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Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

| | Nov 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

ATLANTA — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP’s overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.

  1. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:58am

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would withdraw from UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, after years of the United States distancing itself because of what it called the group’s “anti-Israel bias.”

  2. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:57am

    President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs brought swift reaction Friday from the states, as health officials and consumers said they feared the action could chase millions of Americans away from coverage.

  3. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:53am

    Americans’ obesity rates have reached a new high-water mark. Again.

  4. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:03pm

    Mandalay Bay hotel officials didn’t notify police about a shooting in a hallway inside the high-rise until after Stephen Paddock opened fire on the crowd outside at a country music festival, a federal official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  5. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:03pm

    WASHINGTON — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.

  6. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 10:09am

    SONOMA, Calif. — Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 — a figure expected to rise higher still.

  7. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 10:03pm

    LAS VEGAS — Police have dramatically changed their account of how the Las Vegas massacre began on Oct. 1, revealing Monday that the gunman shot a hotel security guard six minutes before opening fire on a country music concert — raising new questions about why police weren’t able to pinpoint the gunman’s location sooner.

  8. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 10:03pm

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. — At least 10 people have died in wind-whipped blazes that spread rapidly overnight in several Northern California counties, and blocks upon blocks of homes burned to the ground in Santa Rosa.

  9. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump’s equivocating about white supremacists. That’s a 10-point drop since June, according to a poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

  10. | Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 12:06am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — The Malaysian court holding the trial of two women accused of killing the estranged half brother of North Korea’s leader moved temporarily Monday to a high-security laboratory to view evidence contaminated with VX nerve agent.

  11. Posted: Oct 9 2017 - 12:05am

    Pumpkin spice school evacuation

  12. | Posted: Oct 3 2017 - 5:26pm

    LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas gunman transferred $100,000 overseas in the days before the attack and planned the massacre so meticulously that he even set up cameras inside his high-rise hotel room and on a service cart outside his door, apparently to spot anyone coming for him, authorities said Tuesday.

  13. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 11:24pm

    WASHINGTON — Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement.

  14. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 11:23pm

    MESQUITE, Nev. — Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He was a wealthy real-estate investor, recently shipped his 90-year-old mother a walker and liked to play high-stakes video poker in Las Vegas.

  15. | Posted: Oct 2 2017 - 10:07am

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58 people died.