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Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony

Grassley grants Kavanaugh accuser extension on how to proceed on possible testimony The Senate Judiciary Committee had delayed a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford's allegations emerged last week, and her lawyers and committee staff were negotiating the conditions of her testimony. "Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr. Ford to decide if she wants to proceed (with) the statement she made last week to testify to the Senate," Grassley wrote on Twitter. Grassley earlier in the day said the panel would hold a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation on Monday unless a deal was reached with Ford's lawyers by 10 p.m. EDT on Friday (0200 GMT Saturday).


Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan

Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan AUSTIN, Texas/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained in Taipei on Friday and ordered to leave the island after his U.S. passport was annulled, officials said. Cody Wilson, 30, was taken to immigration authorities in the capital by officers from Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau, according to officials. Zhang said Wilson was being held by the agency and that its officials were in talks with U.S. representatives in Taiwan concerning his repatriation.


Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands

Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands At least a dozen more women have come forward with allegations against a California surgeon and reality TV personality arrested last week with his girlfriend on charges of drugging and raping two women, the Orange County prosecutor said on Friday. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and Cerissa Riley, 31, were arrested last week on charges of rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by a controlled substance, and sexual assault involving two women - one who the couple allegedly met at a Newport Beach bar and the other at a restaurant. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference his office is widening its probe of Robicheaux, a one-time subject of the Bravo cable network show "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," and Riley.


Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate

Senate candidates Cruz, O'Rourke square off in fractious debate At Southern Methodist University in Dallas, the two battled over hot-button issues such as immigration, gun rights and trade. O'Rourke frequently complained that Cruz was misrepresenting his positions -- at one point accusing the incumbent Republican of "slander." The candidates sparred as well over the embattled Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, who faces allegations that he assaulted a woman, Christine Blasey Ford, while both were in high school. Cruz urged Ford to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee, of which Cruz is a member, next week.


U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining

U.S. backs protecting Yellowstone’s northern gateway from mining   The recommendation to withdraw 30,370 acres of the Custer Gallatin National Forest from mineral development comes after two large gold-mining operations were proposed near Yellowstone, sparking opposition from conservationists and local businesses in an area known as Paradise Valley. The Forest Service recommendation to protect the acreage for an additional two decades must be formally approved by U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to go into effect.


'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence

'You better pray:' More flooding in Carolinas a week after Florence The county of 60,000 people, on the Atlantic coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, is one of several areas in the Carolinas waiting anxiously as rivers start to crest, a week after Florence dumped some three feet of rain on the region. Flooding could begin early next week, officials said during a community meeting on Thursday, as water continues to drain into rivers and reservoirs across North and South Carolina. "Protecting lives and property will be our goal ... You better pray." Thirty-one deaths have been attributed to the storm in North Carolina, eight in South Carolina and one in Virginia.


Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford

Sexual Assault Groups Stop Work With Senators Over Treatment Of Christine Blasey Ford For two years, a task force of national sexual assault and domestic violence


Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges

Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to abuse charges The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, and elsewhere. At an arraignment on Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Karen Molzen, Perrault pleaded not guilty to all seven counts against him, according to the clerk's minutes of the proceeding.


Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke's 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to subside until next week.


Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared

Duke shuts natgas plant due to Florence floods, coal ash leak feared Duke also said it cannot rule out the possibility that coal ash from another plant is flowing into nearby waters. Water breached the cooling lake dam at Duke's 625-megawatt natural gas L.V. Sutton plant, causing the company to shut the plant. Hurricane Florence brought several feet of rain to parts of North Carolina over a period of days, and the historic level of storm flooding is not expected to subside until next week.


Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser

Senate panel to vote on Kavanaugh on Monday unless deal reached with accuser WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a vote on confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday if no deal was reached by 10 p.m. EDT Friday (0200 GMT Saturday) on how Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault, would testify, the panel's chairman said.


Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee

Trump questions Kavanaugh's accuser, says opponents want to 'destroy' Supreme Court nominee After days of restrained comments on the allegations by California professor Christine Blasey Ford, Trump took to Twitter to question her account of what happened between her and Kavanaugh at a party in 1982 when they were in high school. The tweets came as a Republican-controlled U.S. Senate committee struggled on how to proceed with Kavanaugh's nomination. The Senate Judiciary Committee had delayed a vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation after Ford's allegations emerged last week, and her lawyers and committee staff are negotiating how and when she will testify.


Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands

Sexual assault probe of California physician, girlfriend expands At least a dozen more women have come forward with allegations against a California surgeon and reality TV personality arrested last week with his girlfriend on charges of drugging and raping two women, the Orange County prosecutor said on Friday. Grant Robicheaux, 38, and Cerisa Riley, 31, were arrested last week on charges of rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by a controlled substance, and sexual assault involving two women - one who the couple allegedly met at a Newport Beach bar and the other at a restaurant. District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said at a news conference his office is widening its probe of Dr. Grant Robicheaux, a one-time subject of the Bravo cable network show "Online Dating Rituals of the American Male," and his co-defendant, Cerissa Riley, 31.


