Voters spoke about their reactions and expectations after Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat in a special election on Dec. 12. (Alice Li,Jordan Frasier,Patrick Martin/The Washington Post)But many Jones supporters say they also want him to at least occasionally stand up to President Trump. Doug Jones is one vote. Caption Republican Roy Moore, who has been accused of sexual misconduct, faced off against Democrat Doug Jones in a special election. It seems like the rich people get taken care of, the poor people get taken care of, but the middle class — the ones that actually work — they don’t get taken care of; they seem to be taken advantage of,” said Williams, who is black.
December 13, 2017 21:56 UTC
Omarosa Manigault, director of communications for the White House Public Liaison Office, attends the daily news briefing on Oct. 27. So as the postmortems of Manigault’s tenure in the White House begin to pile up, we offer a timeline of the former Trump insider’s greatest (or worst) hits. The epic beef between the two former pals kicks off when Ryan, a longtime White House correspondent, accuses the White House aide of trying to “physically intimidate” her outside of then-press secretary Sean Spicer’s office. In an attempt to actually liaise and invite caucus members to the White House, the Trump aide still manages to ruffles feathers. According to the White House journalist, Manigault was fired by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff.
December 13, 2017 21:18 UTC
Now T-Mobile is literally becoming a cable company. On Wednesday, it said that it's buying Layer3, a TV provider that styles itself in the same, scrappy mold as the nation's third-largest wireless carrier. The announcement is light on details, hinting only that T-Mobile will be introducing a "disruptive new TV service" sometime next year. But it highlights the enormous pressure that Internet providers and telecom companies are under to make their services unique to customers. For T-Mobile and its rivals, it is no longer enough to be considered mere carriers of bits and bytes.
December 13, 2017 21:00 UTC
An unnamed White House official told the Journal that Manigault Newman was “physically dragged and escorted off the campus” late Tuesday. Asked by Fox News whether she was fired, a White House aide referred back to a brief statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. But she reportedly has drawn scrutiny from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. She was reportedly banned from posting any of the photos online by White House officials citing security and ethical concerns. The White House said last week that deputy national security adviser Dina Powell will leave the administration early next year.
December 13, 2017 20:33 UTC
(Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)On Wednesday, Salma Hayek became the latest woman to come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and bullying against producer Harvey Weinstein. '”But his attempts to exert power over Hayek went beyond demands for massages and sex. While he was producing her dream project, the 2002 film “Frida,” Weinstein insisted that the star add an unscripted sex scene with another woman, complete with full-front nudity. And with that, Weinstein made every person who watched “Frida” a witness to his abuse. Read more:What it’s like to watch a Harvey Weinstein movie nowHarvey Weinstein embodies a culture whose power is on the waneDylan Farrow: Why is Woody Allen exempt from the storm of sexual assault allegations?
December 13, 2017 20:32 UTC
The Fix's Callum Borchers breaks down what the defeat could mean for his sway on President Trump. The day prior, at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, Bannon framed the race as a referendum on Trump’s presidency. Of those who approve of Trump, Moore won 89 percent of the vote. If Trump’s approval had been at 51 percent instead of 48 percent and most of those who approved backed Moore, Moore would right now be senator-elect. It should also have revealed to Trump that Bannon’s ability to aid his presidency was also pretty iffy.
December 13, 2017 20:15 UTC
To the editor: I wish I could be surprised that the Skirball fire that burned parts of affluent Bel-Air originated in a homeless encampment near the 405 Freeway. At this point, how can we continue failing to provide comprehensive health, housing and social services for homeless people? Homeless encampments are all over that area and sometimes along the L.A. River adjacent to Atwater Village. As shown by the Skirball fire and other documented incidents, homeless people create fire hazards, threatening the lives and property of thousands. This is not a place for naive tolerance for homeless people despite their plight; it is an important public safety issue.
