Reports: Blast near US-led coalition patrol in Syria

Interested in Syria? Add Syria as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Syria news, video, and analysis from ABC News. An explosion struck Wednesday near a patrol of the U.S.-led coalition in the northern Syrian town of Manbij, killing and wounding more than a dozen people, a Syrian war monitoring group…
Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

Russia says US ignored offer to inspect controversial weapon

Interested in Russia? Add Russia as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Russia news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Russia's foreign minister says that the U.S. has ignored Moscow's proposal to inspect a Russian missile that Washington says has violated a nuclear arms treaty. Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday that Russia…
‘Start Here’: Brexit, Barr, Nairobi. What you need to know to start your day.

‘Start Here’: Brexit, Barr, Nairobi. What you need to know to start your day.

It's Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Thanks for choosing to start here. Interested in Start Here Morning Briefing ? Add Start Here Morning Briefing as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Start Here Morning Briefing news, video, and analysis from ABC News. 1. Barr's confirmation hearings President Donald Trump's pick to lead…

Iran state TV’s English channel says anchorwoman held in US

Interested in Iran? Add Iran as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Iran news, video, and analysis from ABC News. The English-language arm of Iran's state television broadcaster is reporting that its prominent American-born news anchor was arrested after flying into the United States. Press TV broke into its broadcast on…
House rejects white supremacy after Rep. Steve King questioned why language offensive

House rejects white supremacy after Rep. Steve King questioned why language offensive

The House of Representatives voted 424-1 on Tuesday to reject white supremacy after outrage over Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King questioning why using the term is considered offensive. Just minutes before the "resolution of disapproval" passed, King took to the House floor to defend himself amid a fierce backlash over his remarks in an interview…
Judge denies ‘essential’ federal workers’ request to be paid during the shutdown

Judge denies ‘essential’ federal workers’ request to be paid during the shutdown

A federal judge on Tuesday denied requests from unions representing air traffic controllers and other employees required to work through the government shutdown that they either be paid or have the option to skip work while missing paychecks. Interested in Government Shutdown? Add Government Shutdown as an interest to stay up to date on the…
William Barr insists ‘I will not be bullied’ as confirmation hearing begins

William Barr insists ‘I will not be bullied’ as confirmation hearing begins

As the Senate confirmation hearing got underway Tuesday for William Barr, President Donald Trump's nominee for attorney general, Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin asked Barr if he's prepared to be at odds with the president, for a "Mattis moment." It was a reference to former Secretary of Defense James Mattis' recent decision to resign over his…
IRS recalls tens of thousands of workers and warns of heavy call volume, long waits

IRS recalls tens of thousands of workers and warns of heavy call volume, long...

The IRS will require some 46,000 employees to work without pay throughout the upcoming tax season to ensure returns are processed and refunds are mailed, the agency announced Tuesday in an updated plan for the government shutdown. That represents almost 60 percent of its 80,000-person workforce. And while the IRS will be adding staff to…
Cuomo bans stretch limos and issues new safety laws in wake of deadly crash

Cuomo bans stretch limos and issues new safety laws in wake of deadly crash

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a slew of new safety reforms for limos and large passenger vehicles, outright banning stretch limos and adding a number of regulatory reforms. These reforms come three months after a limo crash in upstate New York led to the death of the driver and 19 passengers. That crash, which…
High-end complex in Nairobi now secure after ‘suspected terror attack’: Officials

High-end complex in Nairobi now secure after ‘suspected terror attack’: Officials

Kenyan authorities said that all buildings have been secured and that the "situation is under control" after gunfire and explosions erupted at a high-end hotel complex in Nairobi Tuesday afternoon. Authorities are calling it a "suspected terror attack." "The security teams have evacuated scores of Kenyans and other nationalities from the buildings. We are now…

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