[WASHINGTON] Unscheduled absences among federal airport security screeners jumped on Sunday, forcing a checkpoint and ticket counter to close in Houston, as a partial government shutdown that has...

[NEW YORK] The US political gridlock that has shut down part of the government risks running into a crucial deadline that would limit the Treasury's borrowing ability, if left unresolved, and...

[HIDALGO, Texas] A man crossing the bridge from Reynosa, Mexico, to Texas lugged a merry toddler-size Santa Claus piñata that he had bought for US$10. Maritza Delgado monitored her small children...

[WASHINGTON] Moving to head off a looming government shutdown, the US Senate passed a stopgap spending bill on Wednesday night that would keep the government funded through Feb 8 — and would punt...

AN INTENSIFYING spending stand-off sent US lawmakers scrambling on Monday to avert a partial government shutdown, with Republican and Democratic leaders deadlocked over President Donald Trump...