"If the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities," the president tweeted.SCOTUS pick 'under assault' »
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.
“This is sickening,” Flake wrote on Twitter in reference to Donald Trump Jr.’s post. A frequent critic of the president’s who is serving out the last months of his Senate career, Flake is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which may hear testimony Monday from Kavanaugh and Ford to try to discern whether her accusation should imperil the judge’s appointment to the highest court in the land.
“We want to make sure everything is perfect,” President Trump said the other day about the delay in confirming Brett Kavanaugh, as if he were throwing the judge a surprise birthday party or sending him off on a Carnival cruise. A second, more complicated question, is whether the story, if it is in fact true, ought to be disqualifying.
Brock Long, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, considered resigning this week as his home state of North Carolina was dealing with the ongoing deluge from Hurricane Florence, according to a Wednesday report by The Washington Post. Long, a career disaster response official, has had a long-simmering feud with his boss, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, that began last year. The two had reportedly agreed to table their frustrations on Sunday as the Trump administration rushed to address damage from Florence.
The mother of a child who died after he was swept away by Hurricane Florence's raging floodwaters in North Carolina says she did everything she could to hold on to her baby boy. "I was holding his hand, trying to hold him, trying to pull him up and it got to a point I couldn't hold on anymore and he let go," Dazia Lee, mother of 14-month-old Kaiden Lee-Welch, told a reporter. The mother continued traveling east until she encountered rushing floodwaters, which swept her vehicle off the road and pinned it against a row of trees.
Nearly a week after Florence's initial landfall in the Carolinas, the worst of the flooding is still unfolding as rivers that have hit major flood stage still have not crested. At least 16 rivers are at major flood stage in North Carolina although some
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.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in has wrapped up a three-day visit to North Korea for a third summit with leader Kim Jong Un that included wide-ranging agreements they trumpeted as a major step toward peace.Their main accord
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Substantial progress must be made on Brexit by October if a deal is to be struck in November, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after leaders discussed a possible final Brexit summit for November. Merkel said British Prime Minister Theresa May's so-called Chequers plan, hashed out at her country home in July, offered a good basis for negotiations but there was still a lot of work to do on the issue of future EU trade relations with Britain. "It was clear today that we need substantial progress by October and that we then aim to finalise everything in November," Merkel told reporters at an informal European Union summit.
“[The] current situation has already destroyed the original premise,” Ma said. Ma had told Trump during a meeting in January 2017 that Alibaba, one of the world’s largest and most valuable companies, planned to create a million jobs in the U.S. within five years by getting American small businesses to sell on its platforms.
The professors proffering the advice are themselves well-known. Both Jed Rubenfeld and his wife, Amy Chua, author of the controversial 2011 book The Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, told this woman about Kavanaugh’s preferences. Then, Kavanaugh was simply known as a prestigious judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
A shelter used to house unaccompanied children in Tornillo, Texas., shown in an undated photo. The Department of Health and Human Services is diverting millions of dollars in funding from a number of programs, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, to pay for housing for the growing population of detained immigrant children. In a letter sent to Sen. Patty Murray, D.-Wash., and obtained by Yahoo News, HHS Secretary Alex Azar outlined his plan to reallocate up to $266 million in funding for the current fiscal year, which ends on Sept. 30, to the Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) program in the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR).
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.
An arrest was made in the slaying of Wendy Karina Martinez and the suspect is expected to appear in court later today.
The family of one of two mental health patients detained in South Carolina who drowned in flood waters following Hurricane Florence wants to know why police attempted to transport the women despite the evident danger. Windy Newton and Nicolette Green were being transported by van to separate mental health facilities Tuesday night after being involuntarily committed by physicians, the Horry County Sheriff’s Office told HuffPost in a statement. The vehicle, operated by HCSO officers Joshua Bishop and Stephen Flood, was swept away by flooding near the Little Pee Dee River.
The teenager taken by Tad Cummins on a wild cross-country run from the law last year is describing the fear she felt during the former teacher's twisted advances. “I was scared," Elizabeth Thomas told ABC’s "20/20" in an interview airing Friday.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday Israel will defend itself against Iran, after a friendly fire incident in Syria this week linked to Israeli strikes on Iranian targets there. Syria accidentally downed a Russian plane late Monday, killing all 15 people on board, the same evening Israel launched strikes in the war-torn country. Israel says it was targeting a Syrian military facility where weapons manufacturing systems were "about to be transferred on behalf of Iran" to Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah.
"It's not acceptable to simply reject the other side's proposals without a detailed explanation and counter proposals," May said in a televised statement. The tone of some of their comments, particularly the irony of European Council President Donald Tusk, left May exposed at home as she heads into what is expected to be a tumultuous annual conference of her Conservative Party from Sept. 30.
Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road. With the remnants of Florence finally out to sea and skies bright over rivers still swelling with muddy water, President Donald Trump visited the disaster zone, riding through soggy neighborhoods and helping pass out warm meals at a church in the hard-hit coastal town of New Bern. "How's the house?" Trump told one person.
There’s one person Christine Blasey Ford says was in the room when she was allegedly sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while they were in high school ― and he appears to publicly back Kavanaugh’s denial that any sexual assault took place. It’s the kind of testimony you’d think the White House and Senate Republicans would be eager to have.
The third inter-Korea summit was held in Pyongyang on September 18. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in started it off by hugging in Pyongyang Sunan International Airport. Afterward, Moon was applauded by Pyongyang citizens as he and Kim drove through the capital.
Only a month ago, a Ukrainian soldier was killed by sniper fire at the spot where Gavin Williamson, the Defence Secretary, is now standing. This is the front line of the West’s new war with Russia. Two hundred yards away, Russian-backed separatists are in position, their sniper rifles at the ready.
Both Valkyries are being jointly developed with the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, under the technical leadership of Adrian Newey, and although there is no confirmation that Red Bull will also be involved with 003, an Aston spokesman told C/D: "We are very hopeful that everyone involved with 001 and 002 will continue to be involved with 003." When we spoke to Red Bull Racing boss Christian Horner at the British Grand Prix in July, he told us that his organization is already "heavily involved" with the project, hinting about even more future collaborations for good measure. The production version of the 003 will be positioned below the Valkyrie and still limited to no more than 500 cars.
The search engine’s doodle on Friday paid homage to “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the iconic PBS show starring Fred Rogers that helped to raise generations of children. The stop-motion animation was created with Fred Rogers Productions, The Fred Rogers Center and BixPix Entertainment.