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Showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser scheduled for next week

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's endangered Supreme Court nomination with a risky, nationally televised showdown between him and his accuser.



Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father's nominee for the Supreme Court.



What's happening: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area.



Police: Border Patrol agent targeted victims for vulnerability

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.



2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.



Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.



US again slashing number of refugees it will accept

Posted less than 6 hours ago in National

The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world's danger zones.



Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Posted 9/15/2018 in National

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him.



Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain

Posted 9/15/2018 in National

The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic flooding inland.



Hurricane Center: Florence makes landfall in North Carolina

Posted 9/14/2018 in National

Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina early Friday, pushing a life-threatening storm surge of floodwater miles inland and ripping apart buildings with screaming wind and pelting rain.



'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes

Posted 9/14/2018 in National

A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and shut off the gas.



Time nearly up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights as it zeroes in on the Southeastern coast.



Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson's South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway.



Calling teen vaping 'epidemic,' officials weigh flavor ban

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

U.S. health officials are sounding the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an "epidemic" and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market.



'60 Minutes' chief Jeff Fager fired over policy violation

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

CBS News on Wednesday fired "60 Minutes" top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace.



5 slain in Southern California shootings; gunman kills self

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said.



Trump OKs sanctions for foreigners who meddle in elections

Posted 9/13/2018 in National

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough.



'Monster' Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days.



Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds.



AP Poll: Voters open to candidates who aren't very religious

Posted 9/12/2018 in National

Religion's role in politics and public policy is in the spotlight heading toward the midterm elections, yet relatively few Americans consider it crucial that a candidate be devoutly religious or share their religious beliefs, according to a poll released Tuesday by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.



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