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Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods

Trump hits China with tariffs on another $200 bn in goods China is reviewing plans to send a delegation to Washington for fresh talks in light of the USA decision, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday, citing a government source in Beijing , raising the risk of a prolonged trade battle between the world's largest economies that could hit global growth. [Full Article...]

Democrats Decry 'Sham' Kavanaugh Hearing After GOP Refuses Additional Witnesses

Democrats Decry 'Sham' Kavanaugh Hearing After GOP Refuses Additional Witnesses The timing of the hearing - scheduled for Monday morning in Washington - is politically perilous for both parties, with the November midterm election less than two months away. Ford said. She said that the alleged incident "derailed" her ability to forge relationships for years. Kavanaugh has denied the accusations in a pair of statements in the past week. [Full Article...]

Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks about alleged sexual misconduct

Brett Kavanaugh accuser speaks about alleged sexual misconduct The Post said Ford originally contacted her representative in the House, California Democratic Rep. Anna Eshoo, whose office sent her letter to Feinstein. Kavanaugh was seen arriving at the White House, with no immediate reason given, while all 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee wrote the panel's Republican chairman asking him to postpone a scheduled Thursday vote on the nominee... [Full Article...]

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward

Christine Blasey Ford: Kavanaugh Accuser Comes Forward On Sunday, the Post identified Kavanaugh's accuser as Christine Blasey Ford , 51, a research psychologist in northern California . "She didn't say anything in our confidential session with Judge Kavanaugh". "Judge Kavanaugh and the White House both stand by that statement". "I support Mrs. Ford's decision to share her story and now that she has, it is in the hands of the FBI to conduct ... [Full Article...]

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked In a statement on Monday, Kavanaugh called the allegation by Ford, who is a college professor, "completely false". Christine Blasey Ford, a 51-year-old California professor, accused Kavanaugh of groping her and trying to take her clothes off when they were both attending suburban Maryland high schools in the early 1980s. [Full Article...]

Turkey's Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope

Turkey's Erdogan says his meeting with Putin on Syria will bring hope The leaders of Russian Federation and Turkey have agreed to establish a de-militarised zone between rebel fighters and Syrian government forces in Idlib, the last stronghold of the armed opposition in Syria . "There is really no way for the Syrian military and Damascus' allies to launch a military offensive on Idlib that doesn't have deeply negative, injurious effects on Turkey". [Full Article...]

Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 held on $2.5m bond

Border Patrol agent accused of killing 4 held on $2.5m bond Ortiz was arrested after a fifth woman he kidnapped escaped his clutches half clothed and reported him to police. Ortiz was charged with four murder charges and one unlawful restraint with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to Webb County District Attorney Isidro R. [Full Article...]

Trump taunts US media over Obama error

Trump taunts US media over Obama error Obama drew a contrast between Cordray's polite - some say boring - style and the president's. The former president, who called this November's election the most important one of his lifetime, headlined a rally for Cordray, a former Ohio Attorney General, and his running mate Betty Sutton. [Full Article...]

Midwest Abandons Trump, Fueling Democratic Advantage For Control Of Congress

Midwest Abandons Trump, Fueling Democratic Advantage For Control Of Congress Republican Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas, who heads the tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee, is looking toward a vote on the legislation by the House this month. But their message has been undercut by worries about Trump's policy on trade tariffs and a lack of evidence that tax cuts have delivered promised pay increases to workers. [Full Article...]

Trump aide says sex claim against Brett Kavanaugh should be heard

Trump aide says sex claim against Brett Kavanaugh should be heard Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono and Connecticut Democratic Sen. Ford claims that what Kavanaugh allegedly did to her at a party in the 80s was attempted rape. Christine Ford and Brett Kavanaugh . On Sunday, The Washington Post published an interview with Ford. She lives in Palo Alto with her husband and two sons, according to the San Jose Mercury News . [Full Article...]

Vt. Gas says systems in place to prevent situation like Mass. explosions

Vt. Gas says systems in place to prevent situation like Mass. explosions Rivera also said all routes into and out of Lawrence are open. All homes should have power restored by later in the morning, he said. "We have a whole system integrity system in place to monitor and measure the pressures in our lines and we do that 24/7". [Full Article...]

Palestinian teenager dies from wounds in Gaza unrest

Palestinian teenager dies from wounds in Gaza unrest The official said the portion involving Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza would be used "to enhance" programmes in Israel instead. Palestinians and rights groups say protesters have been shot while posing little threat. At least 179 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed since protests and clashes erupted along the border on March 30. "Hamas continues to try and harm the defensive infrastr... [Full Article...]

FEMA Chief Nearly Got Fired as Hurricane Brewed

FEMA Chief Nearly Got Fired as Hurricane Brewed Long reportedly began having a government driver take him home since he took control of FEMA past year. At issue is whether taxpayer resources were inappropriately being used for the FEMA director's personal trips. Several current and former Trump administration officials have been investigated over their travel expenses. He also said FEMA was "100% focused" on Florence. [Full Article...]

Trump declares himself victim in Hurricane Maria death toll

Trump declares himself victim in Hurricane Maria death toll President Donald Trump said Thursday he doesn't believe 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico previous year as a result of Hurricanes Maria and Irma - a claim that drew swift criticism from members of both parties. Maria, which made landfall as a Category 4 storm, caused an island-wide power outage, nearly completely knocked out communications including satellite phones and left 80% of the islan... [Full Article...]

Gladys Cherono sets new course record in Berlin Marathon

Gladys Cherono sets new course record in Berlin Marathon The Kenyan, who won Olympic gold in 2016, enhanced his status as the greater marathoner in history by slicing 78 secs off the mark set by Dennis Kimetto on the same fast course in 2014. Kipchoge had covered 40km in a time of 1:56:32, a whooping 57 seconds of the record. Kipchoge maintained his form well into the closing stages to smash compatriot Kimetto's previous best. [Full Article...]

Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS

Trump's Court Pick BREAKS SILENCE on Feinstein's Letter — KAVANAUGH SPEAKS A woman is accusing Kavanaugh of assaulting her when they were high schoolers in the early 1980s, and she relayed the claim in a letter to Democratic Sen. Judge denied the allegations in an interview with The Weekly Standard , a conservative publication, after The New Yorker detailed them on Friday. [Full Article...]

Cape Cod officials react to fatal shark attack in Wellfleet

Cape Cod officials react to fatal shark attack in Wellfleet The death is being investigated by the Cape and Islands District Attorney's Office. Residents and guests should avoid swimming near seals, stay close to shore, avoid swimming in areas known for sharks and avoid dawn, dusk and night swimming, among other precautions, the chamber said. [Full Article...]

Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK

Skripal poisoning suspects say they were tourists in UK Boshirov said. He went on to claim that if they had such an item in their luggage, it would have been hard to get past airport customs agents without arousing suspicion. John Glen, MP for Salisbury, said the suspect's accounts were not credible . During the interview , RT quoted Petrov as saying they arrived in London on March 2 and tried to visit Salisbury the following day but were thwarte... [Full Article...]

US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms

US imposes North Korea-related sanctions on Russian, Chinese tech firms Under a United Nations Security Council resolution adopted in December, UN member states are required to expel North Korean overseas workers within 24 months due to their contribution to the regime's nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs. [Full Article...]

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime'

Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for 'storm of lifetime' As the storm continues to track toward western North Carolina and upstate SC, heavy rains in the mountains could trigger mudslides due to the region's topography, Cline added. Here is a list of cams from beaches and piers along the coast, and one in Charlotte. Florence is headed straight for some of the most well-known military bases in the country. [Full Article...]


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