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  • Suspect in car attack faces new charge: first-degree murder FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2017 file photo, people fly into the air as a vehicle is driven into a group of protesters demonstrating against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va. James Alex Fields Jr., the man accused of driving into the crowd demonstrating against a white nationalist protest, killing one person and injuring many more, has a preliminary court hearing Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP, File) CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The man accused of driving into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville faces a new charge of first-degree murder after a court hearing Thursday in which prosecutors presented surveillance video and other evidence against him. Prosecutors announced at the start of a preliminary hearing for James Alex Fields that ...
  • Zimbabwe ruling party meets to seal Mugabe’s fall from grace In this photo supplied by Government Communications and Information Services, (GCIS) former Vice-President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, left, shakes hands with South Africa President Jacob Zuma during a short visit, in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. Zimbabwe’s incoming leader has departed from an airport in neighboring South Africa to make his return to his country. (Ntswe Mokoena/GCIS via AP) HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — In an open space that Zimbabwe’s ruling party has called Robert Mugabe Square, delegates gathered Friday to seal the fate of a man they had revered for decades but removed from power in dramatic scenes last month. Emmerson Mnangagwa has already been inaugurated as the new president and party leader, replacing Mugabe, ...
  • Brexit steals some of Britain’s Christmas cheer French wine grower Frederic Berthelot, left, and his business, partner, London-based entrepreneur Richard Ellison, taste a glass of champagne in Villevenard, in the Champagne region, eastern France, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. Berthelot’s century-old business started exporting to Britain for the first time just as the country voted to leave the EU. The pound immediately plunged, making imported wine more expensive. Eighteen months later, Berthelot is still waiting to find out what rules will govern future trade. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) VILLEVENARD, France (AP) — Frederic Berthelot has eight hectares (20 acres) of vines on the slopes above this tiny village in France’s Champagne region, his vineyard distinguishable from others in the area by the tiny rose bushes planted at the base of each vine. The roses are a bellwether for parasites. But as Britain and the ...
  • Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, center, talks with Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., left, as they leave the chamber following a vote, on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio’s potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders’ drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it’s a complication that’s likely to be resolved. The Florida senator declared Thursday that he’ll vote against the $1.5 trillion bill unless House ...
  • Business: Asian stocks mostly lower as US tax bill uncertainty weighs wall-street-2 HONG KONG (AP) — Asian share benchmarks were mostly lower Friday as uncertainty over U.S. tax reform legislation outweighed upbeat data from Japan. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 index dipped 0.6 percent to 22,553.22 but South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.4 percent to 2,478.50. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng shed 1.2 percent to 28,813.34 and the Shanghai ...
  • Palestinians, a large Jerusalem minority, feel Trump snub gaza-strip JERUSALEM (AP) — Pedestrians walk on a thick layer of soot from tires set ablaze in frequent clashes with Israeli troops. Cars navigate around potholes in streets littered with garbage. Motorists honk in a traffic jam near an Israeli checkpoint that is framed by the towering cement slabs of Israel’s separation barrier. It’s morning rush hour ...
  • Ample tax cuts for business, wealthy in new GOP tax accord President Donald Trump accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, listens as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks before a meeting with congressional leaders including House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have billed the package as a huge benefit ...
  • As ‘net neutrality’ vote nears, some brace for a long fight FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, file photo, demonstrators rally in support of net neutrality outside a Verizon store in New York. The Federal Communications Commission is voting Thursday, Dec. 14 to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The industry promises that the internet experience isn’t going to change, but the issue has struck a nerve. Protests have erupted online and in the streets as everyday Americans worry that companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will be able to control what they see and do online. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, F NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more ...
  • Bannon, undeterred, under siege from GOP after Alabama loss Former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore waits to speak the Vestavia Hills Public library, Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. According to a Thursday, Nov. 9 Washington Post story an Alabama woman said Moore made inappropriate advances and had sexual contact with her when she was 14. Moore is denying the allegations. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson) NEW YORK (AP) — Former White House strategist Steve Bannon is catching blame from fellow Republicans for coughing up a safe Senate seat in deep-red Alabama and foisting damaging political advice on President Donald Trump. But in the aftermath of this week’s stinging Alabama defeat, Bannon is showing no signs of abandoning his guerrilla war ...
