CNN - Latest White House budget director: 'Kind of cool' to be in charge of government shutdown 2018-01-21T12:10:43.000000000+00:00 As the director of the Office of Management and Budget, Mick Mulvaney has been tasked with negotiating a deal with congressional leaders to fund the government and end the shutdown that began on Friday midnight. Kabul hotel siege ends 12 hours later with six dead, Afghan officials say 2018-01-21T11:55:28.000000000+00:00 Gunmen raided the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, leaving six people dead after a 12-hour standoff with security forces that ended Sunday, Afghan authorities say. Turkish military enters Syrian city after days of airstrikes 2018-01-21T11:21:34.000000000+00:00 Turkish military forces entered Syria's Afrin province Sunday, following days of airstrikes on US-backed Kurdish militia in the area. Meet the Russian Winter Olympians fighting to clear their names 2018-01-21T11:06:30.000000000+00:00 Of the 43 Russian athletes banned for life by the IOC for doping violations during the 2014 Winter Olympics, 42 have filed appeals to the Court of Arbitration of Sport. Rep. Pat Meehan removed from Ethics Committee after report he settled sexual misconduct complaint 2018-01-21T10:55:30.000000000+00:00 House Speaker Paul Ryan removed Rep. Patrick Meehan from the House Ethics Committee on Saturday following a news report that the Pennsylvania Republican used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle a sexual misconduct complaint against him by a former aide. The year in Melania 2018-01-21T10:40:58.000000000+00:00 Melania Trump is perhaps a unique first lady in modern history, an immigrant, a fashion model, a third wife and, by her own account, a notoriously private woman. Schumer tweaks Trump ego in shutdown blame game 2018-01-21T10:38:23.000000000+00:00 Sen. Chuck Schumer jabbed President Donald Trump on Saturday in his most sensitive spot — effectively telling the President, you just don't get the art of the deal. Turkish jets hammer Syrian town to oust US-backed Kurdish militia 2018-01-21T10:02:10.000000000+00:00 Turkish jets pound Kurdish militia targets in the Syrian town of Afrin in an attempt to oust the fighters, Turkey's state-run news reported. The move is likely to sharpen tensions between Turkey and the United States, which supports Kurdish militias fighting ISIS. 'Saturday Night Live' mocks President Trump's physical exam 2018-01-21T08:37:43.000000000+00:00 Singer Ed Sheeran is engaged 2018-01-21T08:03:39.000000000+00:00 A simple internet search will show that scores of newly-married couples have chosen Ed Sheeran's ballad "Thinking Out Loud" for their first dance. Now, the British singer-songwriter will get to decide if he wants it to play at his own nuptials.