Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism


GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man's family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to racism.

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  • Written by By DON SCHANCHE JR. , Associated Press

Lawmakers bicker over whether tax bill helps middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats bickered heatedly Monday over whether the GOP tax bill truly helps the middle class, as the Ways and Means Committee kicked off a marathon session to amend and vote on the far-reaching legislation President Donald Trump hopes to sign into law by year's end.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

'Monumental challenge' as action begins on GOP tax bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Ways and Means committee warned of a "monumental challenge" ahead Monday as his panel began work on far-reaching GOP tax legislation that would slash corporate rates and add $1.5 trillion to the nation's ballooning debt. The bill represents the top legislative goal for President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans eyeing tough midterm elections next year.

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

No indication Texas shooter connected to antifa


SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — There's no evidence that a man who killed 26 people in an attack on a rural Texas church Sunday was connected to an anti-fascist movement, despite claims made in a viral story from a conspiracy theorist site.