WASHINGTON - Republicans on Wednesday will propose slashing tax rates for the wealthy, middle class and businesses, while also preserving popular tax deductions that encourage buying homes and giving to charity, according to a nine-page document obtained by The Washington Post.
Rick Pitino survived the tawdriest of scandals during his tenure as coach of the Louisville men's basketball team, first a 2009 extortion attempt during which he admitted to having sexual relations with the wife of his team's equipment manager, then a 2015 scandal in which a former Cardinals staffer arranged for strippers and prostitutes to have sex with players and recruits in the team's dormitory.
EDINBURGH, Scotland – Lydia Reid sat graveside on the day that her infant's body was being exhumed. Since his funeral in 1975, she'd come to the grave almost every week and almost always with flowers. But last month, she came only with hope for an answer. Was her baby, Gary Paton, in that grave in Saughton Cemetery in Edinburgh, Scotland? She had to know. And she had to watch.
The stunning defeat of President Donald Trump's chosen Senate candidate in Alabama on Tuesday amounted to a political lightning strike - setting the stage for a worsening Republican civil war that could have profound effects on next year's midterm elections and undermine Trump's clout with his core voters. The GOP primary victory by conservative firebrand Roy Moore over Sen. Luther Strange could also produce a stampede of Republican retirements in the coming months and an energized swarm of challengers.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump told lawmakers Tuesday he was abandoning a key element of his planned $1 trillion infrastructure package, complaining that certain partnerships between the private sector and federal government simply don't work. Trump's comments, described by a House Democrat who met with Trump and confirmed by a White House official, reveal an infrastructure plan that appears to be up in the air, as White House officials have struggled to decide how to finance many of the projects they envision to rebuild America's roads, bridges and tunnels.
A former state judge who believes Christian biblical morality should invalidate federal court decisions won the Alabama Republican primary Tuesday night, according to a projection by the Associated Press, sending a clear warning signal to President Donald Trump and GOP leaders that conservative, grass-roots anger will continue to roil the party into the 2018 midterm elections. Roy Moore, who was twice suspended from his job as the chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, defeated incumbent Sen. Luther Strange, who was appointed to the seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and was backed by both Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.
Investigators believe a Russian couple knocked their victims out with sedatives, then skinned them alive. Afterward, police say, they ate parts of their victims, froze the remains or packed them in jars filled with saline solution. At times, the couple tried to turn soldiers at the military academy where they worked into unwitting cannibals, slipping "canned human meat" into their food. And the people in the city of Krasnodar may never have known about any of that if not for a broken cellphone lying on a city street, authorities say.
WASHINGTON - "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds." Mail carriers do their best in all kinds of weather, no question. But the unofficial Postal Service motto promise of "swift completion" can be derailed by in-house human factors. And in some cases, those delays have been covered up, an investigation found, by intentional employee manipulation. The number of late deliveries is staggering.
Four assistant basketball coaches at Division I schools and a top Adidas executive were among 10 people charged Tuesday with crimes including bribery and fraud as part of a wide-ranging federal investigation into corruption in college basketball.
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans decided Tuesday not to hold a vote on unwinding the Affordable Care Act, effectively preserving the landmark 2010 law for the foreseeable future. In deciding not to take up the latest proposal, authored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, S.C., and Bill Cassidy, La., their fellow Republicans are abandoning achieve the policy goal that has animated their party for more than seven years.