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Updated at 5:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congressional leaders girded Wednesday to push a Christmas compromise on tax cuts and spending through the House and Senate by week's end, extending dozens of tax breaks for businesses and families and financing 2016 government operations.

Updated at 5:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " New cars and trucks averaged a record 24.3 miles per gallon last year, but falling gas prices and America's rekindled love affair with SUVs could endanger future fuel economy gains.

Updated at 5:09 PM

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) " Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she wants to build upon the so-called "Buffett rule" pushed by the Obama administration to require higher taxes from the wealthy.

Updated at 5:01 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) " California unveiled precedent-setting draft rules Wednesday that would slow the public's access to self-driving cars of the future until regulators are confident the technology is safe.

Updated at 4:58 PM

LONDON (AP) " Britain's Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled unanimously against tycoon and U.S. presidential contender Donald Trump in his battle to stop an offshore wind farm near his upscale Scottish golf resort.

Updated at 4:56 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Homeland Security Department is unveiling an update to the National Terrorism Advisory system and issuing its first "bulletin."

Updated at 4:55 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " First responders who rushed to the World Trade Center after the Sept. 11 attacks, spent weeks cleaning up the site and later became sick will have access to federal health benefits for the rest of their lives.

Updated at 4:53 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) " A television reporter was doing a live update on a Minnesota bank robbery when police say the suspect returned to rob it a second time.

Updated at 4:50 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The latest on the Federal Reserve's landmark two-day policy meeting which ends Wednesday. The central bank is expected to raise interest rates for the first time in nearly a decade. All times local.

Updated at 4:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " The FBI director says the husband-and-wife team who killed 14 people in San Bernardino, California, communicated privately about jihad before they were married, but there is no evidence to suggest the couple posted publicly on social...

Updated at 4:40 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Obama administration announced Wednesday a $1.83 billion arms sale to Taiwan, the first offered by the U.S. to the self-governing island in four years.

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