Alabama

Alabama Senate race winner urges Republican rival to ‘move on’

Alabama Senate race winner urges Republican rival to ‘move on’

Published 14/12/2017

Democrat Doug Jones, who won the special U.S. Senate election against Republican candidate Roy Moore, speaks during a news conference in Birmingham, Alabama, U.S., December [more…]

Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s ‘Gomer Pyle’ of 1960s, dies at 87

Actor Jim Nabors, TV’s ‘Gomer Pyle’ of 1960s, dies at 87

Published 30/11/2017

Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit "The Andy Griffith Show" belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said. [more…]

Factbox: Six facts about ‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Jim Nabors

Factbox: Six facts about ‘Gomer Pyle’ actor Jim Nabors

Published 30/11/2017

(Reuters) - As Gomer Pyle, the earnest, simple-minded gas station attendant who became a U.S. Marine, Jim Nabors, who died at 87 on Thursday in [more…]

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Shoppers browse stores, buy online as Black Friday deals beckon

Published 25/11/2017

A Black Friday sale sign is displayed outside a makeup store at Roosevelt Field shopping mall in Garden City, New York, U.S., November 24, 2017. [more…]

U.S. Senate candidate Moore’s spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

U.S. Senate candidate Moore’s spokesman resigns as allegations roil campaign

Published 22/11/2017

FILE PHOTO: Judge Roy Moore participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S. November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin Gentry/File Photo(Reuters) [more…]

Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

Published 22/11/2017

Judge Roy Moore participates in the Mid-Alabama Republican Club's Veterans Day Program in Vestavia Hills, Alabama, U.S., November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Marvin GentryWASHINGTON (Reuters) - President [more…]

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Senate Republicans ask Moore to withdraw as new accuser steps forward

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell led a chorus of establishment Republicans on Monday urging Roy Moore, the party's Senate candidate in Alabama, to quit the race as a fifth woman came forward with allegations Moore had sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago. [more…]

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Republican Senate candidate Moore hit by sexual misconduct allegations

Published 10/11/2017

A woman has accused Roy Moore, the Republican nominee for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, of initiating a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old and he was 32, the Washington Post reported on Thursday, prompting top Republicans to say he should step aside if the allegations prove true. [more…]

Trump would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Trump would want Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations true: White House

Published 10/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump would want Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore to step aside if sexual misconduct allegations against him are true, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Friday. [more…]

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

NFL rallies around protesting players denounced by Trump

Published 25/09/2017

NFL teams staged a show of solidarity with protesting players before Sunday's games by kneeling, linking arms or staying off the field during the U.S. national anthem, defying President Donald Trump's call for owners to fire those who refuse to stand. [more…]