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WASHINGTON (AP) — Continuing divisions between tea party lawmakers and House Republican leaders marked the departure of legislators from Washington having missed a deadline to pass their long-stalled budget. They also shelved an effort to address an economic crisis in Puerto Rico. The budget failure, while embarrassing to House Speaker Paul Ryan, has few real-world consequences. GOP leaders in both House and Senate are moving ahead with the annual spending bills that determine agency operating budgets.
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders got into verbal brawls during a Brooklyn debate last night. They aggressively challenged each other's judgment to be president, disagreeing over Wall Street banks, minimum wage, gun control and foreign policy. Republicans held a black tie event in New York where the candidates were more subdued, even as protests raged outside.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Human Rights Watch quotes a Syrian refugee who claims Turkish border guards shot at hundreds of people fleeing the Islamic State group as they approached a border wall. The advocacy group is urging Turkey to allow thousands of Syrians to cross the Turkish border to seek protection. Turkish officials say only that they are aware of the report about border guards.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of the 189-nation IMF and its sister lending organization, the World Bank are sounding the alarm about the need for greater efforts to make sure the world economy does not topple back into recession. The organizations are holding their annual meeting in Washington, searching for ways to battle a variety of economic threats. Suggestions for public works projects aren't getting much traction amid high budget deficits.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan military says a meeting of Islamic State group fighters in eastern Afghanistan has been hit by air strikes that killed at least 40 insurgents and wounded others. A district governor says most of the dead were foreign fighters and that their bodies were collected by the local villagers and handed over to the IS.
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