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At least 18 civilians were killed in a fiery siege that began Saturday night at the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan's capital of Kabul and ended 11 hours later with the deaths of six Taliban attackers dressed in suits and wielding AK-47 assault rifles, according to witnesses and the country's interior ministry. The terror group's spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the insurgents initially planned to ambush the hotel Thursday night but postponed the assault because there was a wedding underway and they wanted to avoid civilian casualties. Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told ABC News on Sunday that in addition to the 18 who died, 10 were injured -- six police officers and four civilians.
President Donald Trump's son Eric doesn't believe the government shutdown is all that bad. In fact, he views it in a positive light because he believes it paints the "absolutely terrified" Democrats in a negative light. "Honestly, I think it's a good thing for us, because people see through it," Eric Trump told Jeanine Pirro on Fox News's "Justice with Judge Jeanine" Saturday night.
A winter storm is beginning to intensify and snow is expected to expand into parts of the central and northern Plains on Sunday morning. Another round of blizzard warnings were issued by the National Weather Service Sunday morning. This storm will track towards the upper Midwest over the next 48 hours, bringing a significant snowfall from eastern Colorado to Northern Wisconsin.
Furloughed federal employees in Washington wishing to drown their sorrrows may do so at a discount for the duration of the government shutdown. Capitol Lounge, a popular after-work haunt for Hill staffers, tweeted its "Shutdown Cocktails" menu, consisting of $5 cocktails for federal employees with ID. "I'm not expressing any political opinion here, but I am thankful I did get a drink special tonight," a federal employee, who declined to be identified, told ABC affiliate WJLA at Capitol Lounge.
The cold open features "SNL" cast member Aidy Bryant as White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicking off a daily press briefing. "Thank you for all for being here," Bryant's Sanders says to the reporters. A million women strong out there to celebrate the president's kick a-- year in office.
Two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped by gunmen in northern Nigeria earlier this week have been rescued, police said. The foreigners -- three men and a woman -- were rescued early Saturday in the Jere area of the Kagarko local government area of Kaduna state after a massive police manhunt, Kaduna state police spokesman Mukhtar Aliyu told ABC News. Kaduna state police commissioner Agyole Abeh told ABC News no ransom was paid for the foreigners' release.
After one New York mother gave birth to her first and only child, she was devastated to learn just four months later that he had a rare genetic disorder that would leave him blind. Dones, 43, would often think of that anonymous donation. "For 15 years I’ve thought of this woman and how she saved my son’s life," she said.
A key Zimbabwe opposition leader was killed Wednesday night in a helicopter crash in the United States, authorities said. Roy Bennett, an outspoken critic of longtime Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who was forced to resign in late November, died when a helicopter crashed in a remote area of northeastern New Mexico, according to the New Mexico State Police. Bennett, 60, had left Zimbabwe under Mugabe's rule for exile in South Africa, but continued to be a fierce opponent of the president.
The singer revealed Saturday that he got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Cherry Seaborn.
The Southwest is getting walloped with winter conditions this weekend. A disturbance is moving through the region Saturday morning bringing snow to parts of Nevada and Utah, including Salt Lake City. This disturbance will move further east Saturday expanding snow into the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies.
During the hours leading up to the government shutdown, President Donald Trump invited Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to the White House to negotiate the outline of a deal, which both sides believed was in reach. After several more conversations during the day, the deal fell apart and the Senate failed to pass a measure to keep the government funded. "During the meeting, in exchange for strong [Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals] protections, I reluctantly put the border wall on the table for the discussion," Schumer said from the Senate floor.
It didn't take long for lawmakers on both sides of the aisle to react to the government shutdown at 12:01 a.m.While Republicans included the hashtag #SchumerShutdown, pointing the blame on the Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrats opted for the #TrumpShutdown hashtag in their tweets. #TrumpShutdown appeared to be the more popular hashtag, however, landing the number-one spot for worldwide trending on Twitter.Below, 19 lawmakers react to the shutdown:SEN. KAMALA HARRIS, D-CALIFORNIAThis shutdown was avoidable. The WH created this crisis & the GOP leaders in Congress refused to negotiate with Democrats. ...
David and Louise Turpin pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 counts that included charges of torture, child abuse and false imprisonment.
Senate Republican leaders fell short of the 60 votes necessary to proceed on the spending measure in time for the midnight deadline.
The analysis of a computer belonging to Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock revealed a "disturbing search history" and numerous images of child pornography, investigators said today. In the months, weeks and days leading up to the Oct. 1, 2017, shooting, Paddock searched online for open-air concert venues, Las Vegas SWAT tactics, weapons, explosives and the expected attendance for the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip, according to a preliminary investigative report released by police today. Paddock ultimately opened fire at the country music festival and killed 58 people.
-- Prosecutors revealed grisly details in a press conference Thursday about the captive siblings case out of California. -- The brothers and sisters were subject to repeated beatings, including strangulation, and were punished by being chained up, often for weeks or months at a time, prosecutors said. -- The victims weren't released from their chains even to go to the bathroom and were only allowed to shower once a year, according to prosecutors.
A television film crew was arrested in New Jersey Thursday after allegedly attempting to pass a bag containing "all of the makings of an improvised explosive device" through security at Newark Liberty International Airport, authorities said. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers sounded the alarm when the film crewmembers, who claimed to be working for the CNBC show "Staten Island Hustle," allegedly attempted to smuggle a roller bag containing wires, a motor and PVC pipe through a checkpoint, police sources told ABC News. One crewmember was covertly filming the encounter, an alleged scheme to test whether TSA officers would detect the concealed device, the sources said, adding that a third man involved in the shoot told police they were simply testing a prototype of a vacuum bag suitcase.
A deadly flu epidemic sweeping the nation has triggered one Texas school district to cancel classes for the week and one California hospital has set up a triage tent outside an emergency room for flu patients. "I think this is the first time we've had 49 of 50 states reporting widespread activity at the same time, at least in the last 13 years," Lynnette Brammer, an epidemiologist with with the CDC's influenza division, told ABC News on Wednesday. Brammer said this flu season is on par with the 2014-2015 season, when more than 700,000 people were hospitalized with the flu and nearly 130 died.
Raisman, 23, appeared in Ingram County Circuit Court in Lansing and took a seat in the courtroom gallery next to Jordyn Wieber, her teammate on the "Fierce Five" USA gymnastics squad that won the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London. The two-time Olympian and captain of the 2012 women's Olympic gymnastics team spoke on the fourth day of Nassar's sentencing hearing.
Former reality star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother, Marc Sorrentino, both pleaded guilty on Friday to violating federal tax laws. The former "Jersey Shore" star, 35, pleaded guilty to tax evasion, while Marc Sorrentino, 38, admitted to the "aiding in the preparation of a false and fraudulent tax return," according to a news release from the United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. Michael Sorrentino admitted to concealing income in 2011 to avoid paying taxes when he allegedly earned nearly $1.96 million, while his older brother, who acted as Michael Sorrentino's manager, told the court that from 2010 through 2012, he provided false information to his accountants to under-report income.