Tax bill clears Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans muscled the largest tax overhaul in 30 years through the Senate early Saturday, taking a big step toward giving President Donald Trump his first major legislative triumph after months of false starts and frustration on other fronts.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM, MARCY GORDON and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Report: Officer safety put ahead of public safety at rally

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Law enforcement failed to adequately plan for or respond to a violent white nationalist rally this summer in Virginia, leading to "deep distrust of government" in the Charlottesville community, an independent review released Friday found.

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  • Written by By SARAH RANKIN , Associated Press

Final death toll in Somalia's worst attack is 512 people


MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The final death toll in October's massive truck bombing in Somalia's capital is 512 people, according to the committee tasked with looking into the country's worst-ever attack.

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  • Written by By ABDI GULED, Associated Press

Hawaii's attack siren barely heard on popular tourist beach


HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials were checking if sirens intended to alert tourists and residents to a possible nuclear attack from North Korea malfunctioned or were not loud enough Friday after the first test of the warning system since the end of the Cold War was barely heard at one of the state's most popular beaches.

  • Written by By CALEB JONES and JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER , Associated Press