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Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upsetDemocrat Doug Jones is going to the U.S. Senate after pulling together an unusual alliance in a Deep South state dominated by Republicans
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FILE - In this July 18, 2017 file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stands in front of the presidential seal during a ceremony with the Armed Forces of the Philippines at the Malacanang presidential palace in Manila, Philippines. The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,  to approve President Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege.  (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in southPhilippine legislators have voted to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law by a year in the country's south due to continuing terrorist threats despite the defeat of a pro-Islamic State group siege
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
File - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, state Rep. Dean Westlake, D-Kotzebue, talks with another legislator during a break in the opening session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. The rural Alaska lawmaker has refused calls that he resign amid allegations of inappropriate behavior from seven women. Westlake issued a statement Tuesday evening, Dec. 12, 2017, saying he plans to stay in office. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
Alaska lawmaker bucks party, refuses to quit amid claimsAn Alaska lawmaker accused by several women of inappropriate behavior has bucked his party's leadership and refused to quit. State Rep. Dean Westlake announced late Tuesday in a statement that he will not resign from office
The Associated Press32 minutes ago
FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017, file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a hearing of the Federal Reserve Board Joint Economic Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Investors may not be sure about what the central bank might have in store for 2018, and they’ll look to Yellen’s final news conference as Fed chair Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, for clues. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday3 things to watch for from the Fed in its statement, updated forecasts and Yellen news conference
The Associated Press36 minutes ago
Doug Jones is greeted by a supporter before speaking during an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. Jones has defeated Republican Roy Moore, a one-time GOP pariah who was embraced by the Republican Party and the president even after facing allegations of sexual impropriety. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Alabama elections chief: 'Unlikely' Senate outcome changesAlabama's election chief says it is "unlikely" that the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount
The Associated Press38 minutes ago
FILE - In this Dec. 4, 2017, file photo, Doug Jones speaks at a news conference in Dolomite, Ala. Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state’s new U.S. senator. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, file)
Things to know about Alabama's new US senator, Doug JonesThings to know about Doug Jones, a Democrat who won a special election against Republican Roy Moore to become Alabama's next U.S. senator
The Associated Press45 minutes ago
Spain: 9-month profit for Zara owner jumps on strong salesThe owner of the Zara fashion store says net profit jumped by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores
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FILE - In this geocolor GOES-16 file satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at 11:45 UTC, sunlight, from the right, illuminates Hurricane Irma as the storm approaches Cuba and Florida. Irma was one of the top searches on Google in 2017. (NOAA via AP, File)
Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017Monkey selfies, eclipse, bitcoin, Lauer top Google in 2017
The Associated Press50 minutes ago
In this photo provided by the Santa Barbara County Fire Department, with flames burning behind it, a Christmas tree stands as a lone sentinel in the front yard of an evacuated home in Carpinteria, Calif., Monday, Dec. 11, 2017. Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)
Days of toil bring hard-won gains over huge California fireFirefighters are finally eking out progress on the titanic task of cutting fire lines around one of the biggest blazes in the history of California
The Associated Press52 minutes ago
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