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Ex-union boss in Mexico moved from custody to house arrest

Dec 16, 2017

The former head of Mexico's powerful teachers union was transferred early Saturday from custody to house arrest while she fights a years-old legal case involving alleged money laundering

For GOP, tax bill's most visible win may be averting failure

Dec 16, 2017

Approval of the tax bill seems certain, and that means a White House signing ceremony, probably by Christmas, and Republicans hope that achievement would overshadow their failure to repeal the Obama health law

Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set 'to rock'

Dec 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is defending the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class while boldly suggesting it could lead to explosive economic growth

The Latest: Trump defends tax cuts as good for middle class

Dec 16, 2017

President Donald Trump is defending the Republicans' tax cut plan, pushing back against criticism that it will benefit the wealthy more than the middle class

Major media players start commission for sexual misconduct

Dec 16, 2017

Hollywood executives and other major players in entertainment have established a commission to be chaired by Anita Hill that intends to combat sexual misconduct and inequality across the industry

More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

Dec 16, 2017

Authorities in North Dakota spent more than $600,000 to equip officers policing protests of the Dakota Access pipeline

US, Canada to begin talks in 2018 on Columbia River deal

Dec 16, 2017

Members of Congress from Washington state are praising the decision to start negotiations early next year over the future of the Columbia River Treaty

South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off

Dec 16, 2017

South Africa ruling party's fight for its future kicks off in the face of possible split

AP FACT CHECK: Trump denies knowing women he met

Dec 16, 2017

AP FACT CHECK: Trump has denied ever meeting women who have accused him of unwanted sexual advances, but an Associated Press Fact Check finds that claim is implausible at best

On Trump turf, GOP still seeks North Dakota Senate candidate

Dec 16, 2017

Republicans in North Dakota, where Donald Trump won last year by one of his largest margins, are struggling to line up a big-name challenger in a prime opportunity to unseat Democratic Sen. Heidi Heitkamp.