Latest News Live Briefing: Trump Invites Schumer to the White House to Reopen Negotiations 2018-01-19T17:37:23.000000000+00:00 The government will shut down at midnight Eastern Time if lawmakers fail to get an agreement on a spending bill. Why Toronto Made ‘the Playoffs’ for Amazon’s Headquarters 2018-01-19T17:23:51.000000000+00:00 Toronto is the only city outside the United States on Amazon’s list. Its mayor credited Canada’s open approach to immigration and strong support for education. In a Shift, Mayor Voices Openness to Congestion Pricing 2018-01-19T17:12:23.000000000+00:00 New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Friday that he saw improvements in a new proposal to charge vehicles to use Manhattan’s busiest streets. Showdown Vote in Senate on Friday With Government Shutdown at Stake 2018-01-19T17:04:43.000000000+00:00 Senate Democrats appear ready to block legislation to keep the government funded past midnight, gambling that President Trump will offer concessions in the face of a crisis. Baltimore Fires Another Police Commissioner, After Record High Murder Rate 2018-01-19T16:50:06.000000000+00:00 “I’m impatient,” Mayor Catherine Pugh said. The new commissioner announced plans to flood city streets with waves of officers. Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump’s Radical Honesty 2018-01-19T16:27:57.000000000+00:00 In his own wild way, this president is as truthful and transparent as they come. Trump’s Evolving Words on the Wall 2018-01-19T15:31:26.000000000+00:00 A review of President Trump's statements on Twitter, in campaign speeches and during interviews shows that the president’s views on the border wall have shifted repeatedly. California Today: California Today: 100 Million Dead Trees Prompt Fears of Giant Wildfires 2018-01-19T13:56:54.000000000+00:00 Friday: A new wildfire threat, the L.A. Times’s chief executive is accused of inappropriate behavior, the millionaire-exodus scenario and surfing as the official state sport. Critic’s Notebook: ‘Proud Mary’ has a ‘Proud Mary’ Problem 2018-01-19T13:44:40.000000000+00:00 Movies misuse music all the time. The Taraji P. Henson vehicle “Proud Mary” misuses it hilariously. How an Artist Learned About Freedom From ‘The Negro Motorist Green Book’ 2018-01-19T13:00:05.000000000+00:00 For 30 years, black travelers navigating the swamp of Jim Crow laws relied on guides to find safe places. Derrick Adams conjures their experiences in art.