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Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win

WASHINGTON - A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing.

December 20, 2017 | By STEVE PEOPLES, CATHERINE LUCEY and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2017

They made music that inspired legions of fans.

December 19, 2017 | By BERNARD McGHEE Associated Press | Associated Press


Official: Feds look at whether train engineer was distracted

DUPONT, Wash. - Investigators are looking into whether the Amtrak engineer whose speeding train plunged off an overpass, killing at least three people, was distracted by the presence of an employee-in-training next to him in the locomotive, a federal official said Tuesday.

December 19, 2017 | By MICHAEL BALSAMO and HAVEN DALEY Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP on the verge of huge tax overhaul

WASHINGTON - Jubilant Republicans pushed on Tuesday to the verge of the most sweeping rewrite of the nation's tax laws in more than three decades, a deeply unpopular bill they insist Americans will learn to love when they see their paychecks in the new year. President Donald Trump cheered the lawmakers on, eager to claim his first major legislative victory.

December 19, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Amtrak train on new route hurtles onto Wash. highway

DUPONT, Wash. - An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass south of Seattle on Monday and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least three people, injuring more than 100 and crushing two vehicles, authorities said.

December 18, 2017 | By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Poll: Nation pessimistic about Trump

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump frequently casts his first year in office as a string of successes and campaign promises fulfilled. But less than a quarter of Americans think Trump has made good on the pledges he made to voters while running for president, according to a new poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

December 16, 2017 | By JULIE PACE and EMILY SWANSON Associated Press | Associated Press


Huge tax bill heads for passage

WASHINGTON - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in time to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for.

December 15, 2017 | By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON Associated Press | Associated Press


Homeless population on the rise

LOS ANGELES - The nation's homeless population increased this year for the first time since 2010, driven by a surge in the number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and other West Coast cities.

December 07, 2017 | By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and GEOFF MULVIHILL Associated Press | Associated Press


Executions up in 2017, but down by half from decade ago

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A court reprieve that halted the scheduled December lethal injection of a Texas prisoner means 2017 will end with 23 inmates executed in the U.S., a figure that although up slightly from the previous year is half of what it was a decade ago.

December 02, 2017 | By MICHAEL GRACZYK Associated Press | Associated Press


Tax reform bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON - Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts.

December 02, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Postal regulators move to let stamp prices jump higher

WASHINGTON - Seeking to bolster the ailing U.S. Postal Service, federal regulators moved on Friday to allow bigger jumps to stamp prices beyond the rate of inflation, a move that could eventually add millions more dollars to companies' shipping rates from prescription drugs to magazine subscriptions.

December 01, 2017 | By HOPE YEN Associated Press | Associated Press


Dow Jones sets mark, tops 24,000

Investors are exuberant and for good reason: the global economy is strong, corporate earnings are solid, Washington appears closer to delivering lower taxes on corporations and is signaling less restrictive oversight of the financial sector.

November 30, 2017 | By ALEX VEIGA and PAUL WISEMAN AP Business Writers | Associated Press


Tampa police: Finding gun was key in arrest

TAMPA, Fla. - A recent college graduate who was charged in four slayings that terrorized a Tampa neighborhood over the past 51 days used the same gun in all of the shootings and targeted people near bus stops with "no apparent motive," a police chief said Wednesday.

November 29, 2017 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


House OKs anti-harassment training

WASHINGTON - The House easily approved a bipartisan measure Wednesday requiring lawmakers and aides to take annual anti-harassment training as lawmakers faced heavy pressure to address burgeoning sexual misconduct allegations against members of Congress.

November 29, 2017 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


Top Dems pull out of Trump meeting

WASHINGTON - Congress' top Democrats abruptly pulled out of a planned meeting with President Donald Trump on Tuesday after he declared he didn't "see a deal" ahead with them on taxes and federal spending, casting doubt on prospects for averting a government shutdown at the end of next week.

November 28, 2017 | By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press | Associated Press


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US adds a robust 200K jobs

WASHINGTON - Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating last month ...

February 02, 2018 | By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


A lunar showstopper

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The moon put on a rare cosmic show Wednesday: a red blue moon, super big and super bright.

January 31, 2018 | By MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace Writer | Associated Press


Trump calls for 'new American moment' in national address

WASHINGTON - Addressing a deeply divided nation, President Donald Trump called upon lawmakers Tuesday night to set aside differences and "summon the unity" needed to make ...

January 30, 2018 | By JULIE PACE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Child experts: Just say 'no' to Facebook's kids app

BOSTON - Child development experts and advocates are urging Facebook to pull the plug on its new messaging app aimed at kids.

January 30, 2018 | By MATT O'BRIEN and BARBARA ORTUTAY AP Technology Writers | Associated Press


In State of Union, Trump to make his case on economy

WASHINGTON - Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to ...

January 29, 2018 | By KEN THOMAS Associated Press | Associated Press


France sees worst rains in 50 years

PARIS - Floodwaters peaked in Paris on Monday and were threatening towns downstream as the rain-engorged Seine River winds through Normandy toward the English Channel.

January 29, 2018 | By NICOLAS GARRIGA and JEFFREY SCHAEFFER Associated Press | Associated Press


Amid turmoil, Trump seeking a reset with State of the Union

WASHINGTON - Beset by poor poll numbers and the grind of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump will look to reset his term with his first ...

January 27, 2018 | By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER Associated Press | Associated Press


Gymnasts' parents say they'll 'never get rid of the guilt'

LANSING, Mich. - Some parents thought they were misinterpreting the doctor's techniques. Others assumed their children were lying or mistaken.

January 26, 2018 | By DAVID EGGERT and TAMMY WEBBER Associated Press | Associated Press


Scientists successfully clone monkeys

NEW YORK - For the first time, researchers have used the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep to create healthy monkeys, bringing science an important ...

January 24, 2018 | By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Do e-cigarettes help or harm?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Electronic cigarettes could be a boon to public health or a major liability, depending on whether they help Americans quit smoking or encourage ...

January 23, 2018 | By MATTHEW PERRONE AP Health Writer | Associated Press


2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting

BENTON, Ky. - A 15-year-old student killed two classmates and hit a dozen others with gunfire Tuesday, methodically firing a handgun inside a crowded atrium at ...

January 23, 2018 | By KRISTIN M. HALL and DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Doctor who aided hunt for bin Laden languishes, forgotten

PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Shakil Afridi has languished in jail for years - since 2011, when the Pakistani doctor used a vaccination scam in an attempt to identify ...

January 22, 2018 | By KATHY GANNON Associated Press | Associated Press


Good dog, bad dog?

DALLAS - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger ...

January 19, 2018 | By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer | Associated Press


Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones ...

January 19, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


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