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Federal Bureau of Investigation talks with school friend of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh

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Judge Kavanaugh says it never happened. The allegations are far from the first to accuse the judge of being a hard partier prone to aggressive behavior when drunk. But he also said Senate Republicans are determining the parameters of the investigation and "ultimately, they're making the judgment". If his nomination fails, he may still be a judge - but he will be always be the accused-rapist judge. Read More »

Europe extends Ryder Cup lead to 10

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But this was no time to celebrate. "Everything feels pretty good", Woods said when asked about how his body is holding up. And now they have to do it by themselves. McIlroy and Poulter were not in top form for this match-up but they started to cut loose in the closing stages. Horschel though, would finish his round at -9 for the tournament, giving Woods the advantage heading into the final hole of the day, needing a double bogey or better to take the crown. Read More »

Senate Judiciary Committee advances Kavanaugh -- with a catch

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US President Donald Trump ordered a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against his Supreme Court pick Friday, as the Senate delayed a vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to make way for the probe. Jeff Flake's office in Phoenix , and a sit-in at Sen. Vice President Mike Pence would cast the deciding vote if the Senate is evenly split. I'm a conservative, he's a conservative judge. Read More »

People are walking out nationwide to protest Kavanaugh’s nomination vote

Ford describes", he said. That changed after Sen. Flake, a key moderate Republican, was at the center of the drama and uncertainty. Mitchell spoke at an overnight meeting with 51 Republican senators. Some Democrats walked out of the room, irate that the committee was voting on Kavanaugh less than 24 hours after hearing from his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford . Read More »

Asia Cup 2018: India’s road to the final

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Bangladesh's Liton Das scored his maiden ODI century but it was all in vain. Following a brief lull, Das struck Jadeja for a 4 to open the 12 over - bowled by Ravindra Jadeja - before being dropped by Chahal two balls later. "I am really proud of the team ". "I thought our spinners did very well in containing them and building the pressure to restrict them to 222", Sharma said. Read More »

Graham unleashes his fury on Democrats in Kavanaugh hearing

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Ford said she suffered PTSD-type symptoms and struggled academically in the years after the incident. "Thanks to what some of you on this side of the committee have unleashed", he said, gesturing to his right, "I may never be able to coach [girls' basketball] again". Read More »

Julie Swetnick, new Brett Kavanaugh accuser, comes forward with disturbing affidavit

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She says she witnessed Kavanaugh "drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking "No" for an answer". "It's not to say that there can not be a situation where a person has risen above these kinds of behavior or teenage behavior", Hill told NPR, "but is to say that what we have is a person speaking the privilege of representing the laws of this country, and when that individual is reasonably believed to have broken ... Read More »

Derby knock out United out of Carabao Cup

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Pogba was critical of United's tactics in Saturday's 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Wolverhampton Wanders, saying the team should be more attack-minded. "I think we said that when you play against teams from lower divisions it's going to be tough". The retired England midfielder took over the reins of Derby in the summer as Lampard got his managerial career under way. Read More »

New sexual-misconduct accusation rocks Kavanaugh nomination

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Christine Blasey Ford , who has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a party in the suburbs of Maryland when they both were in high school. But in the context of the Kavanaugh fight, Trump's view that he and people like him should be able to do whatever they like with impunity has stained and corrupted the process of selecting a new Justice from top to bottom. Read More »

Trump says Brett Kavanaugh accusations 'totally political'

Democrats again called for the FBI to investigate Ford's claims, a request that was unlikely to be met as President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans have said it's unnecessary. Kavanaugh wrote in the letter that the allegations against him are "smears, pure and simple". He confirmed he was not representing Ms Ramirez. Brian Fallon, the executive director group Demand Justice, which was formed in part to oppose Trump's Supreme Court nominee, said Kavanaugh should remove his name from ... Read More »

Southampton gave themselves a 'mountain to climb' at Liverpool, says Mark Hughes

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Elsewhere, Burnley earned their first victory of the season by thrashing Bournemouth , Leicester came from behind to beat Huddersfield and Crystal Palace and Newcastle played out a goalless draw at Selhurst Park. "Finishing is something you can never take for granted". Klopp is expected to recall Roberto Firmino to the starting eleven after he shrugged off an eye problem to come off the bench and score the victor in midweek while Naby Keita is also set to come back in to ... Read More »

Grassley refuses to delay Kavanaugh hearing, won't back FBI investigation

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Ford's attorneys said in the letter that they wanted an FBI investigation of the incident before she testifies in front of the committee in Washington. She says they want a "he said, she said" scenario because men are usually believed. Grassley has told Ford's attorneys that the panel is giving the California psychology professor until 10 a.m. Read More »

The First 'Captain Marvel' Trailer Is Here

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Larson stars in the title role in the upcoming movie , which follows her character as she becomes Captain Marvel after planet Earth is caught in the middle of an intergalactic war between two alien worlds. "I keep having these memories". Check back in on Tuesday and see if we're right. She doesn't know why, but she gets the impression that she's actually an Earth native. Read More »

