Sen. Sanders:  New tax bill 'a disaster for the American people'
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On the day the House approved a major tax code rewrite — sending new legislation to the desk of President Donald Trump — Sen. Bernie Sanders voiced his clear disapproval.

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APNewsBreak: Ex-trooper charged had other Taser misconduct
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DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State Police tried but failed to suspend a trooper for his use of a stun gun months before he fired a Taser at a teenager who crashed an all-terrain vehicle and died, according to records obtained by The Associated Press….

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Utah deputy broke through frozen pond to pull out boy
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NEW HARMONY, Utah (AP) — A sheriff's deputy in southern Utah punched through a frozen pond on Christmas Day to pull out a drowning 8-year-old boy….

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Man held in Phoenix killings of estranged wife, 2 kids
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PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused in the Christmas day shooting of his estranged wife and their two children was held without bail Tuesday on three counts of first-degree murder following an afternoon of violence that culminated in a night-time shootout with police officers….

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Construction halted at church destroyed in Sept. 11 attacks
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NEW YORK (AP) — Construction on a Greek Orthodox church to replace one that was crushed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been temporarily suspended amid rising costs and questions over how donations have been managed….

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Crime victims' rights campaign faces fresh local backlash
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce advocate for the rights of crime victims….

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US jury acquits Peruvian defendant in FIFA bribery case
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NEW YORK (AP) — A former South American soccer official was acquitted in the FIFA bribery scandal on Tuesday and walked out of the courtroom saying he's finished with the world's most popular sport….

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The Russia investigation's effect on the GOP agenda
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Here are the stories our DC insiders are talking about in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast, where you get a glimpse of tomorrow’s headlines today.

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This Georgetown freshman is 63, and attending the school that enslaved her ancestors
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Mélisande Short-Colomb sits cross-legged on the purple comforter draped over her twin bed. She lives in the dorms here at Georgetown University, where she just wrapped up her first semester as a freshman.

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