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U.S. alleges bribery, kickbacks at top NCAA basketball programs


NEW YORK U.S. authorities on Tuesday unveiled fraud charges against 10 people, including four coaches and an Adidas AG executive, associated with some of the country's premier college basketball programs following a multi-year corruption probe.

Trump says tax reform will include big cuts for middle class

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that a tax reform plan being discussed with lawmakers will cut taxes "tremendously" for the middle class, nearly double the standard deduction and try to make the tax code simple and fair.

Politics, Election 2016, 11:50am EDT

Republican McConnell holds out hope for Obamacare repeal

WASHINGTON Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate's top Republican, clung to slim hopes on Tuesday that his party could still dismantle Obamacare, despite not having adequate support for a repeal bill. | Video

Ex-N.Y. state senate leader's corruption conviction vacated, faces retrial

NEW YORK A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of former New York state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, citing a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that narrowed the conduct that can sustain federal corruption charges.

Politics, Election 2016, 12:44pm EDT

Trump says administration is doing 'really good job' on Puerto Rico aid

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico President Donald Trump said on Tuesday his administration was doing a "really good job" helping Puerto Rico recover from the devastation of Hurricane Maria, amid complaints that federal aid has been too slow to reach the U.S. territory.

Trump ally Stone may face House intelligence subpoena: lawmaker

WASHINGTON Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Donald Trump, refused to respond to one line of questioning from members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and could face a subpoena to return and answer them, the panel's top Democrat said.

Politics, Election 2016, 1:33pm EDT

Ex-U.S. Rep. Weiner sentenced to 21 months in teen 'sexting' case

NEW YORK Former U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday for sending sexually explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl, setting off a scandal that played a role in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. | Video

Politics, Election 2016, 10:00am EDT

Trump ramps up NFL fight, calls for ban on kneeling during anthem

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump ramped up his fight with the National Football League on Tuesday, calling on the popular league to ban players from kneeling in protest at games while the U.S. national anthem is played.

U.S. appeals court to consider rights of gay workers

The Trump administration on Tuesday will urge a U.S. appeals court in Manhattan to rule that federal law does not ban discrimination against gay employees.

Politics, Election 2016, 3:25am EDT

Cowboys, Cardinals link arms amid anthem protests

PHOENIX Two National Football League teams largely steered clear of a controversy over national anthem protests that have ensnared U.S. President Donald Trump and threatened to damage the game's popularity, staging a "moment of unity" on Monday instead. | Video

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