GOP set to roll $1.5T final tax bill through House, Senate


WASHINGTON (AP) — Their long-sought political goal within grasp, Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors from high-tax states.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer

AP FACT CHECK: Trump sells short the record of predecessors

WASHINGTON (AP) — In laying out his national security strategy, President Donald Trump sold short the records of his predecessors, speaking as if the energy boom started with him and the gates of America were wide open before he came along.

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

US vetoes UN resolution against Trump's Jerusalem decision


UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Monday vetoed a resolution supported by the 14 other U.N. Security Council members that would have required President Donald Trump to rescind his declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, a vote that showed the depth of global opposition to the U.S. move.

  • Written by By EDITH M. LEDERER , Associated Press

Train speeding 50 mph over limit before deadly derailment


DUPONT, Wash. (AP) — Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people.

  • Written by By RACHEL LA CORTE, GILLIAN FLACCUS and MICHAEL SISAK , Associated Press