Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will allow a vote on criminal justice overhaul legislation, succumbing to the pressure from President Donald Trump, members of his own party and conservatives in his home state.
Prime Minister Theresa May says she found "a shared determination" among some European leaders to help persuade the British Parliament to accept a proposed Brexit deal, but her continental counterparts insist any room for revisions is small.
French officials say a shooting in the French city of Strasbourg has killed two people and wounded 11 others, sparking a broad lockdown and major security operation around a world-famous Christmas market.
The Senate easily passed a farm policy bill that makes few changes to the federal food assistance program. It now heads to the House, where some Republicans are still bristling over concessions in the final bill.
Despite a promise by House Republicans to use the farm bill to crack down on state-level abuse of the federal food aid program, California and other states Republicans consistently accuse of abusing the system are coming out basically unscathed.
A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys' fees and another $1,000 in sanctions after her defamation suit against the president was dismissed.
The Indiana Department of Child Services is requesting an additional $286 million per year in funding to help the struggling agency keep up with its rising caseloads and address long festering problems.