Police nationwide work on tactics for far-right rallies

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Snipers perched on rooftops. Police helicopters and drones hovered overhead. Officers in riot gear lined the streets. White nationalists and counterprotesters screamed at each other from fenced-off pens, but the tactics employed by law enforcement at the "White Lives Matter" rally last month in Tennessee might have prevented the kind of mayhem that had erupted at earlier rallies in other states.

  • Written by By ERIK SCHELZIG and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN , Associated Press

Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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  • Written by By BERNARD CONDON , AP Business Writer

Slaying that haunted family for decades now linked to racism

 

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) — When 23-year-old Timothy Coggins was found dead and disfigured beside a Georgia highway in 1983, the young black man's family and neighbors whispered that his killing may be linked to racism.

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  • Written by By DON SCHANCHE JR. , Associated Press

Lawmakers bicker over whether tax bill helps middle class

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans and Democrats bickered heatedly Monday over whether the GOP tax bill truly helps the middle class, as the Ways and Means Committee kicked off a marathon session to amend and vote on the far-reaching legislation President Donald Trump hopes to sign into law by year's end.

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