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U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley distanced herself on Sunday from President Donald Trump’s skeptical comments about the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulted her, saying that accusers should not be second-guessed about their handling of alleged attacks. Haley, appointed to her post by Trump, was asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” whether she was “comfortable” with the president’s comments. “The message I’m comfortable with is that accusers go through a lot of trauma and some handle it one way and some handle it the other way,” Haley told host Jake Tapper.
Such was the life of Selena Scola, a former Facebookcontent moderator who, along with 7,500 or so other people, collectively screened around 10 million posts a week. Now, after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the San Francisco resident is suing Facebook and an independent contractor for failing to enforce workplace safety standards, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided to HuffPost. The suit, filed Friday in state court in San Mateo County, seeks class-action status on behalf of Facebook’s California-based content moderators.
The White House said it hoped Russia would reconsider the move, which U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton called a "significant escalation" of Syria's seven-year war. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said Moscow had in the past obliged Israel by refraining from providing Syria with the S-300. "A modern S-300 air defense missile system will be transferred to the Syrian armed forces within two weeks," he said.
These images show the eerily beautiful abandonment that can be found across the de facto Republic of Abkhazia on the Black Sea. British photographer James Kerwin ventured across the partially recognized republic earlier this year and came across train
Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.
A North Carolina animal rescuer, Tammie Hedges, is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering more than two dozen pets during the devastation of Hurricane Florence. Hedges runs Crazy's Claws n Paws, a nonprofit group that helps low income families with veterinary bills, pet supplies and other needs. The shelter, along with independent rescuers and volunteers, came together during Florence to save animals, a Crazy's Claws n Paws Facebook post reads.
Michelle Obama said she hoped to get Nevada residents "fired up" to vote.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer.
Likeability has never been Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s strong suit. Case in point ― after squaring off against Cruz in a debate Friday night, O’Rourke cruised over to a Whataburger outlet in the Dallas area for some grub.
Attorney Michael Avenatti has issued a stark warning to those attempting to discredit a new accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. On Monday night, Stormy Daniels’ lawyer told CNN’s Chris Cuomo that the woman was “both” a witness and a victim of Kavanaugh’s who “had a number of security clearances issued by the federal government over a number of years.” He also claims she will publicly come forward within 48 hours. “So let this be a warning to Donald Trump, Brett Kavanaugh and other surrogates on the Senate Judiciary Committee,” Avenatti said.
Sure, we all have! Now, one Six Flags theme park is betting money you can’t. Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, is posing a challenge to their guests in honor of their yearly Fright Fest celebration. If more than one person completes the challenge, the $300 will be raffled among those people.
Iran appeared on Sunday to soften its stance on potential increases in OPEC oil output, saying it was the group's responsibility to balance the market if production from Iran or any other member declined. Tehran had previously said no OPEC member was allowed to grab market share from rivals, such as Venezuela or Libya, whose production had declined due to unrest or a lack of investment. Iran itself faces the prospect of much lower oil exports and output in coming months due to fresh U.S. sanctions.
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Ford is looking at speeding up plans to build more Lincoln models in Chinese plants amid the growing trade war with the United States that has made US exports less attractive, a senior executive said Monday. Joseph Hinrichs, Ford's executive vice president for global operations, said he did not see any easy resolution to the trade dispute between the United States and China. President Donald Trump on Monday imposed tariffs on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, prompting swift retaliation from Beijing on $60 billion in US products.
On Wednesday, William Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan, 54, while she was running on a trail, according to The Hartford Courant. Leverett then showed police where he had hidden various items he'd taken from the scene of the crime, the Courant reported. He was charged with murder Sunday. It's not clear what prompted Leverett to confess.
Actor James Woods has attacked Twitter after the social media giant locked him out of his account. The Casino and Salvador star was told by the company he had violated the platform’s rules with a tweet sent in July. The post in question featured a hoax meme claiming to come from the Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
Asian and European stocks slid Monday as US tariffs on another $200 billion of Chinese imports took effect, clouding the global economic outlook as the trade war reached a fever pitch. Beijing, whose retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in American goods
Firefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the weekend, spraying hundreds of dead fish off a portion of an interstate near the town of Wallace following receding floodwaters from Hurricane Florence. The massive storm, which dumped record-breaking rain in parts of the state earlier this month, shut down portions of Interstate 40 as floodwaters overtook roads and surrounding areas. “Hurricane Florence caused massive flooding in our area and allowed the fish to travel far from their natural habitat, stranding them on the interstate when waters receded,” the fire department said.
With new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh swirling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of a “shameful smear campaign” intended to derail his confirmation to the high court. “Even by the far left’s standards, this shameful, shameful smear campaign has hit a new low,” McConnell said in an angry speech on the Senate floor.
The Twitterati were foaming at the mouth Monday morning when multiple outlets reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was either resigning, considering resigning, or expecting to be fired from his post. The move had the potential to endanger special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference, which Rosenstein oversees. The New York Times, for one, seemed to back away slightly from its earlier story, reporting that Rosenstein was “considering quitting.” Rosenstein, who remains deputy attorney general for now, will meet with President Donald Trump on Thursday.
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.
Maldives strongman President Yameen Abdul Gayoom conceded that he lost Sunday's election to his challenger, longtime lawmaker Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, in a speech broadcast live on television Monday. The concession and the results were a surprise to Maldives' opposition, who had feared Yameen would rig the vote in his favor. Since getting elected in 2013, Yameen had cracked down on political dissent, jailing rivals — including his half brother and the Maldives' first democratically elected president — and Supreme Court justices.
The medical device maker intends to launch Eluvia in the fourth quarter, Jeff Mirviss, president of Boston Scientific's Peripheral Interventions division, told Reuters. Eluvia, approved in Europe since 2016, targets the 8.5 million people in the United States who suffer from peripheral artery disease (PAD), a painful condition caused by plaque buildup in the arteries of the limbs. Eluvia is a tiny wire mesh scaffolding with a drug-polymer coating that releases paclitaxel, an existing chemotherapy drug, for about a year to prevent reclogging.
Shamed comedian Bill Cosby, who faces up to three decades in prison following a guilty verdict on three counts of sexual assault, is about to learn his fate. At the time, Cosby was on the college's board of trustees, and she considered him a mentor.
An Indonesian teenager survived seven weeks adrift at sea after his tiny fishing trap lost its moorings and ended up some 2,500 kilometres (1,500 miles) away in waters near the Pacific island of Guam, his family said Monday. Aldi Novel Adilang's harrowing tale began in mid-July when the 18-year-old was working solo on a fishing hut anchored about 125 kilometres (77 miles) off Indonesia's Sulawesi island. The floating fishing trap, known as a rompong, had no engine or paddles and was anchored to the seabed with a long rope, but heavy winds knocked it off its moorings and sent Adilang out to sea, local media said.