AP Explains: Congress has shut down the govt. Now what?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shutdown began at midnight Friday as Democrats and Republicans failed to resolve a standoff over immigration and spending. Here's a look at what the parties are f...

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take a risk on a shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink. In forcing a...

AP Explains: Why is the government close to a shutdown?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A standoff between Democrats and Republicans has the federal government on the brink of shutting down. Here's a look at what the dispute is about and what will happen if it isn't res...

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take page from the hard right

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink. In forcing a...

Poll shows Swiss willing to keep paying for public TV, radio

BERLIN (AP) — A new poll suggests the Swiss are willing to continue paying fees for public broadcasting ahead of a referendum being closely watched across Europe. The survey publishe...

Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself "pro-choice." But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration's efforts to roll back abortion rights. ...

In Chile, pope met by protests, threats, burned churches

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — As he does during every papal visit, Pope Francis produced plenty of surprises in Chile: He married a couple during a flight, stopped his motorcade to help a fallen police offic...

Joint Olympic flag deal angers conservatives in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When athletes from the rival Koreas paraded together behind a single flag for the first time at the opening ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, it was a highly emotional ev...

Holtmann makes Big Ten history as Ohio St. tops Northwestern

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Chris Holtmann became the first coach in 95 years to win his first seven Big Ten games as No. 22 Ohio State defeated Northwestern 71-65 on Wednesday night. C.J....

Trump claims credit for what is still mostly Obama's economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy. But in the year since Trump's inauguration, most analysts tend to agree that the ...

Two thirds of Taiwanese workers do not understand recent workweek reforms

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A total of 66 percent of workers do not understand the recent workweek reforms approved by the Legislative Yuan amid protests, according to a poll commissioned by the Taiw...

Trump ends 1st year with lowest average approval rating

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first term. ...

Democrat Phil Murphy replacing GOP Gov. Chris Christie

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Democratic Obama administration diplomat is taking over the New Jersey governor's office from Republican Chris Christie on Tuesday. Phil Murphy posted a...

Louisville is No. 2 behind UConn in women's basketball poll

NEW YORK (AP) — Jeff Walz has Louisville in uncharted territory. The undefeated Cardinals moved up to No. 2 in The Associated Press women's basketball poll Monday, the highest rankin...

AP POLL ALERT: Louisville reaches No. 2 in AP women's hoops poll for first time in history after rout of Notre Dame

NEW YORK (AP) — AP POLL ALERT: Louisville reaches No. 2 in AP women's hoops poll for first time in history after rout of Notre Dame.