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Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen said that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault "has a very credible story". Blasey's representatives separately said that she wanted to appear before the committee Thursday, though that detail had not been finalized; Republicans want her to appear Wednesday.
  • President Trump Goes After Christine Blasey Ford

    President Trump Goes After Christine Blasey Ford

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    The Republicans know they can not be seen to vilify her. Democrats must be careful not to overtly politicise her. Trump's outburst saw a new #MeToo era hashtag storm the internet, with #WhyIDidntReport the top trending conversation starter on US Twitter Friday, as people, mostly women, vented outrage over past transgressions and voiced solidarity with Ford .
  • EU pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens May with no deal

    EU pushes for October Brexit agreement, but threatens May with no deal

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    Earlier, EU officials insisted May had to give more ground. Their Brexit aim for this summit was to go as far as they could with words and gestures to throw Theresa May a lifeline. But just minutes after he spoke, May insisted that her Brexit plan was the "only serious and credible" proposal on the table. That means from the EU27's perspective, Brexit doesn't stand or fall over the acceptability of Chequers - it's the backstop for Northern Ireland that is crucially important; and ...
  • SA Pricing For iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max And Apple Watch

    SA Pricing For iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max And Apple Watch

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    CNBC carried Cook's visit live. The new iPhone models price in India starts at Rs. 99,900, and the cheaper iPhone XR model will go on sale in October. Apple claims slightly improved battery life in both phones over what we saw previous year. But on Friday, there was one Apple Store in China where you could still find eager fans lined up outside.
  • Taiwan Launches Manhunt For Fugitive 3D Guns Maker

    Taiwan Launches Manhunt For Fugitive 3D Guns Maker

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    They believe Wilson knew that the victim was speaking to police about the incident. KELLY WEST via Getty Images Cody Wilson poses with a 3D-printed gun in his factory in Austin, Texas , on August 1, 2018. Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson, who has spearheaded the recent drive to keep the lid on Wilson's file distribution plans, said Tuesday, "Department of Justice, you are fighting my office in court to allow THIS individual to distribute untraceable, undetectable 3D-printed guns ...
  • Trump Praises 'Great Gentleman' Brett Kavanaugh Despite Sexual Assault Allegation

    Trump Praises 'Great Gentleman' Brett Kavanaugh Despite Sexual Assault Allegation

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    The Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing for Monday and has invited Kavanaugh and California college professor Christine Blasey Ford to testify regarding her allegation against him. The president said he was "totally supporting" Kavanaugh and felt "terribly" for him and his family. Trump says he wants everyone to have the chance to speak out and Kavanaugh is "very anxious" to testify in his defense.
  • Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

    Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

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    I will be there ". But Katz says that a Monday hearing "is not possible and the committee's insistence that it occur then is arbitrary in any event". Ford claims Kavanaugh assaulted her at a party when they were in high school. Around the time of Moore's defense, a viral post by a former student at Georgetown Prep-where both Kavanaugh and Ford attended-blasted Mark Judge, the friend Ford says was present during the alleged incident, calling him out for smearing victims of child abuse.
  • Yes, the FBI Actually Has Investigated Allegations Like Christine Blasey Ford’s Before

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    Some called Hill a liar and said she fabricated the allegations to keep Thomas off the court. In an interview on "Good Morning America" Wednesday morning, Hill, now a professor at Brandeis University, said she thinks the Senate Judiciary Committee should "push the pause button" on Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings and have the FBI thoroughly investigate the claim Christine Blasey Ford has made.
  • Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

    Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

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    The reporting team at MySmartPrice has finally uncovered the complete specifications of this speaker along with its screenshots. It even takes up less counter space than the Google-powered 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display . The device is available in three colors (white, light gray and charcoal), and will cost $49.99 - the same price Amazon charged for the original Echo Dot .
  • Brexit: Theresa May promises 'no second referendum'

    Brexit: Theresa May promises 'no second referendum'

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    But Theresa May explicitly ruled out another referendum - or even delaying Brexit beyond next March - in a 10 minute address to her fellow leaders in Salzburg on Wednesday night. "That's what the country wants and that's the solution to the logjam". "It's a great nation so we should have a fair approach and to have a good deal".
  • OnePlus Set For Smart Television Business Foray

