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Accuser of United States high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

Through the White House, Kavanaugh, 53, a federal appeals judge in Washington , said: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation". Responding to the latest developments in the Kavanaugh nomination, a spokesman for the panel's Republican chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, said, "It's disturbing that these uncorroborated allegations from more than 35 years ago, during high school,... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To WaPo On Supreme Court Nominees Alleged Assault

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To WaPo On Supreme Court Nominees Alleged Assault When she screamed, Ford recalled, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth. Kavanaugh's nomination had already sharply divided the Senate along party lines. Russell Ford told the Post he recalled his wife naming Kavanaugh and worrying aloud that he could become a Supreme Court justice one day, the Post said. [Full Article...]

North Carolina governor: We saw ‘significant damage’ in eastern part of state

In New Bern, a riverfront city near North Carolina's coast, the storm tore away porch steps, splintered balconies and sent a yacht plowing into a garage that shattered like kindling. Others killed included three who perished "due to flash flooding and swift water on roadways", according to the Duplin County Sheriff's Office, and a 61-year-old woman who died when her vehicle hit a downed tree... [Full Article...]

Mayor of London calls for second Brexit referendum

Mayor of London calls for second Brexit referendum Sadiq Khan's call for a second referendum gains importance because he is a senior leader of the Labour Party-Britain's current opposition party, Reuters said in a report. But he faced criticism from Environment Secretary Michael Gove who said that it was "interesting and troubling that he [Khan] wants to frustrate the vote we had in 2016". [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks about alleged sexual misconduct

The existence of this letter, and some of its content, started being reported on a few days ago. Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman, called the timing of the revelations "disturbing" in a statement, and a Republican source told CNN the committee's vote on Kavanaugh was still scheduled to take place Thursday afternoon. [Full Article...]

’Super typhoon’ Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after slamming Philippines

’Super typhoon’ Mangkhut nears Hong Kong, China after slamming Philippines In China, meanwhile, Mangkhut continued its destructive path, with Hong Kong bracing for a storm that could be the strongest to hit the city since Typhoon York in 1999. In neighbouring Macau, for the first time in its history the territory's famous casinos were ordered to close. Last year, typhoon Hato, one of the strongest storms of recent years, pummeled the region, especially Macau, w... [Full Article...]

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Trump Supreme Court pick Ford said that Kavanaugh covered her mouth his his hand when she attempted to scream. She said: "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". Although Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley plans to set up calls with both Ford and Kavanaugh, as of Sunday afternoon, the committee still meant to move forward with the vote Thursday. [Full Article...]

Koreas open liaison office on North's side of border

Koreas open liaison office on North's side of border Ri Son Gwon, chairman of the North's Committee for the Peaceful Reunification, said during the ceremony that the office would help the Koreas have "candid conversations" and further build up their ties, according to South Korean media pool reports from the site. [Full Article...]

Pressure increase reported in MA gas pipeline, NTSB says

Pressure increase reported in MA gas pipeline, NTSB says A federal investigator says there's no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional. Rep. Seth Moulton, D-Mass., tweeted that he had spoken with Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration chief Howard "Skip" Elliott, who said his engineers told him that the blasts sound "exactly like an incident in Chicago in 1992". [Full Article...]

Professor speaks out about 'sexual assault' by Brett Kavanaugh

Feinstein on Sunday called on the FBI to investigate Ford's story "before the Senate moves forward on this nominee". The Senate Judiciary Committee has set its vote on his nomination for this coming Thursday. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch, senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he did not "intend to allow Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to be stalled because of an 11th hour accusa... [Full Article...]

Tension mounts over 11-year-old Gaza boy’s killing at border rally

Tension mounts over 11-year-old Gaza boy’s killing at border rally Another Palestinian, 28-year-old Hashem Hassan, said he saw Abdel-Al being shot 70 metres from the fence: "He threw a few stones, which flew just a few yards". Pushing back against widespread perceptions among Palestinians, Arab officials and independent analysts that the peace plan is likely to be decidedly pro-Israel, Greenblatt made clear that both sides can expect parts they will like and disl... [Full Article...]

FEMA head says he'll stay on job despite reported probe

FEMA head says he'll stay on job despite reported probe A senior administration official confirmed to CNN on Thursday that the inspector general's investigation includes, but may not be limited to, travel using government resources, and that would include Long's travel in government vehicles on the taxpayers' dime. [Full Article...]

Storm Helene heads for North East - yellow weather warning issued

Storm Helene heads for North East - yellow weather warning issued Police Scotland have issued a warning ahead of high winds expected to hit much of the country. The spokesman said: "Helene is still over the Atlantic but it's weakening and we're a lot more confident of what's going to happen". "There are warnings in place especially for the western parts of the United Kingdom for the risk of disruption". It should also feel very warm and humid. [Full Article...]

Syria military claims it thwarted an Israeli missile attack

Syria military claims it thwarted an Israeli missile attack AFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast, followed by several smaller explosions. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based war monitor, said Saturday's strikes hit a weapons depot outside the airport. . Syria's conflict erupted in 2011 and has since killed more than 360,000 people, with millions more displaced internally and to neighboring countries. [Full Article...]

Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh

Anita Hill responds to allegation against Kavanaugh The woman was able to break free, but she said Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. He denied those allegations and was confirmed. Multiple reports have found that a letter held by Senate Democrats contains allegations from an unnamed woman who says that Kavanaugh and another man attempted to sexually assault her when they were all in high school. [Full Article...]

MA officials briefing on gas explosion latest

MA officials briefing on gas explosion latest A pipeline controller working at a console in Columbus, Ohio, noticed the pressure increase in a pipeline in Lawrence, Massachusetts, one of the three towns where the fires occurred, Sumwalt told CNN's Alison Kosik. Declaring a state of emergency gave the state authority to decide who would oversee the response, he said. They say their system is up to date, modern and created to ensure that when g... [Full Article...]

Still risky Florence weakens from hurricane to tropical storm: forecasters

Still risky Florence weakens from hurricane to tropical storm: forecasters As of 8 am, the centre of Tropical Storm Isaac was located near Latitude 14.5 North, Longitude 54.1 West. Meanwhile, Helene is heading north towards the British Isles at around 14mph and sub-tropical storm Joyce was some 945 miles WSW of the Azores drifting southwest. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Game Time

Hurricane Florence: Game Time Even though Florence is moving to the northwest at this time, AccuWeather meteorologists believe that the hurricane will stall and meander near the Carolina coast from Thursday night to Saturday. Conditions will deteriorate through Thursday (local time): Starting along the coast, winds will accelerate, the rain will intensify, and the ocean will surge ashore. [Full Article...]

Eliud Kipchoge smashes world marathon record

Eliud Kipchoge smashes world marathon record With good weather on the right course, there was little doubt after Monza that Kipchoge would soon seal his legacy by owning the world record. "Yes, it was tough running alone, but I was confident", he said. Kipchoge's Sunday record put him well ahead the runner-up Amos Kipruto , who finished the race in 2:06:23, and the third-placed Wilson Kipsang with 2:06:48. [Full Article...]

Debate swirls over the search of Botham Jean's apartment

Debate swirls over the search of Botham Jean's apartment Jean was home alone when Guyger, still in uniform after her shift, entered his apartment, Dallas police Chief Ulysha Renee Hall said . Shortly after the news station was eviscerated on Twitter by people on both sides of the aisle, they changed their headline. [Full Article...]


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