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Trump Offer: Reopen Government for Wall Down Payment

Trump Offer: Reopen Government for Wall Down Payment

President Donald Trump said Thursday that he would accept a deal to at least temporarily reopen the federal government if it contained a "pro-rated down payment" on the U.S.-Mexico border wall he has

Trump demands 'down payment' on wall as shutdown impasse continues

U.S. senators made a new try at ending a partial month-long government shutdown through a temporary funding bill on Thursday, but President Donald Trump demanded a "down payment" for a border wall
Kansas City to Rename Street to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Kansas City to Rename Street to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Leaders in Kansas City, Missouri, one of the nation's largest cities without a public memorial to Martin Luther King Jr., settled a yearlong debate Thursday by voting to rename a 10-mile stretch of
Agency: Deadly California Fire Caused by Homeowner Equipment

Agency: Deadly California Fire Caused by Homeowner Equipment

In a long-awaited report, state investigators said Thursday that a 2017 wildfire that killed 22 people in Northern California wine country was caused by a private electrical system, not equipment
Refugee Group: Use Frozen Billions to Aid World's Displaced

Refugee Group: Use Frozen Billions to Aid World's Displaced

The World Refugee Council called Thursday for up to $20 billion stolen by government leaders and now frozen in the United States, Britain and other countries to be reallocated by courts to help
Illinois May Seek New Sentence for Officer Convicted in Teen's Slaying

Illinois May Seek New Sentence for Officer Convicted in Teen's Slaying

The Illinois attorney general’s office has signaled it may be considering a rare sentencing-related appeal if it concludes a white Chicago police officer’s less-than-seven-year prison sentence in the
Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico Starting Friday

Asylum Seekers to Wait in Mexico Starting Friday

The Trump administration on Friday will start forcing some asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their cases proceed through U.S. courts, an official said, launching what could become one of the more
Could a Mass Sickout End the U.S. Government Shutdown?

Could a Mass Sickout End the U.S. Government Shutdown?

Some labor advocates are urging the U.S. federal workforce to call in sick — en masse — to force an end to what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. But as VOA's Brian Padden
UN Rights Chief Calls for Talks on Venezuela Crisis

UN Rights Chief Calls for Talks on Venezuela Crisis

U.N. rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for talks to defuse the situation in Venezuela, saying that it “may rapidly spiral out of control with catastrophic consequences.”Bachelet also called
Could a Mass Sick Out End the U.S. Government Shutdown?

Could a Mass Sick Out End the U.S. Government Shutdown?

Some labor advocates are urging the U.S. federal workforce to call in sick — en masse — to force an end to the ongoing government shutdown.“It would be about getting public attention, and even more
Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit, Reports Warn of North Korean Nuclear Threat

Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit, Reports Warn of North Korean Nuclear Threat

Two new reports came out this month highlighting the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Meanwhile the White House continues with plans to hold another summit between U.S. President
Trump Ally Stone Arrested on Witness Tampering, Obstruction Charges

Trump Ally Stone Arrested on Witness Tampering, Obstruction Charges

Roger Stone, a long-time ally of U.S. President Donald Trump who advised his 2016 presidential campaign, was arrested on Friday and charged with seven counts, according to a grand jury indictment made
Ex Trump Campaign Chief Manafort to Dispute Breach of Plea Deal

Ex Trump Campaign Chief Manafort to Dispute Breach of Plea Deal

Lawyers for President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will try to convince a U.S. judge on Friday their client did not breach his plea agreement with Special Counsel Robert
US Judge to Sentence 3 Men Over Plot to Bomb Somalis in Kansas

US Judge to Sentence 3 Men Over Plot to Bomb Somalis in Kansas

Three white men convicted of a 2016 plot to bomb an apartment complex in Kansas that is home to Somali immigrants and their mosque were due to be sentenced in federal court on Friday.The trio,
US Coast Guard Searches for Missing Cruise Crew Member

US Coast Guard Searches for Missing Cruise Crew Member

The U.S. Coast Guard was searching for a missing crew member from a Royal Caribbean ship early Friday after witnesses reported seeing the 26-year-old man fall overboard Thursday morning off the
Man who Lost Leg in Afghanistan Helps Colin Powell with Flat

Man who Lost Leg in Afghanistan Helps Colin Powell with Flat

Former Secretary of State and Army general Colin Powell got some help changing a flat tire from a man who lost a leg in Afghanistan.Powell posted on Facebook he was driving to Walter Reed Military
Trump Aides Struggle to Show Some Shutdown Empathy

Trump Aides Struggle to Show Some Shutdown Empathy

One White House aide mused that the shutdown was like a paid vacation for some furloughed workers. President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law said employees' "little bit of pain" was worth it for the
Where Investigations Related to President Trump Stand

Where Investigations Related to President Trump Stand

A look at where investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him.What's this all about?Trump is facing investigations in Washington and New York.Special counsel
Report Warns of N. Korea Nuclear Threat Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Report Warns of N. Korea Nuclear Threat Ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

Two new reports came out this month highlighting the threat of North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Meanwhile the White House continues with plans to hold another summit between U-S- President
Golden State Warriors Visit Former President Barack Obama

Golden State Warriors Visit Former President Barack Obama

The Golden State Warriors spent about an hour with former President Barack Obama.The meeting took place Thursday at Obama’s office in Washington before the defending NBA champs beat the Wizards