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Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks about alleged sexual misconduct Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks about alleged sexual misconduct
- September 17, 2018

Republicans are aiming for full Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh before the Supreme Court term begins October 1. Flake did not say to the Post what form the communication with Ford should take or how he plans to vote. Ford said she believed she was 15 at the time of the alleged assault, meaning Kavanaugh would've been 17 at the time. Feinstein - who has been criticized for publicizing the existence of letter at the last minute, after Kavanaugh had already undergone two days of ... (more...)
Reporter mocked for 'Oscar-worthy' Hurricane Florence broadcast Reporter mocked for 'Oscar-worthy' Hurricane Florence broadcast
- September 17, 2018

Evacuation orders have been lifted in several coastal SC counties as Florence continues to dump rain on the state. Most of the other power losses being reported were in nearby Chesterfield, Marion, Georgetown, Florence and Darlington counties. (more...)
Cordons in Salisbury after two fall sick in restaurant ‘medical incident’ Cordons in Salisbury after two fall sick in restaurant ‘medical incident’
- September 17, 2018

Roads were cordoned off and police and paramedics wearing protective suits were deployed in the area amid heightened tensions following the deadly Novichok attack. Customers eating at the restaurant have been told they may need to provide blood samples at Salisbury Hospital. Russian Federation denied any role in the attack. (more...)
Brett Kavanaugh: accuser of Trump's Supreme Court pick goes public
- September 17, 2018

Coming forward to the Washington Post , Ford says she remembers the attack to be in 1982, when she was 15 and Kavanaugh was 17. "These are all the ills that I was trying to avoid". The victim did not immediately respond to a request from Reuters for comment. Feinstein said the FBI should investigate now that Ford has spoken to the newspaper. (more...)
Republican senators want Brett Kavanaugh vote postponed Republican senators want Brett Kavanaugh vote postponed
- September 17, 2018

Democratic senator Diane Feinstein said the Senate consideration of Mr Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice should be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation. The California professor spoke to the Washington Post about her claim that Kavanaugh had assaulted her close to 30 years ago when they were high school students in Maryland. (more...)
N Carolina devastated by Florence, 16 dead
- September 17, 2018

Because the storm virtually stalled after hitting the shoreline, it has dumped record amounts of rain on the mid-Atlantic region, pulling warm water from the ocean. "Gradual weakening is forecast while Florence moves farther inland during the next couple of days, and it is expected to weaken to a tropical depression by tonight". (more...)
Court orders framing of sexual harassment charges against RK Pachauri Court orders framing of sexual harassment charges against RK Pachauri
- September 17, 2018

Talking to ANI , she said, "Chuffed to bits". The Saket court has asked the charges to be framed under Section 354 (outraging modesty of a woman), Section 354A (sexual harassment) and Section 509 (words used to outrage the modesty of a woman). (more...)
Woman Who Killed Evelyn Rodriguez May Have Vandalized Memorial Woman Who Killed Evelyn Rodriguez May Have Vandalized Memorial
- September 17, 2018

Police say a woman was involved in an argument with a driver about her slain daughter's memorial before the driver struck with her SUV and killed her. Cuevas' beaten and hacked body was found on September 14, 2016. In what turned out to be her final interview Friday, Rodriguez spoke to News 12 about losing Kayla and her gratitude to the community for lifting her in her time of grief. (more...)
Police cordon off roads in Salisbury after ‘medical incident’
- September 17, 2018

Emergency services have sealed off a restaurant in Salisbury after two people were taken ill. Italian restaurant Prezzo is now on lockdown after a man and woman fell ill as Wiltshire Police is working to establish what caused the "medical incident". (more...)
Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence Trinidadians in the Carolinas prepare for Hurricane Florence
- September 17, 2018

Evacuation warnings have been in place for 1.7 million people in the area. I go into panic mode. As of 8am ET on Thursday, Florence was driving maximum sustained winds of 110mph (177km/h), according to an updated forecast from the National Hurricane Center. (more...)
Florence's Death Toll Stands at 14 as It Weakens to a Depression
- September 17, 2018

The center of the storm made landfall around 7:15 a.m. Friday near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., close to the SC border. However, while winds have weakened to around 35mph, the danger is now posed by torrential rain and flooding. In Jacksonville, a relentless band of heavy rain gutted buildings, drenched streets and left wildlife to battle the rising waters. The area, about 100 miles from the North Carolina coast, includes part of the city of Fayetteville. (more...)
Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank Palestinian stabs American-Israeli man to death in West Bank
- September 17, 2018

Fuld was stabbed to death Sunday morning outside the "Harim" shopping center at the Gush Etzion junction by a 17-year-old Palestinian Authority terrorist from the Judean city of Yatta, a sprawling suburb on the southern side of Hebron. "He did not hold back on his opinions", Hasten said. On Twitter, David Friedman, the USA ambassador to Israel and a strong supporter of the settlements, called him "a passionate defender of Israel & an American patriot". (more...)
Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller
- September 17, 2018

Law professor Alan Dershowitz , an ardent defender or President Donald Trump , argued on Sunday that former Trump campaign Chairman Paul Manafort's cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller is bad news for the president. "I think that the Trump White House and the lawyers are taking a page from the Clinton playbook: Attack the prosecutor", Starr said. Though it's unclear how the deal could affect any pursuit by Manafort of a pardon from Trump, Dershowitz said it's "too late" for ... (more...)
Vt. Gas says systems in place to prevent situation like Mass. explosions Vt. Gas says systems in place to prevent situation like Mass. explosions
- September 17, 2018

