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Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school.
The preference would be for Ford to testify next Thursday, and she doesn't want Kavanaugh in the same room, her attorney told Judiciary Committee staff in a 30-minute call that also touched on security concerns and others issues, according to a Senate aide who wasn't authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.
An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded.
The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told a news conference. She had been taken into custody in critical condition that morning.
It appears only one weapon, a handgun, was used and no shots were fired by responding law enforcement officers, Gahler said. The shooter used a 9 mm Glock that was registered in her name, he said. He said authorities don't know her motive.
Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.
Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Roads to Wilmington, which has been cut off sporadically by Florence, are opening and closing as floodwater rushes to the coast.
Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept off a road.
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Days before his long-awaited trial was set to begin, former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to a voluntary manslaughter charge for running over a man with a pickup truck in the parking lot of a Compton hamburger stand.
Knight is facing a 28-year state prison term when he is sentenced in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom Oct. 4 by Superior Court Judge Ronald S. Coen. Along with the voluntary manslaughter charge, Knight admitted an allegation that he used a deadly weapon -- a truck -- when he ran down 55-year- old Terry Carter in the parking lot of Tam's Burgers in the 1200 block of West Rosecrans Avenue on Jan. 29, 2015.
Knight, now 53, also struck and injured Cle "Bone" Sloan, who recovered after being seriously injured, authorities said.
President Donald Trump on several occasions has taken credit for making Medicare “stronger.” In one instance, he said, “Medicare will be $700 billion stronger over the next decade thanks to our growth.”
In fact, Medicare’s finances have worsened since he took office, and economic growth is not expected to help the program as much as he claims
A great-grandmother and mayor of a small Texas town took down an alligator that was threatening livestock on her ranch.
Disabled and elderly people were discharged from overwhelmed hospitals with bedsores that led to fatal infections. Medical oxygen ran out. People caught lung infections in sweltering private nursing homes and state facilities. Kidney patients got abbreviated treatments from dialysis centers that lacked generator fuel and fresh water, despite pleas for federal and local officials to treat them as a higher priority, according to patient advocates.
There was Ernesto Curiel, a diabetic who died of a heart attack after weeks of walking 10 flights twice a day to fetch insulin from his building's only working refrigerator. Alejandro González Vázquez, 47 — unable to obtain his anti-psychotic medication, he committed suicide instead of boarding his flight back to the U.S. mainland. Juana Castro Rivera, 52, dead of leptospirosis, a disease transmitted by contaminated water. After several visits to a community clinic, she was diagnosed — too late — by a hospital in a neighboring municipality.
The joint project interviewed 204 families of the dead and reviewed accounts of 283 more to tell the stories of heretofore anonymous victims. Dozens more have contacted the Quartz, CPI and AP since their results were first reported.
President Donald Trump said Thursday that it's time for the Senate to "get on with it" as the Judiciary Committee works to schedule a hearing to consider Christine Blasey Ford's allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, NBC News reported.
"I don’t think you can delay it any longer," Trump said in an interview with Fox's Sean Hannity just before a campaign rally in Las Vegas. "They’ve delayed it a week, and they have to get on with it."
Trump was in Nevada for a rally Thursday night in large part to boost the re-election hopes of Sen. Dean Heller—the only incumbent Republican whose race is rated as a "tossup" by the Cook Political Report. He told the crowd during his stump speech that Heller's vote "is more important than mine because he’s gotta help Brett get in."
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Upon further review, a New Jersey man will get his full $82,000 payout on a disputed $110 sports bet.
And several other gamblers who made similar bets at wildly inflated odds will also be paid in full, FanDuel said Thursday.
The online sports betting company said it will pay Anthony Prince of Newark the full 750-1 payout he was promised when the company's automated system mistakenly generated long odds on the final moments of the Denver Broncos-Oakland Raiders game on Sunday.
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Facebook said on Thursday it would cut back the on-site support staff that it has provided in the past to political campaigns including President Donald Trump’s in 2016, NBC News reported.
Facebook said in a statement that it was pulling back that kind of help for political ads beginning with this year’s midterm elections, and would focus on providing free information to elected officials and campaigns through a website, politics.fb.com.
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President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer claimed Thursday he is providing "critical information" as part special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty to campaign finance and other charges last month, said he is providing the information to prosecutors without a cooperation agreement.
Trump's longtime fixer-turned-foe could be a vital witness for prosecutors as they investigate whether Trump's campaign coordinated with Russians. For more than a decade, Cohen was Trump's personal lawyer, and he was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life.
Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.
Cosby is due in court Monday for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction in the spring on three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault.
The judge's options are broad, because the state guideline range of about one to four years spans the gamut from a prison term to a jail stint to house arrest or probation. The maximum term is 10 years per count.
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Cindy Chesna in court prior to Thursday's arraignment of Emanuel Lopes.
The widow of a police officer who was shot and killed in the line of duty screamed profanities at her husband's accused killer as he was led out of court following his arraignment Thursday.
Emanuel Lopes, 20, was ordered held without bail after pleading not guilty to multiple charges in the July shooting deaths of Weymouth Sgt. Michael Chesna and 77-year-old Vera Adams during a hearing in Norfolk Superior Court in Massachusetts.
It’s been 11 days since Dick and Linda Dunmire have set foot in their home in Boiling Spring Lake, North Carolina. Staying with family in North Wildwood, New Jersey for the past week and a half, the couple anxiously awaits their return to the aftermath of Hurricane Florence.