ABC News chief political analyst Matthew Dowd delivered an impassioned defense of accusers in sexual assault cases.Should Christine Blasey Ford be believed? »
During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the Senate Judiciary Committee member said he needed more evidence to believe Blasey’s allegation that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her during a high school party in the 1980s. “Unless there’s something more, no, I’m not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh’s life over this,” the South Carolina Republican added. After days of negotiations and uncertainty, the Senate Judiciary Committee and Blasey’s attorneys on Saturday reached a tentative agreement for the California psychology professor to publicly testify at a hearing on Thursday.
The fate of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Trump-Russia investigation could hinge on whether Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein can convince President Donald Trump that he didn’t float a plot to overthrow him — or that he was just joking when he did. Rosenstein is the key figure standing between Trump and an independent investigation that could reveal whether the president colluded with Russia to swing the 2016 election in his favor. Trump had long floated the idea of firing Mueller but has apparently been convinced by his aides that such a move would backfire.
Anthony Crawford, 23, was arrested Thursday in connection with the murder of 35-year-old Wendy Martinez. Investigators mentioned that Martinez's murder might have been “racially motivated” because Crawford “does not like white people,” according to WUSA9. "This is one of those types of unsettling incidents that sometimes happens in a large city, but this seems like a singular incident," Chief of Police Peter Newsham said during a press conference.
A new high-speed rail link between Hong Kong and mainland China launched Sunday, a multi-billion-dollar project that critics say gives away part of the city's territory to an increasingly assertive Beijing. Chinese security have been stationed in semi-autonomous Hong Kong for the first time at the harbourfront West Kowloon rail terminus, as part of a new "special port area" that is subject to mainland law. Despite critics' fears over passenger safety in the mainland zones, hundreds gathered at the terminus, with the first train leaving for the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen at 7:00 am (2300 GMT Saturday).
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, left, and Democratic Rep. Beto O’Rourke during their first debate in Dallas on Sept. 21, 2018. Seeking to regain the edge in a race that has been surprisingly competitive, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz faced off with his Democratic opponent, Rep. Beto O’Rourke, for the first time Friday evening, in an hourlong debate that was marked by sharp differences on policies like immigration and law enforcement and some pointed personal attacks. The fireworks began almost immediately onstage at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, where the candidates met for the first of three scheduled debates in the coming weeks in Texas’s closely watched Senate race in which Cruz, the one-term incumbent, has struggled to stay ahead of O’Rourke, a rising star Democrat whose candidacy has attracted large crowds and celebrity support.
Fire crews dealing with the clean-up operation after Hurricane Florence are having to move thousands of dead fish from roadways after storm surges and flooded rivers brought shoals far inland. A team was deployed to interstate 40 where a large number of fish were hosed off the highway after the hurricane dropped eight trillion gallons of water on North Carolina.
By Jackson Njehia UKARA, Tanzania (Reuters) - Divers rescued a man from the wreck of an overcrowded Tanzanian ferry on Saturday, two days after it capsized on Lake Victoria killing at least two people. Bodies continued to float
The fall equinox, sometimes called the September equinox, is on Saturday, Sept. 22 this year and will mark the first day of fall for the Northern Hemisphere. Just in time for the foliage to appear, here’s everything you need to know about the first day of fall, what happens when the season changes and what kind of weather we can expect this year. When is the first day of fall?
A man from Guatemala living illegally in the U.S. was sentenced Friday to the maximum of 16 years in prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his Uber driver. A Marion County judge sentenced Manuel Orrego-Savala after hearing emotional testimony from Jackson's mother and the widow of Jeffrey Monroe, the 54-year-old driver Jackson had hired from the ride-sharing service the night of the deadly February crash. Orrego-Savala, 37, pleaded guilty in July to two counts of operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of .15 or more, causing death.
Cody Wilson, a 3-D printed gun maker who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl, is deported back to the United States after his U.S. passport was annulled. No reporter narration.
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) blasted professor Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as “absurd” because they were merely drunken teenagers at the time. The California psychology professor, who goes by Christine Blasey professionally, has said that Kavanaugh pushed her into a room, locked the door, pinned her down on a bed and held his hand over her mouth while he pawed at her clothing and pushed against her.