    OnePlus Set For Smart Television Business Foray

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    OnePlus has confirmed they would be invading the smart TV segment and would be keen to achieve greater levels of integration with the smartphones. One thing to bear in mind is, that despite the value proposition, if successful OnePlus TV will most likely suffer a price increase.
  • Cory Gardner: Kavanaugh’s accuser ‘deserves to be heard’

    Cory Gardner: Kavanaugh’s accuser ‘deserves to be heard’

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    White House counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared to set the tone across multiple morning shows on Monday when she pushed for Ford to be allowed to testify before lawmakers. It's even possible that President Trump and Republicans never get to replace retired justice Anthony M. Kennedy with a conservative pick. That remark seemed his latest in which he's veered from messaging by congressional leaders.
  • 'Very hard for me' to believe Kavanaugh accuser

    'Very hard for me' to believe Kavanaugh accuser

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    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations. Hirono assailed the White House and Senate Republicans for their response to the allegations and said Kavanaugh's accuser, Christine Blasey Ford , is being victimized by the process.
  • Third Person that Kavanaugh Accuser Claims Was at Party Denies Incident

    Third Person that Kavanaugh Accuser Claims Was at Party Denies Incident

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    On Tuesday Trump doubled down on backing Kavanaugh despite a woman claiming he tried to rape her in the 1980s. Patrick J. Smyth - who graduated with Kavanaugh from Georgetown Prep in North Bethesda, Md, in 1983 - also denied seeing any "improper conduct" from the nominee, CNN reported , citing a letter written by Smyth's lawyer and sent to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • Brett Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moves, hires security

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    Attorneys for Blasey said Tuesday night that she will not agree to testify before the Senate, which has planned a hearing next week, until the FBI investigates her claims. Two former high school girlfriends of embattled Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh are now coming to his defense . In one prominent example, Donald Trump Jr .
  • Kavanaugh Assault Accuser Has Not Agreed to Testify

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    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted yesterday, " Christine Blasey Ford is courageous, deserves to be heard, and treated with respect as she raises new questions about Brett Kavanaugh ". Democrats say they want the FBI to investigate Ford's claims. Ford has said she was willing to testify. Kavanaugh is now a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, widely viewed as the nation's second-most-powerful court.
  • Senate Hearing on Accusations Against Kavanaugh in Doubt

    Senate Hearing on Accusations Against Kavanaugh in Doubt

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    Moderate Republicans also said Kavanaugh and Ford should be heard. "She is now being given an opportunity to come before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions and I really hope that she doesn't pass up that opportunity".
  • UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit 'irritating'

    UK leader: Talk of leadership during Brexit 'irritating'

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    That's according to the International Monetary Fund which also said any deal will leave Britain financially worse off than staying in the EU. "Brexit negotiations are ongoing and there are positive signs but, for there to be an agreement, the prime minister will need to deliver on her December and March commitments of no hard Border, no physical infrastructure, and no related checks or controls", he told the Irish Independent.
  • Graham willing to hear Kavanaugh accuser

    Graham willing to hear Kavanaugh accuser

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    While some senators grilled or dismissed Hill, former vice president Joe Biden, who led the Senate Judiciary Committee during Thomas's nomination, has been criticized for his oversight of the hearings - particularly for failing to protect her from hostile questioning and failing to allow four women to testify in her support.
  • Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike

    Syria shoots down Russian plane during Israeli air strike

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    The fate of the 15 missing persons on board is not known, but Russian Federation said Israel was responsible for the death of the plane's crew due to its "irresponsible actions" with the Kremlin threatening retaliatory steps in response. The statement also laid blame on Iran and Hezbollah. In past US-led strikes, Syria has shown little proof that its air defence can actually fend off large-scale naval cruise missile strikes.
  • Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

    Death toll rises to 31 as Hurricane Florence continues to RAVAGE US

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    A tornado watch was issued for parts of North and SC as emergency management officials also warned of the potential for dam failures and landslides. One road was opened into Wilmington at least briefly, and items have been brought into the city by military trucks and helicopters.
  • New Apple watch: Check the time, give yourself an EKG

