California asks for $7.4 billion to help wildfire recovery

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown and lawmakers asked the U.S. government Friday for $7.4 billion to help rebuild after a cluster of fires tore through the heart of wine country, killing more than 40 people and leaving thousands without housing.


CMA rescinds media restrictions for awards show, apologizes


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Country Music Association is apologizing after trying to impose restrictions on any questions by the media about the mass shooting in Las Vegas, gun rights or political affiliations at its awards show next Wednesday.

  • Written by By KRISTIN M. HALL , Associated Press

GOP tax plan may offer little aid for many in middle class


WASHINGTON (AP) — How much of the House GOP tax plan is tailored to benefit America's middle class? That's uncertain based on the details that have been provided so far.

  • Written by By JOSH BOAK , AP Economics Writer

Attack victims honored as city, investigators, seek answers


NEW YORK (AP) — The eight people killed in a truck driver's rampage were honored by friends and strangers with a walk down the riverfront esplanade where the victims died as both investigators and terror-weary New Yorkers tried to make sense of the crime.

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  • Written by By DEEPTI HAJELA and ROBERT BUMSTEAD, Associated Press