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GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:55am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted....

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:53am - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations....

Democrat Jones wins U.S. Senate seat in Alabama in blow to Trump - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:44am - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones won a bitter fight for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Alabama on Tuesday, dealing a political blow to President Donald Trump in a race marked by sexual misconduct accusations against Republican candidate Roy Moore.

In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:39am - MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout among African-Americans and white liberals with enough crossover support from conservatives who couldn't stomach scandal-ridden Republican nominee Roy Moore....

U.S. prepares to open doors on billion-dollar London embassy - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:34am - LONDON (Reuters) - The United States' diplomatic team in London, custodians of one of the most significant bilateral relationships of the last 100 years, will next month move into a new home: a billion-dollar, 12-storey glass cube overlooking the River Thames.

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:28am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly....

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:19am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year....

What it's like to work for a political leader in your twenties? - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:18am - Exhausting, often unglamorous - but something to tell the grandchildren about in years to come.

Alabama elections chief: 'Unlikely' Senate outcome changes - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:17am - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's election chief says it is doubtful the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change, even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount....

Hard-hit by opioids, a city struggles with hardcore homeless - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:10am - EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- This is the lesson that the working-class city of Everett has learned: It takes a community to rescue the hardcore homeless....

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.

Rebellion threat to EU Withdrawal Bill - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:39am - Rebel MPs line up behind an amendment to guarantee Parliament a vote on the final Brexit deal.

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.

Alabama's women wrote the verdict on Roy Moore - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:11am - The women of Alabama sent an unmistakable message about how much was too much.

Clinton tweets on Jones' win - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:06am - Following Democrat Doug Jones' projected win in Alabama's US Senate race, Hillary Clinton shared a message of optimism with her followers on Twitter.

Alabama Secretary of State: 'Highly unlikely' Jones not the winner - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:02am - Secretary of State of Alabama John Merrill said it was "highly unlikely" that Democrat Doug Jones would not be certified as the winner of Tuesday's special election for the US Senate.

Read Jones' victory speech - 13 Dec 2017 at 2:01am - Democrat Doug Jones addressed supporters in Birmingham, Alabama, following his stunning victory in the Senate special election Tuesday. Read his full remarks:

Moore won't concede ? read his speech - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:54am - Republican Roy Moore did not concede to Democrat Doug Jones in the US Senate race as he addressed supporters Tuesday in Montgomery, Alabama -- even after CNN and other networks projected Jones the winner, Jones declared victory and President Donald Trump congratulated Moore's Democratic opponent.

Inside Trump's White House: Fallout from the Alabama Senate race - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:27am - The reverberations from Doug Jones' apparent victory extended into the West Wing early Wednesday morning, with Trump's political shop facing a potential crisis.

In stunning upset, Democrat Doug Jones is apparent winner over Roy Moore in A... - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:26am - Democrat Doug Jones staged a stunning upset Tuesday, defeating Republican Roy Moore in a Senate race, according to an NBC News projection.

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.

Minnesota governor set to name Franken's Senate replacement - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:10am - ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith....

Meet Doug Jones, Alabama's first Democratic senator in 25 years - 13 Dec 2017 at 1:08am - Democrat Doug Jones scored a razor-thin ? but stunning ? apparent victory over Roy Moore in the Alabama special election on Tuesday.

6 words got Trump into big trouble today - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:59am -
What you need to know about Jones - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:59am - In a shocking upset Tuesday night, Democrat Doug Jones was projected to become the US senator-elect for the state of Alabama, defeating embattled Republican Roy Moore.

The many layers of the Trump-Gillibrand feud - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:58am -
FBI agent removed from Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot' - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:56am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him with insults like "idiot" and "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of the messages released Tuesday....

What Jones' win means for McConnell - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:55am - Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's time with the Senate chamber as he knows it got a lot shorter Tuesday night, after Democrat Doug Jones was projected to win a seat in Alabama that had been reliably Republican for decades.

Charles Barkley on Jones' win: 'This is a wake-up call for Democrats' - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:51am - Former NBA player Charles Barkley said Tuesday night that Democrat Doug Jones' projected victory is "a wake-up call for Democrats."

Jones scores stunning win, but Moore won't concede - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:51am - Alabama voters are casting their ballots today as the nation watches their US Senate election between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones.

5 takeaways from Jones' massive victory in Alabama - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:48am - The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.

Democrats hail women who accused Moore, Republicans rip Trump, Bannon - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:46am - Democrats celebrated Doug Jones victory in Alabama Tuesday, while Republicans widely derided Moore and blasted Trump and Steve Bannon for supporting Moore.

DOJ releases text messages from FBI staffers having affair - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:34am - The Department of Justice released 90 pages of text messages late Tuesday night, many harshly critical of Donald Trump, that were exchanged between an FBI lawyer and an agent.

USA Today bashes Trump as 'not fit to clean the toilets' in Obama's president... - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:31am - USA Today isn't known for its blistering op-eds. Which makes the one the paper's editorial board just published on President Donald Trump all the more savage.

Longtime friendship with Joe Biden pays off for Jones - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:31am - The most prominent national Democrat to campaign for Doug Jones was one who has arguably known the senator-elect the longest: former Vice President Joe Biden.

Trump loses his big bet on Alabama U.S. Senate race - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:29am - WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In backing Roy Moore in Alabama's U.S. Senate race even though the candidate faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls, President Donald Trump made a risky bet - and lost big.

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.

Jones may not take office until 2018 - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:11am - The winner of the Alabama special election Tuesday has the potential to shake up the Senate ... but probably not before the new year.

Allegations, Democratic surge doomed Roy Moore - 13 Dec 2017 at 12:06am - Democrats in ruby-red Alabama surged to voting places. That was particularly true among African-American voters, according to the exit poll of the race.