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by | September 21, 2018 | 22:43

Both Kavanaugh and Ford are invited to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee at a hearing on Monday, but Ford has called for the FBI to investigate the matter before she testifies. Ford's attorneys say she wants the FBI to investigate her allegation before she testifies. "If I were her lawyer, I'd be very concerned that it's under these kind of totally disadvantageous conditions", said Sen.

by | September 19, 2018 | 12:27

The letter , signed by 65 women who say they knew Kavanaugh in high school. insists that the judge "has behaved honorably and treated women with respect". In an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday, Ford alleged that when she was 15 and Kavanaugh 17 he cornered her in a bedroom at a house party in suburban Washington and groped her as Judge watched.

by | September 19, 2018 | 11:19

The Senate Judiciary Committee is slated to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination Thursday, but it may now be delayed. Kavanaugh pinned her to the bed and groped her through her clothes, grinding his body against hers and trying to pull off her clothes, the Post quoted Ford as saying.

by | September 18, 2018 | 19:28

The 22-year-old got stranded with his stalled auto in a dry patch on a service road parallel to Interstate 95, which was closed due to rising waters. A mobile medical truck was dispatched from Charlotte, North Carolina , to Pender County, just north of Wilmington, to assist residents affected by Florence after the local hospital, Pender Memorial, was flooded and evacuated.

by | September 18, 2018 | 18:58

He allowed that there might need to be a "little delay" in the Senate confirmation process to deal with the explosive allegation that Kavanaugh forced himself on a woman at a high school party more than 30 years ago. Collins said it would it be "disqualifying" if Kavanaugh had lied about the allegations, but said she did not have information to asses the veracity of Ford's allegations.

by | September 16, 2018 | 10:11

In Wilmington, a city of about 120,000 on North Carolina's Atlantic coastline, along the Cape Fear River that is home to historic mansions, streets were strewn with downed tree limbs and carpeted with leaves and other debris. Later Friday, a wind gust of 68 miles per hour was measured at a station in Wrightsville Beach, near Wilmington. One video sees a gas station failing to withstand the force of Florence's winds, with a BP station in Topsail Beach, North Carolina losing its canopy as ...

by | September 10, 2018 | 23:27

He claims everything he does is the biggest, the first, the best. Woodward describes Trump regularly insulting key members of his team, branding Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who angered him by recusing himself from oversight of the Mueller probe - as "mentally retarded".

by | September 09, 2018 | 19:40

House of Representatives. Capuano, 66, a former mayor of Somerville who opposed the Iraq War and championed progressive causes for years, is hoping that voters take a look at his record and the results for his district. She's also been outspoken about being a rape survivor. A part of the wave of women of color breaking into traditionally white positions of power across the country, Pressley's win echoed that of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's over the longtime representative Joe Crowley in ...

by | September 09, 2018 | 16:53

Brett Kavanaugh , if he taught us one thing during his often-rocky hearing last week, is not that dumb. Kavanaugh did not - and has not - said that all birth control counts as abortion-inducing drugs. Mike Lee, R-Utah. "Basically, she's still vetting the new information that's coming out", said her spokeswoman, Hannah Ray. Clearly, as Senate Republicans scramble to vote Kavanaugh in before the Supreme Court begins its next session on October 1, Collins appears to be leaning toward ...

by | September 09, 2018 | 13:41

What is the latest military action? The UN estimates there are 10,000 fighters in the region with links to al Qaeda. Syrian and Russian forces carried out the most intense bombing in weeks on Idlib province on Saturday, raising fears of an imminent assault on the densely populated rebel-held area.

by | September 02, 2018 | 07:15

A former McCain staffer, Fose arranged the small memorial that would line a stretch of the motorcade route from the Arizona capitol where McCain would lie in state all Wednesday. When the speeches finished, Cindy McCain patted the casket gently, then pressed her cheek to the flag draped upon it. Thousands queued on a scorching hot day in Phoenix, Arizona, to pay their respects to the late Senator John McCain , who died last Saturday , as his body lay in state in the desert city.