United Airlines pilots resist contract changes over regional routes

United Airlines pilots resist contract changes over regional routes President of the U.S. No. 3 carrier, Scott Kirby, has called for changes to the so-called "scope clause" which sets guidelines on the size of planes that can be operated by regional feeder carriers, among other things. A scope clause restricts planes heavier than 86,000 pounds (39,000 kg) with more than 76 seats from regional routes, where pilots are generally paid less than their mainline counterparts. "We are holding the line," said Todd Insler, chairman of the unit of the Air Line Pilots Association that represents United pilots.


Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico

Morocco extradites ex-priest to face abuse charges in New Mexico The Catholic Church worldwide is reeling from crises involving sexual abuse of minors, deeply damaging confidence in the Church in the United States, Chile, Australia, and Ireland where the scandal has hit hardest, and elsewhere.


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Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department

Keystone XL pipeline route would not harm environment: State Department The U.S. State Department on Friday issued an environmental assessment of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude pipeline that concluded it would not harm water or wildlife, clearing a hurdle for the project that has been pending for a decade. "Prompt cleanup response would likely be capable of remediating the contaminated soils before the hazardous release reaches groundwater depth," the review said. Last month a federal judge in Montana had ordered the State Department to conduct the review of a revised route of the project to take into account new information relevant to a permit it issued for the pipeline last year.


FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal

FCC chairman ramps up defense of net neutrality repeal FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has this month also criticized California's legislature for approving a state measure to guarantee open internet access and said "bad behavior" on the part of internet service providers (ISPs) could be prevented by the FCC's new transparency requirements. The FCC voted 3-2 in December to reverse the Obama era rules that barred internet service providers from blocking or throttling traffic or offering paid fast lanes, also known as paid prioritization. FCC repeal of the 2015 net neutrality rules was a win for ISPs Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, whose practices faced significant government oversight.


PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars The move makes PayPal the latest tech company to take action against Jones, a deeply controversial right-wing radio talk-show host who has suggested that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, among other sensational claims. "We've made a decision to end our relationship with Infowars websites, including PrisonPlanet," a PayPal spokesman said.


PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars

PayPal ends business dealings with Alex Jones's Infowars The move makes PayPal the latest tech company to take action against Jones, a deeply controversial right-wing radio talk-show host who has suggested that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, among other sensational claims. "We've made a decision to end our relationship with Infowars websites, including PrisonPlanet," a PayPal spokesman said.


Rod Rosenstein 'suggested secretly recording' Trump in order to invoke 25th Amendment

Rod Rosenstein 'suggested secretly recording' Trump in order to invoke 25th Amendment Rod Rosenstein reportedly suggested he would secretly record Donald Trump in an effort to expose the president as being “unfit for office” – while attempting to invoke the 25th Amendment. The deputy attorney general suggested in several conversations with multiple FBI and Justice Department officials that he’d be willing to wear a wire to secretly record his meetings with Mr Trump, The New York Times reported on Friday. The paper’s anonymous sources alleged his intent in recording the president would be to expose him as being unfit for office.


Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare center

Three infants, two adults stabbed at New York City daycare center A female worker stabbed three babies, two of whom are less than a month old, at a home-based daycare center in New York City on Friday before slashing her own wrists and being taken into custody, police said. The unidentified woman, age 52, who also stabbed two adults in the predawn incident in the borough of Queens, was in stable condition, Juanita Holmes, assistant chief of patrol for the New York City Police Department, said at a news conference. The woman also stabbed a 31-year-old man, believed to be the father of one of the children, and a woman at the overnight nursery in Flushing, known as Mei Xin Care.


Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence

Over 54,000 still without power in Carolinas after Florence Flooding across the Carolinas was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Duke Energy Corp , the biggest utility in the Carolinas with over 4 million customers, said it had restored power to more than 1.7 million of its nearly 1.8 million customers affected by the storm.


More flooding feared for South Carolina, a week after Florence

More flooding feared for South Carolina, a week after Florence Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people. The county of 60,000 people, on the Atlantic coast between Myrtle Beach and Charleston, is one of several areas in the Carolinas waiting anxiously for rivers to crest, a week after Florence dumped some three feet of rain on the region. "Please heed the warnings," Sheriff Lane Cribb said.


Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry

Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in new Gaza clashes: ministry A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire in new clashes along the Gaza border on Friday, the health ministry in the Hamas-controlled territory said. A spokesman for the ministry told AFP that Karim Mohammed Kallab, 25, died after being shot in the stomach during protests east of Gaza City.


Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan

Texan running 3-D printed guns company ordered to leave Taiwan AUSTIN, Texas/TAIPEI (Reuters) - A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as police investigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained in Taipei on Friday and ordered to leave the island after his U.S. passport was annulled, officials said. Cody Wilson, 30, was taken to immigration authorities in the capital by officers from Taiwan's Criminal Investigation Bureau, according to officials. Zhang said Wilson was being held by the agency and that its officials were in talks with U.S. representatives in Taiwan concerning his repatriation.


