Tucked inside the Senate Republicans' latest tax bill is a proposal they’re touting as a paid family leave plan—it's not.'Much more can and should be done' »
WASHINGTON ― Democrats are seizing on the controversy surrounding Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in state and local races around the country, attacking GOP opponents over their stance regarding the former judge, who has been accused of sexual assault and inappropriate advances by multiple women. A sixth woman came forward Wednesday and accused Moore of sexual harassment, just a week after four women said the former Alabama supreme court justice, who is now 70, pursued them when they were teens and he was a 32-year-old district attorney. One woman said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was just 14 years old.
Officials rushed the 83-year-old convict from the Corcoran State Prison to a Bakersfield hospital earlier in the week. Manson has been serving nine concurrent life sentences for orchestrating one of the most notorious crimes in U.S. history, had been imprisoned for more than 45 years in prison. In the 1960s, Manson, an ex-convict, assembled a group of runaways and outcasts known as the "Manson Family." In the summer of 1969, he directed his mostly young, female followers to murder seven people in what prosecutors said was part of a plan to incite a race war.
State Rep. Wes Goodman (R-Cardington) resigned Tuesday after a witness reported the incident to Ohio House chief of staff Mike Dittoe, according to the Columbus Dispatch. “I was alerted to details yesterday afternoon regarding his involvement in inappropriate behavior related to his state office,” Rosenberger said Wednesday.
A Florida man being chased by police phoned 911 and asked a dispatcher to contact the White House so he could speak to his “close friend,” President Donald Trump. “We made a deal,” marijuana suspect Aric Frydberg said of his relationship with the president during the bizarre emergency call early Tuesday. Despite his attempts to weasel out of trouble ― invoking Trump, blaming Jews and claiming his mother had been in an accident ― deputies booked him on charges that included aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting an officer with violence, tampering with evidence, and possession of marijuana.
Several women who worked for Minnesota Sen. Al Franken are vouching for him in the wake of allegations of sexual harassment. Los Angeles radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden alleged Thursday that the former comedian forcibly kissed her while rehearsing for a 2006 USO tour performance and later was photographed reaching out to grope Tweeden as she slept during a flight.
Argentina’s navy has launched a huge search-and-rescue operation for a military submarine with 44 crew members that has been missing off the coast of Patagonia for more than two days. The last radio contact with the San Juan submarine was on Wednesday, when it was 430km off the coast of the southern province of Chubut, in the area of San Jorge bay, a naval spokesman said on Friday.
Starbucks' new holiday cups are coming under fire - for possibly depicting the hands of a lesbian couple. The holiday cup line was launched with a commercial showing a range of ages, races and sexualities.
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Prak Chan Thul PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned. The ban on the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), decreed by the Supreme Court at the government's request, followed the arrest of its leader for treason.
A greater investment in anti-submarine warfare would be a great place to start. New detection methods could also help, although such methods could also be used against Washington’s subs. Here’s an idea: maybe America should get in on the act and get some of its own?
More than 100 civil society groups and several prominent opposition figures on Thursday pushed for Mugabe to leave office and allow for a peaceful transition of power. The party was quickly outlawed because of its opposition to white rule, and police arrested Mugabe in Southern Rhodesia the following year.
Authorities were called to a home in Clarksville, Tennessee, early on Wednesday morning to assist a family that was administering CPR to an unresponsive baby girl, according to the Leaf Chronicle. Homicide detectives accused Christopher Conway, 22, of sexually assaulting the 9-month-old infant and wrapping a cord around her neck, causing her to die of strangulation.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ― A few dozen women gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Friday to argue that those accusing former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore of sexual misconduct are liars, people who identify as transgender are awful, guns are good and abortion is bad. It was a day of wide-ranging messages from Moore’s supporters, who hoped to rehabilitate the Senate candidate’s character after he was accused of sexually abusing teenage girls while in his 30s. Moore’s wife, Kayla, kicked off her speech by saying that she and other women feel attacked and stalked by the press. She jokingly called for a “thank you” from President Donald Trump, now that national media is focused on her family instead of the White House.
