Yet none of that was enough to sway Republicans to oppose Kavanaugh. Collins had initially expressed concerns over threats to Roe v. Wade if Kavanaugh were confirmed, effectively shifting the Supreme Court to the right for decades to come.
The FBI's probe, which was limited in time and scope, wrapped up late Wednesday and was delivered to the White House, according to a statement from deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah. "If they wanted to talk about Brett's college background, they would've talked to Brett's college roommate and they didn't", James Roche told ABC News in an interview Thursday.
Earlier in the day, the street outside the Supreme Court was the scene of anti-Kavanaugh protests that led to dozens of arrests. Demonstrators from Washington-area law schools march at the Capitol to protest against the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington, D.C., October 6, 2018.
Khashoggi's fiancée, who asked that her name be withheld, said he entered the consulate at around 1 p.m. local time (1000 GMT) on Tuesday, as she accompanied him but waited outside. Another friend, Turan Kislakci, told the Washington Post that police had been alerted. She said that he was "stressed and sad" that he was forced to go to the building.
She has been noticeably warm toward Kavanaugh since Trump nominated him in mid-July, despite her promise that she would not consider a nominee who is hostile to Roe. Even so, Collins said she hopes the ugly fight over Kavanaugh's confirmation will raise awareness of the pervasiveness of sexual assault. The opinion column went live shortly before The Wall Street Journal published an op-ed written by Kavanaugh, in which he described his testimony as "forceful and passionate" and affirmed ...
In a procedural vote that handed Republicans an initial victory, senators voted 51-49 Friday to limit debate and keep the nomination alive, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle it with endless delays. Murkowski had already announced her intention to vote "no". Sen. Lisa Murkowski on Capitol Hill, September 25, 2018 in Washington. "I know that my tone was sharp, and I said a few things I should not have said".
From supporters to critics to colleagues, the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi , a prominent Saudi journalist and Washington Post columnist, in Istanbul has set social media on fire. Turkish police have opened an investigation into the incident, according to Al Jazeera . He is also known for his close association with the young Osama Bin Laden, with whom he travelled extensively in Afghanistan in the 1980s during the Soviet occupation - though he publicly rejected Bin Laden's later ...
Afterwards she donned a white hat and took a short safari in Nairobi National Park, passing by zebras, giraffes and other animals. However her choice of a white colonial-style pith helmet while on safari drew some criticism on Twitter, with one person comparing her look to that of a "colonial administrator".
The latest incident in the South China Sea comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing, and the situation could soon worsen, as the USA military is reportedly considering a proposal for a major show of force as a warning to the Chinese, which perceive American actions moves to contain Chinese power.
He founded the Panzi Hospital in the South Kivu province in 1999 to provide free and comprehensive care for female victims of rape and other forms of sexual violence during the conflict. "This Nobel prize is a recognition of the suffering and the failure to adequately compensate women who are victims of rape and sexual violence in all countries around the world", he told reporters gathered outside his clinic.
People hold posters of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a protest organized by members of the Turkish-Arabic Media Association at the entrance to the Saudi Arabia Consulate in Istanbul on October 5, 2018. "So if there is a small price in that area, it's better than paying a big debt to do that move". As attention on Khashoggi's case intensified Friday, with newspaper editorials and USA senators calling for his release, Saud Kabli, the communications director for the Saudi ...
According to a report by the South China Morning Post newspaper, Meng was taken in for questioning by Chinese authorities. Officials in China have so far made no public comments on Mr Meng, a senior Communist Party official there. China remained silent Saturday over the disappearance of the head of Interpol, deepening the mystery over the global police chief's fate after reports said he was detained for questioning on arrival in his homeland.
Putin arrived in India on Thursday evening for a two-day official visit. "It is. important for India to keep friendly relations with the Russians so that they don't completely move into the Chinese camp", said Manoj Joshi from the New Delhi-based think-tank Observer Research Foundation.
Rather scathing in their remarks, the NZ Council for Civil Liberties also stated that the law will not catch criminals, but "rather it seems it's going to catch normal law-abiding people.It's going to mean that Customs officers can take and snoop through any device they wish to".
The Senate is expected to hold its final floor vote on Saturday. Immediately after that speech, Manchin announced his support , calling Kavanaugh a "qualified jurist" who "will not allow the partisan nature this process took to follow him onto the court".
The city of Chicago just let out a deep sigh of relief. Shortly after noon, word spread across the city that the racially charged trial of Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke had almost reached its end. I see his left shoulder start to come up. Three officers, including Van Dyke's partner that night, Joseph Walsh, have been charged with conspiring to cover up and lie about what happened to protect Van Dyke.
As protesters in a Capitol Hill hallway shouted, "Shame!" In a procedural vote Friday, senators voted 51-49 to limit debate and send the nomination to the full Senate, defeating Democratic efforts to scuttle the nomination with endless delays.
