ABC News Top Stories

  1. Number of furloughed federal workers seeking US jobless aid doubled in week of Jan. 5
  2. President Donald Trump’s estranged former lawyer is acknowledging paying a technology company to artificially boost Trump’s standing in two online polls, saying Trump directed him to do it
  3. Former CBS CEO Les Moonves demands arbitration over denial $120 million severance package
  4. Investigators have spoken to the baby’s mother, according to police.
  5. Netflix’s post-apocalyptic survival film “Bird Box” is drawing criticism for using footage of a real fiery train disaster but the streaming giant has no plans to remove it
  6. The House has voted overwhelmingly to maintain sanctions on three companies connected to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, protesting the Treasury Department’s decision to lift the financial penalties
  7. Employees will not get paid until the government reopens.
  8. Engler said he would step down amid outrage over comments about sexual assault.
  9. This comes a year after the company removed hundreds linked to Russia.
  10. The state of Massachusetts is suing the family that owns the company that produces OxyContin, accusing them of misleading the public about its dangers.