AP FACT CHECK: Trump's 'middle-class miracle' favors wealthy


WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves "Obamacare" in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve economic growth at the levels he's predicted.

  • Written by By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and CALVIN WOODWARD , Associated Press

Trump administration halts study of offshore oil inspections


The Trump administration is halting an independent scientific study of offshore oil inspections by a federal safety agency created after the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine says it was told to cease review of the inspection program conducted by the federal Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. Established following the massive BP spill, the bureau was assigned the role of improving offshore safety inspections and federal oversight.

  • Written by By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press

FCC proposes $13.4M fine for TV-station owner Sinclair


NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $13.4 million fine on TV-station owner Sinclair for not identifying paid programming as advertising.


Troubled $25 billion nuclear project gets OK to continue


ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors, despite massive cost overruns for the multibillion-dollar project.


  • Written by By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

Hollywood accusers named AP Entertainers of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Arguably the biggest thing that came from Hollywood this year wasn't a movie or a TV show. It had heroines and villains, but no script. And it went viral despite having no big publicity machinery behind it.

  • Written by By MARK KENNEDY , AP Entertainment Writer