A budget deficit challenge for Trump's tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also blowing a massive hole in the budget?

 

  • Written by JOSH BOAK and STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , The Associated Press

Companies decry Trump plan to eliminate Energy Star program

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,000 U.S. companies, including some of the nation's largest manufacturers, are urging Congress to preserve the 25-year-old Energy Star program to promote efficiency in home and business products.

 

  • Written by MATTHEW DALY , Associated Press

Arkansas conducts nation's 1st double execution since 2000

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — After going nearly 12 years without executing an inmate, Arkansas now has executed three in a few days — including two in one night.

 

  • Written by ANDREW DeMILLO and KELLY P. KISSEL , Associated Press

Trump touts executive orders he once lambasted

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will mark the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders, looking to fulfill campaign promises and rack up victories quickly by turning to a presidential tool he once derided.

  • Written by JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press