GOP tax plans could eliminate popular tax breaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Republicans say they want to lower taxes and get rid of loopholes to make up the lost revenue, they're talking about eliminating some very popular tax breaks enjoyed by millions of people.

  • Written by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

AP: VA data show low rate of discipline for drug loss, theft

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors, nurses or pharmacy staff at the Department of Veterans Affairs' hospitals were fired or reprimanded in only a small fraction of thousands of reported cases of opioid theft and missing prescriptions since 2010, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Written by HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Oscars flap eclipses 'Moonlight' win, but civility reigns

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 89th Academy Awards got off on the right foot, with a song and dance, but ended with the most stunning mistake ever to befall the esteemed awards show when the best picture Oscar was presented to the wrong movie. Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, holding an incorrect envelope, wrongly presented the top prize to "La La Land" instead of "Moonlight."

  • Written by LINDSEY BAHR , AP Film Writer

Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them.

  • Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF