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AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package

Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:37 am

AP sources: House, Senate leaders reach deal on tax package By ANDREW TAYLOR, STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the…


Federal investigators start final probe of the El Faro's sinking

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:08 pm

By JASON DEAREN, Associated Press
A ship captain's unwillingness to listen to his crew's suggestions to change course from the path of a raging hurricane. A weak…


Judge bars ex-Speaker Hastert from being alone with minors

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:05 pm

By MICHAEL TARM, AP Legal Affairs Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - A federal judge in Chicago on Tuesday ordered that Dennis Hastert never be left alone with anyone under 18 unless another adult is present who is aware of the former U.S. House speaker's conviction in a hush-money…


This Monday, Dec. 11, 2017, photo taken in New York shows the word feminism listed in the dictionary. Merriam-Webster has revealed “feminism” as its word of the year for 2017 on Tuesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:01 pm

By LEANNE ITALIE, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2017 is "feminism." Yes, it's been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism…


Bruce Brown, whose 'Endless Summer' redefined surfing, dies

Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:42 pm

By ANDREW DALTON, Associated Press
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Bruce Brown, whose 1966 surfing documentary "The Endless Summer" molded the image of the surfer as a seeker…


Flight diverted in Florida because of coffee maker fumes

Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:36 pm

By Assocaited Press
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - A Southwest Airlines plane was diverted to a Florida airport after fumes from a coffee maker were reported…


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Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:29 pm

By Assocaited Press
WACO, Texas (AP) - A retired Waco, Texas, police officer says in an affidavit that the FBI is investigating McLennan County District…


Trump signs $700 billion military budget into law

Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:02 pm

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed into law a sweeping defense policy bill that authorizes a $700 billion budget…


Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin

Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:01 pm

By MALCOLM RITTER, AP Science Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly…


Mass shootings aren't more frequent, but they are deadlier

Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:14 pm

By LISA MARIE PANE, Associated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes…


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