WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is on track to become the longest closure in U.S. history as President Donald Trump and nervous Republicans look for a way out of the mess. A solution couldn't come soon enough for federal workers who got pay statements Friday but no pay. The House and Senate voted to give federal workers back pay whenever the federal government reopens and then left town for the weekend.
BARRON, Wis. (AP) — Authorities say a Wisconsin teen who was abducted during an October home invasion in which her parents were killed has been reunited with an aunt and will see the rest of her relatives within hours. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said at a news conference that Jayme Closs was taken back to her hometown of Barron on Friday. He says she has already met with an aunt and will be reunited with her other relatives on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC has reached a separation agreement with Megyn Kelly, who was hired from Fox News Channel with great expectations that never matched reality. She's been off the air since October after her comments suggesting it was OK for white people to wear blackface for Halloween. Kelly was in the second year of a three-year contract that reportedly paid her more than $20 million a year.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Times reports that law enforcement officials became so concerned by President Donald Trump's behavior in the days after he fired FBI Director James Comey that they began investigating whether he had been working for Russia against U.S. interests. The report, published late Friday, cites unnamed former law enforcement officials and others familiar with the investigation. Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times that he had no previous knowledge of the inquiry.
PHOENIX (AP) — Audio from a 911 call reveals workers on duty at a private care facility on the day an Arizona woman in a vegetative state gave birth were in complete shock about her pregnancy as they tried to save the newborn's life. Phoenix police released five minutes of audio Friday of a nurse calling for paramedics after the Dec. 29 birth. The panicked nurse at the Hacienda HealthCare facility tells the 911 dispatcher several times that the baby is a complete surprise
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