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Eva Longoria warns abortion bans endanger women

May 19, 2019 - 12:16 PM

The actress warns of a 'domino effect' with a dozen other Republican-controlled US states seeking to restrict the rights of women to abortion

US actress Eva Longoria smiles as she arrives for the screening of the film "Rocketman" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 16, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Alabama senate passes toughest abortion ban bill in U.S.

May 15, 2019 - 2:43 PM

The text passed by the Republican-led senate is sent to Governor Kay Ivey's desk for signature into law and, if approved, is expected to trigger a legal battle which could reach the Supreme Court

Tornado kills at least 23 in US state of Alabama – officials

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:42 PM

(UPDATED) The swath of destruction left by the storm is a quarter mile wide and stretches for the 'several miles that it traveled on the ground'

TORNADO. This handout image provided by Justin Merritt from his Instagram account shows a tornado in Dothan, Alabama on March 3, 2019.  Handout photo by Justin Merritt/Instagram/AFP

Trump faces consequences of Alabama election upset

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Some in Trump's inner circle now wonder whether Alabama shows the limits of his approach: If it does not work in deep red Alabama, where can it work?

STILL 'MAGA' Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Alabama Democrat in shock U.S. Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:36 AM

(UPDATED) It marks a bitter blow to the president in one of the reddest of deep South states, and hands opposition Democrats a cherished Senate seat

WINNER. Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones prepares to greet voters outside of a polling station at the Bessemer Civic Center on December 12, 2017 in Bessemer, Alabama. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Alabama chooses a senator in test for scandal-buffeted Republicans

Dec 12, 2017 - 7:31 PM

US President Donald Trump has made the special election a test of his brand of populism

STILL FOR MOORE. People attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Jordan's Activity Barn on December 11, 2017 in Midland City, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Alabama votes after vicious contest dogged by claims against candidate

Dec 11, 2017 - 8:30 AM

For the people of Alabama this week's special election isn't quite that simple

SUPPORT. A sign is held up as people attend a campaign rally for Republican Senatorial candidate Roy Moore at Oak Hollow Farm on December 5, 2017 in Fairhope, Alabama. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Trump endorses accused child molester Moore for U.S. Senate

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:39 PM

(UPDATED) The Alabama race, which is being held to replace Jeff Sessions, who Trump named US attorney general, has national repercussions because Republicans hold a slim 52-48 majority in the Senate

ENDORSED BY TRUMP. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Franken 'sorry' as U.S. Congress targets harassment

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:07 AM

(UPDATED) The US Congress returns to Washington after the Thanksgiving break determined to tackle sexual harassment within its ranks, following a string of allegations targeting sitting lawmakers

REGRET. Sen. Al Franken, (D-MN) speaks to the media after returning back to work in the Senate on Capitol Hill on November 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump again backs alleged harasser, Democrat gives up key post

Nov 27, 2017 - 6:32 AM

US President Donald Trump redoubles his support for embattled Senate candidate Roy Moore, ignoring the sexual harassment allegations plaguing the ex-Alabama judge's campaign

NOT QUITTING. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Two more women accuse U.S. Senate hopeful of impropriety – report

Nov 16, 2017 - 9:08 AM

But the Alabama politician gives no sign of dropping out of the race as his campaign denies assault allegations

FACING TROUBLE. Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks during a campaign event at the Walker Springs Road Baptist Church on November 14, 2017 in Jackson, Alabama. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Republican candidate Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct allegations

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:51 AM

The issue has reverberated through Washington weeks ahead of a special US Senate election in Alabama

EMBATTLED. In this file photo, Roy Moore, GOP Senate candidate and former chief justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, speaks during the annual Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shorham Hotel on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump-backed Republican defeated in US Senate runoff

Sep 27, 2017 - 10:04 AM

(UPDATED) The result is an embarrassing setback for Trump that highlights the deep divisions within his party and raises questions about its future direction as the GOP heads toward mid-term elections in 2018

GOP WINNER. Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in Alabama, Roy Moore, greets guests after arriving at an election-night rally on September 26, 2017 in Montgomery, Alabama. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

