Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

The U.S. Capitol Building Dome is seen before the sun rises in Washington, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Senate has passed a sweeping criminal justice bill that addresses concerns that the war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes

Trump Foundation reaches deal to dissolve amid lawsuit

The New York attorney general says President Donald Trump's foundation has agreed to dissolve and give its remaining assets to other charities

White House says it wants to keep government open, will find other ways to fund border wall

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

Sarah Sanders told Fox News Channel: "We have other ways that we can get to that $5 billion."

Little if any progress as partial government shutdown looms

In this Dec. 11, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Democratic leaders the Oval Office in Washington. Trump said last week he would be

Few if any signs of progress emerge as Trump, Democratic lawmakers continue standoff with a partial shutdown looming

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With final jabs at FBI, Michael Flynn heads to sentencing

In this July 10, 2018, file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington following a status hearing. Flynn may have given extraordinary cooperation to prosecutors, but the run-up to his sentencing hearing has exposed tensions over an FBI interview in which the former national security adviser lied about his Russian contacts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)

Flynn will likely walk out of a courtroom a free man due to his extensive cooperation with federal prosecutors

Chicago police: 2 officers die after being struck by train

Police investigate the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the

Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city's far South Side have died after being struck by a train

'Farout': Scientists spot solar system's farthest known object

This image provided by the Carnegie Institution for Science shows an artist's concept of a dwarf planet that astronomers say is the farthest known object in our solar system, which they have nicknamed

Astronomers have spotted the farthest known object in our solar system

Heart attack risk is 37 percent higher on Christmas Eve

Heart attacks are believed to be more common in times of heightened emotions, brought on by things such as sporting events, hurricanes and stock market crashes. Now, add Christmas Eve to that list.

CBS denies former CEO $120 million severance in sexual misconduct scandal

In this Sept. 19, 2017, file photo, Les Moonves, chairman and CEO of CBS Corporation, poses at the premiere of the new television series

CBS denies former CEO Les Moonves $120 million severance citing failure to cooperate with misconduct investigation.

'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

In this Dec. 12, 2018, photo,

Common but top of mind in 2018: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

Blue-collar worker shortage turns U.S. labor market on its head

A worker welds a custom-built aluminum body frame for a Venice roadster model vehicle at the Vanderhall Motor Works manufacturing facility in Provo, Utah. (Bloomberg photo by George Frey)

A surprise shortage of blue collar workers is changing the contours of the U.S. labor market, boosting their pay, narrowing wage inequality and drawing more women into those jobs.

Trump says he'll review murder case against ex-Army commando

President Donald Trump says he'll be "reviewing" the case of a former U.S. Army commando being charged with murder

Next generation of GPS satellites are headed to space

This June 23, 2017, photo provided by Lockheed Martin shows the second GPS III satellite during testing of the deployment of its solar arrays in a clean room at Lockheed Martin's complex south of Denver. The first GPS III satellite is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. (Pat Corkery/Lockheed Martin via AP)

The U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile

Report on Russian disinformation during 2016 election explains methods to help Trump

In this Dec. 13, 2018, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

A report prepared for the Senate that provides the most sweeping analysis yet of Russia's disinformation campaign around the 2016 election found the operation used every major social media platform to deliver words, images and videos tailored to...

Nations at U.N. climate talks back universal emissions rules

Heads of the delegations react at the end of the final session of the COP24 summit on climate changein Katowice, Poland, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries have agreed on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming

Cash-strapped public health services toil to fight poliolike illness hitting kids

The mysterious, poliolike disease that has struck more than 480people - mostly young children - across the United States since 2014 comes at a time when the U.S. public health system is already overstretched.

This killer opioid could become a weapon of mass destruction

It would take only 118 pounds of fentanyl to kill 25 million people.

'The Notorious RBG' draws sold-out audience in New York

NPR's Nina Totenberg, left, and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg stand onstage at the New York Academy of Medicine after doing a question-and-answer session as part of the Museum of the City of New York's David Berg Distinguished Speakers Series, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Rebecca Gibian)

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unlikely national rock star, but "The Notorious RBG" is now the subject of a second film this year

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