- Pence accuses Congress of playing politics with military pay
NEAR THE SYRIAN BORDER (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence, weighing in from the Middle East on the shutdown in Washington, accused the U.S. Congress of playing politics with military pay, and told American soldiers stationed near the Syrian border that the Trump administration would demand that lawmakers reopen the government.
- US hockey GM dies unexpectedly at Colorado Springs home
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Jim Johannson, the general manager of the U.S. Olympic men's hockey team, has died on the eve of the Pyeongchang Games. He was 53.
- Slimane named new Celine designer as Paris menswear wraps up
PARIS (AP) — Lanvin and Paul Smith capped a masculine and utilitarian menswear season in Paris as design veteran Hedi Slimane was named the new creative chief at Celine.
- 'Jumanji' tops box office for third straight weekend
NEW YORK (AP) — "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures.
- Q&A: Samsung's Alex Hawkinson on smart-home evolution
NEW YORK (AP) — Many everyday appliances are connecting to the internet these days, allowing people to control them with apps and voice commands. More homes are embracing this, especially as people get comfortable using smart speakers such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home.
- German Social Democrats OK coalition talks with Merkel bloc
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Social Democrats voted Sunday to open talks on forming a new government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives after party leaders urged members to overcome their apprehensions for the good of the country and stability of Europe.
- Federal shutdown enters Day 2 amid blame game on both sides
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's budget director is holding out hope that feuding Democrats and Republicans in Congress can reach a short-term spending agreement before the start of the workweek Monday, but he worries that the government shutdown could last for several more days if progress remains elusive.
- Trial set for man accused of making bomb parts for jihadists
PHOENIX (AP) — A decade ago, military police raiding a Baghdad apartment during the Iraq War discovered bomb-making materials that authorities say contained the fingerprints of a Syrian man now accused of making a key component for improvised explosive devices for a jihadist group that attacked American soldiers.
- White separatist town manager expects his firing, won't quit
JACKMAN, Maine (AP) — A Maine town manager who espouses white segregationist views says he has no intention to quit his job even though he expects to be fired.
- The Latest: Ryan: Democrats should vote for short-term bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the government shutdown (all times local):
- Ethiopia refuses World Bank arbitration over Nile River dam
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopia's leader has rejected arbitration by the World Bank on a disagreement with Egypt over the hydroelectric dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile River.
- The Latest: German Social Dems vote to enter coalition talks
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on efforts to create a new coalition government in Germany (all times local):
- Ex-Revel customers tell what they want in new Ocean Resort
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There were many reasons why Atlantic City's former Revel casino failed after little more than two years in business, including its choking debt, an oversaturated casino market in the northeastern U.S., and a fundamental misreading of their main clientele.
- Corruption trial of ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo aide to begin
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — For decades, Joseph Percoco was among the most loyal aides and confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, so close to his family that the governor once likened him to a brother.
- Iran may try to loosen Revolutionary Guard's grip on economy
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's supreme leader has ordered the Revolutionary Guard to loosen its hold on the economy, the country's defense minister says, raising the possibility that the paramilitary organization might privatize some of its vast holdings.