Kentucky State Rep. Dan Johnson addresses allegations that he sexually abused a teenager after a New Year’s party in 2013. (Timothy D. Easley/ Associated Press)Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson is refusing to resign amid accusations he molested a member of his church when she was 17. The woman accusing Johnson told KyCIR that she never returned to the apartment below the fellowship hall. The KyCIR report also detailed other incidents from Johnson’s past. Read more:Trump seeks to dismiss sexual harassment allegations as ‘fake news’Why Mike Tirico’s history of alleged sexual harassment hasn’t led him to Matt Lauer’s fate

December 13, 2017 01:26 UTC

The announcement by leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador was a surprise to no one. AMLO, as he is known to his hordes of supporters and detractors, has been running for president for well over a decade. Six years later, Lopez Obrador was defeated by Enrique Peña Nieto, who leaves office next year. This time around, Lopez Obrador is leading in the polls, with a recent one showing him 12 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival. “The faith that Lopez Obrador has in Lopez Obrador explains his tenacity, his resistance, his secrecy, his coherence, his sectarianism,” Silva-Herzog said.

December 13, 2017 01:20 UTC

Two people were shot Tuesday night in the Germantown area of Montgomery County, the county police said. The shooting occurred about 6:20 p.m. in or near the 19600 block of Gunners Branch Road, the police said. Both shooting victims were taken to a hospital, but no information was available about their condition. The two were described only as male. The street is partly residential, but includes a commercial area near Frederick Road, which includes restaurants and a car wash.

December 13, 2017 01:18 UTC

Preliminary exit poll results showed Moore faring worse among white voters than Republicans in previous Alabama elections, but he maintained a lead among both white men and women and those with and without college degrees. Nationwide, the 2016 election brought about a stark divide in support among whites by both gender and education, with white women and college graduates more likely to recoil from Trump’s campaign and swing in Democrats’ direction than white men and those without college degrees.

December 13, 2017 01:18 UTC

— to find that President Trump had sent a tweet Tuesday that many viewed as sexually suggestive and demeaning to women. “I mean, only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way,” she said. The problem for Trump and his team, however, was that much of official Washington opted for the gutter interpretation. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attends a news conference Tuesday on Capitol Hill. [Trump attacks Gillibrand in tweet critics say is sexually suggestive and demeaning]His attack on Gillibrand fits a familiar pattern.

December 13, 2017 01:12 UTC

was among the other Democratic senators to rally around Gillibrand, asking Trump on Twitter whether he was trying to “bully, intimidate and slut-shame” Gillibrand. Gillibrand met with Trump once in 2010, the Gillibrand aide said, and Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka, who has tried to cast herself as a champion of women, attended the meeting as well. Besides Gillibrand and Hirono, four male senators have called on Trump to resign: Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Speaking to reporters, Schumer defended his New York colleague, calling Trump’s attack “nasty” and “unbecoming” of the presidency. But he declined to join other Democrats in calling for a formal investigation of allegations of sexual misconduct by Trump.

December 13, 2017 01:12 UTC

His mother posted the teary plea online and citizens across the internet responded en masse to say: Keaton Jones, we've got your back. Keaton Jones tearfully tells his mom about his day at school. "Even if you think the worst thing about the mother, these are kids," Keaton's mother said in a Tuesday phone interview. She and Keaton had previously discussed making a bullying video, for his teachers or friends. said he wouldn't donate money to Keaton's family, he took to Instagram to say, "I STILL support Lil dude."

December 13, 2017 01:10 UTC

President Trump in Washington on Monday. But Trump’s statement Tuesday — calling New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a “flunky” who “would do anything for” campaign contributions — fits a pattern. https://t.co/UbQZqubXZv — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017[Why is Trump attacking Kirsten Gillibrand, the only female senator who has said he should resign?] “Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?” Mr. Trump said, according to the magazine. Trump, who has given about $5,850 to Gillibrand since 1996, according to Open Secrets, offered no evidence to support his claim.

