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Shutdown goes on as Trump offer doesn't budge Democrats

Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:17pm

Thirty-one days into the partial government shutdown, Democrats and Republicans appeared no closer to ending the impasse than when it began, with President Donald Trump lashing out at his opponents after they dismissed a plan he'd billed as a compromise.

Amtrak train hits unoccupied vehicle on track in Indiana

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:23pm

An Amtrak train from Chicago to Grand Rapids, Michigan, hit an unoccupied vehicle on the track in Indiana, but no passengers or crew were injured.

Asian markets advance on optimism over China-US trade

Elaine Kurtenbach, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 8:12pm

Shares in Asia rose Monday, extending gains on Wall Street last week. Buying enthusiasm has been spurred by renewed hopes for progress on resolving the trade standoff between the U.S. and China. Shares rose in Shanghai and Hong Kong early Monday despite news that China's economy grew at its lowest pace in three decades last year.

China's 2018 economic growth sinks to 3-decade low

Joe McDonald, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:16pm

China's 2018 economic growth fell to a three-decade low, adding to pressure on Beijing to settle a tariff war with Washington.

China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 7:06pm

China's 2018 economic growth slows to 6.6 percent after activity in final quarter of year declines amid US trade war.

Survey: Workers trust their employer over other institutions

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

With trust in governments taking a hit since the global financial crisis, people around the world view their employer as the most trusted institution in their lives, according to a survey published Monday.

Oxfam says world wealth gap widening, advocates fairer taxes

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:03pm

Wealth inequality around the world is "out of control" and doing particular harm to women, anti-poverty campaigner Oxfam warned Monday ahead of the annual gathering of business and political leaders in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

Kenyan police say attack on Chinese facilities is repelled

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:39pm

Kenyan police say gunmen opened fire on Chinese construction facilities in an eastern area, days after Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a deadly attack in Nairobi.

Ex-Nissan chairman Ghosn asks for bail, promises not to flee

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 1:03pm

Nissan's former Chairman Carlos Ghosn is promising to wear an electronic monitoring ankle bracelet, give up his passport and pay for security guards approved by prosecutors to gain release from detention on bail.

Plane makes emergency landing in Black Sea port in Romania

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 12:45pm

Romanian authorities say an airplane flying from Cyprus to the Romanian capital has made an emergency landing in the Black Sea port of Constanta because of a problem with the wing flaps. Nobody has been reported injured.

Salt Lake City police: 3 arrested in death of Utah realtor

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 11:54am

Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection with the death of a Utah real estate agent.

Utah starting $2.5M debt forgiveness program for tech grads

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:30am

Utah is rolling out a program to forgive college debt for tech workers who stay and work in the state.

Zimbabwe president to return home after deadly turmoil

Farai Mutsaka, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:29am

Zimbabwe's president announced on Sunday that he will return home and skip the World Economic Forum after a week of turmoil in which activists have said at least a dozen people have been killed in a government crackdown.

Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 10:15am

Zimbabwe's president says he will return home, skip World Economic Forum after week of deadly turmoil.

Hedi Slimane unveils debut menswear show for Celine in Paris

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:51am

Passers-by gathered outside the giant glass windows of Celine's traffic-stopping show venue Sunday night: erected in Paris' sparkling Place de la Concorde, which is also used as a traffic circle.

Chile says 2 dead, thousands without power after quake

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:47am

Chilean officials say a magnitude-6.7 earthquake has killed at least two people and left thousands without electricity in the country's north.

Macedonia extends school break because of air pollution

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:34am

Macedonia's government has ordered the winter break for students to be extended to Jan. 23 because of extremely high levels of toxic particles in the air in many cities throughout the country.

Virginia investor tries to curb Dominion's influence

Alan Suderman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 9:27am

Rich people using their wealth to try to influence politics is nothing new, but not many launch multimillion-dollar crusades against their local electric company.

With Trump out, Davos chief eyes fixing world architecture

Jamey Keaten and Masha MacPherson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 6:21am

The founder of the World Economic Forum says U.S. President Donald Trump would have been an "interesting discussion partner" at its annual Davos event starting this week, but acknowledges that the partial U.S. government shutdown scuttled those plans.

'Rambo,' 'Total Recall' producer Andy Vajna dies at 74

Pablo Gorondi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 20th - 5:15am

Andy Vajna, a Hungarian-American film producer who worked on several "Rambo" movies with Sylvester Stallone, "Total Recall" with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Madonna's "Evita," has died. He was 74.