Latest News House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate 2018-01-19T01:37:03.000000000+00:00 The successful vote in the House provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before much of the government exhausts its funds at midnight on Friday. Supreme Court Temporarily Blocks North Carolina Gerrymandering Ruling 2018-01-19T01:32:53.000000000+00:00 The decision makes it likely the 2018 elections will be held using districts favorable to Republicans. But more decisions on gerrymandering are coming. U.S. Presses to Relocate Embassy to Jerusalem by 2019 2018-01-19T01:25:51.000000000+00:00 The plans suggest the administration no longer cares about cushioning the blow of its new policy, which has cast President Trump’s peacemaking ambitions into doubt. At Squalid California Home of 13 Siblings, a Daring Escape From ‘Human Depravity’ 2018-01-19T01:05:36.000000000+00:00 After a teenager successfully alerted the authorities to her family’s dark secret, her parents, David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, were charged with dozens of counts of torture and abuse. Congress, California, Amazon: Your Thursday Evening Briefing 2018-01-19T01:00:51.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day. Disruptions: Is the Answer to Phone Addiction a Worse Phone? 2018-01-19T00:54:40.000000000+00:00 A small group of people have turned their phone screens to shades of gray to make them less stimulating. That’s the opposite of what tech companies want. Peter Mayle, Who Wrote of ‘A Year in Provence,’ Is Dead at 78 2018-01-19T00:32:47.000000000+00:00 Mr. Mayle, an Englishman, spawned a genre in 1989 with his travel memoir about renovating a house in Southern France. Arrested Former C.I.A. Officer Had Ties to Chinese Spies, Ex-Colleague Says 2018-01-19T00:23:32.000000000+00:00 Jerry Lee, the former officer, had repeated contacts with Chinese intelligence both at the agency and afterward, the former colleague said. Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Amazon, Republicans: Your Friday Briefing 2018-01-19T00:21:47.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Amazon Chooses 20 Finalists for Second Headquarters 2018-01-19T00:21:19.000000000+00:00 The list released Thursday leaned toward cities in the Midwest and on the East Coast, and away from the tech-saturated hubs of the West Coast.