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Charles Barkley rips Roy Moore at last-minute Ala. election rally

The deep divisions between Democrats and Republicans were on full display Monday night as Alabama Senate candidates Doug Jones and Roy Moore hosted last-minute rallies to court voters on the fence about an election that has taken on national significance ...

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Councilman Ben Kallos’ ailing mom slams him after friend’s arrest

City Council member Ben Kallos’ clash with his ailing mother left her longtime friend in handcuffs. June Kallos’ caretaker, Elliott Tash, was arrested Sept. 1 for menacing, stalking and harassment after approaching the Upper East Side politician outside his E. ...

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20 GOP consultants gathered to 2018 NY governor's race

The following is an expanded version of the second item from my “Albany Insider” column: In a rare meeting, about 20 Republican consultants from across the state got together in Manhattan last week to talk about the upcoming governor’s race. ...

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Putin arrives at base in Syria, reportedly orders withdrawal

MOSCOW — The Tass news agency says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at a Russian military air base in Syria. Tass said that Putin’s plane landed at the Hemeimeem air base in Syria’s coastal province of Latakia, the ...

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Civil rights journalist Simeon Booker dead at 99

Journalist Simeon Booker, who chronicled African-American life in the pages of Ebony and Jet magazines, including the eye-opening Mississippi lynching of Chicago boy Emmett Till, died Sunday. He was 99, and died at an assisted-living community in Maryland, his family ...

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De Blasio related to Tammany Hall-tied mayor from late 1800s

It’s all in the family at City Hall. Mayor de Blasio has been found to have an unlikely distant relative — a Tammany Hall-backed mayor from the turn of the last century. The genealogy company MyHeritage found that de Blasio ...

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Nikki Haley says Trump accusers ‘should be heard'

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the women who’ve accused President Trump of sexual misconduct “should be heard.” “I think we heard from them prior to the election,” Haley told CBS News’ “Face the ...

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Qatar purchases Typhoon fighter jets in $8B deal with UK company

LONDON — British aerospace company BAE Systems has agreed to sell 24 Typhoon fighter planes to Qatar as part of a 6 billion pound ($ 8 billion) deal with European defense contractors. British Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson announced the deal ...

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Israel, France clash over Trump’s Jerusalem decision

JERUSALEM — The French and Israeli leaders sparred verbally Sunday over the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, while new violence rippled across the region following the move by President Donald Trump. In Jerusalem, a Palestinian stabbed an ...

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NYPD officer fires shot after spotting gun-toting suspect

A police officer settling an argument between neighbors bickering over a parking spot on a Brooklyn street fired a shot Sunday morning after learning that one of the men was holding a gun, authorities said. The bullet did not hit ...

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