Support from Conservative Freedom Caucus boosts tax bill


WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives in the House Freedom Caucus said Thursday they support a sweeping tax package speeding toward votes in Congress next week, giving GOP leaders a boost from a key faction as they work to deliver a major legislative victory to President Donald Trump.

  • Written by By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER and MARCY GORDON , Associated Press

Ohio's elections chief wants new voting machines by 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's elections chief wants counties to modernize their voting machines before the 2020 presidential election, and he's urging the governor and state lawmakers to foot much of the bill.

  • Written by By JULIE CARR SMYTH , Associated Press

Man charged in Charlottesville car attack due in court

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A young man accused of ramming a car into a crowd of people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, faces a court hearing Thursday on charges including second-degree murder.