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Five days to go to fund the government

The federal government faces a partial shutdown in five days and nobody on Capitol Hill — Republican allies of President Donald Trump or Democratic opponents — has any idea what the President will or won’t accept in terms of a deal. Congressional Democrats laid out their government funding proposals last week and haven’t moved from…MORE

US airstrikes in Somalia kill 62 militants, US military says

Sixty-two militants were killed by US airstrikes in Somalia this month, US Africa Command said in a statement released Monday. The strikes, which targeted al-Shabaab militants, were conducted near Gandarshe, Somalia, according to the statement. A strike on Saturday killed 34 militants, and a strike on Sunday killed 28 militants, US Africa Command said. The…MORE

Congressional delegation to visit CBP station after Guatemalan girl’s death

A congressional delegation will visit the Customs and Border Protection (CPB) station in New Mexico on Tuesday where a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl was taken before she died in a hospital, a congressional aide says. Jakelin Caal Maquin and her father were among a group of 163 migrants detained by Border Patrol agents the night of…MORE

Marcel Hirscher marches towards Vonn win mark

He’s already one of the greatest sportsmen of his generation, but Austria’s Marcel Hirscher showed no sign of letting up as he raced to a 61st World Cup victory Sunday. Hirscher won a giant slalom in Alta Badia, Italy for his third win of the season as he looks to extend his record to eight…MORE

Weekend in Sport: LeBron James, Aaron Rodgers suffer, Lionel Messi shines

It was a weekend to forget for LeBron James and Aaron Rodgers — but Lionel Messi continued his fine form for Barcelona, while free beer for fans proved just the tonic for English Premier League side Southampton. Here’s your Monday sporting recap. 1. Worst-ever game for James against Wizards Last season he beat the Washington…MORE

Malaysia files charges against Goldman Sachs over 1MDB scandal

Malaysia has filed criminal charges against Goldman Sachs over its dealings with a state investment fund at the heart of a multibillion-dollar corruption scandal. The case relates to bond sales that Goldman (GS) arranged and underwrote for 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) in 2012 and 2013. The US investment bank and four individuals — two of…MORE

Trump slams Russia probe in face of new reality

A frenzied year in Washington is going out with a roar as the political forces that combined to make the first half of President Donald Trump’s mandate so turbulent come to a head in a hugely consequential run-up to the holidays. Looming over everything is the new reality, fueled by weeks of court filings by…MORE

The internet fell in love with this journalist’s story about her late father’s friendship with Charles Barkley

Unexpected friendships usually turn out to be the best. That’s what freelance journalist Shirley Wang discovered about the relationship between her late father, Lin Wang, and former basketball star and sports analyst Charles Barkley. Shirley Wang’s story about her father’s close friendship with Barkley was published Friday on Boston NPR affiliate WBUR and quickly went…MORE

Buck traps itself at FOX43 news station

It’s something you certainly don’t see every day. FOX43 had a surprise visitor Saturday afternoon. A young buck wandered onto our property and got itself stuck in an unlikely spot, wedged between our fence and a dumpster. Fortunately, for this Bambi, police were able to cut the deer free without causing any harm. Authorities blocked…MORE