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Trump’s shutdown solution hangs in limbo

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s proposal to break through the budget deadlock appeared to be gaining little traction Monday, as another missed paycheck loomed for hundreds of thousands of workers and the partial federal shutdown stretched into its fifth week. Despite the ...

Lawyer walks back comments about Moscow project

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Monday walked back comments he made about discussions Trump had with his former personal attorney about a real estate project in Moscow during the presidential election campaign. Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, ...

Frigid air, high winds sweep the Northeast; at least 6 dead

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Falling temperatures replaced the weekend’s falling snow Monday as bitter cold and gusty winds swept across the eastern United States. The National Weather Service had forecast that temperatures would be more than 20 degrees below normal across the Northeast, with ...

China seems to confirm scientist’s gene-edited babies claim

Chinese authorities appear to have confirmed a scientist’s unpublished claim that he helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies and that a second pregnancy is underway, and say he could face consequences for his work. China’s official Xinhua News Agency said Monday that ...

Victims of mass shootings at church, synagogue meet

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Members of a congregation from a Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 died in a mass shooting by an anti-Semitic gunman last fall have traveled to Charleston, South Carolina, to worship with members of the church where nine black worshippers died in 2015 at the hands of a ...

Another day, another loss for Cavs

By STEVE HERRICK Associated Press CLEVELAND — Somebody was bound to break a long skid Monday — Zach LaVine and the Chicago Bulls seized the opportunity. LaVine scored 25 points and the Bulls broke a 10-game losing streak, beating the Cleveland Cavaliers 104-88 in a meeting of teams ...

Pats overcome bumps in the road

By KYLE HIGHTOWER AP Sports Writer FOXBOROUGH— Tom Brady smiled his way through the week leading up to Sunday’s AFC championship game, mostly brushing aside questions about being an underdog for one of the few times during the Patriots’ unprecedented run of titles. But when Rex ...

Rivera, Halladay, Martinez seem set for Hall election

NEW YORK (AP) — Mariano Rivera figures to make quick work of his Hall of Fame ballot appearance, just as he did of opposing batters, and could even set another record when voting is announced Tuesday: for highest percentage of ballots. No one has ever been a unanimous Hall of Fame ...

Student vs. Teacher: Capel, Pitt set for Coach K, Duke

By WILL GRAVES AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH—Jeff Capel needed a landing spot, a place to recharge and re-evaluate after getting fired by Oklahoma in 2011. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski came to his former point guard with a simple offer. Come home, Krzyzewski told Capel. We’ll figure ...

n W.V. BOYS POLL

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Associated Press high school boys basketball poll with first-place votes in parentheses and total points: Team Record Pts Prv Class AAA 1. Martinsburg (9) 13-0 90 1 2. George Washington 10-1 81 3 3. Hurricane 11-2 64 5 4. University 9-3 57 2 5. ...