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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is met by reporters as he returns to the Capitol from the White House as work to avoid a partial government shutdown continues with President Donald Trump demanding funds for a border wall, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Trump is imploring McConnell to change the Senate's rules in order to pass the spending bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 21, 2018 - 5:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was four days before Christmas, and all through the House — and Senate — not a shutdown solution was stirring and lawmakers, they did grouse. The chaos that is President Donald Trump's White House seemed to engulf the Capitol on Friday. While the workings of Congress are often...
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Vice President Mike Pence, second from right, walks with incoming White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, center, and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, second from left, after meetings to pass a bill that would pay for President Donald Trump's border wall and avert a partial government shutdown, on Capitol Hill, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 21, 2018 - 5:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump's top envoys were dispatched to Capitol Hill as he dug in Friday in a standoff over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money. Vice President Mike Pence, acting White House chief of staff...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is met by reporters as he returns to the Capitol from the White House as work to avoid a partial government shutdown continues with President Donald Trump demanding funds for a border wall, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Trump is imploring McConnell to change the Senate's rules in order to pass the spending bill. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
December 21, 2018 - 5:10 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was four days before Christmas, and all through the House — and Senate — not a shutdown solution was stirring and lawmakers, they did grouse. The chaos that is President Donald Trump's White House seemed to engulf the Capitol on Friday. While the workings of Congress are often...
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Vice President Mike Pence arrives at the White House in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 21, 2018 - 5:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts to avoid a government shutdown (all times local): 5 p.m. The threat of a partial government shutdown may be keeping President Donald Trump at the White House, but his wife has left the building. Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump...
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Passengers at Gatwick airport settle down to wait for their flights following the delays and cancellations brought on by drone sightings near the airfield, in London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. New drone sightings Friday caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 4:39 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on disruption at London's Gatwick Airport caused by drones (all times local): 9:35 p.m. New drone sightings have caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport. The airport, which reopened Friday morning after a 36-hour shutdown, had to hastily suspend...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — New drone sightings Friday caused fresh chaos for holiday travelers at London's Gatwick Airport, which reopened in the morning after a 36-hour shutdown only to hastily suspend flights for more than an hour in the late afternoon on one of the busiest travel days of the year. The...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., returns to the Capitol from the White House as work to avoid a partial government shutdown continues with President Donald Trump demanding funds for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018. Trump is imploring McConnell to change the Senate's rules in order to pass the spending bill. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
December 21, 2018 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Racing toward a partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump appeared dug in Friday in a standoff with Democrats over his demand for billions of dollars in U.S.-Mexico border wall money. The shutdown, scheduled for midnight, would disrupt government operations and leave...
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An EasyJet plane on its final approach before landing at Gatwick airport near London, Friday Dec. 21, 2018. Flights resumed at London's Gatwick Airport on Friday morning after drones sparked the shutdown of the airfield for more than 24 hours, leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded or delayed during the busy holiday season. (John Stillwell/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 1:43 pm
LONDON (AP) — In a new nightmare for holiday travel, flights were suspended again at London's Gatwick Airport after reports that another drone had been spotted over the airport late Friday afternoon, the airport and British police said. A new drone was reportedly seen around 5:10 p.m. at Britain's...
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December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Investigators say a 61-year-old Wisconsin man was arrested for tearing down a neighbor's Christmas decorations while drunk and naked. The Green Bay Gazette reports that Gregory Brannigan faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and resisting an officer. A criminal...
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FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, Mariah Carey performs at the New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square in New York. A poll shows more Americans are favoring Christmas carols over recent Billboard hits, while longtime classics and recent comedies are the most preferred to watch during the holiday season. A poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows “Silent Night” as the country’s most popular, despite Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” becoming the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/Invision/AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the highest-charting Billboard Hot 100 holiday hit in 60 years, but Americans still prefer hearing carols such as "Silent Night" and "Jingle Bells," a new poll shows. With Christmas next week, 12 percent of Americans named "...
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