The drama of the overnight shutdown, hour by hour

The drama of the overnight shutdown, hour by hour

While most of us were sleeping, the government shut down for the second time in as many months. And while a shutdown was always a possibility as Congress raced to pass a spending deal by 12:01 a.m. Friday, the odds spiked dramatically when Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took the Senate floor. Here’s what happened. Thursday […]

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

At Olympic Games, Kim Jong Un’s sister takes VIP seat

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s younger sister took her place among dignitaries from around the world, including U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics on Friday in an unprecedented visit to South Korea that is the latest move in an extraordinary show of […]

Search for more survivors from sunken ferry resumes in Pacific

Search for more survivors from sunken ferry resumes in Pacific

The search for survivors from a ferry which sank with 50 people aboard in the remote Pacific resumed Monday, with rescuers saying they remained optimistic as they comb an area larger than Italy. A New Zealand Air Force Orion plane located seven survivors drifting in a dinghy late Sunday after the sinking of the MV […]