Latest News In Alabama, Blacks Saw a Vote Against Moore as a Vote Against Turning Back the Clock. 2017-12-14T00:34:09.000000000+00:00 Turned off by Roy S. Moore, Stephen K. Bannon and President Trump, African-Americans turned out at levels that ensured victory for the Democratic Senate candidate. Republican Tax Bill in Final Sprint Across Finish Line 2017-12-14T00:28:49.000000000+00:00 House and Senate negotiators reach agreement, appearing on track to send a bill to President Trump by Christmas. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Donald Trump Did It 2017-12-14T00:14:17.000000000+00:00 We need investigations. But we already know the truth about what our president thinks about women. More Victims of the California Wildfires: Avocados and Lemons 2017-12-14T00:10:09.000000000+00:00 The largest of the fires has damaged a portion of the harvest in the country’s most productive region for both crops. Music Mogul Russell Simmons Is Accused of Rape by 3 Women 2017-12-14T00:09:17.000000000+00:00 Mr. Simmons, a powerful gatekeeper in the entertainment and media worlds, damaged careers and self-confidence with his pattern of sexual assault and harassment, the women say. Asia and Australia Edition: Alabama, Google, North Korea: Your Thursday Briefing 2017-12-14T00:08:14.000000000+00:00 Here’s what you need to know to start your day. Walmart, Huge U.S. Employer, Will Let Workers Take Pay Before Payday 2017-12-14T00:04:29.000000000+00:00 The retailer is giving its 1.4 million workers early access to part of their paychecks. Some critics of the company say it points to a need to raise wages. Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Black Voters to Democrats: You’re Welcome 2017-12-14T00:01:25.000000000+00:00 If they want to win more elections, they need to integrate black voters into the heart and soul of the party. Justice Dept. Official Defends Mueller as Republicans Try to Discredit Him 2017-12-13T23:45:24.000000000+00:00 Republicans, including party mainstays, as well as the president’s lawyers are undermining the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, as his probe gathers speed. On Pro Football: In the N.F.L., Stability Comes With a $200 Million Price Tag 2017-12-13T23:44:14.000000000+00:00 Desperate for continuity, and for a smooth transition when Roger Goodell retires, the league’s owners shelled out a huge sum to retain their commissioner.