Through a unique confluence of events, Democrat Doug Jones managed to defy the deeply Republican leanings of Alabama and win a special election on Tuesday to represent the state in the Senate.
More than 10 days after the Thomas Fire sparked in Ventura County, the blaze grew to some 252,200 acres on Friday as more than 8,300 firefighters worked night and day to contain it.
Rachel Maddow shares video of an odd boast by Roy Moore's wife, Kayla Moore, that couple employs a Jewish lawyer, so accusations that they are anti-Semites could not be true.
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke about the worsening situation in North Korea and what diplomatic options remain.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke fired four senior staffers at the Department of the Interior for inappropriate conduct in response to a bombshell employee survey revealing widespread harassment within the agency.
American Nancy Kissel, dubbed the "milkshake murderer" for one of Hong Kong's most notorious crimes, was back in court Friday to challenge her life sentence for murdering her banker husband. Kissel lost an appeal in 2014 against a conviction for drugging her husband -- a senior executive at US bank Merrill Lynch -- with a sedative-laced strawberry drink before clubbing him to death with a lead ornament in their luxury home in the southern Chinese city. With bobbed hair and wearing glasses, she took copious notes throughout the judicial review hearing into her case at Hong Kong's High Court on Friday.
In 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.
Consumer spending in November was more than double what was expected, but it was a tumultuous year in retail, so companies are tacking on last-minute deals to end the season on a high note.
Not many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.