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AP source: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

Posted yesterday in National

A tentative agreement was reached Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault from decades ago, according to two people briefed on the matter.



Rising oil prices haven't hurt economy so far

Posted yesterday in National

America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.



Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

Posted yesterday in National

President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI, promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump.



Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.



Kavanaugh's accuser says she would testify under right terms

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when they were in high school.



Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina.



Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Hurricane Maria

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Clapping and raising their hands to the sky, hundreds of people clad in white gathered at an 18th-century fort in the Puerto Rican capital on Thursday to remember the thousands who died in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria as the U.S. territory struggles to recover one year after the Category 4 storm hit.



Agent accused in serial killings lived quiet suburban life

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Juan David Ortiz appeared to be living a typical suburban life in a subdivision where rows of new homes stand next to fields of desert brush.



Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent.



Slayings raise alarms for women who practice sports alone

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

It was decades ago, but Sara Schwendinger remembers perfectly the panic she felt when she realized a car was following her as she ran along a country road at dusk, just outside her small Wisconsin hometown.



Colorado meatpacker recalls ground beef after E. coli death

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

A Colorado meatpacker is recalling more than 132,000 pounds of ground beef after a suspected E. coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, officials said.



4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Posted 9/21/2018 in National

Workers say they endured horrifying moments of wild gunfire and terror as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself.



GOP warns time running out for Kavanaugh's accuser to talk

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh's accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman's allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP's sharpest attacks on her credibility.



Women supporting Kavanaugh find themselves in storm's center

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court.



Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence.



Trump's tariffs could sow trouble for GOP in farm districts

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy.



Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general."



Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

Posted 9/20/2018 in National

Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged.



Withdraw Kavanaugh nomination? 'Ridiculous,' says Trump

Posted 9/19/2018 in National

President Donald Trump sided with his embattled Supreme Court nominee, defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh against allegations of sexual assault as the White House walked a fine line in addressing accusations that revived memories of the president's own #MeToo moments.



North Carolina governor pleads with storm evacuees to be patient

Posted 9/19/2018 in National

With Wilmington still mostly an island surrounded by Hurricane Florence's floodwaters and people waiting for hours for handouts of necessities like food, North Carolina's governor is pleading with thousands of evacuees to be patient and not return home just yet.



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