Lawmakers hoping to approve a must-pass spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers hope to approve a must-pass spending bill on Thursday as the clock ticks toward potential government shutdown this weekend….
Triumphant Trump celebrates tax win _ but some fear backlash
WASHINGTON (AP) — A triumphant President Donald Trump and jubilant fellow Republicans celebrated the passage of their $1.5 trillion tax overhaul Wednesday as a "historic victory for the American people." The American people, however, will need some convincing….
10 Things to Know Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:…
Myanmar army massacred dozens of Rohingya, survivors say
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home….
Car rams into pedestrians in Melbourne; up to 19 injured
SYDNEY (AP) — Two men were arrested in Australia after the SUV in which they were travelling rammed into pedestrians on a busy central Melbourne street Thursday, leaving 14 people injured in what police believe was a deliberate act….
Trump threat to cut aid raises stakes in UN Jerusalem vote
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the stakes in Thursday's U.N. vote and sparked criticism at his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or blackmail….
South Korea fires warning shots after North soldier defects
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals' shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world's most heavily armed border….
Civil war is pushing South Sudan closer to starvation
JIECH, South Sudan (AP) — Writhing in agony on the dirt floor of his hut, Bob Wol traced the recent gunshot wounds on his thigh and back with his fingers….
Spain watches as divided Catalans vote in polarized election
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Voters in Catalonia faced a momentous choice in elections Thursday for their regional parliament: either support political parties that are determined to keep up the pressure to turn their region into Europe's newest country, or opt for those that want it to stay as part of Spain….
AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ favors wealthy
WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn't know it from President Donald Trump's rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves "Obamacare" in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve economic growth at the levels he's predicted….