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Brett Kavanaugh Apparently Wanted His Female Law Clerks To Look Like Models Brett Kavanaugh Apparently Wanted His Female Law Clerks To Look Like Models
- September 22, 2018

During at least part of that tenure, it was "no accident" that President Donald Trump's pick for the nation's highest court had female law clerks who "looked like models", according to reports from HuffPost and The Guardian . 'There is good reason so many of them have gone on to supreme court clerkships; he only hires those who are extraordinarily qualified. Jed Rubenfeld , Chua's husband and fellow Yale professor, also reportedly told a student that Kavanaugh "hires women with a ... (more...)
Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship Researchers say they're closing in on Captain Cook's ship
- September 22, 2018

Archaeologists are meeting on Friday to talk about their recent fieldwork. The Endeavour's final resting place may have been found, as researchers examine a wreck in the US. The wreck of Captain Cook's HMS Endeavour may have finally been pinpointed, 17,000 kilometers (10,500 miles) from the country with which it's most famously associated. (more...)
Muharram 2018: All you need to know about the day of Ashura Muharram 2018: All you need to know about the day of Ashura
- September 22, 2018

Muharram marks the holy day of Ashura, and it is on this day that Imam Hussain Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad was martyred. The sight of the new moon marks the beginning of the Islamic New Year . Imam Hussain (RA) was decapitated and his head was taken to Damascus, the seat of the Ummayad dynasty to which Yazid belonged. Hussain's followers were those who believed that Ali, as Prophet's son in law, was his natural successor and his sons after him. (more...)
Cody Wilson, 3D-Printed Gun Pioneer, Arrested in Taiwan - Hit & Run Cody Wilson, 3D-Printed Gun Pioneer, Arrested in Taiwan - Hit & Run
- September 22, 2018

Wilson, at the center of a US legal battle over his plan to publish instructions for the manufacture of 3-D printed plastic guns, flew into Taiwan legally, the National Immigration Agency said on Friday. He didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Wilson runs Defense Distributed , a company that deals in software and hardware to facilitate home weapon printing and machining. (more...)
Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations Theresa May demands respect from European Union in Brexit negotiations
- September 22, 2018

According to the BBC, the Prime Minister will confirm that she will not change tack on Brexit, despite the rejection of her Chequers plan by European Union leaders in Salzburg. "Everybody shared the view that while there are positive elements in the Chequers proposal, the suggested framework for economic cooperation will not work ", Mr Tusk said. (more...)
Maria-hit Puerto Rico passes one-year mark Maria-hit Puerto Rico passes one-year mark
- September 22, 2018

Begnaud joins "CBS This Morning" to preview his CBSN Originals documentary, "Puerto Rico: The Exodus After Hurricane Maria". Tarps still covered many homes that have yet to be rebuilt in the town of 37,000, even as the nostalgic strains of " Amanecer Borincano " - "Puerto Rican Dawn" - resonated at the spot where Maria first unleashed its fury. (more...)
Trump slams Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility Trump slams Kavanaugh accuser’s credibility
- September 22, 2018

Trump on Friday mentioned Christine Blasey Ford - who said that a drunken Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school drinking party in 1982 - for the first time since her allegations surfaced last week. The message came a day ahead of a 10 a.m. Friday deadline set by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa for Ford to decide whether she would appear before a hearing he set for Monday. (more...)
APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant in Wilmington; coal ash could spill APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant in Wilmington; coal ash could spill
- September 22, 2018

Sutton power plant near Wilmington have been growing since before Hurricane Florence made landfall. Photos from the site provided to AP by Cape Fear River Watch, an environmental advocacy group, show cascades of gray-colored water spilling from at least two breaches at the landfill and flowing toward Sutton Lake, the plant's former cooling pond which is now used for public recreation, including fishing and boating. (more...)
Deputy saves dog tied to moving truck Deputy saves dog tied to moving truck
- September 21, 2018

As the truck was pulling onto the highway, time was running out to save the dog. Typically, volunteers aren't supposed to use lights and sirens to stop a vehicle. The truck was getting ready to head out on to the highway, so the volunteer thought quickly, leaning on his horn and turning on his lights and sirens to get the driver's attention. (more...)
No Deal Brexit? May Promises To Protect EU Nationals In UK
- September 21, 2018

The prime minister said in March that she wouldn't be "buffeted" by calls to walk away from talks, but as the tone of negotiations deteriorated on Thursday, she hinted she might have changed her mind. "Believe me, as somebody who has been so close to these negotiations I have lived and breathed numerous issues involved", said Davis, adding: "As Germans know as well as anybody, the four freedoms of the single market are sacrosanct and indivisible". (more...)
Israel hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incident Israel hits out at Iran after Syria friendly fire incident
- September 21, 2018

Russian Federation has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area. Russian President Vladimir Putin told an Israeli lawmaker Friday he expects Israel to examine the facts surrounding the downing of a Russian military aircraft on Monday that killed 15 servicemen. (more...)
Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump Rosenstein Wanted to Record, Oust Trump
- September 21, 2018

Rosenstein denied the Times story as "inaccurate and factually incorrect" in a statement that also blamed anonymous sources promoting personal agendas. Rosenstein, a mere two weeks into his duties overseeing the Russian Federation investigation, began mulling plans to record the president after FBI Director James Comes was sacked in May, according to the report. (more...)
Landslide buries dozens as Philippines grapples with typhoon's aftermath Landslide buries dozens as Philippines grapples with typhoon's aftermath
- September 21, 2018

