Officials say suicide bomber kills 2 in Afghan capital



KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed at least two and wounded seven in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group in the diplomatic area of Afghanistan's capital on Saturday, and at least 18 soldiers died in an attack on a checkpoint by Taliban insurgents in the country's west, authorities said.

  • Written by By RAHIM FAIEZ , Associated Press

GOP tax law leads to a tax hike, more revenue in some states

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Republican tax overhaul is giving most Americans a break on their federal income taxes. But fallout from the same law means many people could actually see their state income taxes rise.


US visa boss insists mission statement isn't anti-immigrant

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The head of the federal agency that grants citizenship and immigration benefits said Friday that he had a message for anyone who considers his new mission statement anti-immigrant: "A thousand times no."

  • Written by By ELLIOT SPAGAT , Associated Press

Stores make push in scan and go tech, hope shoppers adopt it


NEW YORK (AP) — Shoppers at self-checkout lanes scanning all their groceries after they're done shopping? Old school. More stores are letting customer tally their choices with a phone app or store device as they roam the aisles.

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  • Written by By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO , AP Retail Writer