Latest News House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill, Setting Up Shutdown Battle in Senate 2018-01-19T04:33:42.000000000+00:00 The successful vote in the House provided only a faint glimmer of hope that a crisis could be averted before government funding expires at midnight on Friday. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Says That She Is Pregnant 2018-01-19T04:26:06.000000000+00:00 Jacinda Ardern, 37, who became New Zealand’s prime minister in October, said she expected to give birth in June and then take six weeks of parental leave. A Drone Saves Two Swimmers in Australia 2018-01-19T04:12:24.000000000+00:00 Lifeguards at a beach in New South Wales were testing a new drone when swimmers in distress were spotted and then saved. The Chaos President vs. His Iron-Fisted Chief of Staff 2018-01-19T04:04:41.000000000+00:00 President Trump’s public airing of grievances with John Kelly was perhaps an inevitable clash between two temperamentally similar but philosophically different alpha males. Op-Ed Contributor: The Breakdown in Trust That Could Shut Down the Government 2018-01-19T03:51:50.000000000+00:00 We’ve entered new territory. This isn’t how negotiation works. Driving a Car in Manhattan Could Cost $11.52 Under Congestion Plan 2018-01-19T03:01:56.000000000+00:00 New York could become the first U.S. city with a pay-to-drive system. Trucks and for-hire vehicles would cost more, but key bridges would stay free. Cities’ Bizarre Bids to Be Amazon’s New Home 2018-01-19T02:33:48.000000000+00:00 In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami. An Advocate for Israel Draws Fire as He Nears Confirmation to Civil Rights Post 2018-01-19T02:26:02.000000000+00:00 Kenneth Marcus’s potential return to the Education Department has drawn criticism from civil rights groups that see his narrow focus on Israel as blinding him to other matters of bias. Crude, Yes, but Not Like Weinstein: French Man Sues MeToo Accuser 2018-01-19T02:24:05.000000000+00:00 Sandra Muller started #BalanceTonPorc, or #ExposeYourPig, when she recounted salacious advances made by a former TV executive. He has acknowledged the comments but denies harassing her. ‘Trump’s Racism Is a Rallying Cry for Us’: Miami Haitians See Opportunity in an Insult 2018-01-19T02:23:40.000000000+00:00 The president’s disparagement of Haiti reminded some of the longstanding stigma Haitians face. Others hope the insults will increase voter turnout.