With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.
Immigration policy, the issue that propelled President Trump’s political rise, snarled negotiations to avert a government shutdown.
The deal fell apart later in the day when the president and his chief of staff wanted more concessions on immigration.
As Democrats pushed the government toward a shutdown, they could take solace in the rapid-fire news cycles of the Trump era. A crisis now may be long forgotten by November.
Thousands of protesters gathered at rallies on Saturday across the country and around the world. The #MeToo moment has galvanized the movement in the last year.
Women’s marches drew more than a million people a year ago. This time around, they come amid a broader cultural challenge to men’s power and privilege.
Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.
The musician’s system showed traces of fentanyl and oxycodone, among others. A statement from Mr. Petty’s family said he was prescribed “various pain medications for a multitude of issues.”
The creator of the media men spreadsheet speaks; Amazon unveils its second-headquarters shortlist; and we said goodbye this week to Mathilde Krim, a mobilizing force in an AIDS crusade.
An ideological movement hasn’t taken over the party — yet.
What does Hope Hicks do, exactly? Vast amounts of emotional labor.
One year later, these Women’s March symbols have found new purpose as stuffed toys and talismans (when they’re not being worn, that is).
Americans want statesmanship, not schadenfreude.
The scorching temperatures at the year’s first tennis major are hurting players and cheating spectators.
Too many cities are infested with criminal gangs. And too many gangs finance their activities by sexually exploiting minors.
Despite campaign promises to keep the United States out of foreign conflicts, the president appears to be digging in for the long haul in Syria.
Was my father’s leftover stuff the key to who he really was?
A report claims that a warrant to eavesdrop on Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide, was improperly obtained.
The exam, called the Moca, is widely used in doctor’s offices, but it is not sophisticated enough to diagnose mental decline, experts say.
The report detailed Stephen Paddock’s internet searches for SWAT procedures and his complaints of pain. It did not provide a motive.
An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.
He deplored the resource extraction that has harmed local communities and damaged the environment.
The birthplace of China’s nuclear arsenal is now a patriotic showpiece, celebrating its scientists as heroes. But traumatic parts of its history go unmentioned.
The Olympic gymnasts Jordyn Wieber and Aly Raisman are among dozens of women speaking in a Michigan court this week about sexual abuse from the former team doctor.
Mr. Bocuse was a leading figure in the pathbreaking culinary movement known as nouvelle cuisine.
Baltimore’s crime problem has a host of seemingly intractable causes. Will an insider be able to fix what an outsider could not?
The quintessential storyteller is fascinated by American quilts, saying it’s not so much a story as a question. Who are these people? Who made this?
After years writing songs for Lady Antebellum and Meghan Trainor, among others, the 31-year-old shows off her own striking voice on her major-label debut.
Mr. Simmons talks about his work in Starz’s “Counterpart” and life since winning an Oscar.
Hear the week's most notable new music from Tracey Thorn, the Chainsmokers, Brazilian Girls and more.
From cups and cutlery to slow cookers and stain removers, we have your complete guide to party essentials.
Stocks have risen for so long and with such steadiness that Wall Street is becoming nervous. What’s an investor to do? For insight, check out our quarterly report on investing.
Keeping cherished friendships afloat doesn’t need to be a huge time commitment.
How a former aide to George W. Bush and campaign strategist for John McCain’s 2008 presidential run has became a somewhat unlikely TV star at MSNBC.
Dael Orlandersmith’s new play explores the lives — both black and white — left behind in the wake of the 2014 police shooting in Ferguson.
The 2018 Winter Olympics start on Feb. 9 in Gangwon Province, a resort region in the Taebak Mountains northeast of Seoul. Here’s what to see and how to see it.
Two former employees of Colette, the pathbreaking Paris concept shop, have brought their taste for sneakers and gadgets (and some of their customers) to a new spot nearby.
“Dogs at the Perimeter” follows a woman born under the reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia as she navigates the mental perils of life as a survivor.
Winter rain makes it more difficult for the animals to feed, particularly pregnant females, researchers find.
New data indicates that perfectionism, especially when influenced by social media, has increased by 33 percent since 1989.
The virtual currency has enjoyed a spectacular rise in value, but there are important tax implications. Here’s a guide.
Art museum selfies are getting more personal as visitors seek their doppelgängers in paintings and sculptures. A new feature in a Google app has made the trend explode.
Yes, it’s driven by greed — but the mania for cryptocurrency could wind up building something much more important than wealth.
It may seem like rules around sex have changed overnight, but feminists have been talking about this for a long time.
Roundworm eggs, shed by stray dogs, can be ingested by children playing outside. The worm’s larvae have been found in the brain, experts say, perhaps impairing development.
Adults also need to get vaccinated to provide herd immunity for others, especially babies and older people.