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Corporations to keep tax break lost by millions of Americans
(AP Photo - Susan Walsh)
By MARCY GORDON
From Associated Press
October 18, 2017 12:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans would lose a prized tax break under President Donald Trump's sweeping revamp of the tax code, but corporations would get to keep it.

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) — A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said.

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group.

"American Chopper" will return to the Discovery Channel next year, five years after its first run on the network ended. The reality series follows feuding father and son motorcycle builders Paul Teutul (TUHT'-ehl) Sr.

NEW YORK (AP) — Some flowers have found a nifty way to get the blues. They create a blue halo, apparently to attract the bees they need for pollination, scientists reported Wednesday.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence's older brothers, has filed a tax document indicating he will seek the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years.

GLEN ELLEN, Calif. (AP) — Desperate to see if wildfires had damaged his farm, Marcos Morales gunned his four-wheel-drive station wagon along the hidden dirt roads that crisscross Sonoma County vineyards.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of an Army sergeant killed in Niger said Wednesday that President Donald Trump, in a call offering condolences, showed "disrespect" to the soldier's loved ones as they drove to the airport to meet his body.

NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to protest music, there's the subtle stuff and the really angry stuff. The all-star band Prophets of Rage takes the latter to a whole new grab-you-by-the-throat level.

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? The answer, according to a new large-scale survey, may depend on whether it's coming from a Democrat or a Republican.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, linking the FBI director's abrupt dismissal to his handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are targeting Republicans on taxes and health care cuts, seeking to inflict political pain as the Senate moves ahead on a $4 trillion budget blueprint that's a crucial step in the GOP's drive to rewrite the tax code.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times local): 12:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is continuing to reject a Florida congresswoman's account that he told the widow of a soldier killed in an ambush in Niger that her husband "knew what he signed up for."

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the nation faces a "once in a lifetime opportunity" to overhaul the tax system. Trump spoke during a White House meeting with a group of senators.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched, or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and health care legislation (all times local): 12:01 p.m. State attorneys general say they'll immediately seek a court order to force the administration to keep paying health insurance subsidies that President Donald Trump has ordered stopped.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contrary to widespread perceptions, the IRS still appears to be enforcing the unpopular Obama-era requirement that most people carry health insurance or risk a fine.

NEW YORK (AP) — Crikey! The Irwin family is returning to television's Animal Planet, 11 years after the death of "The Crocodile Hunter" star and family patriarch Steve Irwin.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday urged a reinvigorated Communist Party to take a stronger role in society and economic development to better address the nation's "grim" challenges as he opened a twice-a-decade national congress.

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.

PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in Northern California's wine country, the many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in those fires will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election.

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — Until the summer of 2016, South Sudan's Yei region was a leafy oasis in the midst of the country's civil war.