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White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe

White House not 'micromanaging' Kavanaugh probe During testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on allegations of sexual assault leveled by accuser Christine Blasey Ford , Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered an emotional denial and a stunning rebuke of the confirmation process, at times breaking down in tears. [Full Article...]

Dozens hurt as typhoon Trami hammers Japan

Dozens hurt as typhoon Trami hammers Japan Evacuation orders were issued for tens of thousands of people over a widespread area, including more than 250,000 people in the city of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku, the national broadcaster NHK reported . The terminal building was closed for the day and the monorail as well as bus service to the airport were also suspended. Photo taken on September 29, 2018, shows waves crashing on the c... [Full Article...]

SC Verdict On Sabarimala Is Progressive Step Towards Gender Equality: Congress

SC Verdict On Sabarimala Is Progressive Step Towards Gender Equality: Congress The 27-year-old case which depended on the judgment whether to allow women between 10 to 50 years of age into the temple, has turned out to be a positive verdict for the women devotees. Meanwhile, they also lashed out against RSS for supporting the court's verdict. "Your (intervener) right to pray being a woman, is equal to that of a man and it is not dependent on a law to enable you to do that"... [Full Article...]

Supporters for Kavanaugh and Ford fill rows in hearing room

Supporters for Kavanaugh and Ford fill rows in hearing room Republicans acknowledged that much was riding on Kavanaugh's performance. The nine-member Supreme Court is the final word on United States law, including highly contentious social issues and challenges to government policy. He made the comments at a news conference in NY a day before Judge Brett Kavanaugh was set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee amid multiple accusations of ... [Full Article...]

Adultery is no longer a criminal offence in India, rules Supreme Court

Adultery is no longer a criminal offence in India, rules Supreme Court A five-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices R F Nariman, A M Khanwilkar, D Y Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra said that unequal treatment of women invites the wrath of the Constitution. The subtext here, of course, is preserving the "unique structure" of patriarchy and the Indian culture of hypocrisy over women's rights, love, sex and morality. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh accuser Ford offers Senate 4 people who corroborate assault claims

Kavanaugh accuser Ford offers Senate 4 people who corroborate assault claims Trump, who himself faced allegations of sexual misconduct during the 2016 presidential campaign, again accused Democrats of "a con game" and praised how Republicans have handled Ford's allegation. But one said he had no recollection of the incident. Ramirez accused Kavanaugh in an article published on Sunday in the New Yorker magazine of exposing himself to her at a drunken dormitory party d... [Full Article...]

United States warns Russian Federation over missile defense for Syria

United States warns Russian Federation over missile defense for Syria Netanyahu says he is confident of the Israeli account and warns Putin against "transferring advanced weapons systems" to Syria . According to the data, the Syrian air defense's missile was, in fact, targeting an Israeli F-16 jet before it abruptly altered its course and eventually hit the Russian aircraft. [Full Article...]

Iran vows revenge for parade attack that killed 29

Iran vows revenge for parade attack that killed 29 When asked whether that meant Trump would be willing to sit down with Iran's ayatollah, Pompeo replied, "The president said he'll talk with anyone if we can have a constructive conversation". The former New York Mayor told an Iranian opposition group that United States sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution". [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct By a Second Woman - Hit & Run

Brett Kavanaugh Accused of Sexual Misconduct By a Second Woman - Hit & Run Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh exposed himself to her at a college party, where they had both been drinking, "thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away". In addition, Katz is the vice-chair of the Project on Government Oversight, a group that wrote to Feinstein and Senate Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) demanding the com... [Full Article...]

Days To Go - Texas Senate Race Moves To "Toss Up"

Days To Go - Texas Senate Race Moves To Colbert capped off the interview by showing Willie a series of pictures featuring notable people and asked which he would like light up with. A recent Reuters/Ipsos poll gave O'Rourke a slight edge , with 47 percent to Cruz's 45 percent That came on the heels of a Quinnipiac University survey that showed Cruz up by 9 percentage points. [Full Article...]

Jeremy Corbyn says Britain 'could well be looking towards a general election'

As Labour's conference officially begins in Liverpool, a march of MPs, MEPs, union leaders and activists will attempt to put pressure on the party to throw its weight behind a second referendum. With the United Kingdom and the European Union at an impasse in divorce talks, many Labour members think the left-of-center opposition party has the power - and a duty - to force a new referendum that coul... [Full Article...]

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

Accuser of Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh agrees to testify to Senate committee In the clip, the women, including Sosa, unanimously say the believe Kavanaugh's denial that any encounter ever took place between himself and Christine Blasey Ford , a Palo Alto University professor. In a tweet aimed at Kavanaugh shortly before midnight, Grassley said he was giving them additional time . Grassley had said earlier that the panel would hold a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation... [Full Article...]

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

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' nominee At issue are logistics - Christine Blasey Ford's security, her questioners, the placement of reporters and who is allowed in the hearing room. But the White House would have to ask for it . Miranda later removed the post, explaining, cryptically, that the post "served its objective", and that she "was not ready" for the media attention the post garnered - even though NBC News and other outlet... [Full Article...]

Sex claim against top court pick should be heard: Trump aide

Sex claim against top court pick should be heard: Trump aide There was no immediate explanation of the reason for his visit. Republicans want to stay on track - aiming for a confirmation vote before October 1, when the court begins its new term. A split seemed to be emerging among the GOP. The development offered some respite to several vulnerable Democrats who are facing re-election in Republican-leaning states and who had avoided taking a firm position ... [Full Article...]

President Trump Denies Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, As Florence Hits Carolinas

President Trump Denies Puerto Rico Hurricane Deaths, As Florence Hits Carolinas That neglect, she said , led to a breakdown in communication during last year's storm, which killed almost 3,000 people and devastated the island. On Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted a denial of the death toll from Hurricane Maria , the storm that devastated Puerto Rico last September. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation She says she was anxious he might "inadvertently kill" her as he allegedly covered her mouth with his hand to stop her from screaming. "We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983", wrote the women, who said majority had attended all-girl high schools in the area. [Full Article...]

Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises

Florence weakens to depression, flood risk rises It was moving west at 3 miles per hour, the National Weather Service said . Both states also are at a risk of risky flash floods and river flooding. Another person was arrested for allegedly looting an Exxon gas station and convenience store. [Full Article...]

NOAA satellite finds winds tearing Tropical Depression Isaac apart

NOAA satellite finds winds tearing Tropical Depression Isaac apart Tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 105 miles (165 km) from the center. According to the NHC 11 p.m. Tuesday update, Tropical Storm Isaac's center is "outrunning" the deep convection by about a degree due to strengthening westerly shear. [Full Article...]

Gas explosions set homes north of Boston on fire

Gas explosions set homes north of Boston on fire We didn't know anything". The man killed in Lawrence, named as Leonel Robson, died in hospital after a chimney fell on his vehicle, the authorities said. Ra Nam, a Lawrence resident, said he was in his yard when the smoke detector in his basement went off about 4:30pm. When he ran downstairs and saw the boiler on fire, he quickly grabbed a fire extinguisher and put it out. [Full Article...]

Trump authorizes new sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections

Trump authorizes new sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections There is some frustration among lawmakers that Mr Trump's executive order could undercut congressional efforts to deter any election meddling in the U.S. In the past year Mueller's team has filed charges against 12 hackers of the Russian GRU intelligence agency, and 13 people, including a top Putin crony, linked to the St. [Full Article...]


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