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Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser: What We Know About Christine Blasey Ford

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She says she tried to scream, but that Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth to silence her. "Obviously if Judge Kavanaugh has lied about what happened, that would be disqualifying", Collins added, noting the judge had "emphatically" denied the accusation in a phone call with the senator on Friday. Read More »

Fire tears through parking garage at Macerich’s Kings Plaza Shopping Center

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The blaze on the second floor of the parking garage quickly escalated, with between 250 and 300 firefighters responding to the scene within an hour. The 10-level parking garage at the King's Plaza holds about 4,000 spaces. Nigro said: 'Units responded and found there to be multiple cars being stored here by a local vehicle dealer, perhaps as many as 120. Fire officials said that they were likely tires exploding on the cars that burned. Read More »

White House is Planning an Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser, Christine Blasey Ford

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The panel would also likely seek testimony from Mark Judge, Kavanaugh's friend and classmate who Ford says jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh. "This is a completely false allegation ". Ford and Judge Kavanaugh along with the considerable body of evidence that is already there about the judge's temperament and qualifications and character". Read More »

Nationwide Emergency Alert test on Thursday

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A similar wireless emergency alert test message has been sent to all cell phones nationwide. Users can not opt out of the WEA test. The text alerts, which are sent to cell phones across the country when there is a national emergency or major weather event , will show up on people's phones as a "Presidential Alert" for some warnings. Read More »

Millions face Florence floods after 'epic' rainfall in Carolinas

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The storm's death toll has reached at least 14, and officials expect that number to grow. Tropical Depression Florence is continuing to bring relentless, torrential rain to much of the South. North Carolina and SC each had modest gains in flood insurance policies, but coverage gaps remain. The power and danger of slow-moving flood water isn't as easy to visually grasp as, say, a news reporter braving vicious winds to demonstrate the effect. Read More »

SUV kills mother of MS-13 victim at memorial service

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Rodriguez got the attention of Trump, who invited her to his State of the Union address earlier this year. The MS-13 gang is blamed for dozens of killings on Long Island since 2016. 'The death of Evelyn Rodriguez is a true loss for the Suffolk County Police Department, ' Suffolk County Police Commissioner Geraldine Hart and Chief of Department Stuart Cameron said in a statment. Read More »

Erdogan, Putin agree to de-militarised zone in Syria's Idlib

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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. "We are trying to protect the pure, clean, innocent people there with these observation posts", Erdogan said. It has killed an estimated 360,000 people and forced millions to flee their homes. Read More »

President Obama delivers one simple message Thursday night

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Obama said the consequences of sitting on the sidelines during November's midterm elections "are far more dangerous" than in the past. On that trip, the former president will campaign for Pennsylvania Sen. Republican Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) is term-limited, and Democrats hope to seize back control of the office for their party, which is out of power at every level of OH government. Read More »

U.S. Media Report Slams Trump Aid Shutdown to Palestinians

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Palestinian leaders cut ties with the Trump administration after it recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, a city where Palestinians also have claims. The USAID said in a statement on Friday that it is "currently unable to engage Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza as a result of the administration's recent decision on Palestinian assistance". Read More »

Rain still in the forecast from Florence — WHAT'S HAPPENING

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Individual local governments will coordinate the return of evacuees, based on road conditions and flooded areas. "There is no access to Wilmington". Dramatic photos show the carnage at the scene, including quickly rising flood waters set to submerge a pair expensive sports cars. Read More »

Kavanaugh accuser reveals self to tell story

Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand when she tried to yell, Ford alleged, and she was able to break free when Judge jumped on top of them, "toppling" them over, the Post reported. Ms Ford claims she wrote a confidential letter to Democratic Senator Anna Eshoo back in July. According to the Post , for weeks Ford declined to speak on the record "as she grappled with concerns about what going public would mean for her and her family - and what she said was her duty as a citizen to ... Read More »

Killer storm Florence turning into 'flood event'

In Fayetteville, a North Carolina city of about 210,000 people some 90 miles (145 km) from the ocean, authorities told thousands of residents near the Cape Fear River and Little River to get out of their homes by Sunday afternoon because of the flood risk. Read More »

London mayor calls for second referendum on Brexit

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She says members of parliament will get to vote on whether to accept any final deal. In an interview on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show , Khan reiterated his view that the British public should be given "a say" on the future of Brexit . But with time running out for London and Brussels to thrash out a deal, Britain is preparing plans for a no-deal Brexit. But Gove himself offered a strong hint that he wants May's Chequers Brexit proposal - which has been criticised by hardline Brexiteers ... Read More »

Hong Kong, southern China clean up after super typhoon

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More than 2.45 million people have been evacuated in China's Guangdong province as Mangkhut made landfall at 5 p.m. local time , according to Chinese state media. The most severe damage came in Luzon's north, a sparsely populated region that's considered the breadbasket of the Philippines, though areas as far away as Manila - more than 340 km (200 miles) from the eye of the storm - were hit with heavy rains that caused flooding in urban areas. Read More »

Sen. Grassley Scrambles To Hold Follow-Up Calls Before Kavanaugh Vote

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Senate Republicans, along with the White House, see no need to postpone voting over what they consider uncorroborated and unverifiable accusations, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly. "And I don't think I'm alone in this". The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to take up the confirmation Thursday. The accuser - a woman named Christine Blasey Ford - told the Post that Brett Kavanaugh , a 17-year-old high school student, groped and ... Read More »

