Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts

FILE – This April 13, 2014, file photo shows the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) headquarters building in Washington. President Donald Trump’s plan to provide massive tax breaks to corporations faces big challenges as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the...

Leading GOP moderate opposes plan to move House health bill

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer of N.Y. smiles during a media availability after a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) WASHINGTON (AP) — Leading House conservatives are saying good things about a plan to...

Judge cites Trump’s comment in ‘sanctuary city’ ruling

City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge’s order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from “sanctuary cities “during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)...

New issue in executions: Should the death chamber be silent?

FILE – This undated file photo provided by the Arkansas Department of Correction shows death-row inmate Jack Jones, who is one of two Arkansas killers set to die Monday, April 24, 2017, in the nation’s first double execution in more than 16 years. Jones was given the...

APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police stops

BOSTON (AP) — The rate at which minorities are subjected to stops, searches and frisks by police doesn’t appear to be improving in Boston in the year since the department claimed it was narrowing racial disparities in their tactics. At least 71 percent of all street...

US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power

U.S. military vehicle moves past banners opposing a plan to deploy an advanced U.S. missile defense system called Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, as South Korean police officers stand guard in Seongju, South Korea, Wednesday, April 26, 2017. South Korea says key...

Internet firms winding up for a fight on ‘net neutrality’

FILE – In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on “Net Neutrality” in Washington. Tech companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over...

Trump to propose massive tax cuts for businesses

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin smiles while speaking to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, April 24, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to...

Judge blocks Trump threat to withhold ‘sanctuary city’ funds

City Attorney Dennis Herrera talks about a federal judge’s order blocking any attempt by the Trump administration to withhold money from “sanctuary cities “during a news conference at City Hall Tuesday, April 25, 2017, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)...

Judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary city funding

FILE – In this Jan. 25, 2017 file photo, Moina Shaiq holds a sign at a rally outside of City Hall in San Francisco. On Tuesday, April 25, 2017, a federal judge blocked a Trump administration order to withhold funding from communities that limit cooperation with U.S....