More than 300,000 federal workers could be sent home without pay as President Trump and Democratic lawmakers face off over funding for a border wall. Several budget experts believe a partial shutdown, which would start on Dec. 22 absent a deal, could drag on for days, if not weeks.
A London townhouse, a golf course and $20 million Harrods shopping sprees put a woman in the crosshairs of a British fight against suspicious money. Authorities are seeking to force wealthy individuals to demonstrate that they bought property with lawfully earned funds.
They predicted that higher courts wil reject the Texas judge’s reasoning as a tortured effort to rewrite not just the health care law but congressional history. The decision sparked criticism but will not immediately change anything.
The Italian company’s use of images that evoked 19th-century blackface characters is another example of how fashion houses have few safeguards to assure that they have a sophisticated understanding of their markets.