Changes to House tax bill on child care benefits, credits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House's tax-writing committee has revised provisions on child care benefits and credits for working Americans in the Republican tax overhaul that President Donald Trump and the party are counting on to protect GOP majorities in next year's elections.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ERICA WERNER , Associated Press

Repeal of medical deduction prompts tax bill pushback

WASHINGTON (AP) — The medical expense deduction targeted for repeal by GOP tax writers has helped to offset costs including nursing home care and fertility treatments, laser eye surgery and travel out-of-state for a second opinion on a rare cancer.


  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Former Trump adviser Page tells panel about 2016 Russia trip


WASHINGTON (AP) — A former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump's campaign has acknowledged in testimony to Congress that he had contact with a high-level Russian official while on a trip to Russia last year, according to a transcript released Monday.

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  • Written by By MARY CLARE JALONICK and ERIC TUCKER , Associated Press

Syria indicates it will sign Paris climate accord


BONN, Germany (AP) — Syria plans to join the Paris climate accord, an official from the war-ravaged country said Tuesday, a move that leaves the United States as the only United Nations member state not supporting the agreement.