Indian army soldiers fight fire from highly polluted lake

Thousands of Indian troops are fighting a huge fire emanating from a highly polluted lake that has caused panic among thousands of people in the southern city of Bangalore.

Trump travel ban to get day in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has agreed to decide the legality of the latest version of President Donald Trump’s ban on travel to the United States by residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

Federal government shuts down after Senate talks fail

The Senate failed to pass a key vote on a short-term government funding bill as a midnight deadline to keep the federal government open came and went.

How senators voted

Legislation to prevent the government from shutting down failed Friday night in the Senate ahead of the midnight deadline. The total was 50-49, but 60 votes were needed for passage.

White House blames ‘obstructionist losers’

The White House issued a harshly worded statement late Friday condemning the Senate’s failure to avert a government shutdown, calling Senate Democrats “obstructionist losers, not legislators.”

McConnell to Dems: What did you accomplish?

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks on the Senate floor moments after the government shutdown.

US competitive warfighting edge has slipped, says Mattis

Countering China’s rapidly expanding military and an increasingly aggressive Russia are now the U.S. military’s top national security priorities.

California Dems propose surcharge on businesses to fund social programs

Lawmakers from California have proposed a bill that would compel companies making more than $1 million to turn over half their tax-cut savings to the state in order to fund programs that support low-income and middle-class families.

Government shuts down as Democrats and Republicans search for deal on spending bill — and blame each other

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump met at the White House Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown, but congressional leaders still faced a daunting math problem as to how to keep the government funded.

Hawaii Governor Knew Of False Missile Alert 2 Minutes After It Was Sent