  • Brexit talks due to get green light to move on to trade A pedestrian with an umbrella passes a board showing the exchange rates at a money exchange bureau in London, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. The British pound fell to a three-month low amid reports Prime Minister Theresa May will signal her willingness to make a clean break with the European Union. Sterling fell below 1.20 US Dollars before recovering slightly Monday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s leaders are due to say Friday that the Brexit talks with Britain can move on to the next phase to include the key topic of trade, according to a draft statement seen by The Associated Press. The progress comes after the sides reached a deal on the preliminary divorce issues, ...
  • Business: European, Asian shares slip as investors watch central banks wall 17 HONG KONG (AP) — European and Asian stocks slid Thursday following the interest rate hike by the U.S. Federal Reserve. Investor sentiment faltered after China and Hong Kong carried out modest hikes in tandem with the Fed, as British and European central bank decisions loomed. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX edged 0.1 percent lower to 13,104.44 and ...
  • Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat Democrat Doug Jones smiles as he arrives to speak Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly. Moore’s defeat Tuesday in Alabama — as stalwart a Republican state as they come — left Trump unusually conciliatory and his political allies ...
  • Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset Doug Jones Winner AL MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations. It was the first Democratic Senate victory in a quarter-century in Alabama, ...
  • Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing NYPD Subway NEW YORK (AP) — In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber’s botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his apartment and hearing the suspect’s own words. Akayed Ullah, who’s expected to make his first court appearance on Wednesday, made it clear ...
  • Gillibrand got a fight she wants after Trump’s fiery tweet FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2011, file photo, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-NY, takes the Senate oath during a mock swearing-in swearing-in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump attacked her in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, is up for re-election next year and is considered a possible presidential contender in 2020. She’s been a leading voice in the national debate over how to confront sexual assault and harassment. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, file) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she’d begged him for campaign contributions and would “do anything” for them. Gillibrand, who’s up for re-election next year and is considered a possible presidential contender in 2020, ...
  • Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the troops at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria, on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Declaring a victory in Syria, Putin on Monday visited a Russian military air base in the country and announced a partial pullout of Russian forces from the Mideast nation. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) MOSCOW (AP) — When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia’s international isolation over a crisis in Ukraine. He achieved that and more, emerging as a key stakeholder in the Middle East who has brokered deals with many of ...
  • Palestinian president says no role for US in peace process Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, centre, flanked by Jordan’s King Abdullah II, left and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, poses with other leaders of Islamic nations following a photo-op prior to the opening session of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Extraordinary Summit in Istanbul, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations, members of 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation gathered for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) ISTANBUL (AP) — The Palestinian president said Wednesday his people will not accept any role for the United States in the Mideast peace process “from now on,” following President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Mahmoud Abbas spoke at a gathering of heads of state and top officials from Islamic nations at ...
  • Business: Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Banking Committee. The Fed seems all but sure to raise rates during the week of Monday, March 13, 2017, and to signal that more hikes are likely coming. Fed watchers appear buoyed by signs of a stronger economy than worried about whether slightly higher rates might slow growth. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File) BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike. KEEPING SCORE: In early trading, Germany’s DAX was off 8 points at 13,183.33 points and France’s CAC-40 shed 4 points to 5,424.53. London’s FTSE 100 was unchanged at 7,500.28. On Tuesday, the CAC-40 rose 0.8 percent, ...
  • City official: San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dead at 65 Mayor SF SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed says that Mayor Edwin Lee has died. He was 65. Breed said early Tuesday that Lee passed away just after 1 a.m. at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. A statement from the mayor’s office said: “It is with profound sadness and terrible grief that we ...
  • Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None Law enforcement officials work following an explosion near New York’s Times Square on Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Police said a man with a pipe bomb strapped to him set off the crude device in an underground passageway under 42nd Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)(PhatzNewsRoom / AP)    —   A would-be suicide attacker detonated a pipe bomb strapped to his body in the heart of Manhattan’s busiest subway corridor on Monday, sending thousands of terrified commuters fleeing the smoke-choked passageways, and bringing the heart of Midtown to a standstill as hundreds of police officers converged on Times Square and the ...
