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Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford

Republicans sideline veteran prosecutor who questioned Ford Mitchell, who took a leave of absence from Maricopa County's Deputy County Attorney and division chief the County Attorney's Office's Special Victims Division to join the Senate Judiciary Committee's team of attorneys for the hearing, "broke down her analysis" of both testimonies to GOP lawmakers. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Democrats urge Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination

Senate Judiciary Democrats urge Trump to withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination Republican leaders indicated they were still determined to have the committee vote on recommending Kavanaugh Friday - after a dramatic Thursday hearing at which both Kavanaugh and Ford, are to testify. Other Republicans also stressed that they are coming into the hearing with open minds. "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing". The psychology professor described what she says was a ... [Full Article...]

Watch sexual assault survivors fiercely confront Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote

Watch sexual assault survivors fiercely confront Jeff Flake over Kavanaugh vote If confirmed, Mr Kavanaugh would consolidate conservative control of the nation's highest court and advance President Donald Trump's broad effort to shift the American judiciary to the right. More time for an investigation might not change the ultimate result. The committee's vote came a day after Kavanaugh angrily defended himself against sexual assault allegations from Palo Alto University... [Full Article...]

Manhunt in Denmark shuts down bridges and ferries to Copenhagen

Manhunt in Denmark shuts down bridges and ferries to Copenhagen The Great Belt Bridge in Denmark was wholly closed to cars for a while, while ferries and trains were also affected. Danish police said they briefly shut bridges and ferry links to Sweden and Germany on Friday as they hunted for a black Volvo and three people linked to a serious crime, that one newspaper reported was a kidnapping. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee Recommends Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

Senate Judiciary Committee Recommends Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court Understand that Kavanaugh is not confirmed as a Supreme Court justice yet; we'll now sit through a series of votes leading up to a potential confirmation from the Senate itself. He has an impeccable record and strongly denied the accusations . Ms Ford told the top committee Democrat, California Senator Dianne Feinstein, that she had "agonised daily" over coming forward about the alleged d... [Full Article...]

The UN was laughing WITH me, not at me

The UN was laughing WITH me, not at me He then claimed that they weren't "big into clapping, applauding [or] smiling". Rouhani said it was "quite unusual, unprecedented and amazing" that while presiding over the Security Council as its president Trump also called on the 14 other council members to violate the legally binding resolution endorsing the JCPOA that the council adopted unanimously in 2015 - including a "yes" vote from th... [Full Article...]

'No major concerns' for welfare of beluga whale in Thames

'No major concerns' for welfare of beluga whale in Thames And a spokesman for the RSPCA said it was aware of the situation and was working with other age agencies to monitor the situation provide appropriate assistance if requested. In a statement on its website , ORCA's Head of Science & Conservation, Lucy Babey, said: "It's an incredibly unusual sighting, with the most recent record of belugas around the United Kingdom being in Northumberland in 201... [Full Article...]

White House Says Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony Was 'Nothing Short of Spectacular'

White House Says Brett Kavanaugh's Testimony Was 'Nothing Short of Spectacular' As establishment journalists swiped at Trump again and again for an answer about Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, he turned to the iconic figure of George Washington . Xi Jinping is still a good friend, though, Trump said. Since taking office, Trump has essentially set fire to American diplomacy. "We will never surrender America's sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable, global bureaucracy". [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee to Vote on Brett Kavanaugh Nomination An emotional and visibly nervous Blasey Ford, who is speaking publicly for the first time, says she's "terrified" to be detailing her allegations before the Senate Judiciary Committee . However, Mitchell also queried Ford about other plane trips. "Yesterday, we heard compelling testimony from Dr. Ford, as well as a persuasive response from Judge Kavanaugh", Flake said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid surface

Photos from Japanese space rovers show asteroid surface On September 21, two tiny rovers operated by the Japanese space agency JAXA made history by safely landing on the rugged terrain of an asteroid. That hop propels the rovers into the air for up to 15 minutes and allows the rover to move up to nearly 50 feet horizontally along the asteroid's surface. [Full Article...]

