Blackout plunges parts of Manhattan into darkness

A blackout hit more than 40,000 customers in Manhattan on Saturday evening, plunging subway stations and shops into darkness and sending thousands of people into the streets after a transformer explosion on the Upper West Side, officials said.

Pelosi sets spending demands for two-year budget deal

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Saturday that a two-year budget agreement with the Trump administration must include equal increases in defense and nondefense spending, plus additional money for a program intended to improve healthcare for military veterans.