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GOP Plan Expands College Savings Plans To Cover K-12 Costs

A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan allows parents…

Prosecutors: Manafort Wrote Op-Ed With Colleague In Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) - Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service. Court papers…

Iowa Senator Says Estate Tax Change Helps Wealthy

WASHINGTON (AP) - A top Republican senator is defending GOP efforts to reduce the hit to the wealthy from the federal estate tax because it helps those who invest rather than people who spend their money on "booze or women…

Trump To Deliver State Of The Union On January 30

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Donald Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address on Jan. 30. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday formally invited Trump to address a joint session of Congress at the…

White House Considers Replacing Secretary Of State Tillerson

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is discussing a plan to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA director Mike Pompeo. That's according to two administration officials. They were not authorized to publicly discuss internal thinking and spoke on…

Sen. McCain Says He'll Support GOP Tax Overhaul Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. John McCain says he's decided to support the Senate tax bill. The Arizona Republican's announcement gives a boost to GOP leaders hoping to push the measure through the chamber this week. McCain says the tax legislation…

Senators Demand Information On Massive Uber Data Theft

WASHINGTON (AP) - Five U.S. senators want Uber to tell them when it discovered a massive data breach and what it did to respond. Uber disclosed the year-old hack last week. Taken were names, email addresses and mobile-phone numbers of…

Trump Hits Warren With 'Pocahontas' Jab At Event For Navajos

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has used an event honoring Native American veterans to take a shot at Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, whom he has long derided as "Pocahontas." Trump welcomed Navajo code talkers from World War II to…

Trump Signals Openness To Changes In GOP Tax Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says changes are to the Republican tax bill are coming, as he looks to win over holdout GOP senators in an effort to pass the package by the end of the year. In a…

Meredith Buying Time Inc. For About $1.8 Billion

NEW YORK (AP) - Shares of Meredith and Time are climbing Monday morning after news that Meredith, a magazine and broadcasting company, will buy the New York publisher. Meredith Corp. announced Sunday night that it is buying Time Inc. for…

USA Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor who has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting seven girls says he is "horribly sorry" and that he prays "for forgiveness every day." Dr. Larry Nassar entered his…

$300M For Great Lakes Cleanup Moves Forward In Congress

DETROIT (AP) - A wide-ranging Great Lakes cleanup program would receive $300 million next year under a spending bill approved by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The measure cleared the committee this week and now goes to the full Senate. The…

Mount Rushmore Float To Appear Again In Turkey Day Parade

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - This year's "Mount Rushmore's American Pride" float in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary rhythm and blues singer Smokey Robinson. This will be the eighth year the South Dakota Department of Tourism float will…

Customs And Border Protection Caught Off-Guard By Travel Ban

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Homeland Security's inspector general says the entity responsible for implementing President Donald Trump's travel ban was caught-off guard by his executive order. The inspector general's office says in letters sent Monday to members of…

Franken Accuser Says Voters Will Decide His Fate

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Los Angeles radio anchor who accused Sen. Al Franken of forcibly kissing and groping her during a 2006 USO tour says it's up to voters to decide whether he should stay in office. Leeann Tweeden tells…

House Passes Sweeping GOP Tax Overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed a sweeping Republican tax bill cutting taxes for corporations and many people. It puts GOP leaders closer to delivering to President Donald Trump a crucial legislative achievement after nearly a year of failures.…

Defense Bill Authorizes Billions More Than Trump Had Sought

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has overwhelmingly approved a defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget for the military. That's far more than President Donald Trump requested and greatly exceeds mandatory spending caps. The legislation has passed by…

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