Allegations Against Alabama’s Roy Moore Dividing GOP Women

By KIM CHANDLER, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama’s Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women Friday to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. “He will not step down. He will not stop fighting…

GOP Closer To Big Win With House Tax Vote; Senate Unclear

By ALAN FRAM and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans have stretched closer to delivering the first big legislative victory for President Donald Trump and their party, whisking a $1.5 trillion overhaul of business and personal income taxes through the House. Thorny problems await in the Senate, though. The House passage of the bill…

Gunman Targets People At Random In California Town, Kills Four

By DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — A gunman driving stolen vehicles and choosing his targets at random opened fire “without provocation” in a tiny rural Northern California town Tuesday, killing four people and wounding at least 10 others, including a student at an elementary school, before police shot…

Shootings At Multiple Sites Kills 3, Wound Kids At School

RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) — A series of shootings at multiple locations in rural Northern California left three people dead and several others wounded Tuesday, including students at an elementary school, authorities said. Law enforcement officers killed the shooter, but it was not clear if authorities counted it among the three deaths. Tehama County Assistant Sheriff…

Bipartisan Analysis: Senate Bill Would Hike Taxes For 13.8M

By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Promoted as needed relief for the middle class, the Senate Republican tax overhaul actually would increase taxes for some 13.8 million moderate-income American households, a bipartisan analysis showed Monday. The assessment by Congress’ nonpartisan Joint Committee on Taxation emerged as the Senate’s tax-writing committee was set to begin…