Republicans are negotiating with Democrats on the contentious issue of how much the government should spend on the military and domestic agencies to avert a holiday shutdown, among other issues.
Officials say the largest, most destructive wildfire burning in Southern California is expected to grow as it enters its second week.
A live Christmas tree burn conducted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) shows just how quickly a dried-out Christmas tree fire burns, with flashover occurring in less than one minute, as compared to a well-watered tree, which burns at a much slower rate.
The New York Police Department has one person in custody in relation to an explosive device detonating Monday morning.
Final preparations under way for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premiere, which features the return of Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher's last role.