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Senate Judiciary Committee Recommends Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

The investigation will be limited to "current credible allegations" against Kavanaugh and must be completed within a week, the committee requested. For the rest of America, the testimonies Thursday of Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nom...

United States judge Brett Kavanaugh faces fresh allegations

In an interview with Fox News on Monday, the Supreme Court nominee said that he never sexually assaulted anyone and was a virgin through high school and for " many years after". But after more allegations emerged, some GOP senators have allo...

Russian Federation says will send newer S-300 missile systems to Syria

Putin says "a chain of tragic circumstances" is to be blamed for a Russian military aircraft shot down by a Syrian missile. Last week's crash , which killed 15 Russian service members, had forced Moscow to take " adequate retaliatory measures t...

O'Rourke, Cruz clash over shootings in debate

O'Rourke remained unflappable while taking on Mr. "Talking about criminal justice reform, let's talk about where this problem started", he said at Prairie View A&M University in Texas. Cruz and O'Rourke faced off in their first debate ahead of ...

Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing is uncertain because of final details

The two other individuals whom Ford identified as being at the party where Kavanaugh supposedly misbehaved - Mark Judge and Patrick Smyth - have also said they have no recollection of the party and never saw Kavanaugh act in the way Ford describes....

Grassley sets Friday night deadline for Kavanaugh accuser to agree to testify

The Democrats, all of whom served as prosecutors or state attorneys general, noted that President George H.W. Bush asked the FBI to investigate after law professor Anita Hill raised allegations of sexual harassment against Judge Clarence Thomas in 19...

Trump Orders DOJ to Declassify FBI Documents & Texts in Russia Probe

Trump has ordered "the immediate declassification" of parts of the FBI's June 2017 application to surveil former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. A month ago, the president made headlines when he revoked the security clearance of former CIA Direct...

I Want Both the Nominee, His Accuser to Testify Under Oath

Kavanaugh, meanwhile, was seen arriving at the White House late Monday morning. An official working closely with his team described Kavanaugh as "shaken, but focused", with the conversation revolving around "defending his integrity".

Where Did Christine Blasey Ford Go to High School?

Kavanaugh and his accuser, psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford , had been expected to testify Monday before Ford's attorney sent a letter on Tuesday night asking first for an FBI investigation . The Justice Department seems to agree. "J...

Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

She says that he pinned her to the bed and groped her while trying to take her clothes off, and when she tried to yell he put a hand over her mouth. She says both Kavanaugh and Judge were "stumbling drunk", and Judge eventually jumped on top of bot...

NTSB sending ‘go-team’ to investigate Merrimack Valley gas emergency

At least 100 buildings have been destroyed or severely damaged after explosions triggered fires in the towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover , Massachusetts , close to the city of Boston . Columbia Gas of MA, a NiSource company, in an up...

Police chase shuts down France's Lyon airport runway

French police arrested a man Monday after a high-speed chase on the runway at Lyon airport in southeast France which ended with him trying to flee on foot, local officials said. Before driving onto the runway the man had driven the vehicle into t...

Five people found dead in Australian city of Perth

It is believed the man was known to the women and children, although police have not confirmed this. Homicide detectives and specialist forensic police will on Monday continue to comb the Coode Street home for evidence and clues to what happened af...

Four people, including suspect, killed during shooting in downtown Cincinnati bank

The shooting began just after 9 a.m. ET. Police were searching his apartment in North Bend Thursday afternoon, looking for any clues about the attack or its motive. Amanda Nageleisen, a spokeswoman for University of Cincinnati Medical Center, previ...

Ex-Trump advisor jailed in Russian Federation inquiry — George Papadopoulos

Papadopoulos further stressed: "I remember him being enthusiastic about a potential meeting between the candidate and President Putin after I raised the question". Papadopoulos told the judge that his entire life has been turned upside down due to ...

Two Koreas agree to hold September summit in Pyongyang

Mr Chung's visit to Pyongyang came amid growing concerns over a nuclear stalemate between North Korea and the United States, after talks stalled due to both sides refusing to give in to each other's demands. Trump to anyone, including his closes...

Trump says Attorney General Sessions safe in job at least until November

Sessions was the first Republican senator to endorse Trump as a presidential contender. Graham also said he would offer Trump some advice: Act more like McCain. In recent months, Graham, who gave an emotional tribute to McCain on the Senate flo...

United States ends funding for 'flawed' UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees

The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. "will no longer commit further funding to this irredeemably flawed operation". Pierre Krähenbühl, Commissioner-General of UNRWA, said this week that the agency's 711 schools in Syria, Jordan, ...

