Alegations that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were both high school students threatens to end his meticulous career path.Fate rests with several senators »
Alarmed by the possibility of a bad or “no-deal” Brexit, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a second referendum on the contentious subject of the U.K.’s departure from the European Union. In a Sunday Op-Ed published in The Observer, Khan said the British public has the right to “take back control” of the issue after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s “abject failure” to negotiate a good Brexit deal for the country.
This is one in a series of 13 Yahoo News interviews with historians about defining moments in presidential leadership. Peter Baker, author of “Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House” spoke to Yahoo News about the younger Bush’s defining moment of presidential leadership: standing up to anti-Muslim hatred and discrimination after the attacks on Sept. 11.
In the days before Hurricane Florence struck, officials and residents here scrambled in an effort to minimize the impact of flooding that the massive storm would bring. It was here that waters from Hurricane Matthew entered town in 2016, devastating entire neighborhoods. The makeshift wall ultimately could not withstand the powerful rains that have been unleashed by Florence, now a tropical depression.
Biden, then-chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, presided over Thomas’ confirmation hearings for the Supreme Court that year and faced widespread criticism for allowing ― and some said abetting ― an all-white and all-male committee to badger Hill with probing and skeptical questions. Speaking to reporters Monday at an event at the residence of the U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Biden again expressed regret for how Hill was treated and insisted he’d believed her allegations against Thomas from the very start.
Hundreds of rescuers in the Philippines dug frantically with shovels and their bare hands on Monday in an attempt to save the lives of dozens of people buried by a landslide triggered at the weekend by Typhoon Mangkhut, the world’s strongest storm
A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. Diver Vernon Unsworth, who lives north of London, contends that Musk made the false allegation on Twitter and then repeated multiple other falsehoods after the dramatic rescue of a dozen youth soccer players and their coach in July. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles federal court Monday seeks more than $75,000 in damages and a court order stopping Musk from making further allegations.
Volvo is the latest automaker to ask the U.S. government for an exemption from steep tariffs on Chinese-made SUVs, Reuters reported Friday. Buick asked trade officials in July for an exemption from a 25-percent tariff on its China-made Envision SUV earlier this year, although Volvo's interest in seeking relief from the measure is far greater. In August, the XC60 accounted for more than 31 percent of overall sales for Volvo, according to the automaker.
Whale watchers squeal with delight as three surfacing humpbacks leap out of the water almost simultaneously in rare triple breach right next to their boat.
John Kerry, the former US secretary of state, has torn into Donald Trump in response to the president accusing him of holding “illegal” meetings with Iran. The former Massachusetts senator used decidedly undiplomatic language, saying Mr Trump had “the maturity of an eight-year-old boy with the insecurity of a teenage girl. The attack came after Mr Trump tweeted that talks Mr Kerry held with Iran officials after leaving office were “to the detriment of the American people".
Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who are facing off in the U.S. Senate race in November, both weighed in over the weekend on the fatal shooting of a black man by a white off-duty police officer in Dallas on Sept. 6. At a rally Friday night, O’Rourke agreed with those calling for the firing of officer Amber Guyger, who shot and killed her neighbor, 26-year-old Botham Jean, after entering his apartment. Guyger claimed she mistakenly thought she was in her own apartment.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States and Russia clashed Monday over enforcing U.N. sanctions against North Korea, with the U.S. ambassador accusing Moscow of "cheating" and Russia's envoy accusing Washington of "political ill-intent."The acrimonious
In the Carolinas, rescue teams were trying to reach hundreds of people and racing against rising rivers and floods that could last for days after Florence dumped record rain and killed at least 32 people. Florence is now an elongated low pressure area that is producing heavy rain over portions of the Mid-Atlantic and New England states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.
The only thing in the Carolinas having a good week is the polo shirt. As Tropical Storm Florence bore down on the region, the polo became a symbol of a sort of chesty watchfulness. CNN’s Anderson Cooper wore one.
Or should we say “tails”? The five juvenile gray squirrels are siblings whose tails somehow became entangled last week, thanks to the long-stemmed grasses and strips of plastic their mother used as nest material, according to KMSP TV. Luckily, a good samaritan discovered the knot of squirrels and took them to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center at the Wisconsin Humane Society in Milwaukee.