December 13, 2017 01:08 UTC

Civil rights groups monitoring Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama, a high-profile contest between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones, said voters have contacted them to report a range of difficulties. Voters were also confused about “straight ticket” voting, an option that lets people choose all the candidates from a single party by simply checking one box. Clarke said her group was investigating text messages that incorrectly informed voters their polling place had changed. Other election observers told HuffPost about long lines at the polls in Alabama. Brock Boone, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union of Alabama, said he received about a dozen calls about precincts in Mobile turning away voters.

December 13, 2017 01:07 UTC

Disney’s Deal for 21st Century Fox Is Said to Be Close Image If Disney buys Rupert Murdoch’s entertainment empire it would control a movie library that includes popular series like “X-Men,” starring Jennifer Lawrence. That would leave Mr. Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox with three properties: Fox News, the relatively young FS1 cable sports channel, and a broadcasting unit formed by the Fox network and local TV stations. Image A deal with 21st Century Fox would dwarf other notable acquisitions that Robert A. Iger has made as Disney’s chief executive. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty ImagesDisney has sought the 21st Century Fox assets to bolster those efforts and add a third service to its streaming portfolio. 21st Century Fox has lately been moving its library content to Hulu in the United States, but Netflix relies on Fox licensing deals in many other countries.

December 13, 2017 00:56 UTC

He posed with his co-stars Lesley Manville and Vicky Krieps, and the film’s director, Paul Thomas Anderson. It appears that Mr. Day-Lewis, the only performer to win three Academy Awards in the best actor category, was not kidding when he announced in June that he would be retiring after this film. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the main story Of the Moment The lifestyle newsletter from the Styles, Travel and Food sections, offering the latest trends to news you can use. Sign Up You agree to receive occasional updates and special offers for The New York Times's products and services. “Everything that’s about making the movie was the same, but it was so much more work oriented,” said Ms. Krieps, who wore a lacy red dress by Alexander McQueen.

December 13, 2017 00:56 UTC

PhotoFor years, it was a rule in New York City’s jail system: If an inmate at Rikers Island who had been serving a stretch in solitary confinement before release returned to the jail, the person would be forced back into solitary no matter how much time had passed. The city dropped the rule, called the old time policy, in 2015, in response to a lawsuit, but by then hundreds of people had served long stints in solitary confinement at the notorious jail complex. On Monday, a federal magistrate judge in Brooklyn gave preliminary approval to a class-action settlement in which the city agreed to pay a total of $5 million to 470 people who were put in solitary confinement under the policy between Nov. 23, 2012, and Sept. 16, 2015. The lawsuit that prompted the settlement, Roy Parker et al. v. the City of New York, alleged that the practice was inhumane and violated pretrial detainees’ due process rights.

December 13, 2017 00:45 UTC

(CNN) Regardless of who actually gets the Senate seat, there's already one clear victor in the Alabama Senate race: partisanship. According to exit polling in the race, 49% of voters said they believed the allegations about sexual harassment and misconduct by Moore were probably or definitely true. Another 45% said those same allegations were probably or definitely false. Partisanship determined which reality voters in Alabama chose to believe. People backing Moore saw him as the victim of a media conspiracy that the women making the allegations were somehow complicit in.

December 13, 2017 00:44 UTC

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore arrives on his horse to cast his ballot in Gallant, Ala., on Tuesday. Republican strategists believed that for Alabama’s antiabortion hardliners, a vote for Jones would be a bridge too far. For both Moore voters and those who crossed over to support Jones, abortion became a useful shorthand, a way to place themselves on one or the other side of a national clash in world views. Jones’s victory demonstrated once again that even in the conservative Deep South, abortion has become an accepted, if still controversial, practice. Moore’s campaign injected the issue into the campaign, arguing in TV ads and speeches that Jones favored “full-term abortions.” Jones did say in a September TV appearance that he supported “late-term abortions .

December 13, 2017 00:38 UTC

Will Moore face an official Senate Ethics Committee investigation? Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Dec. 5 that if Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is elected, he will "immediately" have an ethics committee case. One detail: @SenPatRoberts, who calls himself the longest-serving member of the Senate Ethics Committee, says ethics probes typically stem from behavior in the Senate. Would the Senate expel Moore? If the Ethics Committee finds grounds to expel Moore, two-thirds of the Senate would have to vote to expel him.

December 13, 2017 00:33 UTC