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  • Delta lifts U.S. groundstop after restoring computer systems

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    "All groundstops have been lifted," Delta said in a statement. There are currently no cancellations following an hour-long groundstop for U.S. mainline Delta flights, while additional flight delays and impact on Wednesday morning's schedule are expected to be minimal, Delta said. Earlier the company issued a groundstop as its IT teams worked to address a technology issue impacting some of its systems.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:39:15 -0400
  • U.S. Senate hopefuls in Tennessee spar on partisanship, avoid Trump

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    Former Governor Phil Bredesen and U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn are locked in an unexpectedly close race in deeply conservative Tennessee. Democrats see the race as an opportunity to win one of the two additional seats they need to wrest control of the Senate from Republicans and gain the power to slow or stop elements of U.S. President Donald Trump's populist conservative agenda. "The number one issue for Tennesseans has got to be the overarching issue of how dysfunctional Washington has become," said Bredesen, 74.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:07:50 -0400
  • Suspect arrested in bludgeoning of seven California men, 3 of them fatal

    A man who fled to California from Texas after being questioned in the disappearance of two Houston relatives was arrested on suspicion of bludgeoning seven men, three fatally, in a string of Los Angeles-area attacks on mostly homeless victims, police said on Tuesday. Ramon Escobar, 47, faces three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder in a case that investigators plan to present to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office on Wednesday for formal charging, police said. Los Angeles Police Department Captain William Hayes described Escobar as a "previously deported felon" who is originally from El Salvador and applied for and was possibly granted asylum in the United States.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 22:06:30 -0400
  • Trump calls allegations against Kavanaugh a 'con game'

    Trump's escalation in his rhetoric defending Kavanaugh came as the Republican-led Senate Judiciary Committee announced the hiring of a woman lawyer who is "an expert sex crimes prosecutor" to question one of the nominee's accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, at a high-stakes hearing scheduled on Thursday. The committee also scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday at 9:30 a.m.. Senior Senate Republicans said a vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:59:07 -0400
  • Thousands told to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into South Carolina

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    Georgetown, which sits at the confluence of the Waccamaw, Great Pee Dee and Sampit rivers, was largely spared the initial fury of Florence, which came ashore on Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane, killing 46 people in three states. Santee Cooper said it has removed more than 1 million tons of coal ash, which can contaminate water and harm fish and wildlife, from the site in the past few years.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 20:53:16 -0400
  • Suspect arrested in bludgeoning of seven California men, three of them fatal

    A man who fled to California from Texas after being questioned in the disappearance of two Houston relatives has been arrested on suspicion of committing seven bludgeoning attacks, three of them fatal, in the Los Angeles area this month, police said on Tuesday. Ramon Escobar, 47, faces three counts of murder and four counts of attempted murder in a case investigators in Los Angeles and the adjacent beachfront city of Santa Monica are preparing to present to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, police said. Los Angeles Police Department Captain William Hayes described Escobar as a "previously deported felon" who is originally from El Salvador and applied for and was possibly granted asylum in the United States.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:52:05 -0400
  • Investors at Smith & Wesson parent support call for gun safety report

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    Investors at American Outdoor Brands Corp approved a call for the gun maker to produce a safety report, officials said during its annual meeting on Tuesday, marking a second win for religious activist shareholders focused on firearms makers after a series of mass shootings in the United States. The resolution, approved over the company's objections, asks its board to report by February on its efforts to monitor gun violence, to research and produce safer guns, and for an assessment of reputational and financial risks. All nominated directors at the Springfield, Mass.-based company, the parent of Smith & Wesson, received a majority of votes cast, according to a preliminary vote tally given by an official during the webcast meeting.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:38:16 -0400
  • Thousands urged to flee as Florence-triggered floods wash into South Carolina

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    CHARLESTON, S.C./RALEIGH, N.C. (Reuters) - Thousands of people in the Georgetown, South Carolina, area were urged to evacuate their homes on Tuesday as rainwater unleashed by Hurricane Florence surged down rivers, threatening to submerge some neighborhoods under 10 feet of water. Georgetown, which sits at the confluence of the Waccamaw, Great Pee Dee and Sampit rivers, was largely spared the initial fury of Florence, which came ashore on Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane, killing 46 people in three states.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 19:31:46 -0400
  • Trump calls allegations against his court nominee a 'con game'

