AP News in Brief 12-12-19

Paul Quinn, chairman of White Island Tours walks from meeting with the family of volcano victim Hayden Marshall-Inman in Whakatane, New Zealand, Thursday. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

Orthodox Jewish men carry the casket with Mindel Ferencz outside a Brooklyn synagogue, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in New York. Her funeral will be in Jersey City. Ferencz was killed Tuesday in the shooting inside a Jersey City, N.J., food market. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Judiciary panel takes first steps toward impeachment vote