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World News Kavanaugh, accuser say they're ready to testify - but how?
Author: 0 Kavanaugh, accuser say they're ready to testify - but how?

The attempted rape accusation comes only days before the Senate Judiciary Committee was slated to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court . The accusation has raised the prospect of congressional Republicans defending Mr Trump's nominee ahead of mid-term elections. In the Washington Post interview, Ford said that when she tried to scream, Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth.

World News USA pushes back national wireless alert test to October 3
Author: 0 USA pushes back national wireless alert test to October 3

It said cell phones should only receive the message once. And no, you won't be able to text back. The message will be titled "Presidential Alert" but will indicate it is only a test of the national wireless emergency alert system. WEA was technically launched in April of 2012, but this will be the first time FEMA has tested the system on the presidential level in hopes to work out the kinks, the agency said in a press release this week.

World News King’s Plaza Mall in Brooklyn Catches on Fire
Author: 0 King’s Plaza Mall in Brooklyn Catches on Fire

The seven-alarm blaze - which forced the evacuation of mall workers and shut down the Marine Park shopping center for the day - started at around 8:30 a.m. Nigro said: 'Units responded and found there to be multiple cars being stored here by a local vehicle dealer, perhaps as many as 120. Witnesses reported hearing loud popping sounds, which Nigro said were tires exploding.

World News Kellyanne Conway: Kavanaugh accuser should not be 'insulted' or 'ignored'
Author: 0 Kellyanne Conway: Kavanaugh accuser should not be 'insulted' or 'ignored'

In an updated statement , Kavanaugh said at the White House on Monday , "This is a completely false allegation ". She took, and passed, a polygraph. The committee, chaired by Sen. The entire time, the media will cover the hearings, and the accuser, according to well-established norms - which is to say Ford will be treated like Anita Hill, not Juanita Broaddrick.

World News Florence cuts off United States city of Wilmington
Author: 0 Florence cuts off United States city of Wilmington

Tens of thousands of homes were damaged and at least 17 deaths were reported in North and SC. More than 800,000 customers in North Carolina were without power and 21,000 people were being housed in 157 shelters across the state. "As the storm begins to finally recede, they will kick into an even higher gear". Hundreds of thousands of homes across North and SC are without power and tens of thousands of people are in emergency shelters.

World News Trump notes death of alleged gang victim’s mom
Author: 0 Trump notes death of alleged gang victim’s mom

The MS-13 gang is blamed for dozens of killings on Long Island since 2016. Congressman Peter King says Evelyn Rodriguez of Long Island was hit Friday evening, about an hour before a planned memorial for her daughter, Kayla Cuevas, in Brentwood.

World News Erdogan has brand-new 'hopes' for region after meeting with Putin
Author: 0 Erdogan has brand-new 'hopes' for region after meeting with Putin

Turkey, with 3.5 million Syrian refugees, has already borne the "political and human burden" of Syria's seven-year-old conflict and any new refugee flow would head for Turkey, Erdogan said. "But we are still not satisfied", he said. The bombardment has slowed over the past week, however, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday that the Syrian regime is not preparing a major offensive against Idlib, adding that Moscow will do everything to protect civilians.

World News Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?
Author: 0 Barack Obama's return: good or bad for Democrats?

John Kasich, hopes that were bolstered after they fell just over 1,500 votes short of winning an August special election for a congressional seat in a district Donald Trump won by double-digits in 2016. "We worked hard to turn this economy around", Obama said. "Thank you, President Obama", Cordray wrote on Twitter . Brown is being challenged by former Republican Congressman Jim Renacci.

World News Palestine skeptical of US peace plan
Author: 0 Palestine skeptical of US peace plan

The White House rejected a claim Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump offered $5 billion in aid to Palestine if it returns to the negotiating table with Israel. "And I believe that it is eventually, as it was in Oslo, up to the parties". Peace talks between the two sides have been frozen since 2014 due to Israel's settlement expansion policy, which is met by regional and worldwide rejection.

World News Trump declares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties
Author: 0 Trump declares disaster in 8 North Carolina counties

Computer models mostly show the remnants of Florence tracking into western North Carolina on Sunday afternoon, before making a sharp turn to the north/northeast as the storm begins to get picked up by the jet stream over North America. The grey ash left behind when coal is burned contains toxic heavy metals, including lead and arsenic. The river runs through Fayetteville - home to the Army's Ft.

Author: 0 Accuser of nominee Brett Kavanaugh goes public

While the president himself has not personally commented on the allegations, Kavanaugh denied the incident ever took place in a statement released by the White House last week when a letter from Ford was first brought to light by Sen. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-California 18th District), and via the congresswoman, sent a letter to Sen. The woman, Christine Blasey Ford , agreed to go public with her story to The Washington Post , after calling the publication's tip line earlier this summer.

Author: 0 Hurricane Florence: 16 dead but 'worst is still to come'

Deadly storm Florence drenched North and SC with yet more downpours on Sunday, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to bursting point. The evacuation zone included part of the city of Fayetteville, population 200,000. One of those ordered to leave was John Rose, who owns a furniture business with stores near the river.

