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Bipartisan analysis: Senate bill would hike taxes for 13.8 million Americans

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. More...

Appeals court allows partial enforcement of travel ban

HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday allowed President Donald Trump’s newest version of the travel ban to partially take effect.  More...

Is your own M.D. best in the hospital? Study eyes hospitalists

CHICAGO (AP) — The old-fashioned, family doctor style of medicine could be lifesaving for elderly hospitalized patients, a big study suggests, showing benefits over a rapidly expanding alternative that has hospital based doctors overseeing care inste More...

Firm: At least 15 people burned after Taser stun

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The maker of Tasers said Monday that at least 15 people have caught fire, and five have died, after being stunned while near flammable materials, in cases similar to an Oklahoma man who was burned beyond recognition after h More...

Oil prices are up for now, but surge might be short-term

Oil prices have jumped by about one-third since the summer on signs of stronger economic growth around the world and fear of instability in the Middle East.  So far, however, the run-up isn’t setting off alarm bells. More...

Saudi Arabia walks back escalation as dramatic moves backfire

BEIRUT (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s dramatic moves to counter Iran in the region appear to have backfired, significantly ratcheting up regional tensions and setting off a spiral of reactions and anger that seem to have caught the kingdom off gua More...

Uncertainty clouds plans for Venezuela’s financial recovery

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Cash-strapped Venezuela will launch into a discussion Monday with foreign investors about rescuing itself from crushing debt incurred during better times for the oil-rich country.  Investors eager to be paid back More...

Geibel High School Class of 1972 holds 45th reunion

Geibel High School Class of 1972 held its 45th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 14, in the Shamrock Room at Bud Murphy’s.The reunion began with a 4 p.m. Mass said by the Rev. Father Bob Lubic, followed by a tour of the high school and a class picture. More...

Video recovered, 10 more charged in Penn State frat death

Newly recovered security camera footage from inside a Penn State fraternity house showed that a pledge had been given at least 18 drinks over less than 90 minutes, investigators said Monday in announcing dozens of new charges related to the pledge&rs More...

Dream Chaser spacecraft makes glide test flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A test version of the Dream Chaser, a reusable spacecraft that resembles a small space shuttle, made a successful free flight and landing in California after being hoisted by helicopter high over the Mojave Desert, officials More...

Protesters disrupt U.S. fossil-nuclear event at climate talks

BONN, Germany (AP) — Protesters drowned out speeches by White House advisers and business representatives Monday at an event the U.S. government sponsored at the U.N. More...

Mattel to model doll after hijab-wearing Olympian

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of Barbie says it will sell a doll modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, an American fencer who competed in last year’s Olympics while wearing a hijab. Mattel Inc. says the doll will be available online next fall. More...

Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure in new guidelines

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — New guidelines lower the threshold for high blood pressure, adding 30 million Americans to those who have the condition, which now plagues nearly half of U.S. More...

Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Music school says 11 fired in 13 years for sex misconduct

BOSTON (AP) — The president of a prestigious music school in Boston says 11 faculty members have been fired during the past 13 years for sexual assault and harassment. More...

More than 400 dead following earthquake in Iran-Iraq border area outside Halabja

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Rescuers dug with their bare hands Monday through the debris of buildings brought down by a powerful earthquake that killed more than 400 people in the once-contested mountainous border region between Iraq and Iran, with nea More...

Activists: Airstrikes on rebel-held Syrian town Atareb kill 53

BEIRUT (AP) — At least 53 people were killed in a ferocious attack on a market in north Syria on Monday that left rescuers and survivors digging late into the evening to search for residents still buried under the rubble.  More...

Colleges draw fewer foreign students but avoid crisis so far

BOSTON (AP) — International enrollments at U.S. colleges have fared better than expected this year, but many schools still fear the country’s political climate, according to a national survey. More...

Man, 81, admits making threat to ‘blow up’ school

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania college faculty member who admitted making a phone call threatening to blow up an elementary school has been placed on probation.  More...

Pa. budget package hit by $200 million lawsuit

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Miranda: Puerto Rican efforts making up for slow start

NEW YORK (AP) — Lin-Manuel Miranda’s next project is far away from Broadway, in a 35-mile-long stage. The artist is focused in helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation Hurricane Maria has left.  More...

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