Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump's sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they've muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in three decades….
The Latest: US-backed force declares Raqqa free of IS
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local):…
Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls
WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware….
Iraqi and Kurdish forces exchange fire at border
ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi and Kurdish forces are exchanging fire at the border between federal and Kurdish lands, days after Kurds withdrew from disputed territories across northern Iraq….
Study finds pollution is deadlier than war, disaster, hunger
NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution – from filthy air to contaminated water – is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined….
Make China Great Again! Xi leads China into muscular new era
BEIJING (AP) — In this summer's "Wolf Warrior II," Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough super-patriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help from the People's Liberation Army….
Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?
BANGKOK (AP) — Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds – bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to his right, neat stacks of somber apparel in blacks and whites to his left. Ask him which sells better, and he'll smile….
Survey: US uninsured up 3.5M this year; expected to rise
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of U.S. adults without health insurance is up nearly 3.5 million this year, as rising premiums and political turmoil over "Obamacare" undermine coverage gains that drove the nation's uninsured rate to a historic low….
Attorney to detail another rape allegation against Weinstein
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Harvey Weinstein is now facing criminal inquiries in three cities after an Italian actress told Los Angeles detectives the disgraced film mogul raped her in a hotel room in 2013….
Emotional Hernandez has 3 HRs, lifts Dodgers to World Series
CHICAGO (AP) — When it was over, when Los Angeles had finally secured another trip to the World Series and Enrique Hernandez's three big swings had become a part of playoff lore, the emotional utilityman just wanted to give his dad a big hug….