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Senate committee set to vote on Brett Kavanaugh amid sex assault allegations

Senate committee set to vote on Brett Kavanaugh amid sex assault allegations Mitchell has worked as a prosecutor since 1993, according to Grassley's statement. The Republicans hired a sex-crimes prosecutor to question both Kavanaugh and Ford - however, she's saying she doesn't see enough evidence for the case. [Full Article...]

New allegations against US Supreme Court nominee

New allegations against US Supreme Court nominee Ford, in her testimony, is due to make clear she has no uncertainty about the identity of her alleged attacker, referring to Kavanaugh as "the boy who sexually assaulted me". He angrily denied her allegation, alternating a loud, defiant tone with near tears of his own, particularly when discussing his family. "And no, I've never done anything like that". [Full Article...]

US$100 million F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first time

US$100 million F-35 stealth fighter crashes for the first time The statement said that the jet belonged to Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron 501 stationed at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort . An F-35B crashed in SC, but there was no casualty. Problems include a broken bracket that was blamed for an in-flight fire on a Marine F-35B in October 2016 at MCAS Beaufort, according to a Marine Corps investigation into the incident. [Full Article...]

50 million Facebook accounts affected by security vulnerability

50 million Facebook accounts affected by security vulnerability An access token keeps you logged into Facebook so you don't need to enter your password each time you visit the site or app. But not necessarily: Facebook also reset the tokens of another 40 million customers as a precautionary measure because their profiles had been viewed using the View As approach over the past 12 months. [Full Article...]

Denmark shuts links to Sweden and Germany as police hunt vehicle

Denmark shuts links to Sweden and Germany as police hunt vehicle Crossings to Germany and Sweden have been cancelled. The Great Belt Bridge, connecting the Zealand with the island of Funen, was shut in both directions around 2pm as the manhunt got underway. Just before 3pm, Copenhagen Police announced that the re-opening of the bridge was imminent, as was the continuation of train traffic out of Copenhagen Central Station, which had also been temporarily ... [Full Article...]

Trump Holds Press Conference At U.N.

Trump Holds Press Conference At U.N. Near the beginning of a lengthy press conference at the United Nations, Trump was asked several questions about Kavanaugh, who will return to Capitol Hill Thursday to face questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee about the claims. Asked whether the three women accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault are lying, he said, "I won't get into that game", saying instead that he would make up his mind u... [Full Article...]

Trump accuses China of election interference, placing 'propaganda ads'

For the first time, President Donald Trump is calling to order a meeting of the U.N. Security Council for a meeting on countering nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. CGTN's Nathan King filed this report from the United Nations headquarters in NY. At a news conference Wednesday in NY, a reporter asked Trump what evidence he has to back up the accusation, which China has denied. [Full Article...]

Trump Speaks At The United Nations

Trump Speaks At The United Nations In his latest U.N. General Assembly speech, Trump referred to early 19th century U.S. President James Monroe, known for the isolationist "Monroe Doctrine", and asserted that rejecting the interference of foreign nations in the Western Hemisphere and in the U.S. [Full Article...]

ABC chairman Justin Milne quits following attempts to seek sacking reporters

ABC chairman Justin Milne quits following attempts to seek sacking reporters The ABC board met today without Milne and asked him to stand aside. An open all-staff meeting was called at the ABC's Ultimo headquarters - which was described as "the most important" in nearly two decades - where a resolution calling for an independent inquiry into the matter was passed unanimously. [Full Article...]

Ford says she thinks Kavanaugh tried to rape her

Ford says she thinks Kavanaugh tried to rape her She planned to continue following the hearing because she wanted to hear what Kavanaugh , who has denied the allegations , had to say. In a statement released by the White House, Kavanaugh said, "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone. [Full Article...]

India's top court rules adultery no longer a crime

India's top court rules adultery no longer a crime Nariman, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Indu Malhotra said unequal treatment of women invites the wrath of the Constitution. Under the 158-year-old adultery law, known as section 479, a man could be imprisoned for up to five years for engaging in sexual relations with a married woman without the consent of her husband. [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh Seek to Bolster Cases With New Documents

Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh Seek to Bolster Cases With New Documents The most explosive allegation involves Swetnick's claim that she was the victim of what she described as a "gang" or "train" rape, in which, according to her affidavit , "boys lined up outside rooms at many of these parties waiting for their "turn" with a girl inside the room". [Full Article...]

Senate panel receives new Kavanaugh allegations

Senate panel receives new Kavanaugh allegations Since Ford's allegation surfaced, two other women have come forward alleging sexual misconduct by the judge. Ford and Kavanaugh are both scheduled to testify to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday (local time ). Two affidavits, from Ford's husband Russell Ford and from the coach of their son's baseball team, say Ford named Kavanaugh as the alleged assailant. [Full Article...]

Britain's Labour to vote on keeping second Brexit referendum on table

Britain's Labour to vote on keeping second Brexit referendum on table Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been reluctant to support growing demands for a second referendum or People's Vote, but the party agreed on a motion after five hours that went some way to appeasing members who want another chance to vote on Brexit. [Full Article...]

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination

Yale law students protest Kavanaugh nomination The judge is a Yale Law School alum, and many of his clerks have come from the school. Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to replace the retired Anthony Kennedy, has denied allegations that he was ever guilty of sexual misconduct with anyone. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk'

Kavanaugh's 2nd Accuser 'Has Nothing' Because She 'Admits She Was Drunk' Democratic committee members, he said, will determine on their own how they will interrogate the two. "By hiring a private attorney to cross-examine Dr. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has responded to allegations of sexual misconduct with a rather unusual defense. Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, a potentially key Republican vote, said GOP senators need to come into the hearing with open... [Full Article...]

A tardy Trump throws off the UN’s top event

Bolton warned Iran that there would be "hell to pay" if it crossed the US or its allies and partners. Remaining members in the nuclear deal - the UK, China , France, Germany and Russian Federation - say they will set up a new payment system to maintain business with Iran and bypass United States sanctions . [Full Article...]

U.S. dismisses Iran's accusations over Ahvaz deadly attack

U.S. dismisses Iran's accusations over Ahvaz deadly attack The self-styled "Islamic State" has also claimed responsibility for the attack but like the other militant group, it did not provide any evidence. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani vowed earlier Saturday to boost his country's ballistic missile capabilities despite Western concerns that were cited by his U.S. [Full Article...]

Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday

Weather Authority: Rain showers likely on Tuesday Temperatures will peak in the mid 70s but that cool front will bring back the 60s later throughout the week. A mix of sun and cloud and 40 per cent chance of showers is on tap for Friday with a high of 20 C and low of 7 C. "Another chance will occur late Wednesday afternoon and early Wednesday night.mainly across interior southern New England". That's when our weather will be most active. [Full Article...]

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia

Iran video threatens missile strikes on UAE, Saudi Arabia An Iranian media outlet close to the hard-line Revolutionary Guard published a video Tuesday threatening missile attacks on the capitals of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, further raising tensions after a weekend militant attack on an Iranian military parade. [Full Article...]


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