Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee that she would tell senators her side of the story if her terms are met.Wants safety ensured »
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) and Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott (D) announced Thursday their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, increasing the pressure on Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), who is undecided, to follow suit. In a joint statement, the top Alaska state officials voiced concern about Kavanaugh potentially voting to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion and its protections for patients who have pre-existing conditions.
Wilson, 30, of Austin, Texas, made “suspicious” travel plans for Taiwan shortly after a friend of the victim told him that law enforcement was preparing to arrest him, according to Austin police. Wilson may be known for his yearslong battle with the federal government over his plastic gun blueprints, but he’s also had his hands in moneymaking for neo-Nazis, crypto-anarchism (as he puts it) and, allegedly, child sex trafficking.
The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's raging floodwaters in North Carolina says she did everything she could to hold on to her baby boy. "I was holding his hand, trying to hold him, trying to pull him up and it got to a point I couldn't hold on anymore and he let go," Dazia Lee, mother of 14-month-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, told a reporter. The mother continued traveling east until she encountered rushing floodwaters, which swept her vehicle off the road and pinned it against a row of trees.
President Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets last week claiming the death toll figures in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria were inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. ….GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?).
The Air Force is taking another step in an aggressive plan to prototype, test and deploy hypersonic weapons on an expedited schedule -- to defend against enemy attacks by fast-tracking an ability to launch high-impact, high-speed attacks at Mach. The service recently awarded a second deal to Lockheed to expedite prototyping of a hypersonic weapon, called the “Air Launched Rocket Response Weapon,” Air Force news reported. The Air Force has now awarded developmental deals for both systems to Lockheed.
As Florence battered the Carolinas this past week, dozens of heartwarming animal-rescue stories made national headlines ― dogs sprung from flooding homes, pets packed into a school bus, cats plucked directly from the water. An estimated 5,500 pigs and 3.4 million chickens and turkeys in North Carolina have died as a result of the storm, according to the state’s Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Estimates on how many farm animals have died were based on field assessments by emergency workers and veterinarians directly after the storm, Reuters reports.
An arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.
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A University of Mississippi student is criticizing a prominent white Ole Miss donor for posting photos of her and another black woman to Facebook and suggesting the women could cause real estate values to fall. Mahoghany Jordan is studying computer science at Ole Miss. In an article Thursday on the website of the student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian , Jordan says the Facebook post Wednesday by Ed Meek "reeks of racist ideology as well as misogyny." She also rejected an apology from Meek.
Trevor Noah, host of “The Daily Show,” zeroed in on Sen. Orrin Hatch’s defense of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and shattered it Wednesday night.Kavanaugh’s confirmation has been rocked by psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation
A shelter used to house unaccompanied children in Tornillo, Texas., shown in an undated photo. The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, to pay for housing for the growing population of detained immigrant children. In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray, D.-Wash., and obtained by Yahoo News, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined his plan to reallocate up to $266 million in funding for the current fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, to the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
The family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who drowned in flood waters following Hurricane Florence wants to know why police attempted to transport the women despite the evident danger. Windy Newton and Nicolette Green were being transported by van to separate mental health facilities Tuesday night after being involuntarily committed by physicians, the Horry County Sheriff’s Office told HuffPost in a statement. The vehicle, operated by HCSO officers Joshua Bishop and Stephen Flood, was swept away by flooding near the Little Pee Dee River.
Israel's air force commander was set to lead a delegation to Moscow on Thursday to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has blamed Israel for the incident, which was the worst case of friendly fire between Moscow and his regime since Russian forces intervened in the war-torn country in late 2015. The Russia-bound delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, will "present the situation report... regarding all aspects" of the incident, the Israeli army said in a statement on Wednesday.
The aunt of a man who was killed by a shark over the weekend said he joked about being shark-proof before his untimely death. Arthur Medici, 26, was in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, visiting his aunt, Marisa Medici, when he got bitten by a shark while boogie boarding near Newcomb Hollow in Wellfleet, his aunt told the Boston Herald. Marisa said she often worried about her nephew, who grew up in Brazil and moved to the U.S. for college, and had asked him repeatedly not to swim in the shark-infested waters, but he always lightheartedly joked about it.
President Donald Trump recently boasted about the U.S. steel industry. Disgruntled steelworkers say they’re not the ones benefiting from the industry’s gains, however. Together, ArcelorMittal and U.S. Steel account for nearly 25 percent of U.S. steel production, The Washington Post reported.
A gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom Wednesday afternoon, shooting at police and others before an officer fired multiple shots at him, killing him. Fayette County District Attorney Richard Bower said Wednesday evening that a German Township police officer shot and killed the gunman after he entered the lobby in Masontown with a handgun drawn and opened fire injuring four people. Bower declined to name the gunman, saying only that he was due in court on charges related to a recent domestic violence incident.
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Agribusiness company Monsanto has asked a San Francisco judge to throw out a jury's $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said the company's Roundup weed killer left him dying of cancer. DeWayne Johnson failed to prove that Roundup or similar herbicides caused his non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, and presented no evidence that Monsanto executives were malicious in marketing Roundup, attorneys for Monsanto said in court documents filed late Tuesday. Johnson's lawsuit is among hundreds alleging Roundup caused cancer, but it was the first one to go to trial.
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s fraternity at Yale has long been “notorious for disrespecting women,” including while he was a member, the Yale Daily News reported on Thursday. The campus newspaper posted a photo of smiling “initiates” of Kavanaugh’s frat, Delta Kappa Epsilon, waving a “flag” created with several pieces of women’s underwear as they marched outside Yale’s central administrative building on Jan. 18, 1985. Kavanaugh, who does not appear in the photo, was a sophomore at the time and already a member of the frat, according to the paper.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Wednesday that he planned to visit Seoul, the South Korean capital, in the “near future,” a dramatic diplomatic step that would be a first for Kim. Kim made the announcement during a three-day summit with South Korean President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang that began Tuesday, the third such meeting this year. The pair met to discuss ongoing efforts to rid the peninsula of nuclear weapons, improve diplomatic relations and formally end the Korean War.
U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan approved a request filed Monday by federal prosecutors to dismiss the two-count criminal information. In 2015, GM entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office in New York after the Detroit automaker was charged with concealing information from government officials, and wire fraud. GM agreed to pay a $900 million fine and accept three years of oversight by an independent monitor.
Israel's air force commander will lead a delegation to Moscow to share the military's findings on the Syrian downing of a Russian warplane following Israeli air strikes, the army said Wednesday. The delegation, led by Major General Amikam Norkin, would on Thursday "present the situation report... regarding all aspects" of the incident, the army said in a statement. On Monday, Syrian air defences shot down a Russian military plane, killing 15 soldiers, after Israeli missiles had struck the coastal region of Latakia.
The teenager taken by Tad Cummins on a wild cross-country run from the law last year is describing the fear she felt during the former teacher's twisted advances. “I was scared," Elizabeth Thomas told ABC’s "20/20" in an interview airing Friday.
Some roads have closed as Florence continues to make its way through North Carolina, bringing floods and tornadoes.
The suspect, who has been identified as Snochia Moseley, was taken to an area hospital with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to her head, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said during a press conference. The shooting took place on a three-building campus where Rite Aid employs around 1,300 people, Harford County spokeswoman Cindy Mumby told HuffPost.