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Collins Announces Support for Kavanaugh, Ensuring Confirmation

Saturday's vote will be the culmination of the divisive events of Kavanaugh's nomination. Following the claims, Kavanaugh said in a statement: 'I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. "My heart goes out to anyone who has experienced any type of sexual assault in their life". Protesters chanted "Shame" at Manchin later when he talked to reporters outside his office. [Full Article...]

Deborah Ramirez’s Lawyer Responds To The FBI Kavanaugh Investigation With Stinging Criticism

Deborah Ramirez’s Lawyer Responds To The FBI Kavanaugh Investigation With Stinging Criticism In a two-page letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Thursday, William Pittard, Ramirez's lawyer, argued that the FBI had concluded its probe after four days "without permitting its agents to investigate". Judge has denied Ford's allegations. Feeding the anxiety was an unusually beefy presence of the U.S. Capitol Police, who were keeping demonstrators and frequently reporters at arms le... [Full Article...]

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday

Senate's first vote on Kavanaugh expected on Friday Circuit Court of Appeals and previously worked for the independent counsel's office during the investigation of President Bill Clinton, described opposition to his nomination as "revenge on behalf of the Clintons". Both he and Collins attempted to express a belief that Dr. Blasey Ford was assaulted, but not by Kavanaugh. Trump weighed in Saturday morning on behalf of the man he nominated in Ju... [Full Article...]

Saudi envoy told Turkey he has no information on Khashoggi

Saudi envoy told Turkey he has no information on Khashoggi The ambassador informed Deputy Foreign Minister Yavuz Selim Kiran that he had no information about Khashoggi's whereabouts, but Mr Kiran told him that the issue "should be cleared up immediately", it added. Turan Kislakci, a friend of Khashoggi and head of the Turkish-Arab Media Association, said: "We are certain that Jamal is being held inside unless the consulate has a tunnel". [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle

Kavanaugh nomination clears key Senate hurdle Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said he would vote for Kavanaugh "unless something big changes". In the end, Collins and Murkowski diverged. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, announced they, too, would support Kavanaugh. "Women for Kavanaugh, and many others who support this very good man, are gathering all over Capital Hill in preparation for a 3-5 P.M. VOTE", the president wrote on Twitter . [Full Article...]

Trump "Very Proud" After Senate Sends Kavanaugh Nomination to Vote

Trump A vote on confirmation could happen as early as Saturday. Collins, perhaps the chamber's most moderate Republican, proclaimed her support for Kavanaugh at the end of a floor speech that lasted almost 45 minutes. "The times they are a'changin", she said. She was re-elected in 2016. The uncertainty lingered one day after the FBI completed an investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh, ... [Full Article...]

Interpol asks Beijing to clarify status of missing president Meng

Interpol asks Beijing to clarify status of missing president Meng Katrin Kinzelbach, associate director of the Global Public Policy Institute in Berlin, said Meng had been under close observation since joining Interpol as his appointment had caused concern among academics and human rights advocates. He also has 40 years of experience in criminal justice and policing in China, notably in the fields of drugs, counter-terrorism and border control. [Full Article...]

Melania Trump criticized for wearing white pith helmet in Kenya during safari

Melania Trump criticized for wearing white pith helmet in Kenya during safari The First Lady later visited an orphanage, where she played with babies and read a book to the young children, before heading to watch a dance performance at the Nairobi National Theatre. The U.S. Agency for International Development has been working with the Egyptian government for the past several years on a project to lower groundwater levels to prevent additional damage to the landmarks. [Full Article...]

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Congolese doctor and Iraqi woman

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Congolese doctor and Iraqi woman Asked whether the #metoo movement, a prominent women's rights activist forum, was an inspiration for this year's prize, Nobel Committee Chairwoman Berit Reiss-Andersen said: "Metoo and war crimes are not quite the same". The peace prize was the first Nobel ever awarded to a Congolese, sparking joy and pride in the biggest country in sub-Saharan Africa. He dedicated his award to all women af... [Full Article...]

Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder For Killing Laquan McDonald

Chicago Officer Convicted of Murder For Killing Laquan McDonald As the verdict for each count of aggravated battery was read out, most of the students and staff members stood rapt, watching Van Dyke's stone faced reaction and the emotions of audience members in the courtroom. Van Dyke told the jury Tuesday that McDonald's face was expressionless - "his eyes were just bugging out of his head" - as the teenager kept "advancing" on him, holding a knife. [Full Article...]

Hugs as Putin touts missiles in India

Hugs as Putin touts missiles in India A crucial MoU was signed between Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Federal Space Agency of Russia ROSCOSMOS' on joint activities in the field of human spaceflight programme Gaganyaan. The S-400 contract was one of the major topics, of course. The S-400 has three components - the missile launchers themselves, a powerful radar and a command centre. [Full Article...]

Pre-Viking-era sword discovered by girl paddling in Sweden lake

Pre-Viking-era sword discovered by girl paddling in Sweden lake This photo taken in July 2018 and released by the Jonkopings lans Museum on Friday, Oct. 5 2018 shows a pre-Viking era sword in Jonkopings, Sweden. "I felt something in the water and lifted it up". The girl, named by local media as Saga Vanecek, said she had been "throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip". "Did someone fall overboard, or through the ice during a winter tre... [Full Article...]

Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain

Senate Cuts Off Debate on Kavanaugh, Making His Confirmation All But Certain Earlier on Friday, the Senate wrapped up the debate on the confirmation in a procedural vote along partisan lines, paving the way for the final vote. The FBI sent Congress documents detailing additional interviews about Kavanaugh that the agency conducted at the request of some Republican and Democratic senators. [Full Article...]

Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls

Pakistan opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif arrested ahead of polls Accountability court on Saturday has reserved decision on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) request for Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif's physical remand. She insisted that the case against PML President is totally baseless, as not even Rs 1 corruption could be proved against him. Hours after Sharif's arrest, dozens of his supporters rallied outside the offices... [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court pick

Brett Kavanaugh: Key senators back embattled Supreme Court pick Here are key moments from the Capitol and what to expect from Saturday's final vote. But Murkowski faced a different political calculation on this vote than Sullivan and other Republican Senators. The FBI sent Congress documents detailing additional interviews about Kavanaugh that the agency conducted at the request of some Republican and Democratic senators. [Full Article...]

Probes of Trump taxes carry potential for millions in fines

Probes of Trump taxes carry potential for millions in fines The conduct detailed by The Times , which the paper and tax experts suggested was fraudulent, occurred in prior decades, meaning the criminal statute of limitations has nearly certainly expired. Following the article's publication, the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance announced it was "reviewing the allegations in the NYT article and is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenu... [Full Article...]

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad The 63-year old Dr. Mukwege founded a hospital in Eastern Congo and treated thousands of women, many of whom were victims of gang rape. "Both laureates have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating , war crimes". [Full Article...]

Helpful Utah Toddler Shreds More Than $1,000 Of His Parents' Cash

Helpful Utah Toddler Shreds More Than $1,000 Of His Parents' Cash The white envelope the couple stored the money in mysteriously disappeared. Ben and Jackee Belnap of Halladay, Utah had meant to use $1,060 of savings to pay back Ben's parents for University of Utah football season tickets. The silver lining: "Well, this will make a great wedding story one day", Jackee Belnap told KSL . "Leo had no idea he did anything wrong", said Jackee, "It felt unfair ... [Full Article...]

Lisa Murkowski Declares Brett Kavanaugh 'Not The Right Man' For Supreme Court

Lisa Murkowski Declares Brett Kavanaugh 'Not The Right Man' For Supreme Court President Donald Trump is praising the Senate for pushing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh past a key procedural hurdle. The American Bar Association informed the Senate Judiciary Committee it was re-evaluating Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's "well-qualified" rating just hours before the Senate was scheduled to vote on whether to invoke cloture on Kavanaugh's confirmation ... [Full Article...]

Russian spies hacked officials to protect doping athletes, USA charges

Russian spies hacked officials to protect doping athletes, USA charges Other alleged targets include the Court of Arbitration for Sport, football's governing body FIFA, and the US Westinghouse Electric Company, which specialises in nuclear technology. Russian military intelligence "is active here in the Netherlands. where a lot of global organisations are (based)", Eichelsheim said. In a joint statement, Theresa May and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte condemned t... [Full Article...]


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