Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer.


  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Former Trump adviser Page tells panel about 2016 Russia trip


WASHINGTON (AP) — A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign has acknowledged in testimony to Congress that he had contact with a high-level Russian official while on a trip to Russia last year, according to a transcript released Monday.

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

Syria indicates it will sign Paris climate accord


BONN, Germany (AP) — Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state not supporting the agreement.