Congress seen as not likely to pass tax overhaul quickly

WASHINGTON (AP) — After their humiliating loss on health care, Republicans in Congress could use a quick victory on a big issue. It won't be an overhaul of the tax code.

  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Senate panel to vote on Trump's Supreme Court nominee

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel is opening a weeklong partisan showdown over President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee with Democrats steadily amassing the votes to block Neil Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him.

  • Written by MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Witness account highlights dangers of texting while driving

HOUSTON (AP) — A witness says the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a church minibus in rural Texas, killing 13 people, acknowledged he had been texting while driving — highlighting the dangers of sending messages on smartphones while behind the wheel.

  • Written by JUAN A. LOZANO, Associated Press

South Sudan's civil war creates a new lost generation

BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future.

  • Written by JUSTIN LYNCH, Associated Press

AP-NORC Poll: Majority of Americans favor Russia probe

NEW YORK (AP) — A slim majority of Americans favor an independent investigation into the Trump campaign's ties with the Russian government, according to a new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research that showed public views about the controversy driving congressional investigations are sharply divided along party lines.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press