Philippines Extends Martial Law in South for Another Year - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:51am - President Rodrigo Duterte said continued military rule on the southern island of Mindanao was needed to ensure the ?total eradication? of militancy there.

Once a Long Shot, Democrat Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Race - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:52am - Doug Jones, a former prosecutor, defeated scandal-scarred Roy S. Moore for the Senate seat once held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Europe Edition: Alabama, Emmanuel Macron, Austria: Your Wednesday Briefing - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:49am - Here?s what you need to know to start your day.

Pedophile Barred From Leaving Australia as Sex Tourism Law Takes Effect - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:49am - A man convicted of child sex offenses was turned away from Sydney Airport on Wednesday as Australia?s ?world first? sex tourism law came into effect.

Op-Ed Contributor: Trump and Bannon Can?t Save the Day - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:38am - The president and the populist badly botched their attempt to put Roy Moore over the top.

Key Takeaways From Doug Jones?s Alabama Victory - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:35am - The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama?s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

?Fake News,? Trump?s Obsession, Is Now a Cudgel for Strongmen - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:45am - Leaders who don?t like to be criticized or investigated have embraced the term. Scholars fear that it further erodes trust in democracy.

Op-Ed Columnist: Alabama Says No to Trump?s Tribalism - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:29am - This was a real sign of health.

Belgium?s Lavish Energy Use Sheds Light on More Than Just Its Roads - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:17am - The country keeps two million streetlights on overnight, generating profits for utilities and politicians at a cost for consumers and the environment.

Doug Jones Tops Roy Moore in Alabama Senate Race - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:10am - Doug Jones addressed supporters Tuesday night after a major upset over Roy S. Moore, the scandal-plagued former judge, in Alabama?s heated Senate race.

Toshiba Settles Fight With Western Digital That Imperiled a Major Deal - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:08am - The ailing Japanese conglomerate, which bet badly on U.S. nuclear power, can now proceed with a deal that will bring it $14 billion in needed cash.

Op-Ed Columnist: As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:54am - A defeat in Alabama should inspire a course correction in the White House ? but it won?t.

White House Girds for Fallout From Trump?s Alabama Failure - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:51am - President Trump, never one to accept blame, may look for a scapegoat for his failure to lift Roy S. Moore to victory in Alabama.

In Texts, F.B.I. Officials in Russia Inquiry Said Clinton ?Just Has to Win? - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:39am - Some messages criticized the Clinton team and the Obama administration, but the officials appeared appalled at some of Donald J. Trump?s comments during the campaign.

Roy Moore Addresses Supporters and Doesn?t Concede - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:24am - Mr. Moore, the scandal-plagued Republican candidate, lost to Doug Jones in Alabama's special Senate election on Tuesday. But he didn't concede a race that he said was still too close to call.

Video and Full Transcript: Roy Moore, Refusing to Concede, Addresses Supporte... - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:23am - Roy S. Moore, the Republican candidate in the Senate race in Alabama, addressed his supporters on Tuesday night after the election was called for his opponent, Doug Jones.

Politicians Weigh In as Doug Jones Wins Alabama Senate Seat - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:16am - In a tweet, President Trump congratulated Mr. Jones on his victory and called write-in votes ? a very big factor? in the outcome.

At an Alabama Rally, a Father?s Grief Over His Gay Daughter - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:10am - William Nathan Mathis, whose daughter committed suicide in 1995, said that he opposed the Republican candidate Roy Moore because of his remarks about gay men and lesbians.

Number of Jailed Journalists Hits Record High, Advocacy Group Says - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:02am - The Committee to Protect Journalists identified 262 journalists imprisoned for their journalism as of Dec. 1. More than half were in Turkey, China or Egypt.

New Higher Education Bill Rolls Back Obama-Era Safeguards - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:01am - A House rewrite of the law governing higher education would dismantle several regulations imposed by the Obama administration to control for-profit colleges.

