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GOP, White House prepare to roll out tax cuts

WASHINGTON — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy...

As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill’s fate bleak

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all...

Lawyer: Kushner used personal email for some White House messages

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, used his personal email account on dozens of occasions to communicate with colleagues in the White...

North Korean leader Kim calls Trump a ‘dotard’

SEOUL, South Korea — Famous for using bombastic, derogatory and often-awkward English slams against enemies, North Korean state media sent people scrambling for dictionaries...

In UN speech, Trump threatens to ‘destroy’ North Korea

UNITED NATIONS — President Donald Trump has vowed to "totally destroy North Korea" if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its...

US rig count drops to 936

HOUSTON — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by eight this week to 936. That's up from...

Sirens sound as North Korea again sends a missile over Japan

TOKYO — Warning sirens blared in northern Japan on Friday when North Korea launched a missile and again when it passed over the Japanese...

Access restored to displaced residents of Upper Florida Keys

MIAMI — Residents were allowed to return Tuesday to some islands in the hurricane-hit Florida Keys as officials pieced together the scope of Irma's...

Trump Readies for First Sept. 11 Commemoration as President

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump will preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office on Monday, a mostly solemn and nonpartisan occasion that may...

Gas prices spike as refineries remain shut

NEW YORK — Gas prices hit a high for the year on Labor Day as refineries work to recover after Harvey. As of Monday, the...

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