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Alabama Senate election: Roy Moore faces verdict of voters

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionRoy Moore’s skittish escape on horseback The polls have closed in Alabama, where a firebrand Republican conservative is battling for a Senate seat against a Democrat hoping for a huge upset. President Donald Trump’s populist brand will be tested after he backed ...

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Port Authority bomber mocked Trump hours before attack

The accused Port Authority bomber posted a taunting message to President Trump in the hours before the attack, authorities said Tuesday. “Trump you failed to protect your nation,” Akayed Ullah, 27, wrote on Facebook early Monday, according to a federal complaint. The glimpse into Ullah’s poisoned mind ...

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Multiyork cuts staff as it searches for a buyer

Image copyright Multiyork Multiyork has made more than 100 staff redundant and left nearly 500 jobs hanging in the balance, as its administrator scrambles to find a buyer for the furniture maker. The Norfolk-based firm has told 112 staff they have lost their jobs, and will be paid until Tuesday. ...

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Austria gas plant burns after deadly explosion

Image copyright AFP Image caption A huge fire ensued – police now say a technical fault was to blame A big explosion has rocked a key natural gas facility in eastern Austria, killing one person and injuring at least 18, police say. A fire followed the blast at the Baumgarten ...

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Teen used last breaths to reveal spurned man’s name

A Brooklyn teenager used her last few breaths to tell cops the name of the man who shot her after she spurned his advances — as she struggled through an agonizing 20-minute wait for an ambulance, according to police testimony Monday. Sixteen-year-old Shemel Mercurius was fatally shot inside ...

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Major Forties oil pipeline to be closed for repairs

Image copyright Mat Fascione Image caption The oil is transported to the Kinneil terminal at Grangemouth where it is processed and stabilised One of the UK’s most important oil pipelines is being closed after a crack was discovered in Aberdeenshire. The Forties pipeline carries crude North Sea oil across land ...

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