The videos star none other than six of Gosar’s siblings ― David, Gaston, Grace, Jennifer, Joan and Tim ― who are all endorsing their brother’s opponent. “None of us are doing this for publicity,” David Gosar told the Phoenix New Times on Friday. 6 Brothers and Sisters of GOP Congressman Paul Gosar launch an intervention TV ad ....
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing" response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (IS) group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed "a foreign regime" backed by the United States. A local journalist who witnessed the attack said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke's 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to subside until next week.
The development further raises pressure on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to boost supply amid calls from U.S. President Donald Trump to lower oil prices. On Friday, a source familiar with the discussions told Reuters OPEC and its allies led by Russia were considering the possibility of raising crude supplies by a further 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) as U.S. sanctions on OPEC's third-largest producer, Iran, bite into Tehran's exports. As a result, the strength of oil prices is now putting oil demand growth at risk," he added.
The decision to call off a planned delegation next week comes as President Donald Trump signals he’s prepared for short-term pain for the U.S. economy by ramping up the trade war, in the pursuit of what he sees as the long-term gains from king on China. The White House had no immediate response to China’s latest move.
Police searched Friday for suspects who witnesses said opened fire on dozens of people gathered for a memorial service outside a Syracuse home, wounding an 8-year-old girl and four other people. All five victims were in stable condition at Upstate University Hospital and were expected to survive after being shot about 9 p.m. Thursday, Syracuse Police Chief Frank Fowler said. Witnesses told The Post-Standard that they saw two to three possible shooters and heard at least 10 shots.
Pope Francis on Sunday paid homage to Holocaust victims who perished in the Vilnius ghetto, 75 years to the day after the Nazis liquidated it, and remembered those who risked and lost their lives to challenge the Soviet regime in Lithuania. Pre-war Lithuania was home to a thriving Jewish community of more than 200,000 people known as "Litvaks", with its capital Vilnius a hub of learning known as the "Jerusalem of the North".
Florence was downgraded to a tropical storm this week, but still caused widespread devastation across the Carolinas and Virginia. At least 40 people have been killed in the storm, including a 1-year-old boy who was swept out of his mother's arms. President
The Federal Communications Commission has obstinately hidden information concerning its system for gathering public input about its unpopular plan to kill net neutrality amid signs of Russian manipulation of the comment procedure, according to a New York Times lawsuit. Freedom of Information Act requests by the newspaper concerning the comment system were turned down repeatedly by the FCC as the Times attempted to investigate possible influence by Russia after huge numbers of comments were linked to Russian emails. Stonewalling by the FCC has made the American public the “victim of an orchestrated campaign by the Russians to corrupt the notice-and-comment process and undermine an important step in the democratic process of rule-making,” states the Times’ lawsuit, which was filed Thursday in U.S.District Court in the Southern District of New York.
A democrat running a long-shot bid to unseat a Republican incumbent in Arizona has released one of the most searing adverts of the 2018 midterm season, with some pretty damning testimonial from some very surprising voters. The advert features several people attacking Representative Paul Gosar on a range of issues from health care to immigration to the environment. Mr Gosar, they say, is unfit for office.
Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans. "There won't be any Porsche diesels in the future," CEO Oliver Blume told the newspaper Bild am Sonntag. Instead, the luxury sports car brand would concentrate on what he called its core strength, "powerful petrol, hybrid and, from 2019, purely electric vehicles".
A North Carolina animal rescuer is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering pets during hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence. The group, which has an empty warehouse it’s converting to a shelter, offered to provide temporary housing for the pets of local people who were fleeing Florence but had nowhere for their animals to go, CCNP volunteer Leona Mozingo told HuffPost.
The Wall Street Journal citing internal emails reported on Thursday that the company's staff discussed ways to alter search functions to counter the Trump administration's 2017 travel ban. The Journal's report said Google did not go through with the ideas that were brainstormed. According to Axios, Pichai wrote an email to "Googlers" saying an internal email to suggest the company would compromise the integrity of its search results for a political end were "absolutely false".