The Guardian view on Roy Moore’s defeat: sweet justice in Alabama | Editorial

Doug Jones’s victory over Roy Moore in Alabama’s special Senate election is a victory for decency over indecency. Mr Jones deserved to win for reasons of morality alone. The contest should have been an open-and-shut decision. Alabamians had to choose between a Democrat who convicted two Ku Klux Klansmen for their roles in the notorious …

Artist hangs refugees’ clothing in London church to highlight crisis

A baby’s bright red bib emblazoned with the words “My 1st Christmas Ever!” Pyjama tops with sleeve ends intertwined like holding hands. A pair of jeans upside down as though their owner is falling from a height. Shoes, socks, mittens, hats. A long, winding, blue patterned scarf. These are among 700 items of refugees’ clothing …

Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month

Omarosa Manigault Newman, director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, in October. She will leave her position next month. Drew Angerer/Getty Images WASHINGTON — Omarosa Manigault Newman, who achieved a measure of fame playing a villain on “The Apprentice” and cemented a relationship with President Trump that led to a White …

Former Apprentice contestant Omarosa resigns from Trump administration

Omarosa Manigault Newman, one of Donald Trump’s most prominent African American supporters, plans to leave the administration next month, the White House has said. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Manigault Newman’s resignation is effective 20 January, one year since Trump’s inauguration. Manigault Newman’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected to be …

Wildfire that scorched Bel Air started in homeless camp – and residents fear backlash

Authorities have revealed the wildfire that razed homes owned by LA’s wealthiest residents was started in a homeless camp inhabited by its most downtrodden. After the Los Angeles fire department announced on Tuesday that the Skirball fire began life as a cooking fire under a freeway about 20 miles from downtown, the homeless services community …

Why Black Voters Backed Doug Jones: ‘It’s a Matter of Character for Us’

Supporters of Doug Jones, the Democratic candidate for Senate in Alabama, celebrated his victory on Tuesday. Bob Miller for The New York Times BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Devon Crawford, 24, a black Alabamian, came home from the University of Chicago to vote against the Republican Roy S. Moore in the special Senate election here. Mr. Crawford, …

California Today: California Today: A Mayor for a City in Transition

Mayor Ed Lee in San Francisco in 2011. Jim Wilson/The New York Times (Want to get California Today by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Our introduction today comes from Thomas Fuller, the San Francisco bureau chief for The New York Times. Just about every visitor to San Francisco knows Alcatraz. Many fewer know Angel …

Talking turkey: the best culinary hacks for Christmas dinner

Poor old Prue Leith lurches from one “controversy” to another. Having inadvertently revealed the winner of the most recent series of Bake Off hours before the final show aired, the cookery writer now stands accused of raising “fears over food safety” by admitting she “cheats like anything” at Christmas; she has a boned, stuffed turkey …