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Trump calls for death penalty for NYC truck attack suspect

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the suspect in the New York City truck attack that killed eight people "SHOULD GET DEATH PENALTY!" Trump expressed his feelings late Wednesday, tweeting that "NYC terrorist was happy as he asked to hang ISIS flag in his hospital room. He killed 8 ...

House GOP set to unveil tax overhaul; keeps retirement rules

By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are set to unveil their far-reaching tax overhaul Thursday, making major changes yet looking to preserve current tax rules for retirement accounts popular with middle-class Americans and to retain a top ...

3 killed in Colorado Walmart shooting; police seek suspect

By P. SOLOMON BANDA, Associated Press THORNTON, Colo. (AP) — A man nonchalantly walked into a Walmart and immediately opened fire with a handgun, killing two men and a woman before fleeing in a car on Wednesday night, according to Colorado authorities. The shooting appears random and there ...

‘Cowardly act of terror’: Truck driver kills 8 on bike path

By COLLEEN LONG and JAKE PEARSON, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a ...

NYC truck attack: Investigators scour driver’s background

By COLLEEN LONG and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators worked through the night to determine what led a truck driver to plow down people on a riverfront bike path near the World Trade Center, brandishing air guns and yelling "God is great" in Arabic as his deadly ...

GOP tax writers delay rollout as Trump sets rapid timetable

By MARCY GORDON and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans struggled to complete work on a sweeping tax proposal, delaying its public release by a day as President Donald Trump set an ambitious, by-Christmas timetable for passage of the legislation. The GOP ...

Police scour for details leading up to Utah student slaying

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities are trying to figure out how a longtime criminal recently released from an Alabama prison ended up in a Utah canyon where he's suspected of killing a 23-year-old devout Mormon immigrant from China. ChenWei Guo came to ...

Bergdahl defense nears end of its sentencing arguments

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's attorneys are nearing the end of their defense for the soldier who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by walking away from his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009. So far, Bergdahl has testified, ...

Former Trump adviser’s guilty plea could rattle White House

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dismissed George Papadopoulos as a "liar" and a mere campaign volunteer, but newly unsealed court papers outline the former adviser's frequent contacts with senior officials and with foreign nationals who ...

Manafort, Gates indicted in first charges from Russia probe

By ERIC TUCKER and CHAD DAY of The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other ...