Some in administration use personal phones, despite advice


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are clearly instructed: Don't use your personal phones for official business. But some aides appear to have done it anyway, and it's getting fresh scrutiny along with questions about the use of personal email accounts.

  • Written by By JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?


BOSTON (AP) — The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they're waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.

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  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press

Trump, GOP tax plan would cut rates for many Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for corporations and potentially for individuals, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Maria, again a hurricane, swirls over North Carolina beaches


WAVES, N.C. (AP) — Maria regained strength and became a hurricane again Wednesday, pushing water over both sides of North Carolina's Outer Banks and taking its time to slowly turn away from the U.S. Atlantic coast.

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  • Written by By BEN FINLEY , Associated Press