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January 4, 2019 11:37 PM How the shutdown is messing with your great American vacation

Marnie Hunter and Katia Hetter, CNN • Updated 4th January 2019 The partial government shutdown in the United States raises all sorts of questions for travelers on topics from aviation safety and security to passports and national parks. Although National Park Service sites across the country have been closed during previous government shutdowns, many have initially 110

January 4, 2019 11:11 PM Report: Redskins tell Gruden his job is safe

With eight of the 32 NFL head-coaching jobs available, reporters asked Jay Gruden earlier this week if the Washington Redskins would be the ninth. He admitted he was not sure. On Friday, the team reportedly informed its head coach that he will indeed be back for the 2019 season, according to NBC Sports Washington. The news comes on the heels of the Redskins’ 122

January 4, 2019 3:41 PM Turkey slams Pompeo comments on 'slaughtering' Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey – Turkey has criticized U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for saying Washington wants to prevent Turkey from "slaughtering" Kurds as American troops prepare to withdraw from Syria. A Foreign Ministry statement released Friday accused Pompeo of displaying "a worrying lack of information" for equating a U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia 105

January 4, 2019 10:48 AM Trump's Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Syria Will Boost Iran's Fortunes

President Donald Trump’s sudden announcement in December that the U.S. would withdraw troops from Syria came at a time when Washington seemed to finally be developing a strategy to tackle the Syrian conflict that went beyond prioritizing fighting ISIS. It was not Syria that was the focus of this new strategy; it was Iran. While former President Barack 112

January 4, 2019 1:28 AM House Speaker Pelosi invites Trump to deliver State of Union address on January 29

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday sent a letter to President Donald Trump inviting him to deliver the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Jan. 29. Pelosi, a Democrat, sent the letter to the Republican president hours after being elected speaker of the House as the U.S. government 103

January 3, 2019 8:04 PM US Army chief of staff makes surprise stop in Kabul

KABUL, Afghanistan – The U.S. Army's chief of staff made a surprise visit to the Afghanistan's capital, where he met President Ashraf Ghani to discuss prospects for a peaceful end to the country's 17-year war, the United States' longest. In a statement late Thursday, Ghani's office said Gen. Mark A. Milley supported Afghan-led talks with the Taliban 107

January 3, 2019 6:08 PM Wizards' Markieff Morris to miss at least 6 weeks with neck issue

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris, who has been battling neck and upper-back stiffness, will be out for at least the next six weeks, the team announced Thursday. Morris was diagnosed with transient cervical neurapraxia and will be limited to non-contact basketball activities. Morris has missed Washington's past three games. The injury occurred 55

January 2, 2019 6:40 PM Trump says he expects meeting with North Korea's Kim soon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had received a letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and expected to meet him again soon as part of the U.S. administration’s efforts to press Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump defended his negotiations with Kim and said he had never 100

January 2, 2019 5:25 PM Trump says U.S. officials to make plea for wall in meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said U.S. security officials will make a plea for a southern border wall in a White House meeting with lawmakers on Wednesday and that he was open to working on a path to legal status for so-called Dreamers. Trump’s demand for $5 billion for the border wall to be part of any spending measure triggered a partial 155

January 1, 2019 2:45 AM Barry Trotz passes Islanders' legend Al Arbour for fourth on wins list

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Barry Trotz moved into fourth place on the NHL's all-time coaching wins list when his New York Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Monday night. Trotz picked up his 783rd career victory and passed Islanders franchise legend Al Arbour on the list. "You get into coaching, you talk about certain names that you have respect for," Trotz 78