AP News Guide: Big decisions await Congress on immigration

FILE- This Jan. 3, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. The government is financed through Friday, Jan. 19, and another temporary spending bill is needed to prevent a partial government shutdown after that. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Before a potential government shutdown at midnight Friday night, a host of leftover Washington business is bottled up in Congress, waiting on a deal to prevent the deportation of young immigrants brought to the country illegally as children and an agreement on other immigration-related issues, including President Donald Trump’s long-sought U.S.-Mexico border wall.

Missile-alert error reveals uncertainty about how to react

This Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, photo provided by Jhune Liwanag shows a highway median sign broadcasting a message of "There is no threat" in Kaneohe, Hawaii. State emergency officials mistakenly sent out an emergency alert warning of an imminent missile strike, sending islanders into a panic. (Jhune Liwanag via The AP)

HONOLULU (AP) — When Jonathan Scheuer got an alert on his phone of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii, he and his family didn’t know what to do. They went to their guest bedroom, then decided it would be safer on the ground floor of their Honolulu home.

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems

In this frame from video, the remains of a shuttle boat that caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast floats on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018, in Port Richey, Fla. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, authorities said. (WTSP via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

Glowing red lava causes more to flee from Philippine volcano

Lava cascades down the slopes of Mayon volcano as seen from Legazpi city, Albay province, around 340 kilometers (210 miles) southeast of Manila, Philippines, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. More than 9,000 people have evacuated the area around the Philippines' most active volcano as lava flowed down its crater Monday in a gentle eruption that scientists warned could turn explosive. (AP Photo/Earl Recamunda)

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Glowing-red lava spurted in a fountain and flowed down the Philippines’ most active volcano on Tuesday in a stunning display of its fury that has sent more than 21,000 villagers fleeing to safety and prompted police to set up checkpoints to stop tourists from getting too close.

Across the Mideast, Palestinians brace for Trump aid cuts

In this Sunday Jan. 14, 2018 photo, a Palestinian woman waits to receive food aid at a U.N. warehouse in the Shati refugee camp, Gaza City. From the Gaza Strip to Jordan and Lebanon, millions of Palestinians are bracing for the worst as the Trump administration moves toward cutting funding to the U.N. agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the region. The expected cuts could deliver a painful blow to some of the weakest populations in the Middle East and risk destabilizing the already struggling countries that host displaced Palestinian refugees and their descendants. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)

SHATI REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Mahmoud al-Qouqa can’t imagine life without the three sacks of flour, cooking oil and other staples he receives from the United Nations every three months.

U.S. allies from Korean War meet on North Korean nuke threat

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, right, and South Korea's Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha meet in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson huddles Tuesday with nations that fought on America’s side in the Korean War, looking to tighten the economic noose around North Korea over its nuclear weapons even as hopes rise for diplomacy.

Pope Francis under pressure to confront sex abuse in Chile

Pope Francis waves as he arrives at the San Luis Beltran church on his way to the Apostolic Nunciature in Santiago, Chile, Monday, Jan. 15, 2018. Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Luis Hidalgo)

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis will be under pressure Tuesday to confront a priest sex abuse scandal during his first full day in Chile, an Andean nation where the majority identifies as Roman Catholic but strong currents of skepticism and even contempt for the church are increasingly present.

Panama Hotel votes to drop Trump — but his company won’t go

FILE - In this photo taken July 4, 2011, shows the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower, third building from left, in Panama City. An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a Panama luxury hotel has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct. Trump Hotels is contesting its firing, and two people told The Associated Press that Trump’s staff ran off a team of Marriott executives invited last month to visit the property during a search for a new hotel operator. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An attempt to oust President Donald Trump’s hotel business from managing a luxury hotel in Panama has turned bitter, with accusations of financial misconduct.

Woman dies after casino boat fire off Fla. coast

In this photo provided by Pasco County flames engulf a boat Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, in the Tampa Bay area. The boat ferrying patrons to a casino ship off the Florida Gulf Coast caught fire near shore Sunday afternoon, and dozens of passengers and crew safely made it to land with some jumping overboard to escape, authorities said. (Pasco County Fire Rescue via AP)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida’s Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape.

U.S. wants to cut money for Palestinian refugees

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to withhold tens of millions of dollars from the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, cutting the year’s first contribution by more than half or perhaps entirely, and making additional donations contingent on major changes to the organization, according to U.S. officials.

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