WASHINGTON ― Republican leaders are ready to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court regardless of what professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies Thursday about her allegation that he sexually assaulted her in high school. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has called Ford’s allegations “unsubstantiated smears” and vowed to “plow right through” on Kavanaugh’s nomination. He declared Tuesday, surrounded by his GOP leadership team, that he is “confident we are going to win,” though it’s…"Do Republicans Think Christine Blasey Ford Is Lying? They Can’t Say."
Senate Republicans have tapped Rachel Mitchell, an Arizona prosecutor specializing in sex crimes, to question professor Christine Blasey Ford about her claim that she was sexually assaulted in the 1980s by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The California psychology professor, who goes by Christine Blasey professionally, and Kavanaugh are both scheduled to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the committee, confirmed Tuesday that the all-male Republican side…"Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Tapped To Question Christine Blasey Ford In Senate"
PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union has more pressing priorities than Britain’s future relationship with the bloc, starting with its own future, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said. FILE PHOTO: French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire delivers a speech during the official inauguration of the CMA CGM Antoine de Saint Exupery container ship in Le Havre, France September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier EU leaders last week rejected British Prime Minister Theresa May’s proposals for…"EU has more pressing priorities than Brexit – French finance minister"
Image copyright Neti Moffitt Image caption The fruit changed colour within hours of being cut up with a knife What could cause a freshly sliced orange to suddenly turn purple? Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a Brisbane woman, Neti Moffitt, asked for an investigation into why an orange – partially eaten by her son – had later changed colour. Scientists have…"Orange turns purple: Australian scientists solve fruit mystery"
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city’s celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center’s public roof garden. Coined the “Grand Central of the West,” the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of downtown after nearly a decade of construction. It was expected to accommodate 100,000 passengers each weekday, and up to 45 million people a year. Authorities…"Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco’s new $2B terminal"
It’s not in English, but the translation of his reply is basically “I don’t know who you are or your name, lady, but if you maintain decency I will respond to you. Speak to me with respect and ask me questions about cricket. I’m not a Haryana club leader that you can talk to me like this, ask me about cricket, and try to understand who you’re talking to” Source link"Shoaib Akhtar gets pissed off at Indian journalist who asks him “Is the Pakistani team ready to get washed away?” : Cricket"
The following statements were posted to the verified personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump (@realDonaldTrump) U.S. President Donald Trump pauses as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : – Republican Party Favorability is the highest it has been in 7 years – 3 points higher than Democrats! Gallup [0641 EDT] –…"Trump on Twitter (Sept 25): United Nations, Hassan Rouhani, Kavanaugh"
President Trump has dismissed the second allegation of sexual assault made against his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. On Sunday, a former Yale University classmate said Mr Kavanaugh once exposed himself to her at a party. Judge Kavanaugh has denied the allegations against him. Speaking at a news conference at the UN, President Trump said that the allegation should not keep his pick from taking up a seat on the court. Source link"Brett Kavanaugh: Second accuser admits she was drunk – Trump"
United Nations (United States) (AFP) – US President Donald Trump called for Iran’s international isolation in a combative and unashamedly boastful speech at the United Nations Tuesday, prompting accusations from his Iranian counterpart that he was trying to topple his government. In his second appearance before the General Assembly, Trump also lashed out at other adversaries such as Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro and took aim at international institutions such as the UN-backed world court. He even…"Trump accused of trying to ‘topple’ Iran leader in UN war of words"
A judge in Pennsylvania has jailed comedian Bill Cosby for three to 10 years for sexual assault. Cosby, 81, was also categorised as a sexually violent predator, meaning he must undergo counselling for life and be listed on the sex offender registry. The actor declined to make a statement when offered the opportunity. Source link"Bill Cosby jailed: ‘We’ve got justice!’"