This is AP News Minute.
President Donald Trump celebrated the passage of a 1.5 trillion dollar tax overhaul, calling it a "historic victory for the American people". Democrats called the legislation a boon to the rich. The package will bring generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, while providing smaller cuts for middle- and low- income families.
8 Americans, 2 swedes and a Canadian were among those killed in the deadly bus crash in southeastern Mexico Tuesday. The bus was taking passengers from their cruise ships to visit Mayan ruins. The injured bus driver was taken into custody. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops says he's praying for victims of clergy sex abuse, following the death of Cardinal Bernard Law. Law resigned in disgrace as archbishop of Boston in 2002, amid revelations that he and bishops across the country had kept child molesters in parishes for decades.
The MacArthur Foundation announced Wednesday that Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee were joint winners of a 100 million dollar grant. The organizations are developing a joint programme to help educate millions of Syrian refugee children.
Julian Stiles, AP News Minute.