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President Donald Trump on Wednesday expressed skepticism over Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while affirming his desire to hear from her at a Senate committee hearing next week. “Look, if she shows up and makes a credible showing, that will be very interesting and we’ll have to make a decision,” Trump said as he spoke to reporters gathered outside the White House. “I can only say this: He is such an outstanding man,” the president said of Kavanaugh.
Cody Wilson, a staunch advocate for developing and releasing plans for 3D-printed guns on the internet via his organization Defense Distributed, has been charged with sexually assaulting a child. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Travis County District Court on Wednesday, Wilson, 30, is accused of paying a juvenile female “under the age of 17” $500 to have sex with him at a hotel in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 15, a second-degree felony. Austin police say Wilson initially met the girl on the website SugarDaddyMeet.com where he operated under the alias “Sanjuro.” Wilson identified himself by name and arranged to meet for sex in subsequent conversation, according to a police search of the girl’s phone authorized by her parents.
The family, which included the pregnant woman who is eight months along, her husband, their 2 kids ages 8 and 4, their 60-year-old uncle and a dog were all rescued by volunteers from Wild Florida, an airboat tour company from the Orlando area.
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.
Lithuanian officials said that Walmart has agreed to remove Soviet-themed T-shirts from its online store after receiving complaints from Lithuania and two other Baltic nations. Rasa Jakilaitienė, spokeswoman for Lithuania’s foreign ministry, told HuffPost that her department received a letter from Walmart on Sept. 17 confirming that the retail giant will no longer sell products with emblems like the Soviet hammer and sickle. Walmart did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for confirmation about the new policy. It’s unclear when exactly the policy would go into effect.
For those born after 'Generation X', future ambitions didn’t coax young minds into becoming an astronaut or a doctor. You didn’t feel the urge to be a cowboy or a pilot, nor did you yearn for a life of crime. You wanted to be Burt Reynolds. Well, now
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.
Prime Minister Theresa May was set to appeal directly to fellow European leaders at a summit on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and to urge the bloc to respond in kind to her plan, according to a senior British government source. "I believe that I have put forward serious and workable proposals.
A reality TV star surgeon and his girlfriend may have committed hundreds of sexual assault, investigators in California have claimed. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with rape using drugs and sexual assault after two women came forward. Mr Rackauckas said women seen in the videos “appear to be highly intoxicated, beyond the ability to consent or resist and they are barely responsive to the defendants’ sexual advances.
It was an easy, good summer for Brett Kavanaugh. The allegation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both high school students in the Washington, D.C., area in the 1980s threatens to end in ignominy his meticulous career path. Should Kavanaugh withdraw his nomination in the face of Senate support that has begun to show signs of erosion, the move would represent a remarkable defeat for an administration that, for all its daily chaos, has been able to tout the appointment of conservative judges as one of its unalloyed successes.
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.
Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Officials insist they must keep the road open, or hundreds of thousands of people would be isolated.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd will set up a dedicated chip subsidiary and aims to launch its first self-developed AI inference chip in the second half of 2019 that could be used for autonomous driving, smart cities and logistics. The Chinese firm said at an event in Hangzhou on Wednesday that the new subsidiary would make customised AI chips and embedded processors to support the firm's push into fast-growing cloud and internet of things (IoT) businesses. Alibaba's aggressive drive to develop its own semiconductors comes as China's government looks to raise the quality of home-made chips to help propel high-tech domestic industries from cutting-edge transport to AI healthcare systems.
Now he’s even falsely claiming his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, wants to ban Texans from barbecuing. The senator made the comments at a Saturday rally in Columbus after PETA showed up hoping to gather bipartisan support for Texas tofu since soybeans are a big cash crop for the state’s farmers.
Yes, the Volkswagen Golf's engine, new for 2019, is less powerful than last year's larger-displacement unit-but the news isn't as bad as you might think. Given how the new 1.4-liter engine pairs with new six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions, its effect on the Golf's acceleration could be minimal to nonexistent. After all, the 2019 Jetta sedan, which uses the same engine, posted a 7.7-second zero to 60 mph time in our testing (equipped with the '19 Golf's available eight-speed automatic transmission)-matching the acceleration of a 2018 Golf with the now-defunct 1.8T and a six-speed automatic.
A Texas daycare centre owner has been arrested on child endangerment charges after she was accused of keeping infants and toddlers tied to their car seats for hours. Rebecca Anderson, 60, kept the small children tied up in car seats for at least seven hours a day at her Mesquite daycare centre, Becky’s Home Child Care, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. The affidavit also alleged the daycare centre owner yanked a six-month-old child by the bib around his neck, tying laces around the young children’s necks to limit their movement.
On Monday, President Trump announced tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports. This comes on top of the $50 billion to $60 billion in Chinese import tariffs announced this March. China responded Tuesday, threatening to impose tariffs on $60 billion worth of U.S. goods.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, rejected calls that the FBI help investigate an explosive allegation of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, saying federal investigators “would have no bearing” on what Christine Blasey Ford tells lawmakers in the coming days. “We’ve offered Dr. Ford the opportunity to share her story with the committee, as her attorney said yesterday she was willing to do,” Grassley said in a statement Tuesday.
Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private. Tesla shares ended the formal Nasdaq trading day down 3.35 percent to $284.96. Tesla said it was confident the matter would be quickly resolved with the Justice Department.
Authorities said they still don't know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and began firing on his colleagues, seriously injuring several, before he was fatally shot by police. Middleton Police Chief Chuck Foulke said the shooting happened Wednesday morning at WTS Paradigm. Foulke said four officers fired their weapons within eight minutes of getting the call, preventing more bloodshed.
"I'm optimistic because trade is one of those things where it's not a zero-sum game," Cook told ABC News' "Good Morning America" program on Tuesday. The iPhone was not among the ‘wide range’ of products that Apple told regulators would be hit by the $200 billion round of tariffs in a Sept. 5 comment letter to trade officials. Apple had feared for its Apple Watch and its wireless AirPod headphones, but both were left off the list announced on Monday.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro responds with fury to OAS chief Luis Almagro's comments that military intervention in the country should not be ruled out.
Russia and Israel risked a military confrontation on Tuesday after a Russian reconnaissance plane with 15 people onboard was mistakenly shot down by allied Syria forces that were targeting Israeli jets. Russia's defence ministry said that Israeli F-16 pilots were using its Ilyushin Il-20 turbo-prop aircraft signal as cover while carrying out strikes against targets in Latakia province and put it in the line of fire from Syrian missiles. The aircraft was hit 22 miles off Latakia’s coast in the eastern Mediterranean on Monday evening as it was returning to a Russian airbase nearby.