Plan to scrap state and local tax deduction hits resistance

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's tax overhaul package is getting resistance from an unusual alliance of interests opposed to his plans to scrap the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

  • Written by By KEN THOMAS and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Trump lashes out as Puerto Rico as House weighs aid package

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico on Thursday, insisting in tweets that the federal government can't keep sending help "forever" and suggesting the U.S. territory was to blame for its financial struggles.


  • Written by KEN THOMAS and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press

Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — New federal rules would be "the smartest, quickest" way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Judges to meet with lawyers before redistricting ruling

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Federal judges who struck down North Carolina legislative districts for illegal racial bias now are listening to attorneys before ruling whether new boundaries approved by Republicans over the summer fixed or retained the problem.


Turkey blames US envoy for souring ties; won't buy US guns

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the United States is "sacrificing ties" by supporting its ambassador to Turkey in a diplomatic spat that resulted in the two countries suspending the issuing of travel visas to the other's citizens.