Economists expect boost from tax cuts

In this Oct. 6 photo, workers build an apartment and retail complex in Nashville, Tenn. Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists expect a tax overhaul to provide a modest boost to the U.S. economy but are increasingly worried that a rewrite of the North American Free Trade Agreement will take a toll on growth.

Supreme Court allows full enforcement of Trump travel ban

FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2017, file photo, protesters gather at a rally in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries. The justices say in an order on Dec. 4, that the policy can take full effect even as legal challenges against it make their way through the courts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday allowed the Trump administration to fully enforce a ban on travel to the United States by residents of six mostly Muslim countries.

Charter schools put growing numbers in racial isolation

In this photo taken Oct. 20, 2017, K-4 students Devon Daniels, left, and Charlie Webb talk to teacher Dana Chrzanowski at Milwaukee Math and Science Academy, a charter school in Milwaukee. Charters are vastly over-represented among schools where minorities study in the most extreme racial isolation, according to an analysis of enrollment data nationwide by The Associated Press. As of school year 2014-2015, more than 1 in 7 charter schools had minority enrollment of at least 99 percent, and the number has been rising steadily. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Charter schools are among the nation’s most segregated, an Associated Press analysis finds — an outcome at odds, critics say, with their goal of offering a better alternative to failing traditional public schools.

Kushner: Trump still undecided on Israel’s capital

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 11, 2017 file photo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner listens to President Donald Trump at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. A member of Trump's transition team says Kushner is the "very senior transition official" referenced in court papers filed in the Michael Flynn case. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital or whether to proceed immediately in moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy city. That’s according to his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner.

McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., reacts to a reporters question during a news conference Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Louisville, Ky. The Senate passed the tax bill early Saturday morning with a 51-49 vote. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Testing the resolve of Democrats, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared Sunday there won’t be a government shutdown this week over the question of protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as children, describing it as a “non-emergency” to be addressed next year.

Graduate students argue against taxing tuition waivers

Shawn Rhoads is photographed at Georgetown University in Washington, Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Good grades and hard work earned Rhoads a scholarship and a modest stipend to pursue a PhD program in neuroscience at Georgetown University in the nation's capital. But if the House Republican tax bill becomes law, Rhoads will see his tax bill balloon and will struggle to make ends meet. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Graduate students around the U.S. are staging campus walk-outs and lobbying Congress in an effort to keep their tuition waivers tax-free.

Billy Bush says Trump ‘Access Hollywood’ tape is real

FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2014 file photo, Billy Bush arrives at the Operation Smile's 2014 Smile Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bush, who was fired after an old video emerged of him engaging in offensive sex talk with then "Apprentice" host Donald Trump, said in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, that it was indeed Trump’s voice captured on a 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Billy Bush said it was indeed Donald Trump’s voice captured on a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape talking about fame enabling him to grope and try to have sex with women.

Stealth jets fly in U.S., South Korean drills

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor takes off from a South Korean air base in Gwangju, South Korea, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. The United States and South Korea have started their biggest-ever joint air force exercise with hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets. (Yonhap via AP)

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Hundreds of aircrafts including two dozen stealth jets began training Monday as the United States and South Korea launched their biggest-ever combined air force exercise. The war games come a week after North Korea test-fired its most powerful missile ever, an ICBM that may be able to target the eastern seaboard of the United States.

Government restarts vote count in Honduras despite protests

Opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is calling for a re-do of the election, greets supporters during a march near the institute where election ballots are stored in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Residents of Honduras' capital are bracing for more demonstrations after a night of pot-banging protests over the long-delayed vote count in last week's presidential elections.(AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran electoral authorities on Sunday restarted the long-delayed count of ballots from last weekend’s presidential election amid protests by supporters of opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, who is calling for a re-do of the entire vote.

Remembering 1963 eruption, Bali’s elderly wary of another

Wayan Ranti, right, watches a TV with her family in a temporary shelter following the eruption of Mount Agung in Klungkung, Bali, Indonesia, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quietened since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago but some villagers who survived its catastrophic 1963 explosions say they believe a bigger eruption is coming. Explosions from the smoking crater and tremors still rattle the surrounding region and authorities have maintained Agung’s alert at the highest level. Its 1963 eruptions killed about 1,100 people. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

KLUNGKUNG, Indonesia (AP) — Bali’s glowering Mount Agung has seemingly quieted since hurling huge columns of ash from its crater a week ago, but some villagers on the Indonesian island who survived the catastrophic 1963 explosions believe a bigger eruption is coming.

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