Doug Jones, Kirsten Gillibrand, ?Star Wars?: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:57pm - Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Fingerprints of Russian Disinformation: From AIDS to Fake News - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:53pm - In the 1980s, the Soviets peddled ?bum dope about AIDS? around the world. Moscow?s tactics haven?t changed much in the years since.

Video and Full Transcript: Doug Jones Speaks After Winning Alabama Senate Race - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:32pm - Doug Jones addressed the crowd in Birmingham, Ala., after beating Roy S. Moore in a special election for the seat vacated by Jeff Sessions.

India Bans Condom Ads From Prime-Time TV - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:24pm - Conservative social groups pressured the government to crack down on the commercials, saying they were inappropriate for children.

Op-Ed Columnist: Thank Heaven for . . . Alabama? - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:05pm - If this deep-red state isn?t beyond redemption, then America isn?t, either.

Editorial: Roy Moore Loses, Sanity Reigns - 12 Dec 2017 at 11:03pm - Doug Jones strikes a blow against Donald Trump and for morality in American politics.

Many G.O.P. Blunders Put Seat at Risk, Even Before Scandal - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:47pm - Republicans made a lengthy list of errors, giving Democrats an opening well before Roy Moore was accused of sexual misbehavior.

Alabama Senate Race Between Roy Moore and Doug Jones Carries National Implica... - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:42pm - Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

Republicans, Closing In on Final Tax Bill, Aim for a Vote Next Week - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:40pm - In a frenzy of last-minute negotiations, Republicans drew closer to a 21 percent corporate tax rate and a top individual rate of 37 percent.

Doug Jones: A Lawyer in the Thick of Alabama?s Big Moments - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:26pm - As a prosecutor and defense lawyer, Mr. Jones played a role in some of his state?s biggest cases, putting him in a position to make electoral history.

Shivering Children, Pricier Spandex: The Impact of China?s Energy Stumble - 12 Dec 2017 at 10:09pm - China tried this fall to replace much of its coal with natural gas. But with supplies running short, chemical factories have been closed.

Artist Flees Beijing After Filming Devastation of Mass Evictions - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:51pm - Hua Yong, a painter, has shot and posted online dozens of videos documenting the forced removal of thousands of migrant workers from Beijing.

Trump?s Combative Denials Again Draw Him Into the Sexual Harassment Debate - 12 Dec 2017 at 9:05pm - In denying again the accusations against him and deriding Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, the president ensured that the issue would gain added energy and prominence.

Roy Moore?s Wife Says Some of the Couple?s Friends Are Black or Jewish - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:55pm - At Mr. Moore?s final rally, his wife grabbed the spotlight with a defense of her husband that included a statement that the couple has black and Jewish friends.

Sweden?s Prime Minister Condemns Anti-Semitic Outbursts - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:29pm - Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, speaking after recent anti-Semitic episodes in two Swedish cities, said ?hatred of Jews has no place in our society.?

Los Angeles Fire Started in Homeless Encampment, Officials Say - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:21pm - A cooking fire ignited a blaze that burned more than 400 acres and destroyed six homes in the Bel-Air neighborhood, according to investigators.

Editorial: Fox News v. Robert Mueller - 12 Dec 2017 at 8:17pm - The propaganda machine has kicked into high gear, and has a single goal: convincing President Trump to fire the special counsel.

Disney?s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:58pm - The $60 billion-plus acquisition would give Disney control of most of Rupert Murdoch?s movie and TV empire, and give a serious boost to the company?s streaming ambitions.

Quakes and Fires? It?s the Cost of Living That Californians Can?t Stomach - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:44pm - For many Californians, natural disasters are a moment to take stock and rethink the dream. But in the end, it almost always comes down to cost.

?The Tunnel.? Depressing, Claustrophobic and Now a Terror Target. - 12 Dec 2017 at 7:33pm - The passageway between busy subway lines in Times Square, often crowded shoulder to shoulder, became the destination of a would-be suicide bomber.