Washington says goodbye to John McCain

Capitol on Friday. The funeral of at Washington's National Cathedral on Saturday , September 1 will be live-streamed through the McCain website , starting at 10am ET (3pm BST). The silver-haired Roberta McCain - whose presence was only confirme...

Hurricane Maria caused an estimated 2,975 deaths, new study shows

Hurricane Maria now stands as one of the deadliest natural disasters in US history - claiming even more lives than Hurricane Katrina - after a new report said the death toll in Puerto Rico was more than 46 times higher than the initial gov...

Syrian army preparing phased Idlib assault

In an interview Monday night with the Beirut-based Al-Mayadeen television channel, Hatami said the agreement included the rehabilitation of Syria's defence industry and assured Iran would provide "good service". Russia's navy buildup around Syr...

Prosecutors grant Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg immunity in Cohen probe

But Cohen's place in Trump's political life ended up being peripheral. For Michael Cohen and Donald Trump , it's always been about money and loyalty. It's also the latest sign that Cohen is broke. Trump shot back Saturday that Sessions only sa...

Scott Morrison to be Australian PM as Malcolm Turnbull ousted

Mr Dutton's and Mr Turnbull's camps waged the most chaotic, frenetic and at times farcical leadership struggle that Australian politics has seen in years, closing down Parliament on Thursday and damaging the Liberal Party's credibility.

Australia has no dedicated minister for cyber security

The City of Sydney councillor said she had a strong record of championing Liberal Party values at a local government level. "I have been preselected, I owe it to the Liberal Party first to inform them of my decision but I am going to take some t...

Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest Minnesota

Air quality is expected to get worse as smoke builds up with visibility being affected. Puget Sound-area residents should avoid vacuuming for up to a week as they wait for the wildfire smoke that has again descended over the lowlands to clear.

Trump Wants Omarosa Arrested Over Her Tell-All New Book 'Unhinged'

He slightly improved upon 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney's abysmal numbers, capturing 8 percent of black voters, up from 6 percent. "Yes, Donald Trump is", she declared. Grisham also pointed out that Omarosa and Melania Trump rarely, if ...

Furor over revoked security clearance grows as Trump said to threaten more

Trump told White House reporters on August 17 that it is a "disgrace" for Bruce Ohr to be at the department. "I think that Bruce Ohr is a disgrace, with his wife, Nellie", Trump told reporters outside the White House. They said they did not necess...

Interim information minister departs for Vajpayee’s funeral

Serving as prime minister briefly in 1996 then again from 1998 to 2004, Mr Vajpayee was admired even by prominent political foes. "Leader who was respected deeply for his humility!" "A Bharat Ratna who was also conferred with the Bangladesh Lib...

Trump can not even commemorate Charlottesville correctly

Officials declared states of emergency for both the city of Charlottesville and the state of Virginia to help law enforcement mobilise state and local resources for security reasons. In one of the most recent race-related flare-ups, a black former ...

Trump Fires Back at Former Staffer Omarosa Manigault

In his opinion, the most obvious reason would be that the White House "had its own suspicions that she was the type of person who might try to secretly record [the meeting], and put it in the Situation Room". As many observers noted, it's freaky fo...

United States to Launch Space Force in 2020, Pence Says

Pence and the report noted that Congressional action would be required to establish a new military branch, but said the Trump administration would work with Congress to establish the force and would seek funding for it in its next defense budge...

Baby boy dies after being found in river near Brooklyn Bridge

Sunday . The baby was wearing only diapers. "I called 911. At that point I thought it was a doll", Mr. Campbell told the AP. Officials want to know: How long was the boy in the water before an Oklahoma family spotted him Sunday afternoon? "She ...

FT: Saudi Arabia sells off Canadian assets as dispute escalates

The Canadian dollar weakened to a two-week low against its USA counterpart on Wednesday as oil prices fell and after the FT report . Prime Minister Justin Trudeau isn't backing down and won't apologize to Riyadh as the diplomatic crisis between C...

Trump casts midterm elections as a personal referendum

The Ohio rally was Trump's third of the week and he has pledged to accelerate his pace further as the midterms approach. "I asked him the other day, 'Why are you bringing Trump in?' He said , 'Well, I don't have anything to do with it", Kasich sa...

Longtime Manafort deputy Rick Gates admits embezzlement

Gates admitted that at Manafort's behest, they later created a loan agreement for Lyovochkin's payment, though no loan existed. Gates, who was a senior Trump aide and Manafort's deputy, has already admitted two felony charges (financial fraud and...

