Posted: Dec 31, 2012 10:40 PM
Updated: Dec 31, 2012 10:40 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) While revelers have rung in the new year, the White House and Senate Republicans can celebrate, to some degree, a tentative agreement to block across-the-board tax increases and sweeping spending cuts that were due to take effect at midnight. Democratic officials say a late-night Senate vote on the deal is possible.
WASHINGTON (AP) House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says he and his team need to review the fiscal cliff agreement reached Monday night before deciding to schedule a vote on the measure or try to change it. The Senate pact would increase taxes on incomes exceeding $400,000. House GOP leaders released a joint statement late Monday promising to keep their commitment to act on the measure if it passes the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) Doctors say the blood clot in Hillary Rodham Clinton's head is in a space between the brain and skull behind the right ear. They say the Secretary of State is being treated with blood thinners and they are confident she'll make a full recovery. The 65-year-old Clinton will be released from the hospital once the medication dose has been established.
NEW YORK (AP) Hundreds of thousands of revelers are crowded into New York City's Times Square for the start of 2013. They watched the crystal-covered ball make its annual decent at midnight, setting off a wild celebration below. Many of the revelers checked their cellphones to keep up with the fiscal cliff news in Washington.
UNDATED (AP) Several NFL teams wanted to make fresh starts before ringing in 2013. On Monday seven head coaches, five general managers and one chief operating officer were fired. The list includes head coaches Andy Reid of the Eagles and the Bears' Lovie Smith, each of whom led their teams to Super Bowls and leave with winning records.