Authorities hope to have a plan - and perhaps hotels - for the dozen or so families permanently displaced soon, Rivera said. Officials said gas company technicians will turn all the meters back after safety inspections of the entire system are complete - a process expected to take several weeks. (more...)
FEMA chief says he would 'never intentionally run a program incorrectly' FEMA chief says he would 'never intentionally run a program incorrectly'
- September 17, 2018

Chris Kleponis/SIPA/NewscomJust a day after it was reported that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) managed to misplace almost a million bottles of water that were supposed to be delivered to the Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane Maria, the agency was thrown into another controversy based on Administrator Brock Long's travel habits. (more...)
Theresa May 'irritated' by debate over her leadership Theresa May 'irritated' by debate over her leadership
- September 16, 2018

Boris Johnson has been critical of Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of Brexit negotiations, and resigned as Foreign Secretary after the cabinet meeting at Chequers. 'That's what I'm focused on and that's what we should all be focused on. "If I was still advising Theresa May, my advice would be to frame it in those terms - seal the deal for a new generation and hand the torch of responsibility on to them and I think the country would cheer". (more...)
Two dead from suspected drug overdoses at Sydney dance festival Defqon 1 Two dead from suspected drug overdoses at Sydney dance festival Defqon 1
- September 16, 2018

Two people are dead and another two remain in hospital fighting for their life after suspected drug overdoses at a notorious electronic music festival. "I'm absolutely aghast at what's occurred". "I'm absolutely aghast at what has occurred", she said, "I don't want any family to go through the tragedy that some families are waking up to this morning, it's just terrible to think about". (more...)
Hurricane Helene WARNING: Remnants of 110mph storm ‘to SMASH into UK’ Hurricane Helene WARNING: Remnants of 110mph storm ‘to SMASH into UK’
- September 16, 2018

Police Scotland have issued a warning ahead of high winds expected to hit much of the country. And while we are not expecting those in the immediate future, ex Tropical Storm Helene will be giving us a potential lash of its tail and Donegal could very well get some of that. (more...)
Former UK soldier Joe Robinson, who fought Islamic State, jailed in Turkey Former UK soldier Joe Robinson, who fought Islamic State, jailed in Turkey
- September 16, 2018

A former soldier with the British army who fought for Kurdish forces against so-called Islamic State (IS) in Syria has been given a prison sentence in Turkey, his mother says. His fiancee, Mira Rojkan, was given a suspended sentence for "terrorism propaganda" after sharing Facebook posts with images of the Kurdish flag and links to Kurdish songs. (more...)
Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate Global summit rebukes Trump, cheers on work to aid climate
- September 16, 2018

The mayors, governors, and CEOs from around the world have stepped into the climate breach with concrete action as United Nations talks to implement the Paris climate treaty falter, and President Donald Trump dismantles U.S. The state is recruiting more partners. The 2018 Global Climate Action Summit set for Thursday is expected to gather more than 4,500 representatives from states, regions, cities, businesses as well as investors for discussions on policy and measures to bring down ... (more...)
Donald Trump calls Mueller probe a political weapon aimed at Republicans
- September 16, 2018

Dershowitz argued Manafort should have agreed to cooperate with Mueller before he was found guilty on 8 counts last month before pointing out the "deal says that Manafort will cooperate on anything the special counsel asks him about". He is now forfeiting five properties-four in New York City and one home in the Hamptons-in lieu of hanging onto the contents of one of his four seized bank accounts and his Arlington, Virginia home, according to NBC. (more...)
Wanda Barzee's Family Won't Take Her In Following Release Wanda Barzee's Family Won't Take Her In Following Release
- September 16, 2018

Barzee's niece, Tina Mace , admits to still being horrified by the details of the crime her aunt committed, ABC Action News reports. The news stoked fears about whether Barzee remains a threat and underscored serious concerns about mental health treatment in America's prison system. (more...)
Drink to old times Drink to old times
- September 16, 2018

Researchers say they have found the world's oldest brewery, with residue of 13,000-year-old beer, in a prehistoric cave near Haifa in Israel. The Natufians were hunter-gatherers who lived in the eastern Mediterranean region 15,000 to 11,500 years ago, and began settling down rather than roving from place to place. (more...)
Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge smashes marathon world record in Berlin Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge smashes marathon world record in Berlin
- September 16, 2018

Fellow Kenyan Gladys Cherono won the women's race with a course record and best time of the year of 2:18:11, leaving Ethiopians Ruti Aga and pre-race favourite Tirunesh Dibaba in second and third place respectively. It was a stark contrast to Kipchoge's run during Nike's Breaking2 attempt in May 2016. Sunday's marathon marked the first time in history that three women have broken 2:19 in the same race. (more...)
Baker: Homes cleared, residents can return to gas disaster evacuation zone Baker: Homes cleared, residents can return to gas disaster evacuation zone
- September 16, 2018

Utility Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co. placed the blame on the failure of a piece of equipment that lowers the pressure of gas from distribution lines so that it can be used in homes, the Tribune said. Mayor Daniel Rivera of Lawrence, one of the affected towns, said of the company, "It just seemed like there's no one in charge, like they're in the weeds, and they've never seen this before". (more...)

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