Waves splash against a seawall and onto houses along the Atlantic coast, Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, in Scituate, Mass. The National Weather Service posted a flood watch for urban and poor drainage areas, and a coastal flood advisory for the midday high tide cycle. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
GCHQ will consider this ruling an emphatic victory. They will argue that it, along with other oversight reports, clears them of carrying out "mass surveillance" as their critics have claimed.
7. The Chargers (8-5) lost to the Patriots and now have the Broncos at home, then at San Francisco and at Kansas City. They are in good shape for a wild-card right now, but check back in a couple of weeks.
Brent settled up 65 cents, or 1 percent, at $66.84 abarrel. Earlier in the session, it fell as low as $65.29, itsweakest since September 2009. On Monday alone, Brent lost $2.88,or 4.2 percent, for its third-largest one-day loss this year.
Politics are frozen. Budgets are tight. But business purchases by the Department of Health and Human Services have doubled to $21 billion annually in the last decade and are expected to continue rising.