Global Louisiana Republican Wins Final U.S. Senate Seat in Runoff 2016-12-11T05:31:40.000000Z The victory by State Treasurer John Neely Kennedy gave Republicans a 52-48 advantage in the Senate, capping a dismal year for Democrats. In Italy, Anguish on Both Sides of Asylum Pleas 2016-12-11T04:52:58.000000Z As Giorgio De Francesco, who oversees an asylum commission, hears migrants’ impassioned requests for protection, he grapples with knowing that he must vote against many of them. Louisville Quarterback Lamar Jackson Wins the Heisman Trophy 2016-12-11T04:39:19.000000Z Jackson, a sophomore, became the youngest player to capture the award after he passed for 3,300 yards and rushed for 1,500 this season. Army 21, Navy 17: Army Triumphs at Last, Ending Navy’s 14-Game Streak in Rivalry 2016-12-11T02:53:05.000000Z The Black Knights blew a 14-point halftime lead, but Ahmad Bradshaw’s 9-yard touchdown run gave Army its first victory over Navy since 2001. Trump, Mocking Claim That Russia Hacked Election, at Odds with G.O.P. 2016-12-11T01:10:10.000000Z Mr. Trump’s team lashed out at intelligence agencies after The Washington Post reported that the C.I.A. believed that Russia had intervened to undercut Hillary Clinton. Rex Tillerson, Exxon Chief, Is Expected to Be Pick for Secretary of State 2016-12-11T01:05:11.000000Z Mr. Tillerson’s extensive deal-making around the world has engendered close ties with a number of world leaders, including President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia. ISIS Close to Recapturing Palmyra From Syrian Forces 2016-12-11T00:26:20.000000Z Losing the city for a second time would be a major blow for the Syrian government, which retook the city in March after 10 months of ISIS rule. Bob Dylan Sends Warm Words but Skips Nobel Prize Ceremonies 2016-12-10T23:56:38.000000Z The musician’s statement, read in Stockholm by the American ambassador to Sweden, explained his two-week silence after the honor was announced in October. Kenya Oil Tanker Accident Kills at Least 25 in Fire: Red Cross 2016-12-10T23:30:31.000000Z A fireball from an oil tanker on one of Kenya's main highways has engulfed several vehicles and killed at least 25 people, a Red Cross official said on Sunday. As Turkey Cracks Down, Kurdish Mayors Pack Bags for Jail 2016-12-10T22:40:21.000000Z Ankara’s clampdown on Kurdish politicians has been so thoroughgoing that it has left those who remain free expecting arrest at any moment.