Latest News Alabama Senate Race, Unlikely Nail-Biter, Races to Finish Line 2017-12-12T04:14:14.000000000+00:00 Amid a blur of question marks and conflicting polls, Roy S. Moore, the Republican, and Doug Jones, the Democrat, made their final appeals to voters Monday. Bomber Strikes Near Times Square, Disrupting City but Killing None 2017-12-12T04:11:36.000000000+00:00 The would-be suicide attacker told officials he set off the bomb in retaliation for U.S. strikes on ISIS, targeting a subway tunnel because of its Christmas-themed posters. Trump Announces That the Moon Is Astronauts’ Next Destination 2017-12-12T04:07:30.000000000+00:00 The presidential directive called for partnership with other nations and commercial companies but did not offer details about schedule or cost. In California, Mixed Results for Regulations Meant to Help Stop Fires 2017-12-12T03:06:47.000000000+00:00 While the rules can certainly help in slow-moving fires, they have proved no match to the high-wind fires that made this season so destructive. Suspect in Times Square Bombing Leaves Trail of Mystery 2017-12-12T03:06:28.000000000+00:00 As the authorities searched for clues, those who knew Akayed Ullah described the trappings of an ordinary immigrant life in Brooklyn. Tawdry Tales Depict a Texas Congressman’s Frat House on the Hill 2017-12-12T02:13:24.000000000+00:00 Representative Blake Farenthold, the subject of an ethics investigation, set the tone for off-color jokes and inappropriate banter, legal documents and interviews with former aides suggest. A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity 2017-12-12T01:38:18.000000000+00:00 Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses. Roy Moore Is Mired in a Sexual Misconduct Scandal. Here’s How It Happened. 2017-12-12T01:31:26.000000000+00:00 Initially, Mr. Moore seemed headed for an easy victory in the Alabama Senate race, but allegations of sexual misconduct have changed the scope of the race. Ryan Lizza Fired by The New Yorker Over Sexual Misconduct Allegation 2017-12-12T01:19:20.000000000+00:00 The magazine said it “severed ties” with Mr. Lizza, its Washington correspondent, over “improper sexual conduct.” He denied that charge. Transgender People Will Be Allowed to Enlist in the Military as a Court Case Advances 2017-12-12T01:09:52.000000000+00:00 President Trump had announced on Twitter in July that he was barring transgender people from serving in the military, though a ban was never fully implemented.