VA: Money for private health care may run out by year's end

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weeks after a veterans' health initiative received $2.1 billion in emergency funding, the Trump administration says the private-sector Veterans Choice health care program may need additional money as early as December to avoid a disruption of care for hundreds of thousands of veterans.


  • Written by By HOPE YEN , Associated Press

Some in administration use personal phones, despite advice


WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are clearly instructed: Don't use your personal phones for official business. But some aides appear to have done it anyway, and it's getting fresh scrutiny along with questions about the use of personal email accounts.

  • Written by By JEFF HORWITZ , Associated Press

Congress at crossroads after another GOP health care failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is at a crossroads after Republicans' stinging failure to repeal Barack Obama's health care law. But what's next — more partisan conflict or a pragmatic shift toward cooperation?

  • Written by By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR , Associated Press

Will Trump allow release of secret JFK assassination papers?


BOSTON (AP) — The anticipated release of thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination has scholars and armchair detectives buzzing. Now, they're waiting to see whether President Donald Trump will block the release of files that could shed light on a tragedy that has stirred conspiracy theories for decades.

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  • Written by By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER , Associated Press

Trump, GOP tax plan would cut rates for many Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are proposing a far-reaching, $5 trillion plan Wednesday that would cut taxes for corporations and potentially for individuals, simplify the tax system and nearly double the standard deduction used by most Americans.

  • Written by By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR , Associated Press