2 US troops killed, 1 injured in eastern Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two American service members were killed and another received a minor injury during a ground assault against Islamic State fighters in Afghanistan Wednesday, according to the U.S. military.


  • Written by LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Fewer people signed contracts to buy US homes in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer consumers signed contracts to buy U.S. homes last month as the spring buying season revs up with stiff competition for homes amid lagging inventory. 

  • Written by MATT OTT , Associated Press

Trump tax plan leaves Congress, Ryan with heavy lift

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax plan leaves much of the heavy lifting to Congress, while ignoring years of hard work by the guy who will have to do a lot of that lifting: House Speaker Paul Ryan.

  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and JOSH BOAK , Associated Press

Door seems closed completely to Trump tax returns release

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump "has no intention" of releasing his tax returns to the public, says Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, asserting Americans have "plenty of information" about the president's financial matters.

  • Written by JULIE BYKOWICZ and JILL COLVIN , Associated Press