Latest News For McConnell, Alabama Senate Loss Is Bad News and Good News 2017-12-13T22:33:45.000000000+00:00 Throughout the Capitol on Wednesday, Republicans seemed resigned to the results of a Senate race in which they knew there would be no good outcome. Republicans Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line 2017-12-13T22:24:57.000000000+00:00 House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appear on track to send bill to President Trump by Christmas Justice Dept. Official Defends Mueller as Republicans Try to Discredit Him 2017-12-13T22:08:51.000000000+00:00 Republicans, including party mainstays, as well as the president’s lawyers are undermining the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as his probe gathers speed. A ‘Game Changer’ for Patients With Irregular Heart Rhythm 2017-12-13T22:01:13.000000000+00:00 Rapid, erratic heartbeats — called ventricular tachycardia — can lead to sudden death. An experimental radiation treatment has eased the condition in five patients. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump Did It 2017-12-13T21:58:13.000000000+00:00 We need investigations. But we already know the truth about what our president thinks about women. Naples Journal: It’s Official: Naples Pizza Is One of Civilization’s Glories 2017-12-13T21:54:06.000000000+00:00 Unesco put the century-old art of Neapolitan pizza making on its annual list of “the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.” Republicans’ Tax Bill Nears the Finish Line 2017-12-13T21:53:27.000000000+00:00 A public hearing of the conference committee on Wednesday will be largely a show given that Republican lawmakers have a deal on a consensus $1.5 trillion tax bill. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome 2017-12-13T21:38:50.000000000+00:00 If they want to win more elections, they need to integrate black voters into the heart and soul of the party. Fed Raises Interest Rates as Focus Turns to 2018 2017-12-13T21:07:43.000000000+00:00 The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark rate by a quarter-point and issued a new economic forecast. The Fed did not deviate from its 2018 interest rate or inflation outlook. Asia and Australia Edition: Alabama, Google, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-12-13T21:05:51.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day.