December 13, 2017 19:52 UTC
The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards has made a notable change: Only women will present this year’s accolades. All 13 of the evening ceremony’s honors will be doled out by women, led by host Kristen Bell, on Jan. 21. SAG Awards, now in their 24th year, acknowledge achievement in film and television, with ballots cast from a membership of 160,000 actors, performers, writers and musicians. Along with other guild ceremonies, such as the Producers Guild Awards, the annual SAG Awards are a bellwether for the Academy Awards. The SAG Awards will be broadcast Jan. 21 at 8 p.m.
December 13, 2017 19:52 UTC
Danny McBride of “Eastbound & Down” and “Vice Principals” fame has sold his home in Hollywood Hills West for $3.5 million in a deal completed off-market. This year McBride appeared in the films “Alien: Covenant” and “The Disaster Artist.”CAPTION Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market. Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market. CAPTION Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market. Kid Rock recently sold his Balinese-inspired compound for $9.5 million, $2.1 million less than he paid for it in 2006, in a deal completed off-market.
December 13, 2017 19:52 UTC
As he pulled onto the ranch, Basave saw his trailer home still standing. House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. From the GOP's perspective, Alabama's Senate race will yield one of two unhappy results. From the GOP's perspective, Alabama's Senate race will yield one of two unhappy results.
December 13, 2017 19:40 UTC
Actress Salma Hayek has come forward with a horrifying and searing account of her experiences with disgraced film executive Harvey Weinstein, who she said harassed her with sexual demands and furiously threatened: “I will kill you, don’t think I can’t.” Hayek, in a New York Times op-ed headlined “Harvey Weinstein Is My Monster Too,” published Wednesday, revealed how she opened the door to the then-Hollywood kingpin during the making of her 2002 film, “Frida,” her passion project about the life of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Her yes to the movie deal, she wrote, quickly led to having to tell Weinstein no. Hayek said her “body wouldn’t stop crying and convulsing.” “I started throwing up while a set frozen still waited to shoot,” she wrote. Weinstein does not recall pressuring Salma to do a gratuitous sex scene with a female costar and he was not there for filming,” the statement added. And now Harvey Weinstein's spokesperson has responded to Salma Hayek's New York Times piece.
December 13, 2017 19:31 UTC
House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. House Democrats called for an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by President Trump. From the GOP's perspective, Alabama's Senate race will yield one of two unhappy results.
December 13, 2017 19:28 UTC
Someone is pooping on the lawns of Orchard Park, New York, but police say they don’t have much to go on. The first mystery pooping was reported Nov. 8 by a woman who told police she found feces and tissue outside her home. The woman also said she thought the “poopetrator” was a jogger, and said that it had happened on more than one occasion, Orchard Park police Lt. Jason M. Schiedel told The Buffalo News. Although police say they only received one complaint, an ad placed in the Orchard Park Pennysaver earlier this month suggested the public dumping had happened numerous times. The ad, warning of security cameras and increased police patrols, is signed by “the Homeowners whose property you invaded.”
December 13, 2017 19:27 UTC
A manhunt is underway for India’s so-called “happiness minister,” who vanished after his arrest was ordered in the 2009 death of an opposition politician, according to local reports. Lal Singh Arya, who was named the country’s first “happiness minister” in January, is wanted in connection with the 2009 death of Makhanlal Jatay. Police reportedly searched three locations, including Arya’s residence in Bhopal, but he has so far eluded authorities. “We are positive that we will track him down by then.”The happiness ministry in the state of Madhya Pradesh is modeled on the “gross national happiness” index used in Bhutan. In India, the ministry hopes to create its own happiness index, promising social programs such as yoga, meditation and free religious pilgrimages.
December 13, 2017 19:26 UTC
They boated to state waters off Egmont Key, where 28-year-old Robert Lee Benac III speared a blacknose shark, according to the affidavit. When the shark had been pulled in close enough to the boat, investigators wrote, Wenzel took out the .38 and shot it on the side of the head. Get it again!” Heintz yelled, and all the men laughed, according to the affidavit. Wenzel shot at the shark three more times, state investigators wrote, prompting cheers from the men. “You had no right to drag it alive,” an Instagram commenter wrote to Benac after seeing the video, according to the affidavit.
December 13, 2017 19:18 UTC