Trump turns back to tax overhaul; pitch aimed at truckers


WASHINGTON (AP) — After days dominated by friction with his secretary of state and a Republican senator, President Donald Trump is trying to refocus on his top legislative priority, using a Pennsylvania visit to pitch his tax overhaul as a boon for truckers.

  • Written by By CATHERINE LUCEY and JOSH BOAK , Associated Press

Deadly California wildfires flare up and swallow more homes

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires tearing through California wine country flared up again Wednesday, destroying hundreds more homes and other buildings and leading to new evacuation orders as authorities raised the death toll to 21 and warned that the number would rise.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN J. COOPER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press

24 receive 'genius grants' from MacArthur Foundation

CHICAGO (AP) — A director who has taken opera from the concert hall to the streets of Los Angeles and an organizer who helped put a human face on the plight of young undocumented immigrants are among this year's MacArthur fellows and recipients of the so-called genius grants.

  • Written by By SARA BURNETT , Associated Press

Wildfires leave chimneys, charred appliances in their wake

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The flames that raced across California wine country left little more than smoldering ashes and eye-stinging smoke in their wake. House after house is gone, with only brick chimneys and charred laundry machines to mark sites that were once family homes.

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  • Written by By JONATHAN J. COOPER and ELLEN KNICKMEYER , Associated Press

Women's health docs say Trump ignores birth control science


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration's new birth control rule is raising questions among some women's health experts, who say it overlooks known benefits of contraception while selectively citing data that raise doubts about effectiveness and safety.

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  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press