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  • Trump tax plan: Relief for his voters but lots of unknowns

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's plan to overhaul the nation's tax code could provide significant tax cuts for the working-class voters who elected him, but the unknowns could end up hurting many of these core supporters of the president. ...

  • Mississippi man sues R. Kelly, says singer ruined marriage

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    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff's deputy is suing singer R. Kelly, alleging that Kelly had a yearslong affair with his wife that broke up his marriage. Deputy Kenneth Bryant, who married Asia Childress in Mississippi in 2012, filed ...

  • Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Kentucky doctor dragged off United flight in Chicago reaches settlement with airline for undisclosed amount.

  • EPA chief to skip Republican gala after ethics complaint

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency chief has pulled out of a Republican fundraiser after a Democratic senator raised ethics concerns. A spokesman for EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Thursday he would not be attending this weekend's Oklahoma Republican ...

  • Review: Clunky 'Sleight' showcases new lead Jacob Latimore

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    (AP) Perhaps the greatest trick of "Sleight " is how its two charismatic leads magically make its clunky and overwrought elements almost disappear. Key to this is 20-year-old Jacob Latimore, who shines in his first starring role. He plays Bo, a ...

  • Up against NRA, gun control advocates still voice optimism

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association went all-out to put Donald Trump in the White House and the Republicans who control Congress already are taking steps to ease gun regulations. But groups that want to restrict gun sales say ...

  • Weinstein Co. and MPAA settle ratings dispute

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co.'s transgender drama "3 Generations" has been reclassified with a PG-13 rating after the distributor made slight tweaks to the movie. The Weinstein Co. said Thursday that it made "some edits to the film ...

  • Colorado: No sign yet of well leak in fatal home explosion

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    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say they've found no signs of natural gas leaks after a fatal explosion at a home near a gas well, but they're still running tests. State Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Director Matt Lepore said ...

  • Fund manager Q&A: Asset growth in target-date funds rising

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) When it comes to building their retirement nest egg, investors are increasingly betting on the set-it-and-forget-it approach of target-date funds. Such funds, which are designed to minimize risk over time by gradually shifting from stocks to bonds as an investor's ...

  • US beach money forces town to give more parking near coast

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) MANTOLOKING, N.J. (AP) — One of the biggest obstacles to public beach access in New Jersey may be coming to an end. A Jersey shore community that was devastated by Superstorm Sandy may drop drastic limitations on street parking that ...

  • Top 20 Global Concert Tours from Pollstar

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    (AP) The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows Worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and ...

  • Disputes over abortion, financial rules slow spending bill

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    (AP) Political fights over abortion, financial regulations and Puerto Rico have slowed Republican and Democratic negotiators working on a sweeping, government-wide spending bill. President Donald Trump's tweetstorm lashing out at Democrats didn't help. Congress faces a midnight Friday deadline to avert ...

  • Death toll rises to 2 as storms move across the Deep South

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    (AP) Storms moving through the Deep South have left damage in southeastern Alabama on the anniversary of a deadly tornado outbreak. Jeanna Barnes of the Pike County Emergency Management Agency in Alabama said Thursday a man was trapped in his home ...

  • NYC police department launches 1st phase of bodycam program

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is launching the first phase of a plan to equip 22,000 officers with body cameras. The initiative was set to begin Thursday with police brass attending a roll call for camera-wearing ...

  • Body of missing Joliet toddler found in mother's home

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — The body of a 1½-year-old girl was found at a "deplorable" northern Illinois home that she and her mother shared with squatters after her mother reluctantly allowed detectives inside to search and a day after she ...

  • Trump orders investigation into aluminum imports

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has signed a memo ordering an expedited investigation into whether aluminum imports are jeopardizing U.S. national security. Trump says aluminum is "critical" for national defense. He says the U.S. can't afford to become dependent ...

  • Parents await answers after son shoots himself in police car

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The parents of a Texas teenager who fatally shot himself while handcuffed in the back of an Austin patrol car say they're still awaiting answers from investigators as to why their son wasn't properly searched. Sayeed ...

  • Golden Knights open to making deals before expansion draft

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) General manager George McPhee says the Vegas Golden Knights are open for business to any teams seeking to protect their assets in the upcoming NHL expansion draft. McPhee tells The Associated Press he's had preliminary discussions with most teams over ...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Be wary of White House claims about tax plan

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting to the bottom of President Donald Trump's tax plan is difficult because it exists so far as bullet points on a single page, with no detail. Still, there are reasons to be wary about some of ...

  • Mets' Cespedes limps off after injuring left hamstring

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes needed to be helped off the field after pulling his left hamstring while running to second base in the fourth inning of Thursday's game against Atlanta. Cespedes left last Thursday's ...

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