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Ricin detected in envelopes seized at Pentagon mail facility

Ricin detected in envelopes seized at Pentagon mail facility We have reports that two packages laced with ricin were sent to the Pentagon. The other letter was addressed to the US Navy's top officer, Admiral John Richardson, one official said. Ricin can be delivered in powder or pellet form, dissolved into liquid, or sprayed as a mist. The Houston Fire Department tweeted that a hazardous materials crew is on scene at the evacuated office building. [Full Article...]

Trump admin now denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats

Trump admin now denying visas to same-sex partners of diplomats The United States is denying visas to the partners of more than 100 gay diplomats unless they get married, officials said on Tuesday. "It is an unfortunate change in rules, since same-sex couples, unlike opposite-sex couples, have limited choices when it comes to marriage", U.N. [Full Article...]

What’s the timeline for a Kavanaugh vote in the Senate?

What’s the timeline for a Kavanaugh vote in the Senate? But he said their attempts to delay and obstruct the judge's nomination end this week. Meanwhile, a report released Tuesday by police in New Haven, Connecticut, says Kavanaugh was accused of throwing ice at a man during an altercation at a bar while in college. [Full Article...]

Police reportedly questioned Kavanaugh after bar fight in 1985

Mr. Kavanaugh was not arrested, but the police report stated that a 21-year-old man accused Mr. Kavanaugh of throwing ice on him "for some unknown reason". "I will say it again, we drank in college", he said. "Brett and I did not socialize beyond the first few days of freshman year. Not one time ", Dudley said. [Full Article...]

U.S. court lets Congress members sue Trump over foreign payments

U.S. court lets Congress members sue Trump over foreign payments The Justice Department said it expects the case to be dismissed. The Democrats' effort is led by Sen. "The Clause requires the President to ask Congress before accepting a prohibited foreign emolument ", Sullivan wrote. His ruling does not mean that Trump violated the Constitution. "Accordingly, if these plaintiffs do not have standing to bring their claims to address their alleged injury, ... [Full Article...]

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Kavanaugh

Trump says he wants 'comprehensive' FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Charles "Chad" Ludington, who now teaches at North Carolina State University, said he was a friend of Kavanaugh's at Yale and that Kavanaugh was "a frequent drinker, and a heavy drinker". In defending Kavanaugh, Trump and other supporters noted that the allegations had never surfaced in six previous background checks during Kavanaugh's long career in the executive and judicial branches of the US... [Full Article...]

Teen attacked by shark at USA beach

Teen attacked by shark at USA beach Help!'" said Hammel. "We swim over to him, throw him on the kayak. we're telling him he's going to be ok. "He didn't want to give up yet". "The shark was seen in the water by the bystanders, they weren't sure exactly what type of shark it was, it was in the 11-foot range", Giles said. [Full Article...]

Graham Calls for Investigation of Feinstein's Office, Ford's Lawyers

Graham Calls for Investigation of Feinstein's Office, Ford's Lawyers That's what happens when you lose credibility with your constituents, fellow Democrats, and those across the aisle you have to work with each day. "If you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn't have done what you've done to this guy". "Judge Kavanaugh tearing up when mentioning his daughter conveyed a man who was feeling sorry for himself", Cunningham said. [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Classmate: 'I Don't Think Many Of His Answers Were Credible'

Kavanaugh Classmate: 'I Don't Think Many Of His Answers Were Credible' Kavanaugh said she was a "great friend" who often hung out with his friend group. CNN has since covered the story, making sure to cast it as Kavanaugh being "hurtful" to a woman: " New York Times: Woman who signed letter supporting Kavanaugh calls yearbook revelation "hurtful". [Full Article...]

Rain from tail end of TS Kirk causes flooding in Barbados

Rain from tail end of TS Kirk causes flooding in Barbados It was moving west-northwest at 14 miles per hour (22 kph). Meanwhile, Hurricane Rosa weakened slightly off Mexico's Pacific Coast and had maximum sustained winds of 110 miles per hour (175 kph) late Friday night. Acting Attorney General Edmund Hinkson stands by the government's decision to have "business as usual" today despite a Tropical Storm Warning being in effect. [Full Article...]

