Iowa Republican congressman Steve King faced intensifying criticism Friday over his remarks about white supremacy, including from a black GOP senator who said such comments are a blight on the nation and the party.
A handful of federal employees joined Sen. Tina Smith at a news conference at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
A North Carolina elections official in the county where fraud allegations have forestalled declaring a winner in the nation's last undecided congressional race says some requests for mail-in ballots were forged.
The head of the Organization of American States is calling on the body to formally assess the state of democracy in Nicaragua and possibly to take action to "foster the restoration of democracy."
Thousands of requests by men to bring in child and adolescent brides to live in the United States were approved over the past decade, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. In one case, a 49-year-old man applied for admission for a 15-year-old girl.
Miami International Airport is closing a terminal this weekend due to the government shutdown because security screeners have been calling in sick at twice the airport's normal rate.
The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local):
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch has been elected to serve as a trustee of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she's considering trying to get a job at a grocery store.
A U.S. judge will hear arguments Friday over California's attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women.
President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay.
The government shutdown has shuttered popular Atlanta tourist attractions tied to the life of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. but won't derail 10 days of events leading up to Jan. 21 — the federal holiday honoring the late civil rights leader.
Florida's new governor has scheduled a news conference in the county where the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High massacre occurred and where some victims' parents are pushing for the removal of the local sheriff.
A military judge in San Diego has denied a request to release a Navy SEAL awaiting trial on premeditated murder charge and other offense in relation to the death of an Islamic State prisoner and the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians.