Ample Tax Cuts For Business, Wealthy In New GOP Tax Accord

By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, ANDREW TAYLOR and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press 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…

GOP’s Not All That Sad; Party Grapples With Alabama Fallout

By STEVE PEOPLES and ALAN FRAM, Associated Press 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…

Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

By KIM CHANDLER and STEVE PEOPLES, Associated Press 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…

Crews Struggle To Keep Flames From California Neighborhoods

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The fifth-largest wildfire in California history expanded Tuesday, ripping through dry brush atop a coastal ridge while crews struggled to keep flames from roaring down into neighborhoods amid fears of renewed winds. Elsewhere, fire officials announced that a cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked a blaze…

President Trump Says Accusations Of Sexual Misconduct ‘Fabricated’

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of…