Indonesia rocked by magnitude 7.5 quake

Indonesia rocked by magnitude 7.5 quake The agency was having difficulty reaching some authorities in the fishing town of Donggala and Palu city, the capital of central Sulawesi province, closest to the epicentre of the second quake 80 kilometres away, at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres underground. [Full Article...]

Sen. Blumenthal: Delay Confirmation Vote After Kavanaugh Testimony

Sen. Blumenthal: Delay Confirmation Vote After Kavanaugh Testimony The Senate Judiciary Committee - with 11 Republicans and 10 Democrats - announced late Thursday that it will meet at 9:30 a.m. Friday to vote on Kavanaugh's nomination , with a final confirmation vote expected Tuesday. But he says he's not the one who attacked her. Republican Sen . Orrin Hatch of Utah told CNN , "Somebody's mixed up". In another development Thursday, America Magazine, a... [Full Article...]

Terror attack thwarted as police smash Islamist cell

Prosecutors believe the suspects wanted to carry out twin attacks involving a bomb and gun attack at an event and a auto bomb detonated elsewhere. The arrests were the culmination of an investigation that began in April and yielded a "detailed view of the preparations by the suspects", according to a translation of the prosecution service's website. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Opens Sabrimala Doors For Women

Supreme Court Opens Sabrimala Doors For Women Four judgments will be passed at 10:30 am by CJI Dipak Misra , Justice Nariman, Justice Chandrachud and Justice Malhotra. Here's what all the five judges said as they pronounced the judgment. Rahul Easwar, one of the main activists who backed the Sabarimala ban, said he would appeal to the Supreme Court for a review before the temple reopens next month. [Full Article...]

USA 'disturbed and deeply disappointed' by European Union over Iran sanctions

USA 'disturbed and deeply disappointed' by European Union over Iran sanctions The slump first started when US President Donald Trump threatened to quit the deal and reimpose economic sanctions in October 2017. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih told reporters in Algiers that he does not influence prices. "For the first time, the United States president was asking other members not to adhere to a resolution of the very same Security Council over which he was presi... [Full Article...]

Trump Defends Kavanaugh at United Nations

Trump Defends Kavanaugh at United Nations White House counsellor Kellyanne Conway would not say on Thursday (Friday NZT) when the meeting would take place, but stressed that the two will talk and Trump has made clear "he would prefer that the deputy attorney general stay on the job and complete the job". [Full Article...]

'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': Labour faces Brexit split

'Love Corbyn, hate Brexit': Labour faces Brexit split Sterling gained 0.2 percent to trade at 89.14 pence per euro. With little in the way of big market-moving economic data in the near-term, domestic politics and sentiment around Brexit talks remain the driver for the pound. Starmer said a meeting of party officials on Sunday had agreed that any second vote could allow for Britons to vote to stay in the European Union after all. [Full Article...]

NBC reports there’s a fourth allegation against Kavanaugh - from an anonymous accuser

NBC reports there’s a fourth allegation against Kavanaugh - from an anonymous accuser Senate Thursday to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. Dr Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University, is due to testify before the committee. Kavanaugh's ascendance to the high court could help lock in a conservative majority for a generation, shaping dozens of rulings on abort... [Full Article...]

GOP’s ‘Female Assistant’ Rachel Mitchell Pokes Holes in Her Own Cross-Examination

GOP’s ‘Female Assistant’ Rachel Mitchell Pokes Holes in Her Own Cross-Examination As for her questioning of Kavanaugh , there barely was any, because the 11 male Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee no longer needed the veneer of equity that Mitchell's female face - imagine! a group of male senators questioning a woman's story of sexual assault or harassment - provided them during Ford's testimony. [Full Article...]

Passenger Plane Misses Runway, Crash-Lands in Ocean

Passenger Plane Misses Runway, Crash-Lands in Ocean A passenger plane ditched in a lagoon on Friday (Sep 28) after overshooting the runway on a remote Micronesian island, local media reported. The airline said in a brief statement that everybody aboard the Boeing 737 plane was able to safely evacuate, and the airline was making all efforts to ensure the ongoing safety of the passengers. [Full Article...]


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