Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85


NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of "Portnoy's Complaint" to the elegiac lyricism of "American Pastoral," died Tuesday night at age 85.

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  • Written by By HILLEL ITALIE , AP National Writer

Trump eager to sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank regulations


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump indicated Wednesday that he's eager to sign a bill that would dismantle a chunk of the rules framework for banks, installed to prevent recurrence of the 2008 financial crisis that brought millions of lots jobs and foreclosed homes.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON , AP Business Writer

Democrats nominate first woman as GOP race heads to runoff


ATLANTA (AP) — In Georgia's gubernatorial primary, Democrats elected a woman who could become the first black female governor in American history, but no Republican candidate gathered more than 50 percent of the vote — so the top two face a July runoff.

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  • Written by By BEN NADLER , Associated Press

Texas governor's school safety talks to tackle gun control


AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's meetings on school violence and safety promised to wade into the thorny issue of gun control with the next round, even though the Republican has been a staunch supporter of gun rights and worked to expand them in the state in recent years.

  • Written by By JIM VERTUNO , Associated Press

Pakistan teen killed at Texas school is laid to rest


KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A 17-year-old Pakistani exchange student killed in a mass shooting at a high school in Texas was laid to rest Wednesday in her hometown of Karachi.

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  • Written by By ADIL JAWAD , Associated Press