House GOP to keep income tax rate for wealthiest earners

WASHINGTON (AP) — Furiously working to finish a tax bill, House Republicans have decided to keep the income tax rate for the wealthiest earners in the face of Democratic criticism that the overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump would benefit the rich.

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

House GOP leaders delay tax plan release amid changes


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans, straining to make last-minute changes to their far-reaching tax proposal, on Tuesday delayed the rollout by a day after they failed to finalize the details.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

Lawsuit targets Trump's rollback of birth-control rule


Two national advocacy groups filed a federal lawsuit in Indiana on Tuesday challenging a rule change by President Donald Trump's administration allowing more employers to opt out of no-cost birth control for workers.

  • Written by By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer

Police scour for details leading up to Utah student slaying


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are trying to figure out how a longtime criminal recently released from an Alabama prison ended up in a Utah canyon where he's suspected of killing a 23-year-old devout Mormon immigrant from China.


  • Written by By LINDSAY WHITEHURST , Associated Press

New allegations leveled against actors Spacey, Piven


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood's widening sexual harassment crisis brought forth a second actor's allegation against Kevin Spacey on Tuesday, halted production on his Netflix series "House of Cards" and prompted CBS to check into an actress' claim she was groped by Jeremy Piven.

  • Written by By LYNN ELBER and MARK KENNEDY , AP Entertainment Writers