BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Democrat Doug Jones has won the special election to fill a Senate seat in Alabama, according to exit polls and returns - a shocking upset in a solidly Republican state, in which massive turnout among African-American voters helped defeat a candidate enthusiastically backed by President Donald Trump. The Associated Press called the race at 10:23 p.m. Eastern time.
Roy Moore rode to the polls on the American myth. Specifically, he was astride a brown and white horse. The Republican candidate for U.S. Senate was wearing a cowboy hat, jeans and a large signet ring. Moore arrived at the Alabama polls Tuesday morning in the manner that is his tradition, on the back of a horse named Sassy. He did so in front of a national audience that mostly does not include a cowboy hat on its list of wardrobe staples and assumes that with the advent of both cars and paved roads, running errands by horse is unnecessary. But no matter.
The theme of the party was Magic, Martinis and Mario, and there was an awful lot of the latter two. It was at Mario Batali's buzzy Los Angeles restaurant Osteria Mozza, the week of the Oscars in March 2010. Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi was hosting a private dinner for advertisers, and the restaurateur and chef was the main attraction.
Those keeping tabs on President Donald Trump's diet know that Wendy's and McDonald's are staples. While campaigning, Trump inhaled Filets-o-Fish and Big Macs, savored bacon, eggs and sausage and snacked on Oreos. He'd then wash it all down with a Diet Coke. Just how much diet soda the president consumes, though, was revealed Saturday by the New York Times, which reported that Trump has a button to summon household staff for one of the 12 Diet Cokes he drinks each day.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alabama voters headed to the polls Tuesday for a pivotal special election in which allegations of inappropriate behavior against Republican candidate Roy Moore have created a unique opportunity for Democrats in the typically ruby-red Deep South.
WASHINGTON - Republicans are in advanced talks to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent, two people involved in the negotiations said, an attempted intraparty compromise that they hope will smooth passage of a sweeping tax bill. A final decision could be made later Tuesday, as House and Senate leaders work to reconcile differences between tax bills that passed each chamber in recent weeks.
Federal prosecutors filed terrorism charges Tuesday against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he posted a taunt aimed at President Donald Trump before the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square and then proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State.''
A Colorado middle school teacher who wrote "I want to kill children" in a message to his students has resigned after an internal investigation into the incident. School officials said Kris Burghart, an eighth grade teacher at Otho E. Stuart Middle School in Commerce City, displayed an inappropriate message on a projector screen to his class that "frightened" some of the students.
Our solar system has a visitor. It's cylindrical, dark and reddish, a quarter-mile long. The object won't be staying. This fall, astronomers announced that the thing came blazing into our neck of the galaxy at speeds of up to 196,000 mph. It is now headed away as quickly as it came.
Federal prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against the suspected New York City subway bomber, Akayed Ullah, saying he proclaimed "I did it for the Islamic State'' after the attack in a tunnel beneath Times Square. A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Manhattan charges Ullah, 27, with providing material support to a terror group, using a weapon of mass destruction, bombing a public place, destruction of property by means of fire or explosive, and use of a destructive device during a crime of violence.