Doug Jones’s stunning victory in the overwhelmingly red state sends a loud warning to the White House and the Republican Party.Roy Moore refuses to concede »
Thomas Buergenthal, a law professor who served for a decade as an International Court of Justice judge, said a new report he helped write documenting atrocities in North Korea’s prisons shows the Kim regime may be “even worse” than Nazis. Buergenthal is an author of a report published Tuesday by the International Bar Association, "Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity in North Korean Political Prisons.” It documents atrocities inside the country’s prisons, where an estimated 80,000 to 130,000 people are being held.
If Republican Roy Moore defeats his Democratic opponent Doug Jones on Tuesday in Alabama, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell won’t necessarily be celebrating. A Moore victory means the majority leader from Kentucky will be able to hold onto his slim two-vote majority, but the former judge brings to the Senate a toxic mix that few Senate Republicans are keen to accept.
An incredibly agile Chinese social media star and fearless “rooftopper” plunged 62 floors to his death from a high-rise in the city of Changsha, police confirmed to Chinese media. The accident apparently occurred last month, although it wasn’t until a week ago that Wu’s girlfriend posted a notice on social media about his death, according to a Washington Post report linked to the Chinese-language site Sina.com. Wu had amassed a million followers on the Chinese social media platform Weibo while posting death-defying videos of himself in precarious positions at the top of very tall buildings without any safety equipment.
President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for attacking the "failing" New York Times shortly after being briefed on an attempted terror attack in New York City Monday. ".@POTUS has been briefed on the explosion in New York City," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced on Twitter at 8:13 a.m.
WASHINGTON ― A photographer currently facing trial on several felony charges after being arrested during a protest of Donald Trump’s inauguration had reached out to a Texas news outlet before Jan. 20 about photographing the protests, yet another indication he was working as a journalist that day. Alexei Wood and five others are on trial in the District of Columbia, each charged with six felonies and two misdemeanors related to Jan. 20 protests. The 37-year-old photographer from San Antonio had emailed two editors at the Rivard Report, a San Antonio-based nonprofit news outlet, hoping for work taking pictures at the inauguration, according to emails revealed in court on Monday.
One week since it first began, the destructive and challenging Thomas Fire has already soared into the record books as one of the largest wildfires in California history. As of Monday morning local time, the fire's acreage has soared to 230,500 acres, putting it fifth on the list of the top 20 largest California wildfires. The blaze, located in Ventura County, began north of the town of Santa Paula on Monday, Dec. 4, and has destroyed nearly 800 structures while damaging around 200.
The mother of Keaton Jones is addressing backlash on social media after controversial photos emerged of her and her son posing with Confederate flags. Now, the moving video that made the 11-year-old famous is focusing scrutiny on his mother, Kimberly Jones, after controversial Facebook photos sparked allegations that Jones was racist. "I feel like anybody who wants to take the time to ask anybody who I am or even troll through some other pictures, I mean, I feel like we’re not racist," Jones said of the photos to ABC News.
Chandler Self, a 32-year-old psychiatrist from New York City, was leading the BMW Dallas Marathon but was running on empty. Self could see the finish line when she collapsed for the first time. Self, who grew up in Dallas, was not disqualified and came in first, finishing at 2 hours, 53 minutes, 57 seconds.
A top US surgeon is said to have been found dead with a knife in his torso in his New York flat on Sunday in a suspected suicide. Dr Dean Lorich, 54, worked as Bono’s Orthopaedic trauma surgeon after the U2 frontman fell off his bike in 2014 and required extensive reconstructive surgery. Dr Lorich, the father of three daughters, was the associate director of the Orthopedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.
Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.
Charles Jenkins, a former American soldier who defected across the Demilitarized Zone into North Korea in 1965 and was held by the totalitarian regime for 40 years, died in Japan on Monday at the age of 77. Jenkins, who was freed in 2004, had lived on Sado Island with his wife, a Japanese woman named Hitomi Soga who herself was kidnapped by North Korea and forced to teach her language to Pyongyang’s spies. Jenkins’ death was first reported by Kyodo News and Japan’s NHK broadcaster, who said the cause was heart failure.