Two people were killed on Friday as Kenyan police tried to disperse supporters cheering a convoy carrying opposition leader Raila Odinga from the airport to central Nairobi, a Reuters photographer said. Police fired tear gas at the convoy and used water cannon as they tried to stop it reaching the capital’s main business district, live footage on Kenyan TV showed. Odinga has called for a “National Resistance Movement” to protest against the outcome of a repeat presidential election last month which saw President Uhuru Kenyatta win a second, five-year term with 98 percent of the vote after Odinga boycotted the contest.
An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. Wes Goodman, who is the Republican state legislator for Ohio, is married to a woman who is assistant director of an annual anti-abortion rally known as March for Life. The right-wing legislator, who pushed “family values”, was reportedly witnessed having sex with a man inside his office who was not employed by the legislator.
Thousands gathered in Texas on Wednesday to grieve with a family ripped apart by the Sutherland Springs church shooting. Three generations of the Holcombe family lost their lives in the mass shooting at First Baptist Church on Nov. 5. The eight family members ranged widely in age ― from an 18-month-old child to the church’s 60-year-old associate pastor.
The National Archives on Friday released 10,744 FBI records — some that have never been previously disclosed — related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. The National Archives said 8,336 documents are being released in their entirety and 2,408 are released with limited redactions. Most of the collection comprising about 5 million pages of records has been released to the public, but some documents have been withheld over the years to protect individuals, intelligence sources and methods and national security.
A humanitarian crisis is rapidly deepening in Yemen, where millions of aid-reliant people have been cut off from assistance since Saudi Arabia closed the country’s ports on Nov. 5.
Russia’s Navy has a new nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) patrolling the world’s seas. On Friday, the submarine, Knyaz Vladimir, set sail on its first venture. The sub is the first of five upgraded Borei-class submarines that Russia is building.
“Spare us the sarcasm and the satire,” Brown told supporters of the bill during a meeting, saying the proposed tax cut would benefit wealthy Americans. Everyone would initially see lower taxes under the Senate plan, but people earning less than $75,000 on average would face a tax increase by 2027, according to a Joint Committee on Taxation study released Thursday. People earning more than $100,000 would keep paying less in taxes.
Kevin Neal, 44, was armed with what authorities believe were two high-powered rifles that he made himself when he opened fire Tuesday on homes, cars and an elementary school around his tiny hometown of Rancho Tehama Reserve. It is the latest case of homemade semi-automatic weapons being used in a crime, and it comes as federal authorities try to draw attention to the dangers posed by these “ghost guns,” which contain no registration numbers that can be used to trace them.
Tesla on Thursday night unveiled its electric semi truck, but the massive new vehicle was overshadowed by what it was hauling inside. When the truck’s tailgate came down, out rolled a new and previously unannounced Tesla Roadster, which CEO Elon Musk
Poland's president on Friday slammed remarks by a senior European Parliament member who called the tens of thousands of people at a controversial Polish Independence Day march "fascists" and "neo-Nazis". President Andrzej Duda termed "absolutely scandalous" and "inadmissible" the remarks made by European Parliament liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt during a Wednesday debate in the chamber.
The Kurds are often referred to as “the largest ethnic group without a state.” They number roughly 30 million and inhabit large areas of Iraq, Iran, Turkey, and Syria. For the past 100 years, they have sought autonomy and independence, to which regional powers have responded with violent repression. During the Anfal campaign, for example, Saddam Hussein destroyed over 2,000 villages and killed 180,000 Kurds in northern Iraq between 1986 and 1989. Some 5,000 Kurds alone died in the infamous chemical weapons attack on the town of Halabja in 1988. Today, Iraq and Syria are convulsed by civil conflict.
An abandoned steelworks that looks like a post-apocalyptic wasteland similar to Westworld has been transformed into an artist’s haven. Far from its days of producing over 250 tons of steel per day, this steelworks in Birmingham, Ala., has lain dormant for 40 years, a sad ode to its long-forgotten wonder years long. The 2,000 acres of land is a mixture of derelict decomposition, rusting machinery, overturned offices and broken equipment.
“Right, especially when there's been so many allegations against President Trump," he said. ALEX MARLOW: Ivanka [Trump] made a very strange statement because she came out, with guns ablazing saying there's a special place in hell for child predators and that she believes the accusers.