McConnell raises hopes as government shutdown enters Day 3
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell raised some Democrats' hopes for a quick end to the government shutdown Monday, saying "I hope and intend" to reach agreement soon on immigration and other contentious issues — if the Democrats agree now to a stopgap spending measure lasting a little less than three weeks.
Pence to Israel: US embassy will move to Jerusalem in 2019
JERUSALEM (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence told Israel's parliament on Monday that the U.S. embassy will move to Jerusalem by the end of 2019, receiving a rousing ovation as he pledged to barrel ahead with a plan that has set off weeks of unrest and thrown U.S. peace efforts into disarray.
Turkish troops face fierce battles in Syrian Kurdish enclave
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense clashes erupted Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in Syria, the third day of the Ankara offensive aimed at ousting the U.S.-backed Kurdish militia from the area, the militia and a war monitoring group said.