Survivors heard a thunderous roar, crashing and banging when the mountainside collapsed onto houses in two villages on Thursday morning. The calls stopped, however, and the relative could not be reached hours later, Parba said. Rescuers dig through the rubble to search for possible survivors, with some sending cellphone text messages pleading for help, following a landslide that buried dozens of homes in Naga city, Cebu province central Philippines . (more...)
Pope relieves Bishop Franco Mulakkal of duties Pope relieves Bishop Franco Mulakkal of duties
- September 21, 2018

The minister's statement came a day after Kodiyeri Balakrishnan, the state secretary of Kerala's ruling CPI (M), said the protest by nuns in front of the high court for Franco Mulakkal's arrest was "ill-motivated" and part of a political campaign against the Left Front government, news agency PTI reported. (more...)
SOUTH AFRICA: Highest court legalises cannabis use SOUTH AFRICA: Highest court legalises cannabis use
- September 21, 2018

Zondo ruled that the expectation of privacy of individuals was not limited to one's home or place of residence. #DaggaDecision Interesting scenes outside the Concourt. "The right to privacy is not confined to a home or private dwelling". The High court ruled that the possession, cultivation and use of cannabis for private use was allowed. (more...)
European Council Says UK's Proposed Partnership With EU Won't Work European Council Says UK's Proposed Partnership With EU Won't Work
- September 21, 2018

So how will the EU's major players go about solving a problem like Theresa? Her Conservative Party, which has been split over Europe for 30 years, is in open conflict and some of her lawmakers want a new leader. "This is all the more true because they left the next day, so they didn't have to manage it". "You are our friends, our neighbours, our colleagues". (more...)
Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force higher prices Walmart warns Trump tariffs may force higher prices
- September 21, 2018

In a letter to Robert Lighthizer, the U.S. trade representative, Walmart predicted that the immediate impact of the measures would be higher prices on consumers and higher taxes for businesses across America. Trump's tariffs as a way to prompt better behavior from Beijing. This has led US President Donald Trump to repeat accusations first made on his campaign trail that China is manipulating its currency to combat US tariffs, "raising concerns that the currency market could become the ... (more...)
Trump challenges professor over Brett Kavanaugh sex assault claim Trump challenges professor over Brett Kavanaugh sex assault claim
- September 21, 2018

Katz called that a "non-starter". After Hirono posed the questions to Kavanaugh, it emerged that Ford sent a letter to Congress prior to the hearings accusing him of physical and sexual assault , when they were both teenagers in the 1980s. (more...)
Cops killing aftermath: India cancels MEA level meeting with Pakistan Cops killing aftermath: India cancels MEA level meeting with Pakistan
- September 21, 2018

He added that under the present circumstances, meeting between the two officials will be "meaningless". He claimed that "agenda" for the foreign minister's meeting had still not been finalised, but he added that Swaraj will take up the matter of setting up a Kartarpur Sahib corridor. (more...)
May takes defiant stance with European Union over Brexit
- September 21, 2018

In response to May's statement, the Confederation of British Industry and other business bodies said they wanted to see constructive dialogue, not rhetoric. 'The second option would be a basic free trade agreement for Great Britain that would introduce checks at the Great Britain/EU border. We both agree that the withdrawal agreement needs to include a backstop so there still won't be a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, but the EU is hoping to achieve this by effectively ... (more...)
Storm Bronagh to impact upon North Storm Bronagh to impact upon North
- September 21, 2018

To add insult to injury, Met Éireann is also warning about a possible second storm that could hit Ireland this weekend. The new weather system will bring strong winds, with a yellow rain warning in place for counties in the south-east, including Wexford, Waterford and Cork. (more...)
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford opens door to testifying next week Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford opens door to testifying next week
- September 21, 2018

Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Senate confirmation hearing in Washington on September 5. The tone of the correspondence is markedly different from the heated rhetoric being employed by members of both parties on the Judiciary Committee, who have accused one another of mishandling Ford's allegations. (more...)
Ted Cruz +9 In New Quinnipiac Poll Ted Cruz +9 In New Quinnipiac Poll
- September 21, 2018

While he remains an underdog against Cruz in the traditionally conservative state, some recent polls have indicated the contest is tightening. The Reuters/Ipsos/UVA Center for Politics Poll released on Wednesday revealed that 47 percent of voters said they were in support of O'Rourke, while 45 percent said they favored Cruz. (more...)
Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina Trump Visits Hurricane-Damaged North Carolina
- September 21, 2018

The victims, whose bodies were recovered by divers on Wednesday, were identified as Windy Newton, 45, and Nicolette Green, 43, the Horry County Sheriff's Office said. Pierre-Louis reports that locals have long protested the region's large-scale hog farming, which they say has a detrimental effect on their health and well-being. (more...)
Controversial 3D-printed gun maker wanted on child sex assault charges Controversial 3D-printed gun maker wanted on child sex assault charges
- September 21, 2018

Wilson is the founder of Defense Distributed . But nearly immediately he was forced to take them down by President Obama's State Department, which contended that posting the plans online violates firearms export laws. The girl's statement has been corroborated with security video footage and records showing Wilson registered as a guest at the hotel that night, police said . (more...)

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