- 2017-11-16 04:05:07Z
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on Republican Roy Moore and the special U.S. Senate election in Alabama (all times local):
Fox News host Sean Hannity called for Roy Moore, the Republican candidate running for Alabama's open Senate seat, to withdraw from the race if he cannot clear up allegations that he sexually abused teenage girls when he was in his 30s.
Rose McGowan was arrested in relation to a warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance
Two US lawmakers stood accused of sexual harassment Tuesday, including one who allegedly exposed himself to a young staffer, amid mounting concern over abuse on Capitol Hill. With a broadening national spotlight on sexual misconduct in Hollywood, the media and politics, Congress has begun to address the accusations of abuse and demands by some 1,500 former staffers that comprehensive reforms be instituted. The claims also come as conservative ex-judge Roy Moore, a candidate for US Senate, faces startling accusations by five women claiming he sexually assaulted or pursued them when they were teenagers in Alabama.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte attacked Canada's Justin Trudeau at the end of a summit of Asian and Western nations for raising questions about his war on drugs, a topic skirted by other leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump. At the traditional news conference by the host nation at the end of the summit on Tuesday, Duterte was asked how he had responded to the Canadian prime minister raising the issue of human rights and extra-judicial killings in his anti-drugs drive. It is a personal and official insult," the Philippines president said in the course of a rambling answer, although he did not refer to Trudeau by name.
Iran rejected on Sunday a call by French President Emmanuel Macron for talks on Tehran's ballistic missiles, saying they were defensive and unrelated to a nuclear agreement with world powers. On Thursday, Macron said during a visit to Dubai that he was "very concerned" by Iran's ballistic missile program, mentioning a missile fired from Yemen and intercepted by Saudi Arabia earlier this month. "There are negotiations we need to start on Iran's ballistic missiles," Macron said.
In early September, the Army doled out 1,111 upgraded 84mm M3 Carl Gustaf recoilless rifles to its soldiers and operators. Now, the Marine Corps is looking to get in on the bazooka goodness. Marine officials are "weighing the possibility" of acquiring the new M3E1 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapons System (MAAWS) as a lightweight substitute for the existing MK153 Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapons (SMAW), traditionally reserved for bunker-busting.
Decision day on a looming Venezuelan default was pushed back Friday after a committee of creditors postponed a ruling on whether state oil company PDVSA had officially defaulted on its debt repayments. The creditors, represented by 15 financial firms at a meeting in New York, agreed to meet again on Monday -- the same day President Nicolas Maduro has summoned creditors to Caracas to discuss rescheduling Venezuela's massive $150 billion debt. For the moment the decision of the so-called Determinations Committee, which met in New York "to discuss whether a Failure to Pay Credit Event had occurred" on a due PDVSA bond, throws Maduro something of a lifeline.
Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced his resignation Saturday, citing Iran's "grip" on the country and threats to his life. "I announce my resignation from the post of prime minister," he said in a speech broadcast from Saudi Arabia by the Al-Arabiya news network. "I felt what was being covertly plotted to target my life," Hariri said.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A condemned inmate scheduled to die this month for the slaying of a teenage boy said officials should execute him by firing squad because his breathing problems and poor veins make him too ill to be killed by lethal injection.
DENVER (AP) - The three people who died in the shooting at a suburban Denver Walmart were identified after police took suspect Scott Ostrem, 47, into custody. One was a grandfather, another was a grandmother and the third was a young father with another child on the way.
A longtime associate of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has hired a new team of lawyers to defend himself against charges brought in a probe looking at alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, a spokesman said on Thursday. Richard Gates and Manafort were charged with money laundering, conspiracy against the United States and other counts earlier this week as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of alleged Russia interference. Gates and Manafort have pleaded not guilty in the case.
A man suspected of walking into a Walmart store in Colorado and "nonchalantly" shooting to death two men and a woman has been arrested, police said Thursday. The seemingly random shooting Wednesday in Thornton, Colorado comes a month after a gunman killed 58 people in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in recent US history. Police identified the suspect in the latest shooting as 47-year-old Scott Ostrem, and said on Twitter he had been taken into custody.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Syria crisis and energy cooperation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's top authority supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei when he visits Tehran on Wednesday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday. "Syria-related issues will be on the agenda of the Russian-Iranian bilateral talks," Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told a conference call with reporters. He did not elaborate. Putin will also hold trilateral talks with Rouhani and lham Aliyev, the president of Azerbaijan, during his working visit to Tehran, Peskov said. ...
