Trump, GOP tax plan would cut rates for many Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for corporations and potentially for individuals, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches


WAVES, N.C. (AP) — Maria regained strength and became a hurricane again Wednesday, pushing water over both sides of North Carolina's Outer Banks and taking its time to slowly turn away from the U.S. Atlantic coast.

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  • Written by By BEN FINLEY , Associated Press

Officials: Transgender teen's grisly death not a hate crime


HOUSTON, Mo. (AP) — Some of Ally Lee Steinfeld's burned remains were found in a bag in a rural southern Missouri chicken coop. Authorities say both of the transgender teen's eyes had been gouged out and she had been stabbed in the genitals.

  • Written by By SUMMER BALLENTINE and JIM SALTER , Associated Press

Trump calls Facebook 'anti-Trump' after it aids Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling Facebook "anti-Trump." His tweet Wednesday comes days after the social media company agreed to provide material to congressional investigators probing Russia interference in the 2016 election.


Confederate posters found at American University


WASHINGTON (AP) — American University says 10 confederate flag posters with cotton attached to them have been reported on the school's Washington, D.C. campus.