British diver Vernon Unsworth, who aided in the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded Thai cave in July, sued Musk for defamation Monday in a federal court in Los Angeles. “Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement. Before the soccer team’s rescue, Musk built a mini-submarine crafted out of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket part that he said could be used to ferry everyone out of the cave.
Inside Edition’s Steven Fabian was trapped in the flooded city of Wilmington over the weekend, along with 60,000 beleaguered residents with no power as Hurricane Florence tore through the city. Fabian toured his North Carolina hotel
The trial has "provided convincing evidence that aspirin is ineffective in preserving good health in elderly people without a medical (reason) to be using it," chief author Dr. John J. McNeil of Monash University in Melbourne told Reuters Health in an email. The results - which show that risks of major bleeding in low-dose aspirin users overwhelm any heart benefits - were reported online in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented Sunday at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris. For people trying to prevent a second heart attack or stroke, evidence in support of baby aspirin therapy remains strong.
Protesters gathered to voice their opposition to Steve Bannon as he used an appearance in New York to praise Hungary’s nationalist prime minister Viktor Orban and Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini. Speaking at a live debate at the Open Future festival organised by The Economist in New York, the former White House chief strategist applauded the leaders for trying to safeguard the “sovereignty” of their nations. “These individuals, these populist national movements across Europe, are trying to get the sovereignties of their countries back,” Donald Trump’s former aide said.
The House intelligence committee chairman says he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. "I think full transparency is in order here, so I expect to make those (transcripts) available from our committee to the American public here in the next few weeks," said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., months after the GOP colleague who led the investigation said such a release could have a "chilling impact" on testimony in future inquiries.
Billionaire Marc Benioff and his wife, Lynne, are buying Time magazine from the Meredith Corporation for $190 million, the company said in a news release Sunday. Meredith Corp. acquired Time on Jan. 31 as part of its $2.8 billion purchase of Time Inc. The company said the Benioffs’ acquisition of the magazine would be a personal purchase and would not be connected to Salesforce.com, where Marc Benioff is the founder and co-chief executive.
While Florence forced humans to evacuate or seek shelter last week, the storm's impacts required the rescue of hundreds of animals. Laura Gretch, Humane Rescue Alliance transport manager, holds Frances, an 8 year-old Chihuahua mix as she help unload 26 cats and dogs arriving at Humane Rescue Alliance in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, from Norfolk Animal Care and Control of Norfolk, Va., in advance of Hurricane Florence. One such rescue occurred Friday night, when 123 cats and dogs from the Carteret County Humane Society (CCHS) in Newport, North Carolina, were rescued after flooding trapped the pets and staffers.
On Monday, the day after clinical psychology Professor Christine Blasey Ford went public in The Washington Post with details about Kavanaugh and his friend allegedly attempting to rape her in high school, NARAL Pro-Choice America, a major national abortion rights group, released two new ads in Maine and Nevada highlighting the bombshell story. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Dean Heller (R-Nev.), who are each facing serious threats from the left in their re-election efforts. NARAL’s digital ad features disturbing excerpts from the Washington Post story in which Ford, now a professor at Palo Alto University, says Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, tried to pull off her clothes, put his hand over her mouth to cover her screams and made her fear for her life.
Julie Chen, the wife of former CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves, will step down as a co-host of “The Talk” on Tuesday, according to several media reports. Sources close to Chen, who has been the program’s moderator since 2010, told CNN and The Wall Street Journal that the host will address her departure in a pre-recorded message that will air on Tuesday’s episode. Moonves has denied the allegations, but he agreed to donate $20 million from any severance benefits he may receive from CBS to the Me Too movement.
As the deluge wrought by Hurricane Florence continues to bring misery and tragedy to North Carolina, some residents took this period of life at its worst as an opportunity to be at their best. In a shelter in hard-hit New Bern on Saturday, one evacuee offered the gift of her singing voice to lift everyone's spirits. According to APTN, Cathy Yolanda Wright has been sheltering from the storm at Trent Park Elementary School which has been transformed into an evacuation center.