10 Things to Know Today
The Associated Press
Dec. 19, 2017
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people.
Republicans in Congress are set to catapult sweeping $1.5 trillion tax legislation through the House, rolling over a dozen GOP defectors from high-tax states.
President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service.
A recent wave of detentions and a spate of violence within al-Qaida have also raised fears of an all-out war between insurgents in the heavily populated province near Turkey as President Bashar Assad's forces seek to reassert his authority in the only remaining province in Syria where they have almost no presence.
The Chinese government is criticizing Trump's decision to label Beijing a strategic rival and called on Washington to "abandon a Cold War mentality."
From Eastern Europe to China to the African nation of Rwanda, intensive efforts are underway to get children out of orphanages.
A U.N. report says an estimated 258 million people have left their birth countries and are now living in other nations — an increase of 49 percent since 2000.
With winters growing warmer and ski seasons starting later, billions of dollars are at stake for the ski industry.
The National Institutes of Health is bringing together musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists to tap into the brain's circuitry and figure out how.
The Lakers owner explained the reasoning behind the team's decision to hang two jersey numbers for Kobe Bryant: "If you separated each of the accomplishments under those numbers, each of those players would qualify for the Hall of Fame."