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Publicist regrets setting up shady Trump Tower meeting with Russians
The music publicist who pitched the Trump Tower meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-connected lawyer promising “dirt” on Hillary Clinton said information detrimental to the Democratic presidential candidate never came up. Rob Goldstone confirmed in an interview with NBC News that aired Monday that he had conveyed a “dirty offer” to Donald Trump...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:27:56 -0400)

Hurricane Florence isn’t done with the Carolinas just yet
BLADENBORO, N.C. — Hurricane Florence is by no means done with the Carolinas, where some rivers are still rising and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes on Monday before rivers reach their crest. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:21:37 -0400)

Washington DC records first electric scooter death
WASHINGTON — The nation’s capital has registered its first fatality involving a shared electric scooter since services started this spring. News outlets report 20-year-old Carlos Sanchez-Martin was hit Friday by an SUV in Dupont Circle. He was dragged around 20 yards and pinned under the SUV, leaving the distinctively green Lime scooter, a shoe and...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:10:57 -0400)

Mother says slain runner to be buried in wedding dress
WASHINGTON — The mother of a recently engaged runner who was stabbed to death in the nation’s capital says her daughter will be buried in a wedding dress. Cora Martinez tells WRC-TV that 35-year-old Wendy Karina Martinez will be buried in the dress she planned to wear at her wedding in two months. Martinez was stabbed six...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 04:55:23 -0400)

5-month-old baby left in bathtub found dead: sheriff
TARRANT, Ala. — Alabama authorities say a 5-month-old boy left in a bathtub has died. Center Point Fire Chief Donnie West tells Al.com that authorities responded to a Tarrant apartment Sunday evening and found the child unresponsive. The child was carried out of the apartment to paramedics, who then performed CPR and took the child to a...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:25:56 -0400)

Human-bear conflicts are on the rise in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Wildlife experts are calling this summer one of the busiest years of bear encounters they have seen. The Anchorage Daily News reports biologists believe that poor berry crops and struggling salmon are motivating the hungry bears to wander away from the woods and go into towns. Recent incidents include a black bear taking over...
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:11:22 -0400)

7-year-old dies after falling from subway in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia police say a 7-year-old boy who fell between two moving subway cars has died. Police say the incident happened Sunday evening on Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority’s Broad Street Line subway in north Philadelphia. Authorities say the boy was selling candy with his 11-year-old brother and a 26-year-old man on the southbound train....
(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:00:09 -0400)

Bloomberg to make 2020 election decision after midterms
Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he’ll decide whether to mount a 2020 challenge of President Trump after the midterm elections. “Right now, I’m only focused on the midterms,” Bloomberg told CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on Sunday. “I believe that the Republicans have not done what they should have done in terms of providing some counterbalance...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 22:14:16 -0400)

Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct
Another woman has come forward and publicly accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — claiming he shoved his penis in front of her face at a drunken dorm room party. Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh’s, spoke to Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer of the New Yorker about the alleged incident, which went...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 20:54:41 -0400)

Avenatti says he represents woman with ‘credible information’ about Kavanaugh
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer Michael Avenatti claims he is now representing a woman with “credible information regarding Judge [Brett] Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.” The revelation came Sunday just minutes before the New Yorker posted a story outlining sexual misconduct allegations against Kavanaugh made by a college classmate. Avenatti says the alleged victim, Deborah Ramirez, is not...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:58:18 -0400)

Trump arrives late in NYC after praising Tiger Woods on Twitter
President Trump was delayed leaving his New Jersey golf resort for a meeting with the Japanese prime minister because he was apparently glued to the TV watching as Tiger Woods wrapped up his first PGA victory since 2013. “Tiger is playing great. Looks like a big win could happen. Very exciting! @TigerWoods,” Trump, a longtime...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 19:07:40 -0400)

Goodlatte threatens subpoena if DOJ doesn’t give McCabe memos
WASHINGTON – The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee threatened to hit the Justice Department with another subpoena if he doesn’t receive memos authored by ousted former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. “If they’re not produced by tomorrow (Monday) or Tuesday of this week, we are going to issue a subpoena to the Justice Department...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 18:14:07 -0400)

Kavanaugh will use 1982 calendar to deny sex assault claims
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh will turn over calendars to the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1982 that do not show him attending a high school party where Christine Blasey Ford said he sexually attacked her, according to a report on Sunday. The calendars show that Kavanaugh, then a teenager, was out of town during most...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:19:30 -0400)

Kavanaugh support hits record low amid sex assault claims: poll
WASHINGTON – Support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court has plummeted to record lows in the wake of sexual assault allegations when he was a teenager. New polling out Sunday from Fox News also shows more registered voters believe the alleged victim, Christine Blasey Ford (36 percent) over President Trump’s high court...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:51:47 -0400)

Florence floodwaters reveal fish washed up on interstate
Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence are leaving quite a fishy situation in North Carolina. As floodwaters from the hurricane begin to recede more a week after the storm made landfall, first responders on Saturday came across hundreds of dead fish on a stretch of Interstate 40 that had been hit hard by flooding. “Well, we can...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:47:54 -0400)

Rare two-headed snake found in flowerbed: ‘This is what nightmares are made of’
A woman in Virginia found an extremely rare two-headed copperhead snake slithering around her neighbor’s flowerbed. Virginia Wildlife Management and Control posted images and a clip of the venomous viper on Facebook last week — and the state now hopes to display it in a zoo to the delight, or fear, of many. “This is...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:16:10 -0400)

3D gun advocate accused of underage sex is jailed in US
AUSTIN, Texas — The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl. The U.S. Marshals Service said 30-year-old Cody...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 14:34:19 -0400)

Christine Blasey Ford is ‘committed’ to Kavanaugh hearing: lawyers
The California professor accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually attacking her during a high school party in 1982 said through her lawyers Sunday that she is “committed” to appearing before an open Senate committee on Thursday even though many of her demands have not been met. “Despite actual threats to her safety and...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:41:18 -0400)

Pompeo threatens military force over Syrian chemical weapons
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday said the US wouldn’t hesitate to hold the “source of the bad behavior” accountable if Syria uses chemical weapons again – and wouldn’t rule out the use of military force. “We’ll have to analyze once the activity takes place. We pray that it doesn’t,” Pompeo said on NBC’s...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:09:25 -0400)

Iran’s president blames unnamed US ally for military parade attack
Iran’s president on Sunday accused an unnamed US ally of being behind a terror attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded 70. “All of those small mercenary countries that we see in this region are backed by America. It is Americans who instigate them and provide them with necessary means to...
(Sun, 23 Sep 2018 13:03:40 -0400)