    New Apple watch: Check the time, give yourself an EKG

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    The first of these was the Apple Watch Series Four, the fourth generation of Apple Watch with a sleeker design, a larger display screen, more emphasis on visuals and detail, and better communications and activity features (you can read a complete breakdown of the Apple Watch Series 4 here).
  • Nintendo Launches Official NES Controllers For Switch

    Nintendo Launches Official NES Controllers For Switch

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    Joining it is the rumored Katamari Damacy Reroll . Well, Nintendo has basically given you online play for free since the console released and has absorbed the cost of running the required servers. LEGO DC Super Villains: A new LEGO game is always an exciting announcement. Tortimer Island was not only a cute and fun adventure to have, it also was one of the best places to get quick bells in New Leaf .
  • Trump defends Supreme Court pick after sexual assault allegation

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    On NBC's " Today ", Katz defended Ford's initial decision to stay anonymous and then to come forward . The note has boxes to check for "yes" or "no" and seems to compare Mr Kavanaugh's accuser to a school yard crush. A draft letter, appearing to be signed by more than 200 Holton-Arms alumnae from 1967 to 2018, called for an investigation into the allegation and called Ford's experience one that is "all too consistent with stories we heard and lived while attending Holton".
  • Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

    Kavanaugh Accuser Willing To Testify If Asked

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    Maura Fitzgerald and Maura Kane both joined 63 other women in signing a letter in support of Kavanaugh, Martha MacCallum reported . Many GOP activists stood firmly by Kavanaugh amid the firestorm and prepared for a drawn-out battle over his nomination.
  • Syria war: Russian Federation and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

    Syria war: Russian Federation and Turkey to create buffer zone in Idlib

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    Asked about Trump's tweet, Peskov said such warnings do not consider "the unsafe and negative potential" of the rebel-held enclave and show that the White House does not have a "comprehensive approach" to solving the Syria crisis. "In line with our policy of fighting terrorism and reclaiming Syria's territorial integrity, we are highly determined to solve the Idlib issue so that the people are not harmed", he added.
  • Apple iOS 12 rolls out tonight

    Apple iOS 12 rolls out tonight

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    However, if you generally fall on the cautious side, or if you depend on your devices to work properly, here's our advice on when you should think about installing these new versions. Regardless of whether you choose iTunes or iCloud to backup your device, each app will show you the time and date of your last backup so you'll know you've done it correctly.
  • Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says

    Brett Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing to Testify, Lawyer Says

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    At the White House, Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president, told reporters, "She should not be insulted". "She will agree to participate in any proceedings that she's asked to participate in". "I agree with Senator Flake that we should delay this week's vote", Feinstein said. "This has to be weighed against what we already know-which is that Judge Kavanaugh is a man of good character and integrity", Conway said, noting he has been through half a dozen rounds of Federal Bureau of ...
  • Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

    Needle-in-strawberry scare spreads across Australia

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    Officials said the contaminated fruit appeared to have originated at a Queensland-based supplier. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk announced the reward on the weekend, saying whoever is responsible is putting the state's $160 million strawberry industry at risk.
  • Kavanaugh accuser is ‘willing to do whatever it takes,’ lawyer says

    Kavanaugh accuser is ‘willing to do whatever it takes,’ lawyer says

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    She said she believes it occurred in the summer of 1982, when she was 15, around the end of her sophomore year at the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda. "We are women who have known Brett Kavanaugh for more than 35 years and knew him while he attended high school between 1979 and 1983". Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, is pushing ahead with plans for a committee vote on Kavanaugh's nomination next Thursday.
  • Severe flooding after Hurricane Florence makes landfall

    Severe flooding after Hurricane Florence makes landfall

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    Soil remains saturated and water tables high in the northeast, which could result in flooding problems should Florence bring heavy rounds of rain to the area. Charlotte and Asheville in North Carolina, and Roanoke, Virginia, could be in for heavy rains as Florence plods inland. Statewide, Duke Energy reported more than 58,000 without power in SC and more than 476,000 in the dark in North Carolina.