Government shutdown begins and so does the finger-pointing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans awoke Saturday to learn that quarreling politicians in Washington had failed to keep their government in business, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration.


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

Women will march again with aim to become a political force


Activists are returning to the streets a year after a million people rallied worldwide at marches for female empowerment, hoping to create an enduring political movement that will elect more women to government office.

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  • Written by By MICHELLE L. PRICE and ANITA SNOW, Associated Press

Russian networks pushing conservative meme, researchers say


WASHINGTON (AP) — Twitter accounts linked to Russian influence operations are pushing a conservative meme related to the investigation of Russian election interference, researchers say.

  • Written by By TOM LoBIANCO and MATT O'BRIEN , Associated Press

Trump's first year in office has been a can't-miss drama

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bleak description of "American carnage." A forceful rollback of his predecessor's achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Turkish jets bombard Kurdish-run city of Afrin in Syria


KOCABEYLI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish jets bombed the Kurdish-controlled city of Afrin in northern Syria on Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan promised to expand Turkey's military border operations against a Kurdish group that has been the U.S.'s key Syria ally in the war on the Islamic State group.

  • Written by By MEHMET GUZEL and PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press