Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, her lawyers say.'To provide her firsthand knowledge' »
It’s the question on every pundit’s mind: How will the outcome of the crucial 2018 midterms be affected by next week’s potential face-off — or non-face-off — between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the California professor who has accused him of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers in Maryland? Seeking answers, many media types have looked back to October 1991, when the Senate voted to confirm Justice Clarence Thomas to the U.S. Supreme Court, after an all-male Senate Judiciary Committee had outraged millions of women by hurling dismissive, even hostile questions at a former subordinate, attorney Anita Hill, who testified that he had sexually harassed her.
Cody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault suspect ― jetted to Taiwan after finding out that police in Austin, Texas, were after him. The revelation that he had left the country led to a tense and confusing few days in which it was unclear whether police could get to him, since Taiwan doesn’t have an extradition treaty with the U.S. The document was canceled by the American Institute, the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan.
Yandy, a women’s clothing store that without fail produces laughably “sexy” Halloween costumes each year, has outdone itself this season. “Every year at Halloween I think ‘You know who’s horrible? Every year at Halloween I think "You know who's horrible?
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 death toll from a crowded capsized ferry in Lake Victoria rose to more than 200 Saturday, with scores of victims identified by grieving relatives, as rescuers found one lucky survivor from the disaster. Divers continued their grim search in the waters around the upturned hull watched by anxious crowds gathered just metres away on the shore of Ukara Island, where the ferry had been due to dock when it lurched over and sank on Thursday. "We regret that at the moment there are 209 dead in total, 172 of whom have already been identified by relatives," said Transport Minister Isack Kamwelwe during a press conference broadcast by the public television TBC 1.
Ahead of the summit, Tusk said some parts of May's plan were a step in the right direction, even though the Irish border and the economic cooperation proposals need to be reworked. British Prime Minister Theresa May's parliamentary allies welcomed her assurances that Northern Ireland would avoid a hard border — even as they urged her to stand up for the interests of the entire country in talks on leaving the European Union.
American Airlines is threatening to prohibit customers from making changes to nonrefundable tickets if Congress makes good on a proposal to crack down on what critics call unreasonable airline fees. American CEO Doug Parker says that his airline would be acting just like many other businesses when customers want to swap their ticket for a different flight or for another day. Parker made the comments as the airline industry's main trade group mobilizes to defeat a proposal in Congress to limit airline fees.
The 26-year-old female suspect was identified by police as Snochia Moseley.
The United States is preparing a "series of actions" in the coming days to increase pressure on the Venezuelan government, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Friday. "You'll see in the coming days a series of actions that continue to increase the pressure level against the Venezuelan leadership folks, who are working directly against the best interest of the Venezuelan people," Pompeo said. "We're determined to ensure that the Venezuelan people get their say." He did not give further details on the nature of the planned actions.
The defense of Judge Brett Kavanaugh took a soap opera turn this week when allies of the Supreme Court nominee suggested a look-alike had committed the sexual assault of which Kavanaugh has been accused. Ed Whelan, president of the Ethics & Public Policy Center think tank and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, spent much of the week hinting that he could disprove Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations that Kavanaugh had drunkenly assaulted her at a party when the two were teenagers. On Twitter, Whelan said there was “compelling evidence” and predicted Democrats would be apologizing to Kavanaugh.
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Friday defended his handling of Anita Hill’s sexual harassment allegation against Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in 1991, and advised current senators to avoid the same mistakes when they consider Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Biden, who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee during Thomas’ confirmation, told NBC’s “Today” that he supported Blasey’s call for an FBI probe into her story that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high school students.
WASHINGTON ― The Justice Department has succeeded, for the moment, in convincing President Donald Trump to hold off on declassifying secret documents related to the ongoing criminal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. The White House said earlier this week that Trump had ordered the Justice Department to immediately declassify certain previously redacted portions of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act application regarding Carter Page, a former Trump campaign adviser who was monitored by the government during the 2016 campaign. Releasing the classified documents would have marked an extraordinary intervention into the Russia investigation, which has been led by special counsel Robert Mueller since May 2017.
East New York, a residential neighborhood in the eastern section of Brooklyn, has battled poverty since the 1950s. In April 2018, I began documenting grassroots community action in response to the social problems associated with poverty — from street crime and drug addiction to gun violence. In this series, which is part of a long-term urban project I started in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in 2012, I have been following the efforts of a local organization called ManUp Inc. Members use the Egyptian word “hotep,” which means “to be at peace,” to greet people in their community.
Duke Energy said Friday that a dam containing a large lake at Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from Florence, and it’s possible coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday that floodwaters continue to overtop an earthen dike at the north side of Sutton Lake, a 1,100-acre (445-hectare) reservoir at the L.V. Sutton Power Station.
London (AFP) - Prime Minister Theresa May's "humiliation" at the hands of EU leaders who rejected her Brexit plans dominated Britain's front pages Friday, although eurosceptic publications accused her tormenters of mafia-style behaviour."Humiliation for
A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said. Nine babies were there during the attack, and the place had at least 11 cribs, the district attorney's office said.
Today, however, there's a veritable smorgasbord of hot SUVs aimed at wealthy driving enthusiasts with a kid or three. The Range Rover Sport Supercharged brings an intriguing combination of luxury and British class to the mix. A sonorous supercharged V-8 engine-offered in either standard 518-hp or 575-hp SVR trim-provides substantial forward thrust and brawny towing capacity, while a sport suspension helps this Land Rover maintain its composure through the twisties.
Pompeo told NBC News in a separate interview that he hoped the meeting could take place "before too long," and that he hoped he himself would get a chance to travel to Pyongyang again to negotiate before that. "I’m hopeful that I’ll get a chance to travel again to Pyongyang to continue to negotiate before too long," Pompeo said. "And then before too long – and in relatively short order - I hope the two leaders get together again to continue to make progress on this incredible, important issue for the entire world." Pompeo added to NBC that important steps had been taken at a summit between the two Koreas this week and that while much more worked needed to be done, the United States had the "patience and determination" to achieve its aim.
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
Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare centre in New York City on Friday, police said. A 52-year-old woman who works there as a "babysitter/worker" was arrested after assault which took place in the Queens neighborhood at around 3:30am, a police spokesman told AFP. The suspect attacked two baby girls and a baby boy, leaving one of the girls in serious condition, police said.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused U.S.-backed Gulf Arab states of carrying out a shooting attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, almost half of them members of the country’s elite Revolutionary Guards.Khamenei ordered security
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly record the president in the White House and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, The New York Times reported Friday. The move will almost certainly reopen President Donald Trump’s considerations into firing him. Rosenstein’s comments were reportedly made in the spring of 2017 in light of Trump firing James Comey as FBI director and sharing classified intelligence with the Russians.
In Mr. Carter’s view, the fact that only 23 lagoons became inundated and 31 have overtopped is a sign of farm ingenuity in a state with 3,300 such lagoons across more than 2,000 farms. “We need an atta-boy for the job we’re doing,” says Carter. “The focus on pigs is because they are more regulated, they are more visible, and they can stink, there’s no doubt about it,” says North Carolina State University environmental engineer John Classen, who focuses on the waste chain.
For an authentic taste of Paris life, bypass the Champs-Elysées and head over to the colorful Kurdish and Indian community of Strasbourg-Saint-Denis. While in Seoul, gloss over Gangnam and instead add the Euljiro neighborhood to your itinerary.
Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared an end. "This is a great disaster for our nation," President John Magufuli said.