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.
Judge: Victims of sports doc are 'sister survivor warriors'
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The judge overseeing the sentencing of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar said Monday that more than 100 girls and women who had given statements so far at the five-day hearing were "sister survivor warriors."
Fighting rages amid Turkish push in Kurdish enclave in Syria
HASSA, Turkey (AP) — Intense fighting flared Monday as Turkish troops and their allies advanced on a Kurdish enclave in northwestern Syria, the third day of Ankara's offensive to oust a U.S.-allied Kurdish militia from the area, according to the militia and a war monitoring group.
VP defends Trump over vulgar remarks on African immigrants
JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday defended President Donald Trump over his recent comments disparaging immigration from Africa and Haiti, telling The Associated Press that the president's "heart" is aimed at a merit-based system that is blind to immigrants' "race or creed."