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GOP says it's got a deal on taxes; cuts coming for next year

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confident congressional Republicans forged an agreement Wednesday on a major overhaul of the nation's tax laws that would provide generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans - Donald Trump among them - and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to the GOP president....

Ky. lawmaker accused of assault dies in apparent suicide

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, died in an apparent suicide Wednesday night, the county coroner said. He was 57....

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Former House of Prayer leader returns to face murder charge

The former leader of a Micanopy-area religious boarding house who has been indicted for the death of a toddler nearly 30 years ago has been returned to Alachua County after waiving extradition from the Atlanta area, where she was arrested Dec. 1.Anna Elizabeth Young, 76, is charged in the 1988-89 death of Emon Harper, who was 2 or 3 years old at the time. She has pleaded not guilty and is being held without bond in the Alachua County Jail.Young ran the House of Prayer, [...]

Misdemeanor defendants to face easier road after Jan. 1

People who face legal trouble for minor crimes will not automatically have their cases sent to court and given a criminal case number under a new protocol that will be rolled out Jan. 1 by Eighth Circuit State Attorney Bill Cervone.The move is primarily intended to keep misdemeanor offenders from having a record that can be easily accessed over the internet. It will also free up time and money for more serious offenses, he said.“This is avoiding those people who will [...]

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