54 Egyptian police killed in ambush, say officials

 

CAIRO (AP) — At least 54 policemen, including 20 officers and 34 conscripts, were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday, in one of the single deadliest attacks by militants against Egyptian security forces in recent years.

  • Written by By MENNA ZAKI , Associated Press

Trump promises tax cuts as Senate GOP paves way with budget

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised tax cuts Friday "which will be the biggest in the history of our country" following Senate passage of a $4 trillion budget that lays the groundwork for Republicans' promised tax legislation.

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

Budget deficit hits $666B, an $80B spike for the year

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal budget deficit rose to $666 billion in the just-completed fiscal year, a spike that comes as Republicans are moving to draft a tax code rewrite that promises to add up to $1.5 trillion to the national debt over the coming decade.

  • Written by ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press

Suicide bombings in Afghanistan hit mosques, killing 63

 

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers struck two mosques in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province, killing at least 63 people at the end of a particularly deadly week for the troubled nation.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS