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U.S. customs agency is so short-staffed, it’s sending officers from airports to border
Some workers are pulling 16-hour days. The gap includes 1,200 unfilled vacancies and an additional 2,500 officers that Customs and Border Protection said are needed to meet staffing goals.
Trump, Schumer meet hours ahead of shutdown deadline
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump met at the White House Friday afternoon, just hours ahead of the deadline for a government shutdown.
Here's what the last government shutdown looked like
The shutdown of 2013 cost the economy an estimated $20 billion and led to layoffs of hundreds of thousands of workers. As another shutdown looms, a look back on the impact of the last one.
First North, then Saint, now Chicago -- Kanye and Kim name their third child
It's Chicago West. Kim Kardashian West announces the name of the third child that she and husband Kanye West have welcomed into the world.
CNN Poll: President Trump's approval rating edges up to 40%
President Donald Trump's approval rating ticked up to 40%, matching his highest mark since last April but still the lowest for any elected president at the one-year mark since modern public opinion polling began, according to the latest CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats
With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conduc...
Two bitcoin traders charged with fraud
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charges bitcoin traders with fraud.
Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead
Flu season, one of the most severe in recent years, has not yet peaked, according to the latest national report from the CDC.
For Russia, the sweet taste of Trump's victory has turned sour
It didn't take long for Russia's high hopes about US President Donald Trump to fade and for the disillusionment to set in following Trump's inauguration.
This was GE's worst week since the Great Recession
A deepening cash crisis caused GE's stock to careen 13% lower this week, its worst since March 2009.
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Here’s how to navigate to and from the Seattle Women’s March on Saturday
Saturday’s Women’s March is predicted to attract thousands of politically engaged people to Capitol Hill and downtown Seattle, and create a bedlam for traffic. Expect crowding and delays that come with an event this size: Bring food and water. Wear comfortable shoes. Prepare for rain. The event s...
Seattle’s largest batch of single-family homes in decades is pitched for ‘oasis’ site
The new detached homes could fetch more than $100 million combined, though the Laurelhurst development is not a slam dunk: Past proposals at the site have failed in the face of community opposition.
100 million dead trees prompt fears of giant wildfires in California
Drought and insect infestations have transformed large swaths of the Sierra Nevada into tree cemeteries — which scientists say could produce wildfires on a scale and intensity that California has never seen before.
College Basketball Games Of The Week: Arizona, Stanford Battle For The Top Of The Pac-12
The Cardinal have surprised this year, storming to the top of the Pac-12 standings out of the gate. Can they sustain it against mighty Arizona?
A popular Seattle neighborhood park gets a dramatic new ‘Gateway’
Hing Hay Park has been expanded and improved, and now a big, bright-red "Gateway" will welcome visitors to the popular gathering spot in the Chinatown International District.
Judge says Washington state lawmakers must comply with public-records law
The Legislature argued that it was exempt from the state Public Records Act, allowing state lawmakers to withhold their emails and correspondence, work calendars, complaints made against elected officials and other documents.
NASA bumps astronaut off space station flight in rare move
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA has bumped an astronaut off an upcoming spaceflight, a rare move for the space agency so close to launch. Astronaut Jeanette Epps was supposed to rocket away in early June, and would have been the first African-American to live on the International Space Station. ...
Where Will The Top College RBs Land?
The NFL Draft may be over three months away, but that isn't going to stop us from predicting where some of the top running backs will land.
Officials: snowy owls from the Arctic are dying in Kansas
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — While Kansans might enjoy seeing a snowy owl from the Arctic, wildlife experts say it’s not good news that the animals are this far south. Wildlife officials say nearly a dozen snowy owls have been found dead this winter in Kansas. Most likely died from starvation. The Wichit...
Body of man found on Benton County road not identified
Officials say the man was 55 to 70 years old, balding with a long beard. He carried no identification.
Raisman to Nassar: 'We have our voices and we are not going anywhere'
The six-time Olympic medalist called for stronger changes at USA Gymnastics and the U.S. Olympic Committee.
Tom Brady questionable for Patriots in AFC Championship Game with hand injury
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was officially listed as limited on Friday but refused to talk about his injury.
NFL: Raiders complied with 'Rooney Rule' when hiring Jon Gruden
NFL says Raiders conducted "bona fide" interviews with minority candidates during search
Houston Baptist gets 2 years probation for NCAA violations
The Houston Baptist football team has received two years of probation, a public reprimand and recruiting penalties after coach Vic Shealy failed to promote an atmosphere of compliance by creating his own student host program
Tim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets
Tim Tebow will be at spring training with Mets as he enters 2nd season of pro baseball
IOC creates pool of Russians eligible for Winter Olympics
The International Olympic Committee says it has created a pool of 389 Russians who are eligible to compete under a neutral flag at next month's Winter Olympics amid the country's doping scandal
Cardinals' pool dwindles as search goes on for coach
The search goes on for a new coach for the Arizona Cardinals and the initial pool of candidates has dwindled
NFC Championship Game will be emotional for Kendricks brothers
Brothers Eric Kendricks of the VIkings and Mychal Kendricks of the Eagles will be on opposite sides in the NFC Championship Game.
