White House to negotiate tax overhaul behind closed doors


WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House plans to privately negotiate a massive overhaul of the tax system with Republican leaders in Congress, possibly giving rank-and-file members little if any say over the finished product, according to a top aide to President Donald Trump.

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

Officers in Seattle fatal shooting had crisis training

SEATTLE (AP) — The two Seattle police officers who shot and killed a pregnant woman inside her apartment had less lethal options and had been trained to deal with people showing signs of mental illness or other behavior crises.


  • Written by By PHUONG LE and GENE JOHNSON , Associated Press

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical


JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the United Nations released Wednesday.

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  • Written by By SAM MEDNICK , Associated Press

As pot comes out of black market, regulators face scrutiny

DENVER (AP) — Take a black-market business that relies on cash. Move the business out of the shadows by giving it government oversight. Hire new regulators to keep watch on the business, all without any experience regulating a brand-new industry.

  • Written by By KRISTEN WYATT , Associated Press