'Devastation' in Florida Keys as storm Irma weakens

Sep 12, 2017 - 7:46 AM

UPDATED Across the Caribbean hard hit residents struggle to get back on their feet as Britain France the Netherlands and the United States ramp up relief efforts for their overseas territories

POST-IRMA. A man looks at damaged boats brought onto land by Hurricane Irma at a marina in Miami, Florida, September 11, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

Alabama governor brought down by humiliating sex scandal

Apr 11, 2017 - 1:22 PM

The governor of the conservative southern US state of Alabama resigns shortly after lawmakers begin impeachment proceedings linked to his affair with a senior aide that was made public in humiliating detail

OUT. In this file photo, Gov Robert Bentley speaks at a National Governors' Association meeting, February 26, 2017. Photo courtesy Bentley's Twitter account

U.S. lethal injection debate revived after long execution

Dec 10, 2016 - 8:37 AM

One of the media witnesses say the execution of Ronald Smith on Thursday night December 8 took 34 minutes during which he was apparently struggling for breath

Filipina golfer wins University of South Alabama Intercollegiate

Sep 13, 2016 - 2:11 PM

Chanelle Avaricio a native of Las Piñas is playing for the Alabama State University Lady Hornets

Chanelle Avaricio wins the University of South Alabama Intercollegiate. Photo from the ASU Hornets official website

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

May 26, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Texas and 10 other states accuse the Obama administration of running roughshod over commonsense policies protecting children and basic privacy rights

epa05303100 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 april 2016 shows an 'All Gender' bathroom sign at the San Diego International Airport in San Diego, California, USA. According to reports from 13 May 2016, the US administration plans to direct public schools to allow transgender students use whichever bathroom they prefer to match their gender identity. EPA/JASON SZENES

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May 16, 2016 - 1:10 PM

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#USVote: Lessons from Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 2:22 PM

Four lessons learned from the events of Super Tuesday

epa05189535 Mary Austin hands out 'I Voted' stickers at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, 01 March 2016. People in 12 states are voting in primary elections to determine the candidates for president of the United States of America. EPA/J PAT CARTER

#USVote: Super Tuesday winners, state by state

Mar 02, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE Here is a state by state breakdown of projected winners on the pivotal day of the 2016 White House race

Poll manager Ty Stepter hands a sticker to a voter after they cast their ballot at All Saints Episcopal Church, during the Super Tuesday US presidential primary voting in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, March 1, 2016. Erik S Lesser/EPA

US elections: Clinton, Trump win big on Super Tuesday

Mar 02, 2016 - 8:50 AM

UPDATED Super Tuesday is the most pivotal day of the presidential primary season so far with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hoping to wipe out all rivals for their party nominations

BIG WINNER. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a campaign rally at a film studio in Miami, Florida, USA, March 1, 2016. Joe Skipper/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton eye big boost

Mar 02, 2016 - 12:29 AM

UPDATED Millions of people are taking part in Super Tuesday – a series of primary votes and caucuses in a dozen states stretching from Virginia on the east coast all the way to Alaska

SUPER TUESDAY. People wait in line to vote at a polling center in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA, March 1, 2016. Photo by J Pat Carter/EPA

FAST FACTS: US 'Super Tuesday'

Mar 01, 2016 - 9:18 AM

Here is what is at stake on Super Tuesday which could have a big impact on Democratic and Republican contenders still in the race for the White House

A poll worker at a polling station in a school gym during the Democratic presidential primary in Charleston, South Carolina, USA, February 27, 2016. Richard Ellis/EPA

Super Tuesday: Trump, Clinton heavy favorites

Mar 01, 2016 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED With just hours to go before polls open the Republican and Democratic frontrunners fend off rivals and appeal to supporters in a dozen states

SUPER TUESDAY COMBATANTS. This combination of pictures created on February 25, 2016 shows top US presidential candidates (L-R) Republican Marco Rubio on January 14, 2016; Republican Ted Cruz on February 23, 2016; Democrat Bernie Sanders on on February 04, 2016; Republican Donald Trump on February 23, 2016; and Democrat Hillary Clinton on February 04, 2016. AFP photos