Lewis Hamilton Wins Singapore Grand Prix To Increase Title Lead

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The championship leader had stretched his lead to around three seconds when, on lap 14, Vettel was first to pit for ultrasoft tyres, but it soon looked an ill-judged move as he rejoined behind the slower Force India of Perez. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton cruised to victory in the Singapore Grand Prix to strengthen his hold on this year's World Championship. But Vettel remains confident that the race could still come to him and Ferrari, with long-run simulations from Friday's free ... Read More »

Florence, a Wet and Unwanted Visitor, Besieges Carolinas

Florence plowed into the Carolinas and lumbered slowly inland on Friday, knocking down trees, gorging rivers, dumping sheets of rain and leaving five people dead before it was downgraded to a tropical storm still capable of wreaking havoc. Read More »

Bob Woodward's Book Goes on Sale as Ex-Trump Aides Push Back

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Trump doesn't realize "that the national security for the country comes from having trade relations and having security agreements, like North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and secret intelligence partnerships", Woodward added, calling it one of the most shocking revelations in the book . Read More »

Trump Disputes Book's Portrayal Of White House Dysfunction

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Woodward's book is the latest to throw the Trump administration into damage-control mode with explosive anecdotes and concerns about the commander in chief. After touching on Trump's flaws as a president, the Journal went after the president for his personal demeanor, saying he brought the chaos and dysfunction upon himself. Read More »

Sasse returns from Supreme Court hearings

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Republicans later said the memos were already cleared for public dissemination. "I've heard it said that I'm a skeptic of regulation", he said. Kavanaugh said no suspicions had been raised by the information he received from the Republican operative because most of what was discussed was commonly shared between the White House and Senate staff members. Read More »

WTA chief Steve Simon backs Serena Williams in US Open sexism row

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I'm just going to take it one step at a time. She's a great champion. It also earned her a $17,000 fine. After a long career, the Japanese queen of pop is retiring this year and has completed her final tour. "She felt humiliated by the warning", said the Frenchman. I'm not a Serena fan. Never in my life have I had a coaching violation . I'm trying to figure out why he would say that. Read More »

Q&A with 2018 US Open women's champion Naomi Osaka

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I think beating her and then doing well in Indian Wells for sure boosted my confidence. Williams, who was aiming to equal Margaret Court's record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, refused to shake hands with umpire Ramos after the match. It was in the second game of the second set that Williams was warned for receiving coaching, a charge she vigorously denied. " Carlos Ramos is a great umpire but he never tried to defuse the situation with Serena", Davenport said on the Tennis Channel. Read More »

Trump says Defense Secretary Mattis to keep his job

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In one meeting with Mueller , Dowd, to make plain just how much he feared that Trump would commit perjury, asked Jay Sekulow, another one of Trump's lawyers, to re-enact Trump's practice session from January. "Someone told it to him". Trump's advisers are repeatedly stunned by the president's lack of interest in and knowledge of major issues. "You're past your prime". Read More »

Why Three Experts Say Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Hearings Must Stop Now

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Tuesday's hearing ended with Kavanaugh's formal introduction and opening remarks . When Grassley pressed on, speaking over Harris, her objection was reinforced by interventions from other Democrats, in a choreographed show of dissent from Democrats under fierce pressure from their grassroots voters to disrupt Kavanaugh's likely confirmation. Read More »

Damning new book depicts 'crazytown' Trump White House

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Woodward's book , titled Fear: Trump in the White House , claims that Trump called Attorney General Jeff Sessions "a traitor" and complained that "everybody's trying to get me" when he found out that Robert Mueller had been appointed special counsel to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election. Read More »

Unhappy Sebastian Vettel left to rue messy final Q3 effort

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But it now seems clear that Ferrari's is obviously faster, with Sebastian Vettel having won the Belgian Grand Prix and closed the gap to 17 points . Guenther Steiner, team boss: "It was probably our most intense qualifying session of the year". He said: "It's hard to get a worse weekend". "I'm looking forward to going to Italy". Read More »

IFA 2018: Lenovo expands ThinkPad, Yoga series, new Chromebook lineup

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The 15-inch, 1.7kg laptop packs a 4K HDR screen and up to 15 hours of battery life, along with Lenovo's touch fingerprint reader for security. The limitations of running on a mobile chips were clear in the Miix 630 , a previous Lenovo laptop that ran on the same chip in high-end Android phones in 2017 - the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Read More »

Corrected: Former Vice President Biden to lead memorial tribute to McCain

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But it was nevertheless filled with affecting moments and demonstrations of deep respect for the statesman and Navy pilot war hero who was held by the North Vietnamese for 5 1/2 years after being shot down over Hanoi. "He was a voice of reason, and me being a Democrat, I think that he was very important being that voice of reasoning, which let people know you can have a different view from others but still be ethical and a courteous good person". Read More »

`Queen of Soul` Aretha has not left a will behind

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Stevie Wonder , Faith Hill , Jennifer Hudson , Fantasia and Shirley Caesar are lined up to perform at Aretha Franklin's funeral next week, according to Franklin publicist Gwendolyn Quinn . One line, "We won't even notice the world growing cold", has perhaps accrued an added poignance in the light of her passing. A rep for the late singer did not immediately respond to Variety's request for comment or confirmation. Read More »