by | September 01, 2018 | 20:18

Here are the next procedural steps to move forward with the deal and the outstanding issues that need to be resolved between the USA and Canada . After four days of marathon negotiations between Canadian and USA officials failed to produce an agreement on Friday, the White House told Congress it would enter into a revised trade deal with Mexico and that it was up to Canada to decide whether to remain in the trilateral NAFTA pact.

by | August 31, 2018 | 20:15

The Florida Democrat was supported by democratic socialist Sen. "I know that socialism won't work in Florida ", DeSantis said. "It's going to be really ugly before it's over". The DeSantis campaign said it would be "absurd" to characterize his remarks as racist. The NAACP Florida State conference and the Florida Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said DeSantis should apologize.

by | August 25, 2018 | 16:44

A spokesperson for Mr. Mueller's office declined to comment. The list of those who have pleaded guilty to various charges includes Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn , former campaign adviser George Papadopoulos, Manafort's business partner Rick Gates, and Dutch attorney Alex van der Zwaan.

by | August 25, 2018 | 09:48

When Rivera had time off work, his uncle said he would spend time with his daughter, bringing her to Eustaquio Bahena's house to jump on the trampoline with the other young children. The weeks-long search for her ended Tuesday, when investigators found her body in a corn field. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Democrats and the news media on Thursday for the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts while arguing that lax immigration policy led to her death .

by | August 23, 2018 | 10:01

Rivera is charged with 1st degree murder in connection with the death of the 20-year-old University of Iowa student, who was last seen jogging in Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18th. Rivera told police he approached Tibbetts while she was running , but she threatened to call 911 and he panicked, according to the arrest affidavit obtained by ABC News.

by | August 08, 2018 | 19:53

Sunday's quake, recorded at magnitude 6.9 by the U.S. Geological Survey (revised down from 7.0), struck at a depth of 10.5 kilometers in the northern part of Lombok, triggering a brief tsunami warning. It said clean drinking water was scarce because of a recent spell of extremely dry weather in Lombok. What happened in Lombok, Indonesia? Four hours later they pulled out alive Nadia Revanale, 23.

by | August 06, 2018 | 16:16

Cindy Laporta , an accountant with Kositzka Wicks & Co . testified that she classified income from foreign companies allegedly controlled by Mr. Manafort as "loans" so he could avoid paying taxes on it. Other witnesses testifying this week said Manafort paid them millions from the offshore accounts tied to foreign shell companies for landscaping, expensive clothing and even a karaoke machine.

by | July 31, 2018 | 00:37

House Republicans confronted two of President Trump's top economic advisers on trade on Thursday, while also breathing a sigh of relief after the administration's decision to begin easing tensions with Europe a day earlier. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin also praised Trump and his policies for Friday's good news during an interview on "Fox News Sunday", saying he expected to see sustained economic growth over the next several years.

by | July 28, 2018 | 21:29

Dozens of people died when forest fires ravaged southern Greece in 2007. Fire service spokeswoman Stavroula Malliri announced Tuesday afternoon that the death toll had jumped from 50 to 74, with another 164 adults and 23 children injured by the fires.

by | July 19, 2018 | 12:58

Glyn Davies, MP for Montgomeryshire, said one of these amendments , passed by just three votes, meant the deal was now likely to be rejected by the EU. "Now that there is collective agreement to accelerate delivery of our plans, will she please give instructions that every communication related to no deal serves to bolster our negotiating position and by reinforcing the credibility and the feasibility of those contingency plans?" "Problem is, I don't think that she's in charge anymore".

by | July 19, 2018 | 12:24

Pretty quickly, the United States government realised that Russian Federation was behind this effort to swing the election in Trump's favour. That came just days after National Intelligence Director Dan Coats sounded an alarm, comparing the cyberthreat today to how the way USA officials said before 9/11 that intelligence channels were "blinking red" with warning signs that a terror attack was imminent.

