Tax filers in most states claim deduction targeted by GOP


ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.


  • Written by By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and DAVID A. LIEB , Associated Press

Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama's Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular.

  • Written by By KIM CHANDLER , Associated Press

AP sources: Trump Tower meeting in 2016 draws more scrutiny


WASHINGTON (AP) — Earlier this year, a Russian-American lobbyist and another businessman discussed over coffee in Moscow an extraordinary meeting they had attended 12 months earlier: a gathering at Trump Tower with President Donald Trump's son, his son-in-law and his then-campaign chairman.

  • Written by By DESMOND BUTLER, MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

GOP blocks Dem efforts to boost tax benefits for parents


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans on Tuesday blocked Democratic efforts to secure bigger tax benefits for parents' costs of raising or adopting children, as they drove toward wrapping up their tax overhaul by week's end.

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