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Senate Judiciary Committee to vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination

Senate Judiciary Committee to vote Friday on Brett Kavanaugh nomination Kavanaugh is set to appear Thursday for a Judiciary Committee hearing with Christine Blasey Ford , who accuses him of sexual assault when they were teens. "The goal should be to develop the relevant facts, not try a case". He said rejecting Kavanaugh would be "a terrible insult" and "a very risky game" for the U.S. [Full Article...]

President Trump's address to the United Nations

President Trump's address to the United Nations Trump says Iran does not respect its neighbors or their borders. South Korean President Moon Jae-in delivered a message from Kim Jong Un to U.S. In a Monday interview with U.S. TV network NBC, Rouhani said there is "no such program for a meeting" with Trump, who withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers in May and started a process of re-imposing economic sanct... [Full Article...]

Government documents reveal potential no-deal Brexit consequences

Government documents reveal potential no-deal Brexit consequences Speaking in favour of the motion earlier on Tuesday, Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said the party would vote against a Brexit deal along the lines being proposed by May because it does not meet the "six tests" it has set, including guarantees on workers' rights and retaining the economic benefits of existing market arrangements. [Full Article...]

3D gun advocate accused of intercourse with minor

3D gun advocate accused of intercourse with minor Marshals Service said. He was later booked at the Harris County Jail, where he was being held on $150,000 bond. He was arrested Friday at a hotel in Taiwan by local police . He then drove them to a hotel where they had sex. On Aug. 27, police were present when staff from the Center for Child Protection interviewed the alleged victim. [Full Article...]

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area

Risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon/evening across Chicago area Wind: S/SE 5-15. Low: 66. This will bring a return to much cooler, less humid air, as overnight lows flirt with the middle 40s in spots Thursday and Friday morning. "There is a low risk for a few strong or severe thunderstorms Wednesday morning along the South Coast", the weather service said. Although a few showers may skirt across northern Kansas, rain chances are very low. [Full Article...]

United Kingdom govt ‘agrees not to favour European Union workers after Brexit’

United Kingdom govt ‘agrees not to favour European Union workers after Brexit’ May's aides have reportedly already begun to draw up contingency plans for a snap election, the Sunday Times reported, citing two senior members at Downing Street. May promised last week that even if Brexit negotiations with the EU break down, the rights of Europeans now living in Britain "will be protected". "I think there is an understanding that we're approaching the endpoint of these negotia... [Full Article...]

Tehran warns UAE over 'offensive remarks' on Ahvaz attack

Tehran warns UAE over 'offensive remarks' on Ahvaz attack President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab allies, a day after an attack on an Iranian military parade killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards . [Full Article...]

New Zealand's First Baby makes United Nations debut

New Zealand's First Baby makes United Nations debut She and her partner were photographed with baby Neve in the main assembly, during a plenary meeting known as the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit , where she also spoke. During a hospital press conference in June, Ardern spoke about how she chose the unique name for her new daughter. " Prime Minister Ardern is showing that no one is better qualified to represent her country than a working mother". [Full Article...]

Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein

Iranian president likens Trump to Saddam Hussein A showdown looms at the United Nations over Iran on Tuesday as President Donald Trump and Iranian leader Hassan Rouhani are set to square off during the world's biggest diplomatic gathering. "If Trump wants to talk to Iran, then he first should return to the nuclear deal", Rouhani said. Iran dismissed the offer. European Union foreign secretary Francisca Mogherini said today that the Europea... [Full Article...]

Rich are on 'borrowed time' because Labour government is coming - Jeremy Corbyn

Rich are on 'borrowed time' because Labour government is coming - Jeremy Corbyn Despite the shift in Labour party policy "there are still many obstacles in the way of a referendum" says John Rentoul in The Independent . Corbyn's second-in-command, finance spokesman John McDonnell , was clear - the question should not involve a re-run of the 2016 referendum by including an option to remain in the EU. [Full Article...]

