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   NATIONAL NEWS News - Top StoriesSep 23, 2018
Senate panel quietly investigating Kavanaugh assault claims amid testimony negotiations
Correspondence obtained by USA TODAY shows behind-the-scenes work of the Republican-led committee as it attempts to investigate accusations made against Kavanaugh.        

Yahoo NewsSep 23, 2018
Republican Congressman's six siblings launch TV advert attacking him
Six siblings of a Republican Congressman standing for re-election have taken the extraordinary step of releasing an advert urging people not to vote for him. Paul Gosar,  from the most conservative wing of the Republican Party,  is standing in Arizona for re-election to the House of Representatives in November. The Congressman has been known to court controversy, and boycotted Pope Francis' speech to Congress in 2015 because of his warnings about climate change. Now six of his siblings have put their support behind his Democratic opponent David Brill in a new television advert disparaging their brother. To maximise its impact, the campaign video does not reveal the six speakers' relationship to Mr Gosar until the very end. The speakers are introduced by first name only - with Grace, a rural physician, stating "Paul Gosar the Congressman isn't doing anything to support rural America". Jennifer, a medical interpreter, chimes in: "if he actually cared about people in rural Arizona, I bet he'd be fighting for social security, for better access to healthcare". "He is not listening to you - and he does not have your best interests at heart," says Tim, before adding: "My name is Tim Gosar". It is not the first time Mr Gosar's siblings have publicly criticised their brother. Last August the Congressman suggested a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, Virgin

Fox NewsSep 23, 2018
DHS plan would push immigrants to 'show they can support themselves,' Nielsen says
Immigrants to the United States who are overly reliant on public assistance may soon find it more difficult to remain in the country.

Yahoo NewsSep 23, 2018
Christine Blasey Ford's Attorneys Lay Out Conditions For Senate Hearing
Attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the professor accusing Supreme Court

Joe Biden: Christine Blasey Ford 'Shouldn't Have To Go Through What Anita Hill Went Through' (Yahoo News)
I Revealed A Priest Abused Me 30 Years Ago. If I'm A Hero, Why Isn't Christine Blasey Ford? (Yahoo News)

Reuters Top NewsSep 23, 2018
Rouhani says U.S. wants to cause insecurity in Iran but will not succeed
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of being a "bully" that wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic, a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards.

Chicago TribuneSep 23, 2018
NL Central tracker: Cubs extend lead over Brewers, inch closer to clinching playoff berth
It's going to be an interesting — and stressful — final week of the regular season in the National League Central.

The Cubs won Game 2 of the City Series on Saturday night, defeating the White Sox 8-3 at Guaranteed Rate Field. They extended their lead over the Brewers, who lost to the Pirates 3-0,...

Reuters US NewsSep 23, 2018
Danger remains even as flood waters recede in Hurricane Florence's aftermath
Nearly all rivers and waterways in North and South Carolina will crest Sunday, but most will remain at dangerous flood levels for days to come, the U.S. National Weather Service warned, more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Yahoo NewsSep 23, 2018
The Latest: Trump says he won't rush North Korea deal
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):

NPR U.S. NewsSep 23, 2018
Comcast Outbids Fox And Will Acquire British Broadcaster Sky
The U.S. cable giant won a rare auction held by British regulators with a bid of $39 billion. Comcast hopes acquiring Sky will help it compete with online streaming services Netflix and Amazon.

Yahoo NewsSep 23, 2018
Activists protest Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to Supreme Court
More than 50 protesters opposing the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court were arrested on Capitol Hill on Thursday.

Yahoo NewsSep 23, 2018
China cancels military talks with U.S. in protest at sanctions over Russia military equipment
China's Defence Ministry said in a statement it would recall navy chief Shen Jinlong from a visit to the United States and postpone planned talks in Beijing between Chinese and U.S. military officials that had been set for next week. It added that China's military reserved the right to take further countermeasures, without giving further details. Ministry spokesman Wu Qian said China's decision to buy fighter jets and missile systems from Russia was a normal act of cooperation between sovereign countries, and the United States had "no right to interfere".

CNN Top StoriesSep 23, 2018
Controversial high-speed rail station opens in Hong Kong
It has been heralded as a vision of the future. A $10.75 billion infrastructure investment connecting Hong Kong with China's high-speed rail network.

