“I did not have sexual intercourse, or anything close to sexual intercourse, in high school or for many years thereafter,” Brett Kavanaugh told Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum.Christine Blasey Ford testifies Thursday »
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.
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who was overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election, is expecting to be fired Monday, according to severalreports. As of Monday morning, when Rosenstein was en route to the White House, he was expecting to be fired, a source familiar with the situation told HuffPost.
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".
Firefighters in North Carolina put their hoses to a different use over the weekend, spraying hundreds of dead fish off a portion of an interstate near the town of Wallace following receding floodwaters from Hurricane Florence. The massive storm, which dumped record-breaking rain in parts of the state earlier this month, shut down portions of Interstate 40 as floodwaters overtook roads and surrounding areas. “Hurricane Florence caused massive flooding in our area and allowed the fish to travel far from their natural habitat, stranding them on the interstate when waters receded,” the fire department said.
A broad area of low pressure near Bermuda has formed in the wake of Florence. It's in a less than perfect environment for strengthening with wind shear and dry air.
While the $11 billion rail project has raised fears for some over Beijing's encroachment on the Chinese-ruled city's cherished freedoms, passengers at the sleek harbourfront station were full of praise for a service that reaches mainland China in less than 20 minutes. "Out of 10 points, I give it nine," said 10-year-old Ng Kwan-lap, who was traveling with his parents on the first train leaving for Shenzhen at 7 a.m. "The train is great. It's very smooth when it hits speeds of 200 kilometers per hour." Mainland Chinese immigration officers are stationed in one part of the modernist station that is subject to Chinese law, an unprecedented move that some critics say further erodes the city's autonomy.
Actor James Woods has attacked Twitter after the social media giant locked him out of his account. The Casino and Salvador star was told by the company he had violated the platform’s rules with a tweet sent in July. The post in question featured a hoax meme claiming to come from the Democrats and encouraged men not to vote in the midterm elections.
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has reason to celebrate after successfully deploying a pair of robots on the surface of an asteroid. The mission, which played out on Friday, aims to gather photos and data from the asteroid called Ryugu. The mission's success — marking the end of a four-year journey — was confirmed in a tweet on Saturday from JAXA's account for the Hayabusa2 asteroid explorer.
The U.S. Marshals Service said 30-year-old Cody Wilson was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early Sunday and was being held on $150,000 bond. Authorities say Wilson met the girl through the website SugardDaddyMeet.com.
Just three days after Mitch McConnell vowed to “plow right through” the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee. After he was nominated by Trump in July, opponents made the case that Kavanaugh was unpalatable because of his views on reproductive choice, gun control and presidential power. “The Campaign to Stop Brett Kavanaugh Struggles for Liftoff,” said a New York Times headline from mid-August.
Such was the life of Selena Scola, a former Facebookcontent moderator who, along with 7,500 or so other people, collectively screened around 10 million posts a week. Now, after being diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, the San Francisco resident is suing Facebook and an independent contractor for failing to enforce workplace safety standards, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided to HuffPost. The suit, filed Friday in state court in San Mateo County, seeks class-action status on behalf of Facebook’s California-based content moderators.
The rejection by some jihadi groups of the Russia-Turkey deal highlights the problems that the agreement may face in the coming weeks, as the demilitarized zone is scheduled to be established by mid-October. It also underscores the divisions between insurgent factions as some groups backed by Turkey, such as the National Front for Liberation, have welcomed the move that averted a wide government offensive on Idlib.
These images show the eerily beautiful abandonment that can be found across the de facto Republic of Abkhazia on the Black Sea. British photographer James Kerwin ventured across the partially recognized republic earlier this year and came across train
Sure, we all have! Now, one Six Flags theme park is betting money you can’t. Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri, is posing a challenge to their guests in honor of their yearly Fright Fest celebration. If more than one person completes the challenge, the $300 will be raffled among those people.
Conservationists on Monday slammed the baiting and killing of sharks at a popular Great Barrier Reef tourist spot after two swimmers were attacked, saying the policy was brutal and indiscriminate. Queensland state authorities deployed drumlines -- which use baited hooks to catch the predators -- at the Whitsunday Islands after two tourists were mauled in separate incidents a day apart last week. Hannah Papps, 12, and 46-year-old Justine Barwick, who were bitten on their legs, remain in hospital.
Presidential Donald Trump has officially arrived at a public event where he debuted his new presidential limo-"The Beast," as it's known colloquially. Like the previous Beast, first used by President Barack Obama in 2009, the new version is built by General Motors and visually denoted as a Cadillac, and its latest iteration adopts more modern styling cues and surely packs more advanced technology. The headlights appear lifted from a Cadillac Escalade SUV, the new grille is emblematic of Cadillac's latest design direction as introduced on the Escala concept, and the car's proportions are considerably more attractive than the previous, somewhat Frankenstein-like Beast.
"Considering (the Guards') full knowledge about the centers of deployment of the criminal terrorists' leaders ..., they will face a deadly and unforgettable vengeance in the near future," the Guards said in a statement carried by state media. Four assailants fired on a viewing stand in the southwestern city of Ahvaz where Iranian officials had gathered to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic's 1980-88 war with Iraq. Islamic State's Amaq agency posted a video of three men in a vehicle who it said were on their way to carry out the attack.
The landmark deal between China and the Vatican is a win for Beijing, giving official recognition to bishops appointed by the government despite a crackdown on religion, and potentially softening the ground for full diplomatic relations after 67 years of estrangement, analysts said. The two sides signed a provisional agreement on Saturday on who gets to name senior churchmen, an issue that has bedevilled ties for decades, and China quickly said it hoped for an improvement in relations. With its outsized international influence, the Vatican is the most important of Taiwan's 17 remaining friends, and its only European partner.
Former Justice Department inspector general and federal prosecutor Michael Bromwich and his consulting firm have joined the legal team supporting Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford. Bromwich, who helped investigate the Iran-Contra scandal for the federal Office of Independent Counsel, is also representing former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe.
An Indonesian teenager who survived 49 days adrift at sea after the wooden fish trap he was employed to mind slipped its moorings says he ran out of food within a week and survived on fish and seawater he squeezed from his clothing. The Indonesian Consulate in Osaka, Japan, said the 18-year-old was rescued by a Panamanian-flagged vessel off Guam on Aug. 31, about 1,200 miles (1,920 kilometers) from his original location, and returned to Indonesia with officials earlier this month.
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.
Turkish authorities ordered the arrest of 61 soldiers from the navy and land forces, including senior officers, for suspected links to a U.S.-based cleric who Ankara says orchestrated a 2016 failed coup, state media said on Monday. Eighteen of those ordered detained were on active duty, Anadolu news agency said, adding the suspects included 13 majors and 12 captains from the land forces and 24 first lieutenants from the navy. Authorities have carried out regular sweeps against alleged members of cleric Fethullah Gulen's network since the coup attempt of July 2016, in which 250 people were killed.
On Wednesday, William Winters Leverett, a registered sex offender, told Simsbury police he fatally stabbed insurance executive Melissa Millan, 54, while she was running on a trail, according to The Hartford Courant. Leverett then showed police where he had hidden various items he'd taken from the scene of the crime, the Courant reported. He was charged with murder Sunday. It's not clear what prompted Leverett to confess.
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.
Up for auction next weekend at Barrett-Jackson's Las Vegas event are a number of vehicles from the late actor's personal collection, machines built to replicate some of his most memorable vehicular co-stars.