NEW YORK (AP) - THE SUSPECT ACCUSED OF KILLING EIGHT PEOPLE AND INJURING OTHERS ALONG NEW YORK'S HUDSON RIVER IN TUESDAY'S VEHICLE ATTACK IS FROM UZBEKISTAN AND HAS BEEN LIVING LEGALLY IN THE U.S. SINCE 2010. OFFICIALS BELIEVE 29-YEAR-OLD SAYFULLO SAIPOV FIRST LIVED IN OHIO, BUT THEY SAY RECENTLY HE WAS LIVING IN NEW JERSEY, WHERE HE ALLEGEDLY RENTED THE HOME DEPOT TRUCK THAT PLOWED INTO PEOPLE ALONG THE HUDSON RIVER BIKE PATH.
WASHINGTON (AP) - HOUSE REPUBLICANS HAVE STRUGGLED TO COMPLETE WORK ON A SWEEPING TAX PROPOSAL, DELAYING ITS PUBLIC RELEASE BY A DAY. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS SET AN AMBITIOUS, BY-CHRISTMAS TIMETABLE FOR THE POLITICALLY DRIVEN LEGISLATION. THE GOP TAX-WRITERS STRAINED TO MAKE LAST-MINUTE CHANGES TO THE PROPOSED LEGISLATION, WORKING TUESDAY THROUGH THE DAY AND NIGHT TO PRODUCE THE FIRST MAJOR OVERHAUL OF THE U.S. TAX SYSTEM IN THREE DECADES. BUT THEY COULDN'T FINALIZE DETAILS IN TIME SO MOVED IT TO THURSDAY.

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A LEGISLATIVE PANEL HAS RECOMMENDED DIVERTING MONEY FROM MINERAL EARNINGS TO PAY FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF WYOMING SCHOOL FACILITIES.

THE RECOMMENDATION BY THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON SCHOOL FACILITIES ON MONDAY IS THE FIRST MAJOR MOVE TOWARD BRIDGING ONE OF THE LARGE FUNDING GAPS FACING K-12 EDUCATION IN THE STATE.

THE FULL LEGISLATURE, WHICH MEETS NEXT YEAR, WILL HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN THE MATTER.

THE PANEL'S PROPOSAL WOULD USE A PERCENTAGE OF STATE MINERAL ROYALTIES TO PAY FOR SCHOOL MAINTENANCE AND CONSTRUCTION, WHILE ALSO DIVERTING THE 1 PERCENT SEVERANCE TAX TO THAT END.

HOUSE SPEAKER STEVE HARSHMAN SAID THAT DIVERTING THE TWO REVENUE STREAMS CAN BRING ABOUT $260 MILLION PER TWO-YEAR BUDGET CYCLE, WHICH WOULD BE ENOUGH TO PAY FOR SCHOOL MAINTENANCE ANNUAL COSTS.

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FIVE HUNDRED YEARS AGO TUESDAY, A GERMAN MONK NAMED MARTIN LUTHER PUBLISHED A DOCUMENT WITH A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH.

THAT ACT LAUNCHED THE MOVEMENT KNOWN AS THE REFORMATION THAT LED TO THE FORMATION OF THE LUTHERAN CHURCHES AND HUNDREDS OF OTHER DENOMINATIONS.

THE REFORMATION AFFECTED GLOBAL POLITICS, COINCIDED WITH THE INVENTION OF THE PRINTING PRESS TO WIDELY DISSEMINATE LITERATURE, AND INFLUENCED IDEAS ABOUT PERSONAL FREEDOM AND AUTHORITY.

BISHOP JIM GONIA OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH IN AMERICA SAID LUTHER NEVER INTENDED TO DIVIDE THE CHURCH, BUT INSTEAD WANTED TO RENEW IT.

LUTHER, WHO WAS BORN IN 1483 AND DIED IN 1546, WAS A BRILLIANT AND PIOUS STUDENT WHO TAUGHT THEOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WITTENBERG.

HE CAME TO DISPUTE CHURCH PRACTICES, INCLUDING THE SELLING OF INDULGENCES, WHICH PEOPLE BOUGHT WITH THE HOPE THEY WOULD BE SPARED TIME IN PURGATORY.

LUTHER BELIEVED THE CHURCH WAS TELLING PEOPLE THEY HAD TO WORK TO SAVE THEMSELVES, SOMETHING HE DIDN'T SEE IN THE BIBLE.

ON OCT. 31, 1517, LUTHER PUBLISHED THE "95 THESES" THAT WAS WIDELY CIRCULATED AND INSPIRED PEOPLE TO READ THE BIBLE FOR THEMSELVES.

THE REFORMATION HAD BEGUN AND THERE WAS NO STOPPING IT AS OTHERS QUESTIONED CHURCH AUTHORITY.

HOWEVER, GONIA SAID LUTHERANS AND CATHOLICS OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS HAVE HEALED MUCH OF THAT RIFT.
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CHEYENNE, WYO. (AP) - OFFICIALS SAY 100 AIRMEN FROM THE WYOMING AIR NATIONAL GUARD'S 153RD AIRLIFT WING WERE DEPLOYED TO THE MIDDLE EAST.

WYOMING MILITARY DEPARTMENT SPOKESWOMAN DEIDRE FORSTER TELLS THE WYOMING TRIBUNE EAGLE THAT THE GUARDSMEN DEPLOYED OVER THE WEEKEND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR FLYING AND MAINTAINING C-130 TRANSPORT PLANES THROUGHOUT THE 20 COUNTRIES THE U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND PRESIDES OVER.

FORSTER SAYS THE AIRMEN MAY ALSO CONDUCT AIRLIFT MISSIONS SUCH AS TRANSPORTING CARGO AND PERSONNEL OR AIRDROPPING SUPPLIES.

THE AIRMEN ARE EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE U.S. BY NEXT SPRING.