Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. HOUSE, SENATE LEADERS REACH DEAL ON TAXES
The broad parameters of the agreement call for cutting the top tax rate for the wealthy and slashing the corporate rate.
2. HOW GOP IS HANDLING BIG ALABAMA LOSS
While the president has been humbled, some establishment-minded Republicans are cheered that Roy Moore’s loss lifts an albatross on GOP candidates in next year’s campaigns.
3. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT DEFENDS MUELLER
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, appearing before the House Judiciary Committee, says he has seen no cause to fire the special counsel and hasn’t been pressured to.
4. THERESA MAY’S AUTHORITY CHALLENGED
British lawmakers deal a blow to the prime minister’s Brexit plans by giving Parliament the final say on any exit agreement.
5. WHO’S LATEST CELEB FACING MISCONDUCT CLAIMS
PBS suspends distribution of Tavis Smiley’s talk show after an independent investigation uncovers “multiple, credible allegations” of misconduct by its host.
6. UN SOUNDS WARNING ON IRAN
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says that Tehran may be defying a U.N. call to halt ballistic missile development even as it complies with the nuclear treaty with six world powers.
7. WHERE BITCOIN SIGNALS SURVIVAL, NOT SPECULATION
As Venezuela’s national currency plummets, thousands turn to the cryptocurrency to salvage what little value remains from their increasingly worthless bolivars.
8. FED STAYS COURSE WITH RATE BOOST
The Federal Reserve raises its key interest rate for the third time this year, a vote of confidence for the U.S. economy.
9. EX-‘APPRENTICE’ CONTESTANT LEAVING WHITE HOUSE
There’s no official reason for the departure of Omarosa Manigault Newman, who became one of Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters.
10. ROGER GOODELL SETS EXIT DATE
The NFL commissioner views the agreement reached on an extension last week as his final contract overseeing the league, a spokesman says.
By The Associated Press