Rape Survivors Share Why They Stayed Quiet In Powerful #WhyIDidntReport Tweets

Rape Survivors Share Why They Stayed Quiet In Powerful #WhyIDidntReport Tweets President Donald Trump wonders why survivors of sexual assault don't


Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang dead at 61 Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, a former police chief known as a tough politician and committed communist with little tolerance for dissent, died Friday aged 61 after a serious illness, state media reported. Coverage on state media was sombre Friday, with a Vietnam Television anchor in dark clothing announcing the news of the leader's death, first reported by the official Vietnam News Agency. The president had sought treatment in Japan for over a year before he was checked into hospital on Thursday afternoon after contracting a "rare virus", Nguyen Quoc Trieu, in charge of the healthcare committee for top leaders, said in state media.


U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit

U.S. agency accuses Walmart of pregnancy discrimination in lawsuit The EEOC, which enforces federal laws banning discrimination in the workplace, said Walmart's distribution center in Menomonie, Wisconsin, has discriminated against pregnant employees since 2014. Federal law requires employers to accommodate workers' pregnancies in the same way as physical disabilities. Arkansas-based Walmart is the largest retailer and private employer in the United States.


Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser: CNN

Senate Republicans to propose Wednesday hearing for Kavanaugh, accuser: CNN WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans are likely to propose moving a committee hearing on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, CNN reported, citing two sources familiar with the negotiations. The sources said the woman who accused Kavanaugh of an assault three decades ago, California professor Christine Blasey Ford, would testify first, then Kavanaugh. Republicans are not willing to subpoena any outside witnesses, as Ford requested, CNN reported on Friday. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Lisa Lambert)


3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge

3D-Printed Gun Creator Cody Wilson Arrested In Taiwan After Sexual Assault Charge Cody Wilson ― 3D-printed gun creator, neo-Nazi funder and sexual assault


Wendy Martinez: Murdered Jogger to Be Buried in Wedding Dress She Never Got to Wear

Wendy Martinez: Murdered Jogger to Be Buried in Wedding Dress She Never Got to Wear Wendy Martinez's fiance, Daniel Hincapie, broke down in tears during a candlelight vigil Thursday night.


Cruz to take on Senate challenger O'Rourke in Texas-sized debate

Cruz to take on Senate challenger O'Rourke in Texas-sized debate Democratic U.S. Senate challenger Beto O’Rourke will come face-to-face with the man he has been chasing for months, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz, at a debate on Friday in one of the most closely watched congressional races in the country. O’Rourke’s candidacy has drawn large crowds in Texas and a following among progressives nationally. While he remains an underdog against Cruz in the traditionally conservative state, some recent polls have indicated the contest is tightening.


Russia says US is trying to 'squeeze out' competitors in the global arms trade

Russia says US is trying to 'squeeze out' competitors in the global arms trade Moscow has accused the US of trying to “squeeze out” competitors in the global arms trade, after Washington imposed sanctions on China for buying Russian fighter jets. The US on Thursday blacklisted 33 Russian nationals and three entities in a new round of sanctions over Russia’s interference in the 2016 election. One of the companies was an aircraft-making factory in Russia’s Far East.


Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume

Yes, Yandy Really Made A 'Sexy' 'Handmaid's Tale' Halloween Costume Welp: If you ever wanted to know what a "sexy" "Handmaid's Tale" costume looks


Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault'

Trump says Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh is 'under assault' U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was "under assault" by radical leftist politicians, appearing to grow impatient with the delay of his appointee's confirmation proceedings. "Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a fine man, with an impeccable reputation, who is under assault by radical left wing politicians who don’t want to know the answers, they just want to destroy and delay," Trump said in a Twitter post. A vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation was delayed after a California professor accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago while both were in high school.


N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but not Big Pork

N.C. hog farmers caught in conundrum: US loves pork, but not Big Pork In Mr. Carter’s view, the fact that only 23 lagoons became inundated and 31 have overtopped is a sign of farm ingenuity in a state with 3,300 such lagoons across more than 2,000 farms. “We need an atta-boy for the job we’re doing,” says Carter. “The focus on pigs is because they are more regulated, they are more visible, and they can stink, there’s no doubt about it,” says North Carolina State University environmental engineer John Classen, who focuses on the waste chain.


Israel showed Russia proof Syria to blame for downed plane: Israeli military

Israel showed Russia proof Syria to blame for downed plane: Israeli military Israel has provided Moscow with proof it bore no responsibility for bringing down a Russian plane in Syria, an Israeli military official said on Friday. Fifteen Russian crew were killed when an IL-20 surveillance plane crashed near Latakia in northern Syria on Monday. Russia has said Syria shot the plane down shortly after Israeli jets hit a target in the area.


Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data

Japan space rovers lowered to asteroid to collect data TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese spacecraft released two small rovers on an asteroid on Friday in a mission that could provide clues to the origin of the solar system.


May says EU response to UK Brexit plan 'unacceptable'

May says EU response to UK Brexit plan 'unacceptable' British Prime Minister Theresa May said Friday the European Union's abrupt dismissal this week of her Brexit plan was unacceptable, as she conceded negotiations were "at an impasse". European leaders refused to give ground to May at a summit in Salzburg on Thursday, warning that her proposals for future economic ties based on a UK-EU free-trade area only for goods would "not work".