Rubio threat on child tax credit puts bump in GOP tax path

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Marco Rubio's potential defection over a tax credit for low-income parents put a speed bump into GOP leaders' drive to push their big tax package through the Senate, but it's a complication that's likely to be resolved.

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

4 children killed in bus-train collision in southern France

PARIS (AP) — A regional train hit a school bus on a crossing in southern France on Thursday, killing four children and critically injuring 11 other people on the bus, the French interior ministry said.



No jail for fertility doctor who lied about using own sperm


FILE - In this March 29, 2007 file photo, Dr. Donald Cline, a reproductive endocrinologist and fertilty specialist, speaks at a new conference in Indianapolis. Cline, a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017.. Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court (Kelly Wilkinson,/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some former patients of a retired Indianapolis fertility doctor expressed anger that he avoided jail time Thursday for lying about using his own sperm to impregnate as many as dozens of women after telling them the donors were anonymous.

  • Written by By TOM DAVIES, Associated Press

South Dakota park to make unplanned bison roundup after fire

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota state park known for annual buffalo roundups drawing thousands of spectators will perform an unscheduled one in the coming days to determine how a historic wildfire affected the animals.


  • Written by By JAMES NORD , Associated Press