Democrats slam GOP budget on taxes, health care cuts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to strike proposed Republican cuts to health programs for the poor and elderly from a budget blueprint, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code.

  • Written by By ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

As congressional investigations wear on, some eye a finish

WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end.

  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK , Associated Press

Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.

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  • Written by By JULIET LINDERMAN , Associated Press

Family of slain sergeant says Trump showed "disrespect"

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body. Trump, engulfed in controversy over the appropriate way for presidents to show compassion for slain soldiers, strongly disputed that account.

  • Written by By CALVIN WOODWARD and JONATHAN LEMIRE , Associated Press

Amnesty: Myanmar army killed at least hundreds of Rohingya

 

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar security forces killed hundreds of men, women and children during a systematic campaign to expel Rohingya Muslims, Amnesty International said in a new report Wednesday that calls for an arms embargo on the country and criminal prosecution of the perpetrators.

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  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS