WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quickly signed a $1.1 trillion spending package into law that prevents a government shutdown. It extends tax cuts for families and businesses. Obama thanked Congress during an afternoon news conference. He's on his way to California to visit with survivors and relatives of the victims of the terror attack in San Bernardino. From there he'll head to Hawaii for his annual family vacation in his home state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton's campaign manager says its data was 'stolen' by the Bernie Sanders campaign from a system operated by the Democratic National Committee. Robby Mock says the breach was "egregious." The Sanders campaign blames the breach on a software firewall glitch and a small group of rogue staffers. One staffer was fired. Lawyers for the Sanders campaign have filed a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee to regain access to voter profile data.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has ruled that recordings secretly made by an anti-abortion group at meetings of abortion providers do not show criminal activity and could put the providers at risk. Judge William Orrick cited the recent shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic. The National Abortion Federation wants the records released.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A suspect has been arrested in connection with a gunshot fired into a tractor trailer rig that narrowly missed hitting a trucker. The driver says the shot was apparently fired from a pickup that had passed him twice on Interstate 40. Two other people have been killed and at least four other vehicles have been struck in the region recently.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stores that sell coats, scarves or anything in the winter fashion category are not feeling the holiday cheer. Mall-based clothing stores have lost $343 million in sales so far this holiday season, according to Planalytics, a weather forecasting firm for retailers. Boston is having its warmest December on record. Tourists are riding bikes in New York's Central Park and shorts have been spotted on Chicago's Magnificent Mile this December.