News U.S. government shutdown begins as spending bill fails in Senate 2018-01-20T01:48:57.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government shut down at midnight on Friday after Democrats and Republicans failed to reach a last-minute deal to fund its operations, divided in a bitter dispute over immigration and border security. Government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill 2018-01-20T00:21:35.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, although high-level negotiations continued. U.S. government shutdown looms as Senate short of votes for spending bill 2018-01-19T23:14:19.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate was short of the votes needed to approve a bill to keep the federal government running as a midnight deadline loomed on Friday night, but high-level negotiations continued. U.S. government shutdown looms, lawmakers in hectic negotiations 2018-01-19T21:41:19.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced against the clock to avert a federal government shutdown on Friday but it was not clear if hectic negotiations would bring a deal before a midnight deadline. With no deal in sight, Congress faces looming government shutdown 2018-01-19T19:49:27.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers raced the clock to avoid a federal government shutdown before a midnight deadline on Friday after a meeting between President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer failed to produce a deal. Facebook to prioritize 'trustworthy' news based on surveys 2018-01-19T19:37:29.000000000-05:00 SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will prioritize "trustworthy" news in its feed of social media posts, using member surveys to identify high-quality outlets and fight sensationalism and misinformation, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday. Olympian abused by team doctor sees USA Gymnastics as 'rotten' 2018-01-19T19:31:27.000000000-05:00 LANSING, Mich. (Reuters) - Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman blasted U.S. gymnastics officials on Friday for failing to protect her and other women from years of sexual abuse by former team doctor Larry Nassar, calling the sport's governing body "rotten from the inside." Supreme Court to decide legality of Trump travel ban 2018-01-19T19:30:11.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday set up a major showdown over presidential powers, agreeing to decide the legality of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries. U.S. to retry Senator Menendez on bribery, corruption charges 2018-01-19T19:28:33.000000000-05:00 NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday it plans to retry Democratic U.S. Senator Robert Menendez on bribery and corruption charges after a jury was deadlocked during a trial in November. In fight over Russia memo, Republicans have unusual ally 2018-01-19T19:10:24.000000000-05:00 WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers criticizing Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into U.S. President Donald Trump's ties with Russia found themselves on Friday with an unusual - and perhaps unwelcome - ally.