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The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

58 min 7 sec ago
With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him.

Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 11:57pm
The university professor who accused Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Wyoming wildfire forces evacuations, closes highway south of Jackson

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 10:42pm
A wind-blown wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes south of the resort town of Jackson, Wyoming, prompted officials on Sunday to close 50 miles of a key highway traveled by tourists to reach Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks.

Rain-gorged river still poses flood threat in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:46pm
Rain-swollen rivers in North and South Carolina kept rising on Sunday and were forecast to remain at flood level for days, the National Weather Service said more than a week after the landfall of Hurricane Florence, already blamed for at least 40 deaths.

Accuser of Kavanaugh to testify on Thursday

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:44pm
The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

WTA roundup: Pliskova snaps Osaka streak for title

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 8:05pm
Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova handed U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to claim the title at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.

California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 5:41pm
California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules.

Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee to testify on Thursday

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 4:09pm
The university professor who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, of sexual assault will testify before a Senate panel on Thursday about her allegation, her lawyers and the committee said on Sunday.

Accuser of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh to testify on Thursday

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 1:50pm
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday morning about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers said on Sunday.

Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:14pm
A Texas man running a 3-D printed guns company was booked into a Houston jail on a charge of sexual assault on Sunday after Taiwanese officials sent him back to the United States where he is accused of having sex with an underage girl.

Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday in Senate: lawyers

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 12:03pm
California professor Christine Blasey Ford has agreed to testify on Thursday morning before a U.S. Senate panel about her sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, her lawyers said on Sunday.

Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 5:02am
When a grainy video of standup comedian Hannibal Buress making a joke about Bill Cosby's rape allegations on an October night in 2014 went viral, the rallying cry of #MeToo was years away.

Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 1:44am
Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Guam: USGS

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 1:29am
A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the U.S. territory of Guam on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 10:32pm
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 7:35pm
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Saturday said that U.S. sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution," contrasting with administration comments that government change in Tehran is not U.S. policy.

Not all in the family - Arizona lawmaker's siblings back opponent

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 6:04pm
If there is a gathering of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar's family this holiday season, there should be plenty to talk about after six of the Republican's nine siblings endorsed his Democratic opponent.

Trump administration moves to restrict immigrants who use public benefits

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 5:54pm
The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to qualify for permanent U.S. residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid.

Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 5:05pm
Communities in North and South Carolina along waterways to the Atlantic coast faced rising floods on Saturday more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee

Sat, 09/22/2018 - 2:43pm
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has agreed to testify before a Senate panel next week but details of her appearance have not been finalized, her lawyers said on Saturday.

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