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GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans - Donald Trump among them - and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
GOP's not all that sad; party grapples with Alabama fallout

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Weary national Republicans breathed a collective sigh of relief on Wednesday, a day after voters knocked out their own party's scandal-plagued candidate in deep-red Alabama. Yet all is not well in a party confronted with new rounds of infighting and a suddenly shrinking Senate majority heading into next year's midterm elections....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
10 Things to Know for Thursday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Kentucky lawmaker facing assault allegations kills himself

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57....

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Report: 3 women accuse music mogul Russell Simmons of rape

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere....

Thursday, December 14, 2017
'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult'

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door....

Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Latest: Trump Jr. finishes 9-hour interview in Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election (all times local):...

Thursday, December 14, 2017
Bombing underscores New York subway system's vulnerability

NEW YORK (AP) -- The crude pipe bomb that exploded beneath the streets of New York this week served as a chilling reminder of the vulnerability of the city's subway system, a 24-hour-a-day operation with 472 stations and more than 5 million daily riders....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
California firefighters gain on blaze amid wind threat

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Southern California firefighters on Wednesday continued working to contain the fifth largest fire in the state's history but warned that some communities are still at risk and could be in greater danger if unpredictable winds whip up again and fan the flames....

Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Former 'Apprentice' contestant Omarosa leaving White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Omarosa Manigault Newman - the former "Apprentice" contestant who became one of President Donald Trump's most prominent African -American supporters - was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning her post as a presidential adviser....

Thursday, December 14, 2017