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    The committee also scheduled a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Friday at 9:30 a.m.. Senior Senate Republicans said a vote in the full Senate could happen as early as next Tuesday. In a break from convention, the outside lawyer, whose name was not released, will question Ford and Kavanaugh on behalf of the committee's Republican senators, 11 white men. The move brought a rebuke from Senator Kamala Harris, a Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:59:29 -0400
  • Man who served in U.S. Army Reserves accused of being agent for China

    A Chinese citizen was arrested in Chicago on Tuesday on charges that he covertly worked for a high-ranking Chinese intelligence official to help try and recruit engineers and scientists, including some who worked as U.S. defense contractors, the Justice Department said. Ji Chaoqun, 27, first came to the United States in 2013 to study electrical engineering at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and in 2016 enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:07:45 -0400
  • Bill Cosby, in cuffs, imprisoned for up to 10 years for sexual assault

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    Cosby must spend at least three years in a Pennsylvania prison before he becomes eligible for supervised release, though he could end up behind bars for up to a decade. Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill ordered Cosby to be jailed immediately, denying Cosby's request for bail while lawyers appeal the conviction. Minutes earlier, Constand left court with her arms folded, a smile spreading across her face as other women who have accused Cosby came to hug her.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:11:13 -0400
  • Ex-U.S. NSA employee sentenced to prison for exposing secrets

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    Nghia Hoang Pho, 68, of Ellicott City, Maryland, removed documents that contained classified national defense information and kept them at his home without authorization, the department said in a statement. A U.S. intelligence official previously has said on the condition of anonymity that Pho was the same NSA employee who had been identified in media reports for using Kaspersky Lab antivirus software on his home computer. “As a result of his actions, Pho compromised some of our country’s most closely held types of intelligence, and forced NSA to abandon important initiatives to protect itself and its operational capabilities, at great economic and operational cost, said Robert Hur, the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland, in a statement.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:58:28 -0400
  • McConnell says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh will be confirmed

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    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he believed President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, would be confirmed to the lifetime position. McConnell also said the Senate had hired a woman lawyer to do the questioning of Kavanaugh and his accuser for Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee during Thursday's hearing.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 16:57:38 -0400
  • Lawyer, not Republican senators, to question Kavanaugh, accuser: lawmaker

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An outside lawyer will question President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week, Republican U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham said on Tuesday. Graham, a committee member, told reporters that "outside counsel," would ask questions for the panel's Republicans but gave no other details. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:23:01 -0400
  • Colorado wildlife refuge at old nuclear plant is open - for now

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    Less than two miles (3 km) from where triggers for thermonuclear weapons were once manufactured and against the backdrop of Colorado's Rocky Mountains, a bull elk bugles as he defends his harem of cows from rival males. "It's rutting season and this is mating behavior," said David Lucas of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and manager of Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge, 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Denver. Five environmental and community activist groups have sued the government, arguing the Rocky Flats refuge should be closed until more testing is done.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 13:16:47 -0400
  • Trump questions credibility of second Kavanaugh accuser

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday questioned the credibility of the second woman to accuse Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, saying she admitted she was drunk at a party where the alleged behavior occurred. The woman, Deborah Ramirez, accused Kavanaugh in an article published in the New Yorker magazine on Sunday of exposing himself to her at a drunken party during the 1983-84 academic year at Yale University. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing for Thursday for Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who last week accused him of sexual assault in 1982.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:52:22 -0400
  • Man who threatened Boston Globe also called NY Times, NFL: prosecutor

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    U.S. investigators are probing whether a man accused of threatening to kill journalists at the Boston Globe after calling them "the enemy of the people" made similar threats to the New York Times and National Football League, a prosecutor said on Monday. Robert Chain, 68, pleaded not guilty in Boston federal court to charges that he threatened Globe employees in August after the paper coordinated an editorial response by more than 350 newspapers to President Donald Trump's attacks on the media. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said authorities were investigating other threatening calls Chain made.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:44:29 -0400
  • U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

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    A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the bears in the region in more than 40 years. U.S. District Judge Dana Christensen in Missoula, Montana, sided with environmentalists and native American groups by overruling the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision to strip the grizzlies of their status as a threatened species. The outcome caps one of the most high-profile legal battles over the Endangered Species Act in many years, rivaling previous disputes surrounding the gray wolf and northern spotted owl.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:44:07 -0400
  • U.S. judge suggests he may dismiss Stormy Daniels lawsuit against Trump

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    Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who has said she had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, sued the president for defamation in April in federal court over the tweet. The lawsuit centers on Daniels' assertion that a man approached her in 2011 in a Las Vegas parking lot and made a veiled threat after she agreed to talk about her alleged encounter with Trump to In Touch magazine. Soon after Daniels released a sketch of the man she said threatened her, Trump, who has denied having an affair with Daniels, disputed her account on Twitter, saying: "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man.

    Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:43:26 -0400
  • Factbox: Who would oversee the Mueller investigation after Rosenstein?

    The following explains what happens to oversight of the Mueller probe if Rosenstein is no longer in charge. WHAT IS ROSENSTEIN'S INVOLVEMENT WITH THE MUELLER PROBE? The deputy attorney general took charge of the investigation into Russian interference in the election because U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had some contact with Russian officials while working on the Trump campaign, recused himself.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:19:04 -0400
  • Instant View: Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein heads to White House amid reports he will resign

    U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, headed to the White House on Monday amid reports he has offered to resign in anticipation of being fired by President Donald Trump, media reports said. There is a large question now also about the longevity of Mr. Sessions and it is never good when the government shows signs of mayhem.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:19:04 -0400
  • After chaotic day, Rosenstein stays in job but will meet with Trump

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    President Donald Trump and U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the special counsel investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election, will meet on Thursday to discuss whether Rosenstein will stay in his job. Rosenstein had spent the weekend contemplating whether he should resign after a New York Times report last week said he had suggested secretly recording Trump in 2017, a source told Reuters. The White House announced the meeting on Monday after a flurry of conflicting media reports about whether Rosenstein, a frequent target of Trump's anger, would be leaving the post.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:19:04 -0400
  • U.S. diplomat found dead in Madagascar: State Department

    A suspect is in custody after an American diplomat was found dead at home while serving in Madagascar, the U.S. State Department said on Monday. Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement the U.S. foreign service officer was found during the overnight hours of Friday. "Diplomatic Security is collaborating with local Malagasy authorities on a joint investigation and a suspect is currently in custody," Nauert said, declining to identify the diplomat out of respect for the family and while an investigation is still underway.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:27:48 -0400
  • U.S. development agency looks to boost funding to $60 billion

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    The head of the main U.S. agency for aiding developing country infrastructure projects said on Monday the ability to extend funding for such investments is expected to double if new legislation is approved by the U.S. Congress. Ray Washburne, president of the Overseas Private Investment Corp, told Reuters that the inclusion of the "Build Act" into must-pass legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration will accelerate the expansion and redesign of the agency. "We've got our running shoes on now," Washburne said, highlighting that the legislation will allow OPIC to extend its financing portfolio to up to $60 billion from its current $29.5 billion.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:38:54 -0400
  • U.S. judge orders federal protection restored to Yellowstone grizzlies

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    PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday ordered Endangered Species Act protections restored to grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, halting plans for the first licensed trophy hunts of the region's grizzlies in more than 40 years.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 19:44:26 -0400
  • Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act

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    The extraordinary critique of the administration's proposal, which was unveiled in July, came in an open letter addressed to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross from three associations representing 9,000 professional biologists. A separate letter similarly condemning revisions proposed to endangered species policies was signed by 273 leading university scientists from around the country.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:56:01 -0400
  • Trump Supreme Court nominee rejects 'false accusations'

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    "The truth is I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone, in high school or otherwise," Kavanaugh said in an interview on Fox News Channel’s "The Story with Martha MacCallum," to air on Monday evening. The allegations, dating to the 1980s, have put in jeopardy Kavanaugh's chances of winning confirmation to the top U.S. court in a Senate narrowly controlled by Trump's party, with high-stakes congressional elections just weeks away. Confirmation of the federal appeals court judge to the lifetime job would cement conservative control of the Supreme Court and advance Trump's goal of moving the high court and the broader federal judiciary to the right.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:17:18 -0400
  • Thousands in South Carolina brace for post-Florence flooding

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    More than 10 days after the storm made landfall and killed 46 people mostly in North Carolina, several rivers throughout the state continued to rise. Georgetown is expecting floodwaters of 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 m) as the Pee Dee and Waccamaw rivers overrun their banks in coming days. Emergency management officials began sending recorded telephone messages to residents in harm's way and will go door-to-door in the next few days, Georgetown County spokeswoman Jackie Broach-Akers said.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:10:17 -0400
  • Man who threatened Boston Globe also called NY Times, NFL: prosecutor

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    U.S. investigators are probing whether a man accused of threatening to kill journalists at the Boston Globe after calling them "the enemy of the people" made similar threats to the New York Times and National Football League, a prosecutor said on Monday. Robert Chain, 68, pleaded not guilty in Boston federal court to charges that he threatened Globe employees in August after the paper coordinated an editorial response by more than 350 newspapers to President Donald Trump's attacks on the media. Assistant U.S. Attorney George Varghese said authorities were investigating other threatening calls Chain made.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:03:24 -0400
  • Avvo settles New York probe, to reform lawyer ratings