NPR U.S. NewsSep 22, 2018
Trump Administration Seeks To Limit Immigration Status Based On Use Of Public Aid
The Trump administration announced a proposal to deny green cards to some immigrants on public benefits like food and housing assistance.

Reuters US NewsSep 22, 2018
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday: media
A woman who has accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has tentatively agreed to testify before a Senate panel on Thursday, according to media reports.

Lifelong friend of Ford's says she doesn't remember being at a party where Kavanaugh was present (CNN Top Stories) News - Top StoriesSep 22, 2018
Senate panel investigated sex assault claims against Kavanaugh amid testimony negotiations
The correspondence shows the behind-the-scenes work of the Republican-led committee as it attempts to investigate accusations made against Kavanaugh.        

LA Times National NewsSep 22, 2018
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford reaches tentative deal to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday
Christine Blasey Ford, the California woman who alleges Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, is willing to "provide her firsthand knowledge" to the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, her attorneys said Saturday, and the committee has tentatively agreed...

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2018
Kavanaugh, Blasey Ford agree to testify before Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday: source
Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, according to two people briefed on the matter.Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan...

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2018
29 killed in attack on military parade
At least 10 people were killed and 21 others, including a child and a woman, were wounded in an attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz in Khuzestan province, state-run Tasnim news reported Saturday.

Militants attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25 (Chicago Sun-Times News)

Chicago Sun-Times NewsSep 22, 2018
Cubs regroup after Addison Russell accusations, focus on jobs in win over Sox
"This clubhouse has been through enough adversity through the four years I've been here to move on from anything that goes on outside this clubhouse."

Fox NewsSep 22, 2018
Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25
Militants disguised as soldiers opened fire on an annual Iranian military parade in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding over 60 in the deadliest terror attack to strike the country in nearly a decade.

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2018
Javier Baez's versatility never has been more important for the Cubs
The entertaining debate over whether Addison Russell or Javier Baez was the better shortstop subsided after Baez played Gold Glove-caliber defense at second base.

But never has Baez's versatility been as valuable as it is now in the wake of Russell's placement on Major League Baseball's administrative...

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2018
Northwest Side priest who burned rainbow banner removed from church effective immediately, 'must take time away from the parish': Cupich
Days after it was revealed that the Rev. Paul Kalchik of Avondale's Resurrection Catholic Church burned a rainbow banner that once hung in the church, Cardinal Blase Cupich, Archbishop of Chicago, has removed him from his role as head of the North Side church.

"For some weeks now, I have become...

Reuters US NewsSep 22, 2018
Carolina communities race to beat dangerous flooding from Florence
Communities in North and South Carolina along waterways to the Atlantic coast faced rising floods on Saturday more than a week after the arrival of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least 40 people.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic - Fox News

Fox News

RALEIGH, N.C. - The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local):. 5:40 p.m.. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday

Fox NewsSep 22, 2018
Ford ‘accepts' request to tell her side of alleged Kavanaugh assault; lawyers request Thursday hearing
Christine Blasey Ford on Saturday said she accepts the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to discuss an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, although the details about the time and format were not clear.

NPR U.S. NewsSep 22, 2018
North Carolina Flooding
For some residents of North Carolina, severe flooding from Hurricane Florence came while they were still trying to recover from Hurricane Matthew, which struck in 2016.

CNN Most RecentSep 22, 2018
Deaths on college and high school football fields are a rare but reliable tragedy
This fall, more than a million kids, teens and young men will line up on the hash marks for another season of football. Millions more will watch, either as rabid fans or, increasingly, as concerned parents and loved ones.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
All eyes on Murdoch after Comcast knockout bid for Sky - The Sydney Morning Herald

The Sydney Morning Herald

Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox and its new owner-in-waiting, Disney, face an awkward decision over the future of its stake in European broadcaster Sky after being gazumped in an auction for the company by rival cable giant Comcast. Comcast emerged ...

CNN Top StoriesSep 22, 2018
Trump admin wants to block visas, green cards for those likely to use public benefits
The Trump administration on Saturday revealed its plan to make it harder for immigrants to come to or stay in the United States if they or their family may use certain public benefits.

Trump admin proposes rule to block visas, green cards for those likely to use certain public benefits - CNN (Top Stories - Google News)

Yahoo NewsSep 22, 2018
China summons US envoys over sanctions linked to Russia deal
BEIJING (AP) — China summoned the American ambassador and the defense attache and recalled its navy commander from a U.S. trip to deliver a strong protest against economic sanctions Washington lodged over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment.

