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

Rohingya Muslim refugee return to Myanmar likely delayed

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that they are being forced to return, Bangladesh said Monday. There was no immediate confirmation from Myanmar.

  • Written by By JULHAS ALAM , Associated Press

Despite shutdown, troops get football, Lady Liberty to open

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. government shutdown amid a congressional dispute over spending and immigration has forced scores of federal agencies and outposts to close their doors and triggered furloughs for Air Force civilian employees but won't keep Lady Liberty shackled.

  • Written by By RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press