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Kavanaugh accuser agrees to testify in Senate hearing

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:12pm
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel, her lawyers said on Saturday.

Ex-White House aide revises Flynn sanctions conversation account: report

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:01pm
An ex-White House official has revised a previous statement by telling investigators that former national security adviser Michael Flynn may have referred to sanctions when they discussed his calls with a former Russian envoy, the Washington Post reported on Saturday.

Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:45am
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the New York Times reported.

Senate Judiciary aide resigns amid sexual harassment allegation: NBC

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:15am
A media adviser helping the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee respond to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has resigned amid allegations of his own sexual misconduct, according to NBC.

Texan running 3-D printed guns company sent back to U.S. by Taiwan authorities

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:43am
A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was deported back to the United States on Saturday after his U.S. passport was annulled, a Taiwanese official said.

U.S. airlines score win as Congress drops 'reasonable fee' rules

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 9:35am
The U.S. airline industry scored a win on Saturday as bipartisan congressional legislation dropped plans to mandate "reasonable and proportional" baggage and change fees, but included other new passenger protections.

Ordering opioids online? Mail carrier may also deliver handcuffs

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 5:21am
He looked like a regular mail carrier, dropping off an unremarkable package at an upscale New York City apartment tower, but neither the man nor the package were quite what they seemed.

South Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 4:39am
South Carolina communities along waterways near the Atlantic coast were racing on Saturday to prepare for the possible onslaught of dangerous flooding in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

U.S. Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:11am
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley set a Saturday afternoon deadline for a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the New York Times reported.

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:02pm
U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley granted a deadline extension to a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault to decide if and how she will testify, the Republican said on Twitter.

Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:07pm
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, trying furiously to beat back a high-profile challenge from Democratic rival Beto O'Rourke, repeatedly accused his opponent of being out of step with the Texas electorate as the two candidates faced off in a debate just six weeks before critical congressional elections.

Republicans set Monday vote on Kavanaugh if no deal for hearing

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:01pm
U.S. Senate Republicans threatened to go ahead with a Senate panel vote on President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday unless a deal could be reached on Friday with the woman accusing him of sexual assault on how and when she will testify.

U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:35pm
New mining claims should be banned for 20 years on more than 30,000 acres north of Yellowstone National Park to preserve scenery, wildlife habitat, waterways and outdoor recreation that fuels tourism in nearby Montana towns, the U.S. Forest Service said Friday.

'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:28pm
Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:02pm
A former Catholic priest who fled the United States after allegations he sexually abused a child in the 1990s has been extradited from Morocco and faced charges in New Mexico on Friday, U.S. officials said.

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:01pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday sought to cast doubt on the woman who has accused his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, saying if the attack was "as bad as she says," it would have been immediately reported to police.

Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 6:16pm
At least a dozen more women have come forward with allegations against a California surgeon and reality TV personality arrested last week with his girlfriend on charges of drugging and raping two women, the Orange County prosecutor said on Friday.

Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 6:13pm
The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal was reached by 10 p.m. EDT Friday (0200 GMT Saturday) on how Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, would testify, the panel's chairman said.

Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:46pm
The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a decade.

Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:36pm
A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing a child in the early 1990s while serving as a military chaplain on a U.S. Air Force base has been extradited from Morocco and will face charges in New Mexico, U.S. officials said on Friday.

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