Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?

Factbox: What happens in a U.S. government shutdown?In shutdowns, nonessential government employees are furloughed, or placed on temporary unpaid leave. After previous government shutdowns, Congress passed measures to ensure that all unpaid workers received retroactive pay. The Trump administration would support a similar measure, a senior administration official said on Friday.



McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talks

McDonald's 'joint employment' trial delayed amid settlement talksAdministrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan said that even though the trial is expected to wrap up as soon as next week, McDonald's, its franchisees, and the National Labor Relations Board's general counsel should have a chance to pursue a settlement. The office of General Counsel Peter Robb, appointed by President Donald Trump and took office in November, requested the stay on Wednesday.



Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand Paul

Kentucky man will plead guilty to attacking Senator Rand PaulA Kentucky man accused of attacking U.S. Senator Rand Paul outside his home has agreed to plead guilty to a charge of assaulting a member of Congress, but has told investigators his action was not politically motivated, officials said on Friday. The Republican Paul's neighbor, Rene Boucher, 58, was charged with assaulting a member of Congress resulting in personal injury, which is a felony under federal law. Federal prosecutors will ask a judge to impose a sentence of 21 months in prison in connection with the Nov. 3 attack at a gated community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, court documents showed.



Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms

Factbox: Key senators to watch as U.S. government shutdown looms(Reuters) - A partial U.S. government shutdown is just hours away as President Donald Trump and the Republican-run Congress struggle to find a solution. The House of Representatives approved a measure Thursday to extend funding through Feb. 16, but with several Republicans wavering and numerous Democrats opposed, the bill appeared on the verge of collapse in the Senate. The measure would be the fourth stopgap funding bill, known as a continuing resolution, in the current fiscal year.



Trump can still make Davos trip even if government shuts down: officials

Trump can still make Davos trip even if government shuts down: officialsWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump could still travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, next week as planned even if the federal government shuts down at midnight, senior U.S. administration officials said on Friday. "He could do that pursuant to his constitutional authority to conduct diplomacy," an official told reporters on a conference call to explain what sort of government activities are allowed to continue in the event of a shutdown. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton and James Oliphant; Editing by Sandra Maler)





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