Why Brett Kavanaugh Might Lose Supreme Court Seat After Rape Allegation

She says she was able to get away when the other person, she says, who was in the room, Mark Judge, fell on both of them and there was a tumble and she ran into a bathroom [and] locked herself into it. Dianne Feinstein , the senior Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, in July, as well as a Post tip line. The notes say four boys were involved, a discrepancy Ford says was an error on the therapist's part. Read More »

The Buzz | Tropical bands from Florence begin lashing Carolinas

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Storm surges of 9 to 13 feet and rainfall up to 40 inches: Those are two of the most dire warnings about Hurricane Florence's effect on parts of North and SC. President Donald Trump declared a state of emergency on the federal level Tuesday for the Carolinas and Virginia. More than ten million people are under storm watches and warnings this morning. Read More »

Two dead after suspected drug overdose at music festival

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David Shoebridge tweeted: "Tragic news that two people lost their lives last night at Defqon.1 - repeated failures of the aggressive police drug dog presence at festivals and nothing changes - pill testing and amnesty bins now". "You do see people getting taken off in ambulances", she told ten daily. More than a dozen people were reportedly treated at hospital. Organisers Q-Dance Australia said they are cooperating with the authorities. Read More »

Accuser of U.S. high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public

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Though a number of Democrats have called for Kavanaugh's confirmation vote to be delayed, a GOP judiciary spokesperson has told TIME the vote has not been rescheduled. According to the Post's account , Ford described how Kavanaugh and a friend - both "stumbling drunk" - corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery county, Maryland. Read More »

FEMA head says he’ll stay on job amid watchdog investigation

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The contingency aide program, meant for allowing Long to remain in contact with his agency, "was never intended for this goal", a former official told the news outlet. There have been no public calls for Long to resign, but should the investigation find impropriety in his use of government vehicles, those calls will no doubt come. Read More »

Rudy Giuliani Swipes at Mueller and the ‘Biased’ Media Over Manafort Deal

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Manafort should have cooperated before he was found guilty and Trump should have pardoned Manafort before the former campaign chairman agreed to cooperate, Dershowitz said. In an interview on NBC News' " Meet The Press ", the author of " The Case Against Impeaching Trump " argued the president is in the dark about what exactly Manafort will tell federal prosecutors. Read More »

MA gas explosions reminiscent of 1992 Chicago incident

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Utility crews worked through the weekend to complete checks and shut gas meters on homes and buildings in the affected areas, Eversource Energy, the utility overseeing the review, said on Sunday. Lawrence, Andover and North Andover - the three towns impacted by Thursday's blasts - were listed as areas where neighborhood lines would be replaced, the utility said on its website. Read More »

'High intensity' rain expected with end of storm Helene

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Tropical Storm Helene is still making her way towards Europe, with the latest indicators predicting it to shift nortwards, directly towards Ireland and the UK. "There is not a danger to life, but we are just saying be prepared for it be very windy for a while", the spokesman said. Behind the bits and pieces of rain moving southeast through England and Wales, there'll be some bright or sunny spells developing, but also some showers getting into western and especially northwestern Scotland. Read More »

Pressure increase reported in MA gas pipeline, NTSB says

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Thousands of people were forced to evacuate. A pipeline controller working at a console in Columbus, Ohio, noticed the pressure increase in a pipeline in Lawrence, Massachusetts, one of the three towns where the fires occurred, Sumwalt told CNN's Alison Kosik. Read More »

Eliud Kipchoge Breaks Marathon World Record in Berlin

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Kipruto and Kipsang's times are an indication of how Kipchoge's pace blew the race apart from the outset. Kipchoge ran at the front from the very first metre, and despite some turbulent times in the first third of the race when his pacers faltered, stormed home to take another win and lower the world record by a remarkable 78 seconds. Read More »

Kavanaugh denies high school assault allegation

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In a statement released by the White House Friday, Kavanaugh said: "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation". As to whether Republicans knew about the allegation in advance and had the letter from the 65 Kavanaugh high school contemporaries "in the can", Grassley's office said no. Read More »

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

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This photo from video released on Thursday by the Kaufman County Sheriff's Office in Kaufman, Texas, shows Dallas police officer Amber Guyger getting booked after turning herself in on September 9 following the fatal shooting of Botham Jean in his own apartment. Read More »

Dutch 'expelled two Russian spies over Novichok lab plot'

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But the two newspaper reports suggest the two suspected spies were expelled from the Netherlands in March, adding the two suspects were not the same as the two men charged by British prosecutors in the Skripal case last week. A spokeswoman for the Swiss Attorney General's Office confirmed to AFP that the individuals linked to the alleged hack at WADA's Swiss office "are those affected by the operation mentioned by the Federal Intelligence Service" in connection with the Spiez laboratory ... Read More »

Google defends Trump election reaction

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According to The Washington Post , some White House allies are even sating that it should prompt regulators to investigate the company. "I think they already have", Trump told The Daily Caller in an exclusive September 5 interview, responding to questions about whether Google and Facebook are interfering in elections He added: "I mean the true interference in the last election was that - if you look at all, virtually all of those companies are super liberal companies in favor of Hillary ... Read More »

Revere man killed in shark attack at Wellfleet beach

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It was like right out of that movie Jaws . "This has turned into Amity Island real quick out here". If confirmed as a shark attack, it would be the first death caused by a shark in MA since 1936, according to sharkattackdata.com, an online database. Read More »