The victim, Marisa Harris, was studying to become a counselor and hoped to help troubled youths.
State-owned Saudi Arabian Airlines will launch its first flight to Baghdad in 27 years on Monday, state media said, amid a thaw in ties between the Arab neighbours. The airline, also known as Saudia, will depart from the Red Sea city of Jeddah barely two weeks after Saudi budget carrier flynas made the first commercial flight from Riyadh to Baghdad since 1990. "Saudi Arabian Airlines will inaugurate regular flights between the kingdom and Iraq after an interruption of 27 years," the official Saudi Press Agency reported on Sunday.
For fifty years, the United States has provided top-of-the-line fighter aircraft to help defend Israel from attack. Israel's fielding of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, known locally as Adir, continues that tradition even as the country puts its own technological touch on the fifth-generation fighter. Unlike other F-35 customers, Israel is modifying its fighters from the outset to address unique security challenges and the country's technological capabilities.
Masoud Barzani, who spent decades leading the long-oppressed Kurds, confirmed on Sunday he was stepping down as president of the Kurdistan Regional Government after his drive for independence backfired. After decades of struggle, critics say Barzani made one of his biggest mistakes by pushing hard for a Sept. 25 referendum. As well as the Iraqi government, Turkey and Iran threatened to take tough action against any move towards secession, fearing it would encourage their own restive Kurdish populations to follow suit.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia inmate who escaped from a jail two days before his sentencing has been captured along the Mexico border in Texas, authorities said.
HONOLULU (AP) - A Hawaii judge has halted the commercial fishing of reef fish for aquariums until the state reviews the trade's environmental impact.
The US House Intelligence Committee on Saturday said it had reached an agreement related to its subpoena of a Washington research firm's bank records that would secure access to records for the panel's probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The announcement came a day after a federal judge had given an unnamed bank more time to respond to the congressional panel's subpoena to Fusion GPS, the research outfit that hired a former British spy to compile a dossier on presidential candidate Donald Trump. The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative online publication backed by billionaire Republican mega-donor Paul Singer, said on Friday it was the original...
By Christian Shepherd BEIJING (Reuters) - A fringe group of hard-line conservatives who long for the way things were under communist China's founding leader, Mao Zedong, have welcomed President Xi Jinping's "new era" of socialism and its renewed emphasis on equality. At the ruling Communist Party's leadership conclave that wrapped up this week, Xi laid out a confident vision for a proud and prosperous China, with the party firmly in control, and cemented his authority as the country's most powerful leader since Mao took power in 1949 and declared the founding of modern China. Delegates praised Xi using Mao-era honorifics, and he became the first serving Chinese leader since Mao to have...
President Donald Trump briefly met with children of the White House press corps on Friday as part of a Halloween celebration, and things got weird pretty quickly.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Friday became the latest party to question Puerto Rico Power Authority's decision to award Whitefish Energy a $300 million contract to restore the island's hurricane-ravaged electrical grid.
Two mariners who attempted to sail from Honolulu to Tahiti have been rescued after being stranded in their boat for five months.
It's not an exaggeration to say that the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas on 22 November 1963 is the mother of all conspiracy theories. SEE ALSO: Trump releases more JFK files, but some are frustratingly impossible to read So even small events that preceded the murder, contained in the fresh batch of JFK files just published on the U.S. government's site, take a sinister, prescient light. A memo from the C.I.A.'s deputy director (Plans), James Angleton, refers to an anonymous phone call that senior reporter from local paper the Cambridge Evening News, received just 25 minutes before the president was shot. According to the British security service, MI-5, says...
Pope Francis on Thursday encouraged young immigrants who may be affected by the Trump administration's decision to end a programme protecting them from deportation to keep dreaming. Speaking by video hookup with young people in Texas, Puerto Rico and a handful of Latin American nations, the Pope urged all countries to welcome immigrants and for newcomers to respect the laws of the places they are living. President Donald Trump has said he is ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, programme and asked Congress to come up with an alternative. "The first thing I want to tell you is that I'm praying for you. The second thing is to continue to dream. And find people...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on congressional investigations into possible contacts between the Trump campaign and Russia (all times local):
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday said he wants the House of Representatives to pass a Republican tax cut bill by the Nov. 23 Thanksgiving holiday, echoing President Donald Trump's call to speed up the party's efforts to get the measure approved before year's end. Referring to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States, Ryan told reporters at a news conference, "Our goal is to get it out of the House by then.