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Trump Signs $1.5 Trillion Tax Overhaul Into Law

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed into law a $1.5 trillion tax overhaul package. Trump touted the size of the tax cut, declaring to reporters in the Oval Office before he signed it Friday that "the numbers will…

Trump Claims GOP Tax Bill Repeals Obamacare

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is celebrating the GOP tax legislation, claiming it fulfills his campaign promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Speaking during a Cabinet meeting, he says: "Obamacare has been repealed in this bill." But the…

House Passes $1.5T Tax Bill In Major Win For GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) - The House has passed the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades. The bill now goes to the Senate for an expected vote Tuesday evening. The House approved the bill by…

"Multiple Fatalities" On Derailed Amtrak Train

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer says none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and…

Sign-ups Show Health Law's Staying Power In Trump Era

WASHINGTON (AP) - A deadline burst of sign-ups is punctuating a tumultuous year for former President Barack Obama's health care law. The strong finish for HealthCare.gov reveals continued consumer demand for the program's subsidized individual health plans. But troubles aren't…

FCC Votes Down Obama-era 'Net Neutrality' Rules

NEW YORK (AP) - The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era "net neutrality" rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency's Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC's new rules…

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Smith Says She'll Run In 2018

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The woman who has been appointed to Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's seat says she will also run in a special election next year to complete Franken's term. Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton on Wednesday announced that…

Democratic Sources: Lt. Gov. Smith To Replace Franken

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A Democratic operative with knowledge of the appointment says Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has chosen Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to fill Sen. Al Franken's seat until the November election - and Smith will run in…

Minnesota Governor To Name Franken's Replacement Wednesday

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton will name his pick to replace Sen. Al Franken on Wednesday. Franken announced his resignation last week amid a growing cloud of sexual misconduct allegations. The second-term Democrat's official resignation date…

Trump Wants To Send Man Back To Moon, On To Mars

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump wants to send man back to the moon - and on to Mars. Trump signed a policy directive Monday instructing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration to "refocus America's space program on human exploration…

'On Point' NPR Host Ashbrook Facing Misconduct Allegations

BOSTON (AP) - The host of one of National Public Radio's most successful programs has been placed on leave while he's investigated for allegations of wrongdoing including engaging in "creepy" sex talks and unwanted contact with 11 mostly young women…

Treasury Says GOP Tax Bill Will Generate $1.8T In Revenue

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration is now estimating the Republican tax bill will generate about $1.8 trillion in new tax revenue over 10 years by boosting economic growth. But that's a lot more than nonpartisan congressional analysts have projected.…

NYPD Commissioner: Pipe Bomb Was Terror-Related

NEW YORK (AP) - Police Commissioner James O'Neill says the device that exploded in the New York City subway was a terror-related incident. A 27-year-old man had a crude pipe bomb strapped to him and it went off in a…

Net-Neutrality Fans Speak Up As FCC Set To Strike Down Rules

NEW YORK (AP) - Everyday folks are talking about net neutrality, a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. That's because the Federal Communications Commission will vote next Thursday to…

State Dept Says Trump Travel Ban Fully Implemented

WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says President Donald Trump's travel ban on citizens of six mainly Muslim countries, North Korea and Venezuela is now fully operational. The announcement follows the Supreme Court's decision earlier this week to allow enforcement…

Trump Warns That Wells Fargo Penalties 'Will Not Be Dropped'

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo "will not be dropped" and is warning that they could be "substantially increased." The president is writing on Twitter following a report that the Consumer Financial…

Trump Signs Proclamation Marking Pearl Harbor Day

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation declaring Thursday to be National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Trump signed the proclamation at a White House ceremony attended by six veterans of the attack. They engaged in banter with…

More Evacuations As Fire Churns Along California Coast

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -┬áResidents are being ordered to evacuate a tiny beachfront community northwest of Los Angeles where a huge wildfire is churning down hillsides toward seaside homes. A California Highway Patrol officer drove through Faria Beach Thursday announcing the…

Sheriff: 3 Dead In New Mexico School Shooting

AZTEC, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say three people are dead following a shooting at a New Mexico high school. San Juan County Sheriff Ken Christesen told reporters that three people believed to be students died Thursday at Aztec High School.…

Michigan Sports Doctor Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A judge has sentenced a Michigan sports doctor to 60 years in federal prison for child pornography crimes, one of three criminal cases against a man who also admits assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar worked…

Sen. Franken Resigns Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) - Minnesota Sen. Al Franken is resigning amid multiple sexual misconduct allegations. Once a rising star in the Democratic Party, Franken made the announcement in a speech Thursday on the Senate floor. The two-term lawmaker has repeatedly apologized…

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