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The Buffalo News will provide live coverage today of Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Buffalo to talk about proposed tax cuts and to help Rep. Chris Collins raise campaign funds. Beginning around 11 a.m., Buffalo News reporters Maki Becker and Robert McCarthy, as well as photographer Derek Gee, will provide live coverage of Pence's stop at the Buffalo Niagara Intern…

By Dana Hedgpeth Three people were killed and two others wounded in a shooting at a business park in Harford County, Maryland, authorities said. A Harford County Sheriff official called it a “targeted” attack and said they were looking for a suspect who was driving a black 2000 Chevy Acadia with Delaware tags. All five of those who were shot are employees of t…

By Eileen Sullivan WASHINGTON – President Trump has denied a congresswoman’s account that he told a grieving soldier’s widow in a phone call that the soldier “knew what he signed up for,” saying on Wednesday that the Democratic representative’s description was “totally fabricated.” Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla., recounted details of Trump’s call wit…

ALBANY – On the eve of Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the Buffalo area, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer on Monday urged New Yorkers to demand an explanation about Republican proposals to eliminate a major federal tax deduction used by millions of state residents. “When Vice President Pence arrives in Buffalo I hope he’s prepared to explain why he…

By MARK LANDLER and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will make good Friday on a long-running threat to disavow the Iran nuclear deal that was negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. But he will stop short, for now, of unraveling the accord or even rewriting it, as the deal’s defenders had once feared. In a speech Friday, Trump will declare…

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Sandhya Somashekhar, Kristine Phillips and J. Freedom du Lac SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The scale of death and destruction is unprecedented and almost unfathomable. Thirty-one confirmed dead. Hundreds still missing on Friday. Thousands of homes and businesses destroyed, including whole neighborhoods reduced to smoldering rubble by the wildfires rag…

By ROBERT PEAR, MAGGIE HABERMAN and REED ABELSON WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday. His plans were disclosed hours after the president ordered potentially sweeping changes in the nation’s insurance system, including sales of…

By Cleve R. Wootson Jr., Kristine Phillips, Joel Achenbach and Herman Wong SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The wind known as the Diablo has picked up again, the air is dry, there is no rain in sight and the killer wildfires ravaging Northern California’s wine country remained almost completely uncontained Thursday morning. Officials warned that some of the big fires could merg…

By PETER BAKER and EILEEN SULLIVAN WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump suggested again Thursday that Puerto Rico bore some of the blame for its current crisis following twin hurricanes, and that there were limits to how long he would keep troops and federal emergency workers on the island to help. Trump, who has been criticized for a slow and not always empathetic …

By ROBERT PEAR and REED ABELSON WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that clears the way for potentially sweeping changes in health insurance, including sales of cheaper policies with fewer benefits and fewer protections for consumers than those mandated under the Affordable Care Act. But most of the changes will not come until fed…

By MITCH SMITH and JENNIFER MEDINA LAS VEGAS – In the days since Stephen Paddock killed 58 people and wounded hundreds more during a country music festival here, most of the attention has been on the roughly 10 minutes of horror as streams of bullets rained down from his perch on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. But new details announced by the…

By Peter Baker and Ken Belson WASHINGTON – President Trump threatened on Tuesday to use federal tax law to penalize the National Football League over players who kneel in protest during the national anthem, but the White House later backed off, saying he was only making a point. Escalating a political fight that has resonated with his conservative base, Trump said …

By Breena Kerr, Lea Donosky, Scott Wilson and Herman Wong HEALDSBURG, Calif. – A series of deadly Northern California wildfires continued to rage overnight as winds whipped back up, prompting additional evacuations as firefighters struggled to contain an arc of flames that has killed at least 17 people, destroyed more than 2,000 buildings and battered the region’s l…