WASHINGTON (AP) - PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS SIGNED INTO LAW A $1.5 TRILLION BILL THAT PROVIDES GENEROUS TAX CUTS FOR CORPORATIONS AND THE WEALTHIEST AMERICANS, PLUS SMALLER CUTS FOR MIDDLE- AND LOW-INCOME FAMILIES. IT IS THE FIRST MAJOR OVERHAUL OF THE NATION'S TAX LAWS SINCE 1986. THE TAX CUTS ARE EXPECTED TO ADD $1.5 TRILLION TO THE NATIONAL DEBT.

UNDATED (AP) - THE EXPANSION OF A CHILD TAX CREDIT HELPED SEAL CONGRESS' APPROVAL OF THE REPUBLICAN TAX OVERHAUL. SEN. MARCO RUBIO HAD INSISTED THAT HOUSE-SENATE NEGOTIATORS ALLOW LOW-INCOME HOUSEHOLDS TO CLAIM MORE OF THE CHILD CREDIT. AND THE FINAL BILL DID EXPAND IT. SO DO POOR FAMILIES STAND TO BENEFIT? MAYBE. IT DEPENDS ON THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES.

TARPON SPRINGS, FLA. (AP) - THIS YEAR'S HISTORIC HURRICANE SEASON EXPOSED A LITTLE-KNOWN PUBLIC HEALTH THREAT: HIGHLY-POLLUTED SUPERFUND SITES CAN BE INUNDATED BY FLOODWATERS, POTENTIALLY SPREADING TOXIC CONTAMINATION. IN HOUSTON, MORE THAN A DOZEN SUPERFUND SITES WERE FLOODED BY HURRICANE HARVEY, WITH BREACHES REPORTED AT TWO. IN THE SOUTHEAST AND PUERTO RICO, SUPERFUND SITES WERE BATTERED BY DRIVING RAINS AND WINDS FROM IRMA AND MARIA.

PARIS (AP) - JOURNALISTS CHASE STORIES, BUT NOW HACKERS ARE CHASING JOURNALISTS. AN AP INVESTIGATION INTO THE RUSSIAN CYBERESPIONAGE COLLECTIVE KNOWN AS FANCY BEAR HAS FOUND THAT THE GROUP HAS GONE AFTER SCORES OF REPORTERS, BLOGGERS AND TELEVISION PERSONALITIES. ONE RUSSIAN MEDIA FIGURE SAYS THAT HACKERS ARE HUNTING FOR INFORMATION "WHICH THEY CAN USE AS LEVERAGE FOR LATER."

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - THE STELLAR CAREER OF WORLD-RENOWNED CONDUCTOR CHARLES DUTOIT HAS COME CRASHING DOWN IN THE WAKE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT ACCUSATIONS BY THREE SINGERS AND A MUSICIAN. SYMPHONIES FROM BOSTON TO SYDNEY HAVE SEVERED TIES WITH THE MAESTRO, AND HE HAS CANCELLED GUEST APPEARANCES WITH OTHER MAJOR ORCHESTRAS, INCLUDING THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA IN LONDON, WHERE HE IS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR.

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A NATRONA COUNTY MAN CHARGED WITH DRUG AND FIREARMS VIOLATIONS DID NOT ATTEND HIS ARRAIGNMENT IN NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT ON THURSDAY BECAUSE HE'S IN THE CUSTODY OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOW.

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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - ENROLLMENT IN WYOMING'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS FALLING ALONG WITH THE STATE'S POPULATION.

ALMOST 300 FEWER STUDENTS ENROLLED IN WYOMING SCHOOLS THIS YEAR COMPARED TO LAST YEAR, BRINGING THE TOTAL BELOW 93,000.

THE NORTHERN WYOMING DAILY NEWS REPORTS IT WAS THE FIRST ENROLLMENT DROP IN AT LEAST A DECADE.

U.S. CENSUS DATA RELEASED WEDNESDAY SHOW WYOMING HAS LOST MORE THAN 6,600 RESIDENTS SINCE A BUST IN THE COAL AND OIL INDUSTRIES BEGAN A FEW YEARS AGO.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THOSE RESIDENTS WERE LOST OVER THE PAST YEAR AND A HALF.

WYOMING IS HOME TO ABOUT 585,000 PEOPLE AND IS THE LEAST POPULATED STATE IN THE U.S.

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