  • World leaders, high security at Paris climate summit French President Emmanuel Macron, right, meets with US businessman Michael Bloomberg, left, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates Bill Gates, British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson, third left, and other philanthropists at the Elysee Palace in Pari, Tuesday, on Dec. 12, 2017. More than 50 world leaders are gathering in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord. (Christophe Archambault, Pool via AP) PARIS (AP) — More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming — despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate accord. Sean Penn, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates and Elon ...
  • Dangerous winds persist as wildfires roar in California Firefighters light backfire while trying to keep a wildfire from jumping Santa Ana Road near Ventura, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The winds aren’t changing for Southern California’s wildfires yet. The fifth largest blaze in state history was threatening thousands of homes as it churned through coastal mountains amid persistently dangerous weather conditions. Red Flag warnings for fire danger due to Santa Ana winds and a critical lack of moisture were extended into the ...
  • Turbulent Senate race now in hands of Alabama voters Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Doug Jones speaks during a rally Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones is facing Republican Roy Moore. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Depending on who is making the case, Alabama’s special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the “Trump miracle” in Washington or allowing “decency” to prevail back home. At the center is Roy Moore — “Judge Moore,” to his supporters. The 70-year-old Republican was twice ousted as state Supreme Court chief justice ...
  • Dems divided on when to fight over fate of young immigrants In this De. 6, 2017 photo, Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill., third from left, along with other demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS), programs, during an rally on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate Democrats stand divided over whether to fight now or later about the fate of some 800,000 young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) WASHINGTON (AP) — For Illinois Rep. Luis Gutierrez, a passionate, liberal Democrat of Puerto Rican descent, there is no more important issue in the year-end budget showdown than protecting from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children — and who have only known America as their home. The fate ...
  • Business: World shares retreat ahead of Fed interest rate decision wall 40 TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower in Europe and Asia on Tuesday as investors retreated ahead of the Federal Reserve’s decision on interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: Germany’s DAX fell 0.2 percent to 13,099.40 and the CAC 40 of France lost 0.5 percent to 5,362.83. Britain’s FTSE 100 was flat at 7,455.76. Wall Street looked set ...

Trump spoke at the FBI campus in Quantico, Va., hours after he ripped the bureau's handling of the 2016 investigation. [...]
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Marco Rubio has said "I won't support the bill" unless GOP leaders expand the child tax credit. [...]
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Trump fired Flynn only 24 days into his tenure as national security advisor. [...]
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President Trump also says "people are very, very angry" with the FBI and Justice Department. [...]
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The chief tax writer in the House confirmed that the latest tax bill has a top individual rate of 37%, lower than both the House and Senate said it would be. [...]
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Rob Goldstone dangled a meeting with Putin after Trump declined an invitation to travel to Moscow, the Post reported. [...]
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The U.S. president and his Russian counterpart discussed tensions in the region, the White House says. [...]
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Despite strong demand for Obamacare plans, enrollment nationally is expected to drop because of an earlier deadline. [...]
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Netflix, Amazon and the Democratic Party are among those speaking out against the repeal of net neutrality regulations. [...]
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Wall Street analysts have been hard at work giving clients ways to play tax reform. [...]
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders also said that Trump said he views the deal as good for jobs. [...]
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New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said on Thursday he will sue to stop "illegal rollback of net neutrality." [...]
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Marco Rubio and Mike Lee seek an expanded child tax credit under the bill the GOP hopes to pass next week. [...]
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Without the Open Internet Order, internet service providers don't have to treat all internet activity equally. [...]
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Politico reports Ryan is contemplating how to retire after the 2018 midterm elections. [...]
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GOP tax reform will play a major part in driving sustained growth above 3 percent, Mick Mulvaney said Thursday. [...]
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The Texas Republican is facing allegations of sexual harassment from multiple former aides. [...]
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Mulvaney says it's "not final yet," but the process is moving in the right direction. [...]
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The FCC on Thursday is likely to remove "net neutrality" regulations, giving more power to internet service providers. [...]
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Kentucky state Representative Dan Johnson, who was facing sexual assault accusations, died in a probable suicide, Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings said. [...]
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