Trump takes on controversy-laden agenda on Capitol Hill

Trump is still seeking his first marquee win in Congress, but the White House and top GOP leaders have work to do to get their tax bill in shape before a hoped-for vote later this week. Party deficit hawks pressed for a “backstop” mechanism to limit the risk of a spiral in the deficit, even as defenders of small business pressed for more generous treatment for Main Street.

Justices reject 2 gun rights appeals

The justices left in place a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the Maryland law that does not permit the sale of a range of semiautomatic weapons and large-capacity magazines.

Prince Harry, actress Meghan Markle to wed next year

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The marriage represents a first-ever blending of Hollywood glamor with the once-stuffy royal family, which has of late seemed less fixed in its ways, and brings a mixed-race American divorcee into a highly visible role.

FBI leaves US targets of Russian hackers in the dark

The Associated Press has found that the FBI failed to tell scores of U.S. officials about attempts to hack into their personal Gmail accounts — despite long having evidence those officials were in the Kremlin’s crosshairs.

Police: Officer shoots theft suspect inside Texas mall

Police say the suspect attempted to flee from security before going up an escalator toward the food court. The male suspect then pulled a replica handgun from his waistband and was shot by an officer who thought the weapon was real.

Miss Universe contestants speak on sexual harassment issue

“If women take hands and stand together, we are unbreakable,” said the 22-year-old representative from South Africa, “and we can say no to the things that are wrong in the workplace, at home or wherever you might go.”

Justices ponder need for warrant for cellphone tower data

The Supreme Court is taking up a case about privacy in the digital age that tests whether police need a warrant to examine cellphone tower records. Such records can reveal a lot about where someone has been.

Franken ashamed amid groping claims, will return to work

Three women allege Franken grabbed their buttocks while taking photos with them during campaign events. Franken told the Minneapolis Star Tribune on Sunday that he doesn’t remember the photos, but such groping is “not something I would intentionally do.”