• GOP unveiling major tax code overhaul

    The GOP tax overhaul will cut corporate and middle-class taxes while reducing the number of tax brackets, according to media reports.

  • How to buy a house that hasn't been built yet

    Trisha and Dennis Rawlings, a couple in their early 30s, are moving to suburban Chicago and leaving their over-60-year-old first home in the St. Louis area behind.

    "We were looking at potentially buying a house," Trisha says. But in the area where they want to live, the options within their budget were limited to purchasing an older home or building a new one.

  • The Latest: School security camera delays misled police

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida school shooting (all times local):

    7:35 a.m.

    For almost a half-hour after a school shooter dropped his assault-style rifle and escaped Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police officers thought they were seeing his actions live on the school's security system.

    They soon realized the images were tape delayed, which Coral Springs Police Chief Tony Pustizzi told the Sun Sentinel made a chaotic situation more confusing.

  • Ex-rising star of French far right steps into US limelight

    PARIS (AP) - Out of the shadows, the woman who was the rising star of France's far right National Front until she left politics is emerging on the other side of the Atlantic, stepping into the limelight as a speaker at a major forum for American conservatives.

    Marion Marechal-Le Pen, 28, is a former lawmaker who disappeared from the public eye last year after aunt Marine Le Pen suffered a crushing loss in France's presidential race to Emmanuel Macron.

  • Trump wants to ban bump stocks, ATF doesn't know if it can

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is telling his Justice Department to ban rapid-fire bump stock devices like those used in last year's massacre in Las Vegas. But some officials in the department are not sure they can.

    The president's surprise order this week comes as the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is deep in a review of whether it has the power to regulate bump stocks without action from Congress.

  • SpaceX launches Spanish satellite from California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain was successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles.

    A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that had flown on a previous launch, lifted off at 6:17 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base.

  • The Latest: Montenegro attacker described as 'good patriot'

    PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) - The Latest on the attack on the U.S. embassy in Montenegro (all times local):

    14:15 p.m.

    A family friend has described the man who allegedly hurled a bomb into the U.S. embassy compound in Montenegro's capital Podgorica and then killed himself as 'a good patriot.'

  • Germany nixes special visa treatment for Cambodia officials

    BERLIN (AP) - Germany is withdrawing a system of special visa treatment for Cambodian officials, including Prime Minister Hun Sen and his family, citing the southeast Asian country's crackdown on the opposition.

    The foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday that the preferential treatment applied to private travel by members of Cambodia's government, high-ranking military officials and the head of the country's top court.

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