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Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court pick

Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court pick And there are real questions about whether Kavanaugh misled the Senate Judiciary Committee during his Supreme Court confirmation testimony this year and in 2006, during the confirmation process for his seat on the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. [Full Article...]

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation

Senate paves way for Kavanaugh confirmation Friday's vote - called "cloture" - was a test of support for the embattled nominee who has faced sexual assault allegations from several women. In a much anticipated speech, Collins said that she believed that Christine Blasey Ford , who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were both teenagers more than 30 years ago, was a survivor of sexual assault. [Full Article...]

Trump rages at New York Times tax fraud story

Trump rages at New York Times tax fraud story The state Finance Department said Tuesday that it would open an investigation into the allegations. The value of the properties in tax returns summed up to $41.4 million, vastly less than The Times said they were worth. And, on Wednesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told reporters that the city will work with the state and "look under every stone" to recoup any unpaid Trump taxes. [Full Article...]

Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash

Toddler shreds more than $1,000 in cash She found the money, but not exactly in its proper form. "Honestly in my heart, I said someday this is going to be really amusing", said Ben. More than $1,000 was shredded. "We have a lot of Leo moments". This is the route the couple hopes to take. The fiercely anti-capitalist 2-year-old took it upon himself to show his parents that he's all out of fucks to give with regards to their fin... [Full Article...]

Nadia Murad - from rape victim in Iraq to Nobel Peace Prize

Nadia Murad - from rape victim in Iraq to Nobel Peace Prize State Department-which recognized the genocide of the Yazidi people following her appeal . The pair were among 331 nominees to become 2018's Nobel Peace Laureate, including 216 individuals and 115. Jan Kubis, the head of the UN's office in Iraq, described the prize honouring Murad as a "tribute not only to victims of Da'esh [ISIS] atrocities in her Yazidi community but also to all victims of... [Full Article...]

5 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody

5 officers shot in SC, suspect in custody Florence Police Officer Terrence Carraway was killed. First Baptist Church is holding a vigil Thursday at 7 p.m. "Units be advised, shots are still being fired at this time", the dispatcher said . "Please lift them up". Emergency officials warned locals to stay away from the scene of the shooting, around Vintage Place off of Hoffmeyer Road. The Florence County Emergency Management Department... [Full Article...]

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous

In a surprise, first alien moon discovered is big and gaseous Kipping has spent a decade working on the " exomoon hunt". It's reasonable to start getting excited about the possibility of a brand new discovery - a first of its kind that hopefully heralds many more in the future. Mr Kipping said the moon was "trailing the planet like a dog following its owner on a leash". But the Hubble observations ended before the second dip was complete. [Full Article...]

Leslie may strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night - U.S. NHC

Leslie may strengthen to a hurricane Tuesday night - U.S. NHC Maximum sustained winds remain near 80 miles per hour with higher gusts. Storms Ali and Bronagh were the first storms of the United Kingdom season, arriving last month. Leslie strengthened into a hurricane and is expected to maintain hurricane strength through the next 48-72hrs. A spokesperson said: 'Latest models take the remnants of Leslie into northwest Europe with a push of warmer air fro... [Full Article...]

Tropical Storm Rosa threatens Southwest with flooding

Tropical Storm Rosa threatens Southwest with flooding A southern Arizona dam that had been at risk of breaking and flooding a small village held steady Wednesday as the lake behind it receded after being swollen with runoff from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa. Forecasters say they expect it to keep moving out to sea. But some areas could see between 2 to 3 inches. Heavy rain and flooding from the remnants of a tropical storm has forced several... [Full Article...]

Beyond Pluto found another planet

Beyond Pluto found another planet The Goblin is the third minor planet discovered deep in the solar system. Like the other objects found by Sheppard and his team on the edge of the solar system, the Goblin behaves in a way that is pushed into a similar orbit by some unseen force. [Full Article...]

Key Senator in Kavanaugh confirmation a "yes" on procedural vote

Key Senator in Kavanaugh confirmation a Trump weighed in shortly after the roll call was announced, tweeting, "Very proud of the U.S. Senate for voting "YES" to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh! ". Kavanaugh has repeatedly denied the allegations . Kavanaugh was heavily criticized for his demeanor during his September 27 testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on allegations he assaulted Christine Blasey ... [Full Article...]

President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals'

President Trump Derides Kavanaugh Protesters as 'Elevator Screamers' and 'Paid Professionals' Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who claims to still be undecided on his vote, was confronted in an elevator last week. The "screamers" Trump speaks of, Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher, chose to take a trip to Flake's office on September 28 after they saw his statement of support for Kavanaugh, CBS News reported . [Full Article...]

DOJ Indicts 7 Russian Intelligence Officers in International Hacking Scheme

DOJ Indicts 7 Russian Intelligence Officers in International Hacking Scheme Dutch officials said they had disrupted an attempt to hack into the Hague-based Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in April. The charges from the United States come as the UK and Australia blamed the Russian GRU for a number of recent global cyber attacks . The Russian military intelligence service GRU has targeted the World Anti-Doping Agency ( WADA ), according t... [Full Article...]

Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan

Ex-Supreme Court justice is no longer a Brett Kavanaugh fan In his appearance at an event for retirees in Boca Raton , Stevens said he initially thought Kavanaugh should be selected for the Supreme Court because he had the qualifications for the job. Stevens, 98, served on the Supreme Court from 1975 until his retirement in 2010. "But I think that his performance during the hearings caused me to change my mind", the retired Supreme Court justice said. [Full Article...]

Man uses $100,000 meteorite as doorstop for decades

This January, southern MI experienced a meteor flash that showered fragments of space rock all over Livingston County. The meteor that blazed through MI this January changed his life's trajectory as he read accounts of people finding and selling small pieces of the meteorites. [Full Article...]

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K

Doorstop turns out to be meteorite worth $100K She was skeptical but agreed to meet him. " I could tell right away that this was something special ", she said, noting that it's the sixth-largest meteorite found in MI. The meteorite hasn't sold yet, but the Smithsonian Museum is considering buying it, as well as another collector. The man reportedly hasn't figured out exactly where the meteorite will end up, but a number of institutions are... [Full Article...]

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet North Korea's Kim Jong

US Secretary of State Pompeo to meet North Korea's Kim Jong President Donald Trump . Kim, a North Korea regime insider who has met with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, is a former military intelligence chief who could have been responsible for the attack on the Cheonan that killed almost 50 South Koreans on board. [Full Article...]

Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Longtime MU Professor George Smith Wins 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Meanwhile, in 1985 Smith developed "an elegant method known as phage display , where a bacteriophage - a virus that infects bacteria - can be used to evolve new proteins", the Swedish Academy of Sciences wrote in a press release issued this morning . [Full Article...]

Procedural vote imminent in fight over U.S. Supreme Court nominee

Procedural vote imminent in fight over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Democrats complained that the investigation was shoddy, omitting interviews with numerous potential witnesses, and accused the White House of limiting the FBI's leeway. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh's six earlier background checks found no such issues. At senators behest, the FBI investigated and the agency's latest report Thursday did not corroborate "a... [Full Article...]

Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters

Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters Those of us who bleed, join me in rejoicing over the fact that the Tampon Tax is incredibly close to being removed from sanitary items, after a unanimous decision across Australia's state and federal governments . "Here's a straightforward practical opportunity to deal with it once and for all", he said at the time. "This unfair tax on sanitary products should never have existed in the fi... [Full Article...]


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