World News Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To WaPo On Supreme Court Nominees Alleged Assault
Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh Accuser Speaks To WaPo On Supreme Court Nominees Alleged Assault

She said of the alleged Kavanaugh assault, "I thought he might inadvertently kill me". On Sunday, the Post identified Kavanaugh's accuser as Christine Blasey Ford , 51, a research psychologist in northern California . The newspaper quoted Ford's detailed description of the incident, and said it also viewed notes from a 2013 therapy session in which she had called it a "rape attempt".

World News London Mayor Adds to Pressure on Corbyn to Back New Brexit Vote
Author: 0 London Mayor Adds to Pressure on Corbyn to Back New Brexit Vote

That would raise a host of questions about trade relations , the Northern Ireland border and the rights and privileges for the millions of citizens of European Union nations residing in the United Kingdom and vice versa ― United Kingdom citizens living in European Union countries.

World News Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut races into China
Author: 0 Dozens dead as Typhoon Mangkhut races into China

Chinese state television's English-language news channel CGTN reported that surging waves flooded a seaside hotel in Shenzhen. Videos posted by residents showed the incredible power of the typhoon as it caused buildings to sway , sucked reams of documents out of the shattered office windows, tore down scaffolding and pushed walls of water into low-lying parts of the island.

World News Democratic Senator Feinstein urges Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh allegations
Author: 0 Democratic Senator Feinstein urges Federal Bureau of Investigation probe of Kavanaugh allegations

Democrats, led by New York Sen. "Senator Grassley must postpone the vote until, at a very minimum, these serious and credible allegations are thoroughly investigated", Schumer's statement reads. Grassley ripped ranking committee Democrat Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) for sitting on the story-she was first made aware of the charge in a letter from Ford in July-and said if Democrats took it seriously, it should have been brought to his attention "much earlier".

Author: 0 Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh accuser, details sexual assault allegation

There, according to the account, Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed and groped her while attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothes she was wearing over it. Republicans are aiming for full Senate confirmation of Kavanaugh before the Supreme Court term begins October 1. Dianne Feinstein of California , the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, for some time.

World News North Carolina coast feels Florence’s first blast of wind, rain
Author: 0 North Carolina coast feels Florence’s first blast of wind, rain

Tropical-storm-force winds, caused by hurricane Florence , are moving onshore of the outer banks of North Carolina with continued expectations of life-threatening storm surge and rainfall, the U.S. "It's going to coming roaring up to the coast Thursday night and say 'I'm not sure I really want to do this and I'll just take a tour of the coast and decide where I want to go inland, '" said Jeff Masters, meteorology director of the private Weather Underground.

World News South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine
Author: 0 South Korea launches its first missile-capable submarine

Vice minister-level officials from North and South respectively will head the new office and will also serve as permanent negotiation representatives at weekly meetings, Baik said. Ambassador Nikki Haley on September 13 accused Russian Federation of altering an independent United Nations report to cover up Moscow's alleged violation of the sanctions.

Author: 0 Brett Kavanaugh 'sexual assault victim' speaks

She alleges that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed one summer in the 1980s and forced himself on her. She said of the alleged Kavanaugh assault, "I thought he might inadvertently kill me". "I did not do this back in high school or at any time", Kavanaugh said in the statement. The Post's article included an interview with Ford's husband and her lawyer, Debra Katz, and described a therapist's notes from 2012 in which Ford told of the attack.

World News Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller
Author: 0 Paul Manafort's scalp is flipping triumph for Team Mueller

After Manafort's guilty plea, Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a first statement , "Once again an investigation has concluded with a plea having nothing to do with President Trump or the Trump campaign". But what Manafort might have to offer Mueller about the Trump campaign is not publicly unknown, although prosecutors only dropped some charges against Manafort after hearing in advance what he had to say.

World News FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation
Author: 0 FEMA head says he'll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

Politico said Long began using a staff driver for those journeys when his term began a year ago, and that aides also traveled with him at taxpayer expense. Lately with the forecast of Hurricane Florence there had been frequent meetings between President Trump and Long with praises for the FEMA director citing last year's responses during storms in Texas and Florida.

World News Palestinian teen shot by Israeli army dies from wounds: ministry
Author: 0 Palestinian teen shot by Israeli army dies from wounds: ministry

The Palestinian leadership cut off contact with the White House after Trump recognised the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December. Israel's tactics against the protests have drawn global condemnation. Some U.S. officials have privately said they were counting on Arab states to use their influence with the Palestinians to convince them to come to the negotiating table.

World News WE’RE NEXT! Storm Helene BATTERS Azores as Britain braces for impact
Author: 0 WE’RE NEXT! Storm Helene BATTERS Azores as Britain braces for impact

The hurricane center downgraded Florence to a tropical storm later in the day. Tropical storm watches are in effect for Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, and Saba and St. It is not very well organized and has crossed the Lesser Antilles. The winds may increase a bit Saturday night, possibly gusting over 40mph, especially in the northern/eastern CSRA.