Putin, Netanyahu knock heads on Syria plane downing

Putin, Netanyahu knock heads on Syria plane downing Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman warned earlier this year that Israel will respond with force if anyone shoots at Israeli planes. The crash was one of the deadliest incidents for regular Russian service members in the Syrian war. [Full Article...]

Rod Rosenstein expecting to be fired, AP source says

Rod Rosenstein expecting to be fired, AP source says Rosenstein said he was joking, but is reportedly leaving his post as deputy attorney general. Per a second source with direct knowledge: "'He's expecting to be fired , ' so he plans to step down", writes Axios . Rosenstein appointed special counsel Robert Mueller and oversees the federal probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 election campaign of then-Republic... [Full Article...]

Trump, at United Nations, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat

Trump, at United Nations, to again confront North Korea's nuclear threat U.S. President Donald Trump says a second summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is likely to take place "quite soon". Businesses are also anxious about the impact of retaliatory tariffs to those Mr Trump's administration has imposed on steel and aluminium imports and Chinese goods. [Full Article...]

No more green cards for immigrants with benefits, says Trump

No more green cards for immigrants with benefits, says Trump If a foreigner is receiving one or more of the public benefits laid out in the proposal when they apply for a visa or residency, that would be a heavily weighed negative factor in their determining their eligibility to come to or remain in the United States . [Full Article...]

The Heat: U.S. sanctions China military Pt1

The Heat: U.S. sanctions China military Pt1 On Thursday, Washington imposed sanctions on the Equipment Development Department (EED) of the Chinese defence ministry, and its director Li Shangfu, over the purchase of missiles and fighter jets from Russian Federation. "We strongly urge the U.S. side to address this mistake and revoke so called sanctions otherwise it will need to shoulder all possible consequences", he said. [Full Article...]

Vatican: Catholic bishops to return to China

Vatican: Catholic bishops to return to China The pact was signed in Beijing by Antoine Camilleri, undersecretary for the Holy See's Relations with states , and China's Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Wang Chao. Two underground Chinese bishops, recognised by the pope, have been asked by a top Vatican diplomat to resign in favour of state-sanctioned prelates, including one who was excommunicated by the Vatican in 2011. [Full Article...]

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman Congressman Gosar , a dentist before he went into politics and a strong supporter of President Donald Trump , was quick to fire back, calling his siblings Trump-hating liberal Democrats. David Gosar , Jennifer Gosar and Joan Gosar can be seen talking about their brother in a clip. Dave Gosar , one of the six siblings who appear in the ad attacking Paul Gosar , also has a twitte... [Full Article...]

Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Victim of `MeToo' Fervor, Conway Says

Court Nominee Kavanaugh Is Victim of `MeToo' Fervor, Conway Says Senator Dianne Feinstein , the Judiciary panel's highest-ranking Democrat, said after the latest allegation that the confirmation process should be put on hold until the claims are fully vetted. Trump told reporters Wednesday, "He is such an outstanding man". Conway noted Monday on CBS "This Morning" that Kavanaugh , in a statement Sunday, called the allegations a " smear campaign." he adde... [Full Article...]

Iran vows ‘crushing & devastating response’ to US & Israel after military parade attack

Iran vows ‘crushing & devastating response’ to US & Israel after military parade attack At least 25 people died including 12 members of the Revolutionary Guards . The harsh statement came as bodies of those killed in the attack were laid to rest in Iran's southwestern city. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps spokesman told the outlet, "The attack by some elements of al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia, aimed to overshadow the magnificence of the parade by the Iran... [Full Article...]

'Absolutely not fake': Rare, venomous, two-headed snake found slithering in backyard

'Absolutely not fake': Rare, venomous, two-headed snake found slithering in backyard After a resident found the snake, a state herpetologist brought the snake to the Wildlife Center of Virginia on Thursday for an examination. Snakes with a mutation like this have a hard time surviving in the wild, Kleopfer said , adding that it's because the two heads often want to do "two different things". [Full Article...]


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