Trump signs budget,

avoids shutdown

Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill to keep the government open through Dec. 7, averting a shutdown before November elections.

50 million Facebook

accounts breached

Facebook reported a major security breach in which 50 million user accounts were accessed by unknown attackers who gained ability to “seize control” of accounts.

Feds may get power

to shoot down drones

An aviation bill Congress is rushing to OK would give authorities power to track and destroy drones they consider a security threat, without needing a judge's approval.

House panel to release

Russia probe transcripts

The House Intelligence Committee voted to release transcripts of over 50 interviews from its now-closed probe of Russian election interference.

Pope defrocks Chilean

priest in abuse scandal

Francis defrocked a Chilean priest who was central in the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, increasing an earlier sentence.

10-foot tsunami

sweeps away homes

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, triggering a 10-foot-tall tsunami that swept away houses.

Rosenstein to meet

with House lawmakers

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers after reports he had discussed secretly recording Trump.