Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 11:40 p.m. EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders have brokered a long-sought budget agreement that would shower the Pentagon and domestic programs with an extra $300 billion over the next two years. Senators hope to approve the measure Thursday and send it to the House for a confirming vote before the government begins to shut down at midnight. But hurdles remain.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has staged a record-breaking, eight-hour speech in hopes of pressuring Republicans to allow a vote on protecting “Dreamer” immigrants - and to demonstrate to increasingly angry progressives and Democratic activists that she has done all she could. Wearing four-inch heels and forgoing any breaks, Pelosi spent much of the rare talkathon reading personal letters from the young immigrants whose temporary protection from deportation is set to expire next month.
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency is blaming underfunding for sports seeming to be losing ground to doping and cheating. Craig Reedie says the agency is 50 percent underfunded in terms of what is expected of it. Speaking at the Pyeongchang Olympics, Reedie says he hopes to see a 50 percent increase in the next several years, pushing governments for more.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s top White House aides has resigned following allegations of domestic abuse leveled against him by his two ex-wives. Staff secretary Rob Porter says in a written statement that allegations that became public this week are “outrageous” and “simply false.” Porter’s former wives told the DailyMail.com that Porter subjected them to physical, verbal and emotional abuse.
DALLAS (AP) — FBI officials say the investigation into the November death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent has yielded no evidence that there was a “scuffle, altercation or attack.” The FBI released a statement Wednesday saying investigators have conducted more than 650 interviews and involved 37 field offices, but have not found evidence of an attack.