WASHINGTON - Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Saturday that she has accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to testify about her allegation next week. In an email sent to the committee at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks asked staff for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to set up a phone conversation later Saturday to work out specifics. "Dr.
President Donald Trump has called the media the "enemy of the people." In reality, the media are the exact opposite: They hold the administration's feet to the fire and provide needed transparency and balanced analysis. They quite literally sustain our democracy - and can even play a role in the election process itself. That was the message from the Ithaca Times, a small-town weekly paper in Upstate New York, which without any fanfare used its front page to print a voter registration form. Readers could fill out the form, tear it out and mail it in to register to vote.
NEW YORK - Most libraries around the country provide much more than books: They have computers and printers, and some even have telescopes and microscopes for patrons to check out. Several lend American Girl dolls, allowing kids to check out the highly coveted and pricey toys for a few weeks at a time. And starting last month, a New York library branch began experimenting with new offerings: neckties, bow ties, handbags and briefcases intended for people with limited resources who are heading for job interviews, auditions or any other event for which they need to dress up.
I've never been happier to be kicked out of my seat - and it happened at my brother's wedding.
WASHINGTON - Memos written by Andrew McCabe when he was the acting FBI director say Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record his talks with President Donald Trump, and that Rosenstein discussed possibly trying to remove Trump from office, according to people familiar with the matter. The account, first reported by the New York Times, paints Rosenstein as so concerned in May 2017 in the wake of Trump's firing of then-FBI Director James Comey that he contemplated secretly recording conversations with the president.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump cast doubt Friday on the credibility of the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, escalating the standoff over the Supreme Court nomination, as Republican senators issued an ultimatum to force her to decide whether she will tell her story at a public hearing next week. By attacking California professor Christine Blasey Ford, Trump abandoned the self-restraint he had showed for days and pushed Kavanaugh's nomination deeper into turmoil. Democrats, key Republican senators and advocates for victims of sexual assault swiftly rebuked the president.
It began, police say, as a dispute among neighbors in Abilene, Texas. Two families argued about where to dump trash in an adjacent alleyway. Insults escalated to threats, and a father and son, both armed, allegedly shot and killed a 37-year-old man who lived next-door in an encounter that was captured on camera. Police have arrested the shooters, 67-year-old John Miller and 31-year-old Michael Miller, who have been charged with murder in the death of Aaron Howard.
With a special blend of message and music, Google has created perhaps its most moving Doodle yet. The search engine's homepage makes for a most welcome neighbor Friday, as the California company celebrates the 51st anniversary of the day that Fred Rogers strolled onto the Pittsburgh TV studio WQED and taped the first episode of "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," which would make its national debut the following February and soon move into a nation's emotional heartland ever since.
BEIJING - Minneapolis police on Thursday finished their investigation into an allegation of rape against Chinese billionaire Richard Qiangdong Liu and passed the high-profile case on to prosecutors, who are now studying the evidence before deciding whether to bring charges.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday walked back his order earlier this week to declassify information in the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, saying Justice Department officials and others had convinced him not to declassify it for the time being.