Donald Trump's "dubious" tax dealings were unwittingly revealed by his sister when she filed papers to the Senate to become a federal judge. Numerous transfers were made in secret, often in financially advantageous ways that saved Trump and his siblings hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the deeply reported analysis which the Times called "dubious tax schemes.
His private staff who accompanied him as security were also asked to leave, Dawn newspaper reported. By-elections to fill 11 parliamentary seats and 19 provincial assembly seats are scheduled for October 14. The erstwhile ruling party has called out the anti-graft body for its anti-PML-N bias repeatedly in past, especially after the bureau initiated a probe against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, in the wake of Panama Leaks.
Was a wealthy noble buried in the lake, as from a scene in Game of Thrones? Local residents have mused about calling Saga the next Queen of Sweden, referring to the lore of King Arthur, his sword Excalibur and Lady of the Lake. From here, the sword will be carbon dated and then preserved, and eventually placed in a museum. Mr Nordstrom said archaeologists are trying to understand why the items were there.
Congo's 63-year-old gynaecologist Dr Denis Mukwege has repeatedly condemned impunity for mass rape. When Rona Ambrose heard the news that Nadia Murad had won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work educating others about the use of sexual violence in war, she burst into tears.
Ben and Jackee Belnap were saving the money to reimburse Ben's parents for University of Utah season football tickets. Jackee says the couple learned their lesson and won't be leaving valuable envelopes, or anything that could inadvertently end up in the shredder, out again.
Comedian Amy Schumer and model Emily Ratajkowski were among 302 people held for demonstrating against the nominee. Under rules approved previous year, 50 votes are needed for a majority in the procedural vote , which will be followed by a debate on the nomination before a final, definitive confirmation vote.
Russia on Thursday rejected British accusations its spies were behind global cyber attacks , saying the allegations were unworthy and part of a disinformation campaign created to damage Russian interests, the TASS news agency reported. The OPCW, in turn, was investigating the poisoning of GRU defector Sergei Skripal in which the nerve agent Novichok was used, a bold operation that British authorities dissected in a minute-by-minute surveillance camera montage last month.
The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to two people who have brought attention to ending sexual violence against women in armed conflict. This year, the committee wanted to send "a message of awareness that women who constitute half the population in most communities actually are used as a weapon of war", said Berit Reiss-Andersen, chair of the Norwegian Nobel Committee , during a news conference.
A teary Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke took the stand Tuesday afternoon to testify in his own defense in the shooting death of Laquan McDonald . "My focus was just on that knife, and I just wanted him to get rid of that knife". "But today, after seeing the video countless times, I know I did not backpedal".
He wrote: 'The very rude elevator screamers are paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad. He also claimed the signs, which look professionally made, were identical - therefore paid by Soros. More than 300 people were arrested at the protests, including the comedian Amy Schumer, who is a second cousin of Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer, and model Emily Ratajkowski.
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump held a groundbreaking summit in Singapore in June, where they reached a vague agreement to denuclearize the Korean peninsula , but there has been little movement since. remain in place". Trump said last week that a second meeting would happen "in the not too distant future" and that a date and venue would be announced soon.
Lee, who has denied most of the charges leveled on him, has one week to appeal. The 76-year-old served as president from 2008-2013 and has been held at a detention center in Seoul since his arrest in March . His lawyer said the broadcast would hurt South Korea's worldwide image and undermine national unity, according to the Yonhap news agency. Lee won the 2007 election by the widest margin in South Korean history at the time owing to public hope that he could revitalize the faltering ...
Britain and Australia on Thursday blamed Russia's military intelligence service for some of the biggest cyber attacks of recent years - including one on the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 USA presidential campaign. At the presentation, Major General Eichelsheim showed the antennae, laptops and other equipment he said the men meant to use to breach the OPCW's wifi network.
President Trump, in a tweet Friday morning , criticized what he termed "the very rude elevator screamers", who he said are "paid professionals only looking to make Senators look bad!" Two other women have also accused him of sexual misconduct during his university years.
The government has previously promised to add tampons to the list of GST exempt items which already includes condoms and food. "We think this is an unfair tax ". "The tampon tax? Fair enough". "I can see it is a source of frustration and angst. Let's make an exemption for the tampon tax , but cut it there".
A French official said Mr Meng did arrive in China . In July a year ago, Meng gave a speech on the importance of cracking down on cyber crime which observers said might reflect China's views on the issue. Beijing saw Meng's election as a chance to enlist more global help in tracking down alleged economic criminals, including corrupt officials, targeted by President Xi Jinping's anti-graft campaign.
New Hope resident Diane Seifert says this crowd proves Trump has the power to turn Minnesota red. President mocks Al Franken for "folding like a wet rag" and predicts his replacement Tina Smith will fight against him in Washington.
Dr Mukwege and his team have treated thousands of patients who were victim to such assaults. Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad (left) takes part in an interview with worldwide human rights lawyer Amal Clooney at the United Nations headquarters in NY on Thursday.