Ryan promises to overhaul tax code this year despite hurdles


WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising to overhaul the tax code by the end of the year despite political divisions among Republicans and a crowded legislative agenda for Congress.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER , Associated Press

Shootings kill or injure at least 19 US children each day

CHICAGO (AP) — Shootings kill or injure at least 19 U.S. children each day, with boys, teenagers and blacks most at risk, according to a government study that paints a bleak portrait of persistent violence.

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  • Written by By LINDSEY TANNER , AP Medical Writer

79 now believed to have died in London high-rise fire

LONDON (AP) — London police said 79 people are now believed to have died in the fire that swept through a high-rise apartment building last week, making it the deadliest blaze in recent British history.


  • Written by By DANICA KIRKA and FRANK GRIFFITHS , Associated Press

Tensions rise in Syria as Russia, Iran send US warnings

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia on Monday threatened aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition in Syrian-controlled airspace and suspended a hotline intended to avoid collisions in retaliation for the U.S. military shooting down a Syrian warplane.

  • Written by By BASSEM MROUE and NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press