NY Post National NewsSep 22, 2018
GOP congressman's siblings: Don't vote for our brother
Thanksgiving with the Gosars will be mighty awkward this year. Six of GOP Rep. Paul Gosar's nine siblings are campaigning against him. "Where is his integrity?" asked sis Jennifer Gosar in an ad she filmed for her brother's Democratic opponent, David Brill. "I don't know." Gosar, a four-term incumbent running for re-election in northeastern Arizona,...

Don't vote for our brother, warn six siblings of US congressman (Yahoo News)

Fox NewsSep 22, 2018
The Latest: Soldier's home robbed during hurricane work
The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Water from the Waccamaw River has started to flow into a Santee Cooper ash pond in Conway, South Carolina.

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2018
Grassley adviser on Kavanaugh confirmation resigns after sexual harassment accusation
A communications adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, during the Supreme Court confirmation fight has abruptly resigned after an accusation of sexual harassment - an allegation he denies.

Garrett Ventry submitted his resignation Friday night, he said in a brief...

GOP Aide In Kavanaugh Confirmation Resigns As Sexual Harassment Claim Surfaces (Yahoo News)

Chicago TribuneSep 22, 2018
These Cubs will deserve their party when they clinch another postseason berth
The Cubs are heading to the postseason one way or another, despite a September that has had little to remember.

The only real question remaining after Saturday's 8-3 triumph over the White Sox was whether they would get in as National League Central champs, as most expect, or fall to a wild-card...

NY Post National NewsSep 22, 2018
15-year-old girl charged in deaths of mother, sister
ATHENS, Ala. — A 15-year-old girl accused of fatally stabbing her mother and older sister has been arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder. Limestone County Sheriff's Office spokesman Stephen Young says the teenager is being charged as a juvenile and her name will not be released. It was unknown if the girl...

Deerfield woman has died after stabbing, male relative charged with murder (Chicago Tribune)

USATODAY National NewsSep 22, 2018
'Stalin would be proud': GOP Congressman responds to viral attack ad by 'crazy' siblings
Those on social media were left cringing and laughing Friday after watching an ad targeting Arizona Republican Congressman Paul Gosar.         

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
Woman who allegedly stabbed 5 people in birthing center charged with attempted murder - ABC News

ABC News

The woman who allegedly stabbed five people, including three babies, in a birthing center has been charged with attempted murder, the NYPD said Saturday. Yu Fen Wang, 52, was hit with five counts of attempted murder for allegedly stabbing five people

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
Flynn's Guilty Plea Suddenly Jogs Ex-White House Official's Memory on Russia Talks - Splinter


Michael Flynn's former deputy on the National Security Council has changed her story to Special Counsel Robert Mueller about whether she discussed with Flynn conversations he had with Russia's former ambassador about sanctions. It's amazing what a ...

White House distances itself from reports that Trump could target Facebook, Google and Twitter with a new executive order (Chicago Tribune)
White House Considers Draft Order to Look Into Google, Facebook - Bloomberg (Top Stories - Google News)

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
Trump Galvanized a Movement of Women. Kavanaugh Is Testing It. - New York Times

New York Times

In his first appearance before the nation, Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh positioned himself as an ally of social change for women in America. Standing beside President Trump at the White House, Judge Kavanaugh spoke of being a father of daughters and a ...

New York Times - Front PageSep 22, 2018
China Demands U.S. Withdraw Sanctions Imposed Over Military Purchases From Russia
Chinese officials summoned the United States ambassador in Beijing to denounce the sanctions that Washington announced this week.

Top Stories - Google NewsSep 22, 2018
Tentative Deal Reached for Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify on Thursday - New York Times

New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee and lawyers for the woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers reached a tentative agreement on Saturday for her to publicly testify on ...
Kavanaugh Accuser Asks for More Time to Negotiat

Senate's Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser: NY Times (Reuters US News)

Reuters Top NewsSep 22, 2018
All aboard: Hong Kong bullet train signals high-speed integration with China
Hong Kong's controversial bullet train got off to a smooth start on Sunday, as hundreds of passengers whistled north across the border at speeds of up to 200 kph (125 mph), deepening integration of the former British colony with mainland China.

By Bridge and Bullet Train, Hong Kong Is Bound Tighter to China (New York Times - Front Page)
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