    Attorney General Barbara Underwood said Avvo, a Seattle-based unit of Internet Brands Inc, will no longer call its ratings "unbiased." She also said Avvo was now "clearly and conspicuously" telling users that its ratings, on a one to 10 scale, rely on information that lawyers provide, meaning that lawyers who share their resumes or work experiences tend to rate higher than those who do not. "When seeking legal advice, consumers most often turn to the internet - and directories like this have an obligation to ensure consumers know what they're getting," Underwood said. The attorney general said Avvo also agreed to remove ratings for lawyers who do not actively participate in its directory, and will ensure that forms it posts for consumers are first reviewed by qualified, licensed lawyers in New York.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 17:27:42 -0400
  • New GM-built 'Beast' presidential limo makes Trump debut

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    The latest version of the heavily armored U.S. presidential limousine known as "The Beast" is making its debut in New York City this week. The custom-built Cadillac produced by General Motors Co appeared for the first time in public on Sunday -- along with an identical version that travels in the motorcade -- when it ferried President Donald Trump around New York ahead of this week's United Nations General Assembly meetings. The previous version of the limo first appeared in January 2009 just before Barack Obama took office.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:45:27 -0400
  • Florida Democratic congressional candidate dies at 54

    April Freeman, 54, who worked as a writer and producer in the film industry, died of an apparent heart attack, local media quoted her husband as saying. Political analysts view the central Florida district as solidly Republican, meaning it is unlikely to be a factor in Democrats' attempt to win the 23 House seats they need to take a majority in that chamber and act as a check on Republican President Donald Trump's agenda. "We are incredibly saddened by the sudden death of April Freeman," Florida Democratic Chair Terrie Rizzo said in a statement on Monday.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:40:47 -0400
  • Senate Republican leader McConnell: Democrats 'trying to destroy' Kavanaugh

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Monday Democrats were "trying to destroy" Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's personal and professional life with "unsubstantiated" sexual assault allegations. (Reporting by Richard Cowan; Writing by Eric Beech; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:25:27 -0400
  • Hurricane Florence insured losses to range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion: RMS

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    (Reuters) - Insured losses from Hurricane Florence, which slammed into North Carolina this month, will range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion, said RMS, a risk modeling and analytics firm on Monday.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 15:55:51 -0400
  • Dallas police dismiss officer who fatally shot man in his home

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    The Dallas Police Department on Monday fired a police officer who is facing a manslaughter charge after fatally shooting a man in his apartment that the officer said she mistook for her own home. Officer Amber Guyger had been dismissed after nearly five years on the job for her actions on the night of the shooting earlier in September, Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall said in a statement. Guyger, 30, had been on administrative leave since she fatally shot Botham Jean, 26.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:43:23 -0400
  • Kavanaugh tells senators he will not withdraw nomination

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    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday he will not withdraw his nominations because of "false and uncorroborated" sexual misconduct allegations against him.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:25:04 -0400
  • The night a Chinese billionaire was accused of rape in Minnesota

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    By Koh Gui Qing and Lawrence Delevingne MINNEAPOLIS/NEW YORK (Reuters) - With the Chinese billionaire Richard Liu at her Minneapolis area apartment, a 21-year-old University of Minnesota student sent a WeChat message to a friend in the middle of the night. She wrote that Liu had forced her to have sex with him. “I was not willing,” she wrote in Chinese on the messaging application around 2 a.m. on August 31. “Tomorrow I will think of a way to escape,” she wrote, as she begged the friend not to call police. “He will suppress it,” she wrote, referring to Liu. “You underestimate his power. ...

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 01:32:27 -0400
  • Testimony by Kavanaugh accuser set; new allegation surfaces

    The agreement for Christine Blasey Ford to testify came just hours before the New Yorker magazine published an article in which a second woman, identified as Deborah Ramirez, described another instance of alleged sexual misconduct by Kavanaugh, also in the 1980s, when both attended Yale University. Ford's agreement to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came a week after she went public in an interview in the Washington Post with her allegation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in 1982 when both were high school students in Maryland.

    Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:57:11 -0400
  • Wyoming wildfire forces evacuations, closes highway south of Jackson

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    A wind-blown wildfire that has forced the evacuation of hundreds of homes south of the resort town of Jackson, Wyoming, prompted officials on Sunday to close 50 miles of a key highway traveled by tourists to reach Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. The Roosevelt fire has scorched nearly 40,000 acres of drought-parched landscape and destroyed at least four structures, including two dwellings, since erupting Sept. 15 in the Bridger-Teton National Forest about 30 miles south of Jackson. Scores of additional residences were placed on standby for evacuation at a moments notice, according to sheriff's Sergeant Travis Bingham.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:42:51 -0400
  • Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

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    Cody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation, police said, and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his U.S. passport was annulled. Wilson's attorney, Samy Khalil, said in a statement late on Sunday: "We are glad that Cody is back in Texas again where we can work with him on his case. As the founder of Defense Distributed, Wilson became a notable figure in the U.S. debate over guns after the company posted on the internet the blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 23:36:06 -0400
  • WTA roundup: Pliskova snaps Osaka streak for title

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    Fourth-seeded Karolina Pliskova handed U.S. Open champ Naomi Osaka a 6-4, 6-4 defeat to claim the title at the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo. It ended the third-seeded Osaka's 10-match victory streak, dating back to the start of the U.S. Open. The title is the 11th of Pliskova's career and her fifth straight triumph in a final.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 21:05:44 -0400
  • California urges Trump administration to abandon fuel rule plan

    California's top air regulator urged the Trump administration on Sunday to abandon a plan to freeze fuel efficiency standards through 2026, as automakers urged state and federal regulators to reach agreement to extend nationwide rules. The Trump administration also wants to revoke California’s authority to set its own strict tailpipe emissions rules and mandate the sale of electric vehicles.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:41:46 -0400
  • Accuser of Trump's Supreme Court nominee to testify on Thursday

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    The agreement came a week after Christine Blasey Ford went public with her allegation against the conservative federal appeals court judge, endangering his confirmation by the Republican-led Senate to a lifetime job on the top U.S. court. There are, however, unresolved procedural and logistical issues, Ford's lawyers said, including whether the Judiciary Committee's Republican senators, who are all male, or staff attorneys would question her. Ford's lawyers said "various senators have been dismissive of her account and should have to shoulder their responsibility to ask her questions." Kavanaugh, who has called the allegation "completely false," also has agreed to testify at the hearing planned for 10 a.m. (1400 GMT) on Thursday.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:09:16 -0400
  • Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath

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    Much of the region remained under heavy flooding, including one area 40 miles (64 km) north-northwest of Wilmington where waters were still five feet (1.5 meters) above flood status, according to the National Weather Service. Large sections of rivers near the coast won't start cresting until at least early in the week, maybe later," said Bob Oravec, a meteorologist with the NWS's Weather Prediction Center "All that water is going to take a good while to recede," he said. It'll be a slow drop." The storm dumped 30 to 40 inches (75 to 100 cm) of rain on the Wilmington area, temporarily cutting off the historic coastal city that lies along the Cape Fear River.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:33:38 -0400
  • Texan who published 3-D guns plans jailed on sex assault charge

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    Cody Wilson, 30, flew to Taiwan after learning he was under investigation, police said, and was picked up by Taiwanese authorities on Friday after his U.S. passport was annulled. It was unclear whether Wilson had a criminal defense lawyer. As the founder of Defense Distributed, Wilson became a notable figure in the U.S. debate over guns after the company posted on the internet the blueprints for plastic guns that can be made with a 3-D printer.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:07:32 -0400
  • Cosby sentencing is new milestone for #MeToo movement

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    The sentencing will show how #MeToo has altered the way the U.S. reckons with sexual misconduct by powerful men.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:02:52 -0400
  • Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media

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    The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on Thursday, but details have yet to be finalized, CNN and other media reported late on Saturday. The report said that her lawyers will talk again on Sunday with Senate officials. U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley had set a Saturday afternoon deadline for Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assaulting her at a high school party 36 years ago, to decide whether and how she will testify.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:34:46 -0400
  • Earthquake of 6.4 magnitude strikes off Guam: USGS

    (Reuters) - A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck off the U.S. territory of Guam on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

    Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:29:54 -0400
  • Not all in the family - Arizona lawmaker's siblings back opponent

    In videos scheduled to begin airing on Arizona cable television on Sunday, the four-term conservative was peppered with rebukes from three brothers and three sisters, who urged voters to elect Democrat David Brill. "We've got to stand up for our good name.

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:49:15 -0400
  • Trump lawyer Giuliani says Iran's government will be overthrown

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    Rudy Giuliani said that U.S. sanctions on Iran are leading to economic pain that could lead to a "successful revolution."

    Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:34:48 -0400
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