Democrat Jones Wins Alabama Senate Election
Democrat Doug Jones has won the special election to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat representing the southern state of Alabama.
After a contentious campaign, voters backed Jones over Republican Roy Moore.
The result means that in January when Jones is sworn in, the Republican majority in the Senate will shrink to 51-49 and make it tougher for President Donald Trump to enact his agenda.
Senate terms last six years, but Jones will be filling out the final three years of a term begun by Jeff Sessions before he resigned in order to become attorney general under Trump.
Jones is the first Democrat from Alabama to win a Senate seat since 1992.
Moore had the backing of Trump, but faced opposition from other Republican leaders. He has been accused of sexual misconduct in the 1970s when his female accusers were teenagers and he was in his 30s.
Moore has consistently denied the allegations calling them "disgusting." But he initially admitted dating young women, when he was an attorney general, before denying ever knowing any of his accusers. At least one of the women outright called Moore a liar.
New York Bombing Suspect Charged With Terrorism
A top counterterrorism official in Bangladesh said Wednesday the man accused of detonating a pipe bomb in a New York City subway tunnel does not appear to have any known links to militant groups.
Monirul Islam said investigators have interviewed the Akayed Ullah's wife and her parents as part of their probe.
The 27-year-old Ullah is due to make his first court appearance Wednesday, a day after U.S. federal prosecutors announced terrorism charges against him. The charges against him include bombing a public place and using a weapon of mass destruction, each of which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Ullah was also accused of providing material support to Islamic State, destruction of property by means of an explosive and using a destructive device in furtherance of a crime of violence, according to a criminal complaint disclosed on Tuesday. These charges carry sentences of five to 30 years each.
Joon Kim, acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced the charges at a press conference in New York.
The attack took place in a tunnel that connects the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the Times Square subway stations. Surveillance footage shows the attacker walking among the rush-hour crowd, and then smoke filling the area as the device goes off. The man is then seen laying on the ground as people rush away from the scene.