Manafort accountant admits to falsifying loan documents, tax returns

Ellis III of the U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Va. eventually scolded prosecutors. Her testimony is important as prosecutors try to rebut defense arguments that Manafort can't be responsible for financial fraud because he left the details of h...

Trump imposes sanctions, but open to new nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday said Tehran would be open to negotiations with the USA if President TrumpDonald John TrumpSouth Korea urges Pyongyang to speed up denuclearization process More than a dozen arrested as protesters, coun...

Venezuelan President Maduro's speech abruptly cut short

Seconds later, dozens of soldiers were seen running away before the broadcast was cut off, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported. Media reports say during the speech Maduro and other officials suddenly looked upwards with startled exp...

China urges United States to return to reason

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow warned China after it announced its retaliatory tariffs, saying Beijing should not underestimate US President Donald Trump's determination to act on trade. "This week, the President has directed that I co...

USA says remains returned by North Korea likely American

North Korea has already made two of its ICBMs at that plant. They believe North Korea is building at least one of its Hwasong-15 missiles there. Hanwell Kaakimaka's uncle, John Kaakimaka, is among those who never came home. Four U.S. fighter jets f...

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Khashoggi murder result of Saudi power struggle

Earlier Wednesday, both Pompeo and Mattis framed United States . support for Saudi Arabia as a national security matter, even though Riyadh's conduct in Yemen's civil war has drawn...

Investigators say crashed Lion Air jetliner 'not airworthy'

Information from the Lion Air jet's flight data recorder was included in a briefing for the Indonesian Parliament. "In our opinion, the plane was no longer airworthy and it s...

Martial law in Ukraine: Putin warns against ‘reckless’ moves

The war of words between Ukraine and Russian Federation has been escalating since the accident in the Kerch Strait with the sides accusing each other of provocations. The episod...

Facebook docs seized by DCMS in Cambridge Analytica investigation

The papers contain claims that that Mark Zuckerberg , Facebook's co-founder, had developed a "malicious and fraudulent" scheme to exploit users' data. "It has not answered our q...

Syrian gov't demands UNSC condemnation of rebel chemical attack in Aleppo

Syrian government media also accused rebels of firing shells with chlorine gas at the regime-held town in Aleppo province, with the opposition denying the claims, alleging that t...

Trump on climate change report: 'I don't believe it'

Trump has long said he distrusts the consensus by almost all the world's respected climate scientists on the link between human activity and rising temperatures, as well as othe...

Trump's government seeks quick ruling on transgender troops case

Except in rare cases, the Supreme Court usually waits to get involved in cases until both a trial and appeals court have ruled on the matter. Solicitor General Noel Francisco s...

President Trump aims tweet at migrant caravans as holiday break ends

Trump's statement led many to believe that the United States had reached an informal deal with Mexico regarding refugee processing. "No "Releasing" into the US", Trump said in a ...

Woman killed in Walmart shooting following argument with partner

After being shot, the 30-year-old woman screamed for help and employees called 911 and also attempted to intervene. They say he then returned to at their home on NE 35th Street, ...

Black Friday shooting leaves one dead and two injured in Alabama

Obviously, the mall was packed with people doing their early Black Friday shopping , and chaos erupted when the shots were fired. A 12-year-old girl was also wounded - although ...

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No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

No thaw for Thanksgiving Day weather

And the way it appears, both Boston and Worcester will have the coldest Thanksgiving in recorded history, using this method. Albany, N.Y., records a low of 5 degrees in 1972 wi...

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership

In threat to Pelosi, 16 Dems say they'll back new leadership

But she still faces no clear challenger to her power. They included Representatives Tim Ryan of OH , who unsuccessfully challenged Pelosi for Democratic leader in 2016, and Seth ...

Close to 1000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

Close to 1000 still missing after deadliest California wildfire

Two electric utilities companies said they had problems with equipment close to where the current blazes broke out around the time they were reported . "And besides, 80 per ce...

Finland baffled by Trump’s comments about raking leaves to prevent forest fires

Finns have been left bewildered by US President's Donald Trump's suggestion that California should copy Finland in raking forest floors to prevent future wildfires . The p...

White House again threatens Acosta’s pass; CNN seeks hearing

White House again threatens Acosta’s pass; CNN seeks hearing

CNN issued a statement accusing the White House of "continuing to violate the First and Fifth Amendments of the Constitution", reports Axios . In a statement shared through S...