Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is proposing tax cuts for individuals and businesses even as Washington struggles with mounting debt and the populist president tries to make good on promises to bring jobs and prosperity to the middle class....
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US sets up missile defense in S. Korea as North shows power
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Hours after a display of North Korean military power, rival South Korea announced Wednesday the installation of key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system meant to counter the North....
China launches its first domestically-made aircraft carrier
BEIJING (AP) -- China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its maritime territorial claims and crucial trade routes....
China talking with European Space Agency about moon outpost
BEIJING (AP) -- Representatives of China and the European Space Agency are discussing potential collaboration on a human outpost on the moon and other possible joint endeavors, according to a spokesman for the European agency and Chinese media reports....
Airport hopes to expand in time for Amazon holiday rush
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania airport that is part of Amazon's effort to build its own air cargo system is racing to build more space for the online retailer before the holiday shopping crunch....
Teenager critically injured in fall from moving car
EPHRATA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania high school student is in critical condition after he fell from a friend's moving car....
Service suspended on SEPTA's Wilmington-Newark line
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Service is suspended on the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority's Wilmington-Newark Line....
Democratic senators seek assurances from Trump pick for FDA
BOSTON (AP) -- A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency....
Jury to begin weighing sentence for police ambush killer
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A jury is expected to begin weighing the sentence for a gunman who targeted Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries....
The Latest: Police ambush killer laughed about selling story
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a survivalist who ambushed two troopers at a state police barracks (all times local):...
Philadelphia officer charged in child porn investigation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say one of their officers has turned himself in after being charged in a child pornography investigation....
Man gets 30 to 60 years for shooting at officer during stop
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted of shooting at a central Pennsylvania police officer during a traffic stop captured on video has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison....
Gwynedd Mercy University announces hiring of new president
GWYNEDD VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A Catholic university near Philadelphia has announced that it will hire the provost of a Pittsburgh school as its next president....
APNewsBreak: Little change on race in Boston police s
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....
This week New Orleans is removing four prominent Confederate monuments, the latest Southern institution to sever itself from symbols viewed by some as representing racism and white supremacy. Nationally, the debate over Confederate symbols has become heated since 2015 when nine black parishioners were killed at South Carolina church by a white supremacist. People who want the Confederate memorials removed say they are offensive artifacts honoring the region’s slave-owning past. But others call the monuments part of the Souths history and say they should be protected historic structures.
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