Black Caucus women: Alabama's Jones should be seated now

ATLANTA (AP) — Female members of the Congressional Black Caucus are asking Republican leaders to let Alabama Democrat Doug Jones join the Senate immediately or delay legislative votes. But the move is unlikely to sway the GOP as it tries to get a tax bill to President Donald Trump's desk.


  • Written by By BILL BARROW, Associated Press

Poll: Most believe Trump trying to obstruct Russia probe


WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans think Donald Trump did something illegal or at least unethical regarding ties between his presidential campaign and Russia — and they think he's trying to obstruct the investigation looking into those possible connections.

  • Written by By CHAD DAY and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press

French death toll rises to 5 children in train-bus crash


PARIS (AP) — French authorities said one more student died Friday after a regional train sliced open a school bus in southern France, raising the overall death toll to five children.



FCC votes along party lines to end 'net neutrality'


The Federal Communications Commission repealed the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules Thursday, giving internet service providers like Verizon, Comcast and AT&T a free hand to slow or block websites and apps as they see fit or charge more for faster speeds.

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  • Written by By BARBARA ORTUTAY and TALI ARBEL, AP Technology Writer

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