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Brett Kavanaugh: third woman expected to make accusations of sexual misconduct


A third woman is expected to publicly make accusations of sexual misconduct against supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week, her attorney Michael Avenatti said, plunging the judge’s confirmation to America’s highest court into…


Mitch McConnell Promises A Vote On Kavanaugh In 'Near Future,' No Matter What Comes Out


WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dug in on Brett

UnitedHealth warns hospitals about Envision ER contracts


The letter comes 90 days ahead of the Jan. 1 date for the out-of-network switch, and after months of negotiations between the two companies to solve disagreements over payment rates and other financial incentives, UnitedHealth spokesman…


Scientists voice opposition to weakening of U.S. Endangered Species Act


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…

White House issues quantum computing strategy and hosts public-private summit


Federal officials and industry leaders — including representatives from Microsoft and Alphabet, Google’s parent company — met today at a White House summit to spark new initiatives in quantum information science. Among the recommendations…

California urges Trump to drop plan for weaker fuel standard


FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California officials demanded Monday that the Trump administration back off a plan to weaken national fuel economy standards aimed at reducing car emissions and saving people money at the pump, saying the proposed…

Trump Supreme Court nominee rejects 'false accusations'


"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…

A Rosenstein departure could raise new conflict-of-interest issues for Justice Dept.


As conflicting reports emerged Monday about the future of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, three former senior officials familiar with the investigation he oversees said his departure could raise serious new conflict-of-interest…

Monday, Sep 24


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…

What Kavanaugh case means for 'innocent until proven guilty'


In the Senate standoff over confirming Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court, two paradigms are hurtling toward each other in a clash: the age-old legal standard that someone must be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and the…

Capitol Hill protests mark rising wave of Kavanaugh opposition


Three days after Mitch McConnell vowed to “plow right through” the opposition to Brett Kavanaugh and install him on the Supreme Court, the halls of Congress filled with protesters invigorated by the latest allegations against the nominee.


Brett Kavanaugh Protester Went To The White House On Her Wedding Day: 'I Believe Women'


A woman went straight from her wedding to the White House to show her support

Scrabble Added 300 Long-Awaited New Words to Its Official Dictionary


Scrabble enthusiasts will have 300 new words added to the Scrabble dictionary to up their game, thanks to the sixth edition of the popular board game

Gilead to launch generic versions of its hepatitis drugs


(Reuters) - Gilead Sciences Inc said on Monday it plans to launch generic versions of its hepatitis C drugs in the United States, at a time when regulators are looking to lower healthcare costs. The drugmaker's generic version of drugs…

Mitch McConnell furious over Supreme Court nomination battle


Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell decries what he calls a "smear campaign" against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

McConnell calls allegations against Kavanaugh 'a shameful smear' to 'destroy' his reputation


With new allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh swirling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell accused Democrats of a “shameful smear campaign” intended to derail his confirmation to the high court.

Anita Hill's Testimony Didn't Stop a Supreme Court Confirmation—But It Did Affect Election Results


What happened to Anita Hill helped turn 1992 into "the Year of the Woman"

New GM-built 'Beast' presidential limo makes Trump debut


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…

Senate Republican leader McConnell: Democrats 'trying to destroy' Kavanaugh


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…

People across the country stage walk outs in solidarity with sexual assault survivors


It's been a particularly traumatizing week for victims of sexual assault and harassment. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh now faces at least two accusations of sexual misconduct, and yet, Senate Republicans remain determined to…


Hurricane Florence insured losses to range from $2.8 billion to $5 billion: RMS


(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.

Mattis dismisses Iran revenge threat, says U.S. not in attack


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday dismissed Iran's threats of revenge against those behind Saturday's deadly attack on a military parade in southwestern Iran and said it was "ludicrous" for Tehran to allege…

Trump lawyers seek to toss Stormy Daniels' lawsuit


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump are going to court Monday to urge a judge to toss out porn actress Stormy Daniels' lawsuit over a hush-money agreement following their alleged affair.

Brett Kavanaugh Still Has A Lifetime Judgeship If He Doesn't Get On The Supreme Court


If Brett Kavanaugh doesn't reach the Supreme Court because of sexual assault

AP Explains: The US push to boost 'quantum computing'


A race by U.S. tech companies to build a new generation of powerful "quantum computers" could get a $1.3 billion boost from Congress, fueled in part by lawmakers' fear of growing competition from China. Legislation passed earlier in…

Republican women defend Brett Kavanaugh against sexual assault allegations: ‘What boy hasn’t done this in high school?’


Republican women on CNN have defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over an allegation of sexual assault whilst in high school - with one woman going as far as suggesting that most teenage boys have done something similar. Mr…

UK ministers back compromise plan on post-Brexit migration: FT


LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's cabinet of ministers agreed on a plan to focus Britain's post-Brexit migration system on high-skilled migrant workers but which would also allow companies to hire low-skilled foreign workers,…

Brexit tensions and the two 'i-words'


Crunch time is coming for Brexit, Britain’s decision to end its decades-long membership in the European Union. The economics of Brexit are daunting enough. The IMF said last week that there will be “costs” for the UK even if that process…

Kavanaugh Tells Senate He Won't Withdraw Nomination Over Sexual Assault Allegations


Brett Kavanaugh said that he "will not be intimidated into withdrawing" his