Clinton, Trump shoot for inevitability on Super Tuesday

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:33 PM

Clinton and Trump are well positioned to secure the lion s share of the delegate bonanza in the 11 states voting in each party s primaries

DEMOCRATIC FRONTRUNNER. Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a 'Get Out The Vote' rally at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on February 28, 2016 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Theater shooter bought gun legally – police

Jul 25, 2015 - 1:18 PM

The motive of John Houser – a 59 year old white man with a criminal record – remains unclear

Obama in Selma: 'Our march is not over'

Mar 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Obama pays a stirring tribute to the sacrifice of a generation of activists who marched so that black Americans could enjoy civil rights and opened the road that eventually led him to the White House

White House lockdown after noise is heard

Mar 08, 2015 - 12:39 AM

It is unclear if a fire at a food cart near the White House was the source of the noise

LOCKDOWN. A fire outside the White House prompts the US Secret Service into a lock-down before President Barack Obama and wife Michele's departure for Selma, Alabama. File photos of the White House. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

Confusion in Alabama after judges defy gay marriage ruling

Feb 11, 2015 - 8:05 AM

Most probate judges are refusing to comply with the US high court s ruling deciding instead to follow a last minute order by Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore not to issue marriage licenses and officiate weddings

EQUAL RIGHTS. Jason Moreau-McCoy, James Weaver and Darre Foret wave flags in support of same sex marriage outside the county probate court house in Mobile, Alabama, USA, 09 February 2015. Dan Anderson/EPA

US Supreme Court won't stop Alabama gay marriage

Feb 10, 2015 - 7:39 AM

The Supreme Court declined to hear the state s case and probate judges began issuing marriage licenses and officiating weddings

In this file photo, Supreme Court police stand on guard outside the court during snowfall in Washington DC, USA, 25 March 2014. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Violent weather in US kills at least 29

Apr 29, 2014 - 10:22 PM

Some 75 million people were at risk from storms that could unleash hail winds and twisters on the affected regions according to the National Weather Service

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

New tornadoes tear through US South

Apr 29, 2014 - 7:41 AM

Death counts are being revised with at least 17 killed so far from the deadly tornadoes

TORNADO. People recover items amidst debris following a tornado impact at the Mayflower RV park where no one was injured in the storm which flattened buildings and threw motor homes into piles in Mayflower, Arkansas, USA, April 28, 2014. Brandon Dill/EPA

Apple's Tim Cook speaks against discrimination

Dec 20, 2013 - 9:09 AM

Never allow the majority to limit the rights of the minority

Captain Phillips hails film but ordeal 'much worse'

Oct 11, 2013 - 2:35 PM

Seafarer says Tom Hanks film on his 2009 kidnapping still did a very good portrayal

'VERY GOOD PORTRAYAL.' Tom Hanks as 'Captain Phillips.' Image from the film's Facebook

INFOGRAPHIC: 2012 U.S. Electoral Map

Nov 11, 2012 - 2:07 PM

UPDATED Here is the 2012 US Election Map showing the distribution of the electoral votes as of Saturday November 10

#USvote: Electoral College tally

Nov 11, 2012 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED Nov 11 Here is the Electoral College tally for the 2012 US presidential election based on projections from the major US networks ABC NBC CBS CNN FOX and the New York Times

LIVE: Obama wins, say U.S. media

Nov 07, 2012 - 8:19 AM

LIVE COVERAGE of the 2012 US presidential election November 6 2012

Voters in full force for U.S. poll finale

Nov 07, 2012 - 6:44 AM

Freezing temperatures in the northeast light drizzle in Chicago and a threat of thunderstorms in Florida did little to deter citizens from lining up at polling stations

Obama, Romney end tumultuous White House campaign

Nov 06, 2012 - 2:10 PM

Barack Obama and Mitt Romney made their final cases to Americans on election eve Monday November 5 capping a grueling negative multi billion dollar campaign and handing their fates to voters

THE BATTLE IS ON. This combination of file pictures shows US President Barack Obama (L) speaking during a campaign event at Prime Osborn Convention Center July 19, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida, and US Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney (R) addressing the Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit in Washington on October 8, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN /Nicholas KAMM/FILES