McConnell: No government shutdown this week over immigration

House GOP leaders unveiled a short-term plan over the weekend to avert a shutdown and keep the government open through Dec. 22. The measure would buy time for bipartisan talks on a bigger budget agreement that would give the Pentagon and government agencies significant relief from a pending budget freeze.

Police: Teen admits to molesting 50 children in California

Eighteen-year-old Joseph Hayden Boston was brought to a Riverside police station on Saturday by his mother after he allegedly told her he had sexually assaulted two boys, ages 8 and 4, at a motel, according to Riverside police spokesman Officer Ryan Railsback.

Lawyer: Ethics Committee agrees to subpoena Conyers accuser

The committee has been reviewing harassment allegations against Conyers. It started after a Nov. 20 BuzzFeed report that the 88-year-old Detroit Democrat’s office paid a woman more than $27,000 under a confidential agreement to settle a complaint in 2015 that she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his advances.

CIA director warns Iranian general on Iraq

In Iran, Mohammad Mohammadi Golpaygani, the chief of staff for the country’s supreme leader, said Soleimani ignored the letter. “I did not either receive or read the letter. I have nothing to tell these people,” he said.

Met opera to probe misconduct charges against conductor

James Levine’s accuser, now middle-aged, contacted the police department in Lake Forest, Illinois, in October of 2016 to report that he’d had sexual contact with the conductor when he was under age 18.

After erroneous Flynn report, ABC News suspends Brian Ross

The news brought swift reaction from Trump, who tweeted: “Congratulations to @ABC News for suspending Brian Ross for his horrendously inaccurate and dishonest report on the Russia, Russia, Russia Witch Hunt. More Networks and “papers” should do the same with their Fake News!”

Trump suggests openness to negotiations on GOP tax plan

Trump spoke after the Senate approved a $1.5 trillion tax bill early Saturday that would rewrite the nation’s tax code, cut individual rates and slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 20 percent beginning in 2019.