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Biden budget seeks minimum tax on households worth $100m

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden intends to propose a minimum tax of 20% on households worth more than $100 million and cut projected budget deficits by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, according to a fact sheets released Saturday by the ...

Shooting at Chicago area shopping mall kills 1, wounds teen

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — A masked gunman opened fire in a suburban Chicago shopping mall, leaving one man dead and wounding at least one other person — a teenage girl who was found in washroom after shoppers ran for cover, police said. The gunman, in his mid-20s, opened fire just after 7 ...

Black women feel sting of ‘traumatizing’ Jackson hearings

By AARON MORRISON and LISA MASCARO Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — "Senator," she said, letting out an audible sigh. In that singular moment, Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson spoke for countless Black women who have had to gather all the patience, strength and grace within ...

Biden budget to trim $1T from deficits over next decade

By JOSH BOAK Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden intends to propose a spending plan for the 2023 budget year that would cut projected deficits by more than $1 trillion over the next decade, according to a fact sheet released Saturday by the White House budget ...

Did teen’s big size factor in Florida amusement ride death?

By CURT ANDERSON Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A rising middle school football player in Missouri, only 14 but already 6 feet, 5 inches tall and well over 300 pounds, Tyre Sampson fell to his death from a towering Florida amusement ride. Lawyers for his family want to know ...

Shelled city in north Ukraine fears becoming ‘next Mariupol’

By YURAS KARMANAU Associated Press LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — Nights are spent huddling underground from Russian strikes pounding their encircled city into rubble. Daylight hours are devoted to hunting down drinkable water and braving the risk of standing in line for the little food available ...