Peru president avoids impeachment, now faces criminal probe

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski , right, shakes hands with National Congress President Luis Galarreta in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. Kuczynski is facing an impeachment vote following revelations that his private consulting business received money from the Brazilian construction company implicated in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s troubles are far from over despite having dodged impeachment over ties to the Brazilian construction giant implicated in Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.

UN Security Council imposes new sanctions on North Korea

Matthew Rycroft, left, Britain's Ambassador to the U.N. and U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley vote in favor of a resolution, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at United Nations headquarters. The council is voting on proposed new sanctions against North Korea, including sharply lower limits on its refined oil imports, the return home of all North Koreans working overseas within 12 months, and a crackdown on the country's shipping. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council unanimously approved tough new sanctions against North Korea on Friday in response to its latest launch of a ballistic missile that Pyongyang says is capable of reaching anywhere on the U.S. mainland.

Trump signs, lauds tax overhaul, off to Florida for holidays

President Donald Trump shows off the tax bill after signing it in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed the $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law Friday, using his last moments in the White House before flying to Florida for the holidays to celebrate a much-needed political win.

Trump signs stopgap spending bill into law to avert shutdown

President Donald Trump waves as he walks walks from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump signed a temporary spending bill into law on Friday to avert a government shutdown after the Republican-led Congress did the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punted disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.

Longtime sportscaster Enberg dead at at 82

FILE - In this July 25, 2015, file photo, Dick Enberg speaks after receiving the Ford C. Frick Award during a ceremony at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, N.Y. Enberg, the sportscaster who got his big break with UCLA basketball and went on to call Super Bowls, Olympics, Final Fours and Angels and Padres baseball games, died Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. He was 82. Engberg's daughter, Nicole, confirmed the death to The Associated Press. She said the family became concerned when he didn't arrive on his flight to Boston on Thursday, and that he was found dead at his home in La Jolla, a San Diego neighborhood. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

SAN DIEGO — Dick Enberg, a Hall of Fame broadcaster known as much for his excited calls of “Oh my!” as the big events he covered during a 60-year career, died Thursday. He was 82.

‘Obamacare’ surprise: Strong showing as nearly 9M sign up

In this Oct. 18, 2017 photo, the website is seen on a computer screen in Washington. The government says about 8.8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. A deadline surge last week appears to account for the surprisingly strong numbers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

WASHINGTON — In a remarkably strong show of consumer demand, nearly 9 million people signed up for “Obamacare” next year, as government numbers out Thursday proved predictions of its collapse wrong yet again.

House backs temporary spending bill to avert shutdown

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, shakes hands after presenting a pen to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., second from left, watches after signing the final version of the GOP tax bill during an enrollment ceremony at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House narrowly passed a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown Thursday, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and national security to next year.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s ‘middle-class miracle’ favors wealthy

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, acknowledges President Donald Trump, as he speaks during a passage of the tax bill event on the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — You wouldn’t know it from President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, but the tax overhaul coming into effect is heavily tilted to the rich. It also leaves “Obamacare” in place, despite his assertion that the tax plan repeals the health care law. Nothing about the plan provides the fuel to achieve economic growth at the levels he’s predicted.



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