Trump avoids senator race amid sex claims
A White House aide says President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore due to "discomfort" with allegations that the former judge initiated sexual contact with teenage girls decades ago.
National Republicans are face dwindling options to force out the party's nominee before the December 12 vote.
White House legislative director Marc Short says Trump had "serious concerns" about the allegations.Powerful winds raise California fire risk
Short told ABC's This Week that if Trump "did not believe that the women's accusations were credible, he would be down campaigning for Roy Moore".
Still, Short said Trump would allow Alabama voters decide Moore's fate in next month's election.
Trump has previously said Moore should drop out of the race if the allegations are true.Exiled king's remains reburied in Italy
Moore has called the allegations "unsubstantiated," "unproven" and "fake".