Numerous House Republicans believe it's preferable to have a partial government shutdown if that's the cost of undoing a White House immigration policy.
Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next week is overshadowed by a battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home.
Separatist fighters in the east of the country move rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire.
The peshmerga force, which has been at war against the Sunni extremists since last June, is keeping Bahktiyar Sadr-Aldeen's workshop in Iraq's Irbil busy.
Lawmakers voted 542-32 to back the measure in exchange for a commitment to budget reforms. There were 13 abstentions.
Newborn incubators could be showing up soon at Indiana's hospitals, churches and selected nonprofits under legislation that would give mothers in crisis a way to surrender their children safely and anonymously.
The glacial melting could push sea levels up 10 feet (3 meters) worldwide in a century or two, recurving heavily populated coastlines.
At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.
Many Americans who smoke use combinations of products, and often e-cigarettes are part of the mix.
The show was an immediate hit with viewers and critics, giving the company the financial clout to further transform how we watch and define "television."