by | July 19, 2018 | 10:17

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., the minority leader, says never in the history of the country has a president supported an American adversary the way Trump supported Putin. "We are the two great nuclear powers". Chuck Schumer, the senior Democrat in the Senate calls Trump's appearance of siding with Putin over the allegations of election interference "dangerous and weak".

by | July 18, 2018 | 09:43

Trump's openness to the symbolic offer appeared to cede the high ground to Putin. The Daily Show host highlighted special counsel Robert Mueller's indictments against 12 Russian GRU military intelligence officers , as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.

by | July 18, 2018 | 08:14

The U.S. intelligence community has insisted repeatedly that the Kremlin interfered. "But we need to put constraints on this, we need less histrionics", the source said. "Given what Mr. Putin said today, given the indictments, given what Mr. Trump said today, that can not happen", said Schumer. The resigned expectation was that Trump would avoid the issue, even though it is a significant attack on American sovereignty.

by | July 18, 2018 | 02:44

Sen. Bob Corker slammed President Donald Trump on Monday for accepting Russian President Vladimir Putin's denials that the Russians interfered in the 2016 USA presidential election and said Trump's comments made the United States look like a "pushover".

by | July 17, 2018 | 21:25

But apologies and clarifying statements just aren't Trump's style. The news conference, televised on the nation's biggest broadcast and cable news networks, drew strong reaction from commentators after it was over. "The Russians have been manipulating elections for the past couple of decades", Rep. Former CIA Director John O. Brennan tweeted that Trump's behavior exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors.

by | July 15, 2018 | 17:21

Outspoken political blogger Cyprian Nyakundi and social media influencer Christian Dela have suffered a huge blow losing over 1 million followers combined. As per reports, Rahul Gandhi lost 12, 974 Twitter followers. CFO Ned Segal said in a tweet that "most accounts we remove are not included in our reported metrics as they have not been active on the platform for 30 days or more, or we catch them at sign up and they are never counted".

by | July 13, 2018 | 15:15

Jacob Rees-Mogg - a leading Conservative Brexiteer and considered a potential alternative party leader by some - said it was perfectly reasonable for Trump to make such comments, adding that May now had an opportunity to change her mind on her Brexit plan.

by | July 13, 2018 | 14:00

But China is well-placed to exploit the fact that United States companies operating there generate big profits. With China's retaliatory tariffs, Tselikis said the United States lobster industry will further lose its edge over its archrivals, such as Canada , which struck a trade agreement with the European Union last year that will cut tariffs on lobsters in five years.

by | July 13, 2018 | 04:03

There, he announced that Canada will assume command of a new NATO training mission in Iraq - a deployment of 250 Canadian Armed Forces personnel, aimed in part at staving off Trump's complaints that Canada and other NATO allies are not doing enough to contribute to their NATO defence commitments.

by | July 12, 2018 | 06:43

This weekend, Trump recounted how close he came a year ago to selecting Hardiman, who was recommended by the president's sister and sometimes-confidante, retired federal judge Maryanne Trump Barry. Republicans hold a slim 51-49 Senate majority, and with ailing Senator John McCain battling cancer in his home state of Arizona they now can muster only 50 votes.

by | July 11, 2018 | 17:46

Still, Leahy doesn't talk as though Senate confirmation is a done deal. Trump said in the wake of Kennedy's retirement that he would not be asking potential justices about Roe v. As Barack Obama once said to John McCain: "The election is over". If Manchin votes against Kavanaugh, it will be more ammunition in the GOP arsenal come November.

by | July 10, 2018 | 09:00

He faces an uphill battle to be confirmed by the Senate in the coming weeks as many senators - from both sides of the aisle - have been vocal about their thoughts on the matter. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of ME were widely identified as the two lawmakers most likely to break with their party, given both their support of abortion rights, and the view that Kennedy's replacement had potential to be more conservative than he was in this regard.

by | July 10, 2018 | 06:39

A global team of about 30 correspondents in New York, London, Hong Kong and other major cities provides expert analysis in real time . Conservative judicial advocates say the judicial appointments are correcting the leftward tilt of the bench.