WASHINGTON ― White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders lashed out at reporters on Monday in response to multiple high-profile corrections to news stories this month, falsely claiming that journalistic outlets do not regularly take responsibility for mistakes and intentionally publish inaccurate information. Meanwhile President Donald Trump and White House officials ― including Sanders ― frequently put out dubious claims or fail to correct themselves when proven false. “When journalists make honest mistakes, they should own up to them,” she said at the White House press briefing.
A Connecticut man is facing an attempted murder charge after he allegedly threw another man off a bridge during an argument with his girlfriend. Police arrested 25-year-old Gregory Rottjer on Tuesday in connection with the incident that occurred around 1 a.m. Thanksgiving Day on the bridge connecting the small Connecticut cities of Shelton and Derby. Rottjer and his girlfriend, 22-year-old Jennifer Hannum, were arguing while walking over the bridge when the victim and his brother asked Hannum if she was OK, according to WFSB-TV.
The Department of Homeland Security is keeping its eye on Alabama's special U.S. Senate election. Christopher Krebs says he's not aware of any specific threats. Voter turnout appears heavier than expected in one of Alabama's most reliably Republican counties in the U.S. Senate election, and officials say they're not just seeing the usual GOP crowd.
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.
Ruined houses, shell craters and deserted streets - this is a typical scene in the Oktyabrsky district of Donetsk, the largest city of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel region that bears the same name. The self-styled Donetsk and next-door Luhansk "people's republics" broke away from central rule in 2014 after months of violent street protests in Kiev toppled Ukraine's Moscow-leaning president and propelled pro-Western nationalists to power. In this calm suburb of Donetsk, many people stood aloof of politics.
The Supreme Court wrestled with a clash between religious freedom and LGBTQ rights last week when justices heard oral arguments in the case of Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Ultimately, the court will decide whether Colorado
The potential for tension between Riyadh and Abu Dhabi is illustrated by an increasing number of foreign-policy disagreements. On December 5, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Foreign Ministry announced the creation of a joint cooperation and coordination committee with Saudi Arabia. This committee provides an official forum for Saudi Arabia–UAE security collaboration outside the auspices of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).
Tom Higham and Georges Kazan, directors of the Oxford Relics Cluster, used radiocarbon dating to investigate a pelvic bone fragment thought to belong to the saint. Higham, a professor who works with Kazan and others at Oxford to apply scientific techniques to the study of relics, told HuffPost that it’s rare for relics to date back to the time period matching when a saint is believed to have died.
MSC Seaside was named best new ship of the year Tuesday in the annual awards handed out by Cruise Critic, the cruise website. Celebrity Cruises received Cruise Critic's awards for best cabins and best for romance. The cruise line's romantic onboard spots include a real lawn for a picnic under the stars.
If you’ve been wondering why politicians from both parties are resigning over accusations of sexually harassing women, yet President Donald Trump is apparently getting a free pass, you’re not alone. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) also thinks it’s a head-scratcher. Sixteen women have accused the president of sexual misconduct.
After another brutal rape and murder of a young Indian girl, demonstrators have gathered in the northern state of Haryana to protest the failure of police to identify a culprit days after the crime, BBC reports.
MIDLAND CITY, Ala. ― Anyone who criticizes GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore is his new worst enemy. During the ex-judge’s last hurrah on Monday ― hours before the polls opened for the special Senate election ― Moore’s supporters dug into their trenches, lashing out at everyone who ever slighted him during his campaign.
The Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction. Scientists genetically mapped the animal -- also known as a thylacine -- using the genome of a pup preserved more than a century ago in a jar. The research revealed the creature began to undergo a decline in genetic diversity more than 70,000 years ago, leaving it less resilient to environmental change even before Aborigines are believed to have first inhabited the continent 65,000 years ago.