Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:
1. UN DENOUNCES TRUMP’S MIDEAST MOVE
The U.N. General Assembly votes overwhelmingly to condemn the president’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.
2. HOUSE, SENATE KEEP GOVERNMENT UP AND RUNNING
The Republican-led Congress narrowly passes a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown while punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.
3. ‘WHAT HE DID WAS WRONG’
Renowned conductor Charles Dutoit is accused of sexual misconduct by women who tell the AP that the extraordinary musician is also a predator.
4. PENCE MAKES SECRET VISIT TO AFGHANISTAN
The vice president and Afghanistan’s leader discuss a newly announced U.S. strategy to break the stalemate in America’s longest war.
5. ‘OBAMACARE’ DEMAND SURPRISINGLY STRONG
Nearly 9 million people have signed up for the health insurance next year, as government numbers show predictions of the program’s collapse are at least premature.
6. WHAT’S BOOSTING CATALAN INDEPENDENCE
Catalonia’s secessionist parties regain a slim majority in the regional parliament, giving new momentum to their political struggle for independence from Spain.
7. SEXUAL MISCONDUCT VOTED NO. 1 STORY
The wave of allegations that toppled Hollywood power brokers, politicians and many others is the top news story of 2017, according to the AP’s annual poll.
8. WHY EXPERTS ARE BULLISH ON US ECONOMY
GDP grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, giving the country the best back-to-back quarterly growth rates in three years.
9. ALARM SOUNDED ON SNOWY OWLS
Researchers believe there are far fewer of the birds than previously thought, and they worry the birds’ long-term survival could be affected by global warming.
10. HOW NFL IS PENALIZING SEATTLE
The Seahawks are fined $100,000 for not properly following concussion protocol with QB Russell Wilson during a game in November.
By The Associated Press