Ex-pitching coach becomes South Carolina administrator
Former South Carolina pitching coach Jerry Meyers has been named an assistant director of athletics development for the school
Trustees give vote of support to MSU president
Michigan State president Lou Anna Simon was given a vote of support amid heavy criticism for the way she and the university handled sexual abuse committed by Larry Nassar.
Delaware sues opioid manufacturers, distributors over epidemic
(Reuters) - Delaware on Friday became the latest state to file a lawsuit accusing corporations of helping fuel the national opioid epidemic, suing a wide range of companies involved in making, distributing and selling prescription painkillers.
Flu widespread throughout the nation, 30 children dead
This year's flu season ranks among the most severe in recent years.
Delta Air to tighten rules for onboard service animals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines is tightening the requirements for passengers traveling with onboard service and emotional support animals, the carrier said on Friday, following a sharp uptick in pet-related safety issues in recent years.
U.S. health agency revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood protection
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Friday they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood.
The New Old Age: One Day Your Mind May Fade. At Least You’ll Have a Plan.
A doctor has developed an advance directive specifically to plan for medical care in the event of dementia.
A blood test for cancers gets one step closer
Scientists develop an experimental blood test that could make it easier to detect eight major types of cancer in their early stages, but more research is needed before such a test could be widely used.
Travel Tips: How to Make Sure You Travel with Medication Legally
Traveling with medication — even prescription drugs — isn’t as simple as packing it. Here’s how to stay on the right side of the law, anywhere you go.
Trump decries 'permissive' U.S. abortion laws at rally
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump criticized U.S. abortion laws as among the most permissive in the world in a speech to anti-abortion activists at the annual March for Life on Friday, and pledged his administration would always defend "the right to life."
Surfers may be swallowing antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Reuters Health) - Surfers and body-boarders were three times more likely to have potentially dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria in their guts than non-surfers, new research from the UK shows.
Women who marched, one year later: 'We are exhausted but we're here and we're still marching'
One year ago, Allison Busch-Vogel of South Orange, New Jersey rented four buses even before she knew if she could fill them.
Linking Is Not Copyright Infringement, Boing Boing and EFF Tell Court
An anonymous reader shares a report: The popular blog Boing Boing has asked a federal court in California to drop the copyright infringement lawsuit filed against it by Playboy. With help from the EFF, Boing Boing argues that its article linking to an archive of hundreds of centerfold playmates i...
Build an app from scratch with this full stack development course
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. In the world of tech, full stack developers tend to sit at the top of the mountain — and for good reason....
Facebook will elevate 'trusted' news outlets after surveying U.S. users
Facebook announced on Friday that news isn't disappearing from your News Feed, but the social network is placing quite the heavy hand on what it decides to show you. SEE ALSO: Facebook became your news diet. Now, it's going to serve you junk. The social network will begin incorporating user feedb...
Unlucky sister faces our biggest fear when a roach lands on her mouth
Prepare yourself. This Snap may be your worst nightmare. Chloé (@clodeineee) posted a tweet of her sister's Snapchat video with her singing and using one of their many filters, when a HUGE roach flew on her face. The three-second video was a horror movie in the making. Goodbye world, please burn...
Learn how to make 3D models by taking this online course that's on sale today
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. So you dropped a ton of cash on a 3D printer. Now it's time to learn how to use it. If you're looking to ...
Where are all the sex toys for older adults?
It isn’t every day you see a sex toy on a billboard, and it’s even more rare you’ll see one in the hands of a person in their seventies. But thanks to Grace and Frankie, the Netflix sitcom starring Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda, that’s exactly what people saw when the show’s third season premiered l...
Going back to school or changing careers? Re-learn how to learn first.
Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, Mashable may earn an affiliate commission. Career advice: Employers only want employees who have great skills. This may not have been that big of a ...
Yahoo Finance launches social savings app Tanda, an alternative to credit cards
Yahoo Finance today launched a new app called Tanda that allows small groups of either five or nine people to save money together for short-term goals. The app uses the concept of a “money pool” – that is, everyone participating in one Tanda’s collaborative savings circles will pay a fixed amoun...
You'll still get NOAA weather forecasts and warnings during the government shutdown
The government shutdown is likely to stifle scientific research in the U.S., particularly at health agencies like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, people whose job includes performing activities deemed essential to protecting ...
'The Last Jedi' director offers perfect response to critics of the movie's ending
Consider yourself warned if you haven't seen The Last Jedi yet: there are spoilers within. Cranky Star Wars fans, Rian Johnson has had enough of your guff. The director of The Last Jedi took to Twitter on Friday to clap back at fans who are furious at the trick Luke Skywalker pulls on Kylo Ren in...
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