Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Jr. (R-KY) (C) walks to the Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington December 31, 2012.
Credits: REUTERS/Mary F. Calvert
The US Senate has reached a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
Senators voted 89-8 on a compromise to prevent an across-the-board series of spending cuts and tax hikes.
Bryn Weese has the latest on this story.