

  • Written by By JULIE PACE , AP Washington Bureau Chief

After a challenging first year, Trump has hands full

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sequel to President Donald Trump's first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease.

  • Written by By ZEKE MILLER , Associated Press