Senate Judiciary Committee refers ‘false statements’ against Brett Kavanaugh to Federal Bureau of Investigation

Senate Judiciary Committee refers ‘false statements’ against Brett Kavanaugh to Federal Bureau of Investigation Lindsey Graham, a Kavanaugh supporter who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said on ABC's "This Week" that Flake , Maine Republican Sen. While President Donald Trump declared Saturday that the FBI would have "free rein" in its investigation, people close to the matter say the scope is far more limited. [Full Article...]

Trump says he and North Korea’s Kim ‘fell in love’

Trump says he and North Korea’s Kim ‘fell in love’ The North, however, doesn't "see any corresponding response" from Washington. Instead of addressing the North's concerns about the absence of a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, Ri said, the U.S. Ri had previously met with Pompeo on Wednesday, during which he extended Pompeo an invitation to Pyongyang from Kim Jong Un . After their summit in Singapore , Trump and Kim issued a vague sta... [Full Article...]

Canada and Trump administration at impasse — NAFTA negotiations

Canada and Trump administration at impasse — NAFTA negotiations But while Canada vies for a seat, there's increasing trade pressure. "We'll see what happens with Canada, if they come along". "We are in a very tough negotiation with the United States over NAFTA. Trudeau said "a good, fair deal is still very possible". The Trump administration had threatened to proceed with a Mexico-only trade pact as USA talks with Canada foundered in recent weeks amid de... [Full Article...]

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash

Airline now says 1 missing after Pacific lagoon plane crash The rescue teams helped in shuttling passengers and crew of Air Niugini flight PX56 to shore following the plane crashing into the sea on its approach to Chuuk International Airport in Weno, Chuuk, Micronesia. Harris said he doesn't know what caused the crash landing or whether the pilots had alerted air traffic control of any problems. The website said the accident is still under investigation. [Full Article...]

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia:The Asahi Shimbun

Magnitude 6.1 quake jolts central Sulawesi in Indonesia:The Asahi Shimbun The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at a moderate 6.1 and a relatively shallow 18 km. The Indonesian government caused widespread confusion after issuing a tsunami alert on Friday afternoon, then quickly repealing at 5pm despite the tremors. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh: allegations of misconduct continue to mount

Brett Kavanaugh: allegations of misconduct continue to mount She criticised Republicans who have rejected Democratic demands to slow Mr Kavanaugh's confirmation process and let the FBI investigate all the allegations, saying: "What I don't understand is the rush to judgment". Ms Ford will testify first at the hearing, which starts at 10am (3pm United Kingdom time) and at her request is being held in a small hearing room that seats only a few dozen spectator... [Full Article...]

GOP senator: Still "work to do" to get Kavanaugh confirmed

GOP senator: Still There was initially expected to be a procedural vote on the Senate floor on Saturday, with Republican leaders' looking to hold a final Senate vote early next week, but given the concerns from Flake and what transpired in the Judiciary Committee Friday, that could now change. [Full Article...]

3rd woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct

3rd woman accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct It is a scandal that has tripped up what was expected to be an easy confirmation process for the conservative judge. Trump was also caught on tape in 2005 boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission. The woman, now 53, claimed Trump's candidate for SCOTUS "thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away". [Full Article...]

Sarah Sanders: Sure, we’re open to Deborah Ramirez testifying on Thursday too

Sarah Sanders: Sure, we’re open to Deborah Ramirez testifying on Thursday too So far the White House and Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee have declined to ask for the FBI to investigate the decades-old allegations against Kavanaugh. When asked what sort of message he was sending by raising questions about Kavanaugh's accusers, Trump noted that he had won 52% of the female vote in 2016. [Full Article...]

Gov. Baker, On Kavanaugh: 'There Should Be No Vote In The Senate'

I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to tell you what happened to me while Brett Kavanaugh and I were in high school", Ford said, reading from her prepared testimony. Both women's accusations have faced resistance from Senate Republicans . She is the third woman to have accused Kavanaugh with sexual assault. In a clash along a polarized nation's political and cultural fault lines... [Full Article...]


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