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U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, left, and his Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. On Monday morning, Emerson released its latest poll in the Alabama Senate special election, showing Republican Roy Moore ahead by 9 percentage points. The race pits a former judge who has been accused of pedophilia against a former U.S. attorney who prosecuted members of the Ku Klux Klan, with a thin margin in the Senate potentially getting thinner if the Democrat can pull off a victory that would have seemed unthinkable a few months ago.
Police identified the suspect as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah, who they said is a U.S. resident from the Bangladeshi city of Chittagong. According to investigators, Ullah, who had no criminal record, triggered the bomb intentionally and mentioned the self-described Islamic State after his arrest. The bomber reportedly told investigators he was inspired by terror attacks on Christmas markets in Europe, and chose the location in Manhattan due to its holiday-themed posters, The New York Times reported.
On the eve of the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Sandy Hook Promise — an organization founded by parents of the victims of the 2012 massacre — has released another powerful public service advertisement aimed at preventing future school shootings. The video, entitled “Tomorrow’s News,” imagines a local news report that predicts the next day’s school massacre. The spot then runs through interviews with the familiar cast of school shooting witnesses: parents, teachers, students and first responders.
In an exclusive interview with Meet the Press, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) tells Chuck Todd that he believes the Republican tax plan would harm the people that President Trump pledged to help.
A famous Chinese ‘rooftopper’ fell to his death from a skyscraper in a daring £11,000 challenge as he sought to use his fame to help lift his family out of poverty, media reported. Wu Yongning, aged 26, fell from the summit of the 62-storey Huayuan Hua Centre in the central city of Changsha, apparently as he attempted to scoop 100,000 yuan (£11,200) for a clip promoting an unnamed sponsor, reports say. The former movie stuntman had one million followers on the Chinese Internet and was well known for fearlessly scaling towering skyscrapers without any safety equipment.
It’s possible the Thomas Fire will move up in the rankings in the coming days, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection ― also known as Cal Fire ― said Sunday. On Cal Fire’s list of the state’s 20 largest fires, which uses records dating back to 1932, the Thomas Fire is the only blaze to occur in December, with nearly every other record fire burning during the hot, summer months. “It’s December, and it’s amazing to be able to say we aren’t out of fire season,” Cal Fire Director Ken Pimlott said at a new conference on Saturday.
Kelsey Grammer has spoken about his grief following his sister’s murder in 1975. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, the Frasier actor said he has forgiven the man who sexually assaulted and killed his sister. Karen Grammer was abducted, raped and murdered at the age of 18 by Freddie Glenn and accomplice Michael Corbett on 1 July 1975.
Nasheed also claimed to have found a post Jones allegedly published back in August in which she wrote: "Dear butt hurt Americans, If you aren't bleeding, no bones are sticking out & you can breathe, STOP crying! For the love, some folks clearly never picked a switch, And before y'all start talking to me about metaphorical, emotional, financial or historical blood and brokenness, Don't. The original video of Keaton, which reportedly amassed over 21 million views on Facebook since its upload on Friday, was no longer accessible as of Monday morning, suggesting Jones' Facebook page has been shut down.
Juanita Broaddrick, who was a volunteer on Clinton's campaign when the alleged rape occurred, came out of relative obscurity last year during 2016 presidential campaign alongside Trump. My reply "All allegations of sexual assault should be respectfully heard and given a fair assessment. "Why did I support President Trump?
A convicted serial killer sent a letter to a South Carolina newspaper claiming police hadn’t found all of his victims ― and he’s not planning to help them. Todd Kohlhepp, who earlier this year pleaded guilty to seven counts of murder, wrote an eight-
Batali is taking a leave of absence from his position at Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, a management company that supports over 20 restaurants. The second woman alleged that Batali inappropriately touched her twice when she worked for him in the late 1990s. She said the first incident was when Batali grabbed her butt without her consent.
After a bomb detonated during the morning rush-hour commute in New York City Monday, a former cop says there are steps you can take if you find yourself caught in the grips of a terror attack.In the wake of the attempted
Mankind's destruction caused by a nuclear war is just one "impulsive tantrum away", the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), warned on Sunday as the United States and North Korea exchange threats over the nation's nuclear tests. "Will it be the end of nuclear weapons, or will it be the end of us?" ICAN head Beatrice Fihn said in a speech after receiving the peace prize on behalf of the anti-nuclear group.
Matt Lauer is hopeful that he and his wife, Annette Roque, can reconcile.
All of the reasons the Su-57 is going nowhere fast. Westerns analysts have concluded that Russia’s fifth-generation Sukhoi Su-57 stealth fighter is unlikely to enter operational service before 2027. The Su-57 program was never really viable.
As part of the crew digging a subway extension under the streets of Los Angeles, Ashley Leger always keeps her safety gear close by. When her phone buzzes, she quickly dons a neon vest, hard hat and goggles before climbing deep down into a massive construction site beneath a boulevard east of downtown. Leger is a paleontologist who digs for fossils in the middle of a city rather than an open plain or desert.
Heartbreaking footage of a starving polar bear desperately searching for food on iceless land highlights the “real face of climate change”, conservationists say. Photojournalist Paul Nicklen said his team were moved to tears as they captured the struggling animal’s battle to stay alive on Canada’s Baffin Island last summer. “My entire SeaLegacy team was pushing through their tears and emotions while documenting this dying polar bear,” explained Mr Nicklen.
During a Sunday segment sounding the alarm about the rise of “fake news” in the mainstream media, Fox News anchor Leland Vittert twice claimed that The Washington Post had fired a reporter over a misleading tweet that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump. Vittert’s comments came during an on-air discussion with conservative radio host Jeff Katz about a handful of recent errors in reporting on the Trump administration. “I think it’s inexcusable,” Vittert said after Katz claimed many newsrooms were acting on behalf of the so-called resistance movement with little regard for the facts.
A U.S. federal judge in the criminal conspiracy trial of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on Monday warned that prosecutors' failure to produce documents that could support defense arguments may lead to a mistrial. The four men, including two of Bundy's sons Ammon and Ryan, are accused of conspiring to use the threat of force in a 2014 armed standoff with federal agents near Bundy's ranch. It galvanized right-wing militia groups challenging U.S. government authority over public lands in the American West.
Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group's leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of fighting in Syria's civil war.
The United States has slipped down the rankings of an index designed to rate countries on the effect they have on humanity and on the planet. The Netherlands topped the annual Good Country Index, which ranks countries across 35 indicators grouped under seven main headings, including science and technology, planet and climate, and prosperity and equality. Data comes from international organizations such as the United Nations, the World Bank and the World Health Organization.
Charles Jenkins, a US Army deserter who spent four decades in communist North Korea and married a Japanese woman abducted by Pyongyang, has died at the age of 77, officials said on Tuesday. Instead, he spent 39 years in Pyongyang, where he taught English to spy cadets in his North Carolina drawl and played a Yankee villain in propaganda films. In 1980, he married Hitomi Soga, who was kidnapped by North Korean agents in the Cold-War era.
Police have named the suspect in the New York explosion as 27-year-old Akayed Ullah. The city's police force said the "explosion" was of "unknown origin" and was located near the Port Authority bus terminal on 42nd street and 8th avenue. Asked if Mr Ullah had ties to Isis, Police Commissioner James O'Neill said the alleged attacker had made statements but refused to say what they were.