Winds expected to drive next wave of deadly California fires

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Gusting winds and dry air forecast for Thursday could drive the next wave of devastating wildfires that are already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history.

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  • Written by By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and JOCELYN GECKER , Associated Press

Questions remain about police response to Las Vegas massacre

A revised chronology given by investigators for the Las Vegas massacre is intensifying pressure for police to explain how quickly they responded to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

  • Written by By MICHAEL BALSAMO , Associated Press

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.

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  • 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