Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Rules protecting coal miners' dust exposure up for review

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Three years after the Obama administration lowered the allowable limits for miners' exposure to coal dust, the Trump administration has brought the standards up for review.

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Strong earthquake rattles Indonesia's Java island; 2 dead

 

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong earthquake shook Indonesia's densely populated Java island on Friday night, killing two people and severely damaging dozens of homes near the epicenter.

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Health law sign-up deadline extended for some people

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a rush of last-minute sign-ups, the Trump administration says it's extending the deadline for some people to finish health insurance applications for next year under the Affordable Care Act.

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