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Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Updates: Abortion Documents Take Center Stage

Brett Kavanaugh Hearings Updates: Abortion Documents Take Center Stage

Mr. Kavanaugh defended the statement he made in the email, and said “the broader point was simply that it was overstating something about legal scholars.” “I’m always concerned about accuracy, and I thought it was not an accurate description of all legal scholars,” he said, adding later that Roe v. Wade is “an important precedent. […]

Kavanaugh dodges debates that could touch Trump

Kavanaugh dodges debates that could touch Trump

Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing began on Tuesday, with opening statements from senators as well as the nominee himself. | Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo The president’s Supreme Court nominee is facing a day of contentious questioning. By ELANA SCHOR 09/05/2018 09:01 AM EDT Updated 09/05/2018 05:36 PM EDT 2018-09-05T05:36-0400 Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Wednesday […]

Tropical Storm Gordon Updates: Child Is Killed as Storm Makes Landfall

Tropical Storm Gordon Updates: Child Is Killed as Storm Makes Landfall

The hurricane center also warned of possible tornadoes Tuesday night near the coasts of Mississippi and Alabama and the Florida panhandle. The tropical storm is expected to produce 4 to 8 inches of rain along the coast, and some areas could receive 12 inches of rain through Thursday, causing flash flooding. “Residents in these areas […]

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

Tropical Storm Gordon threatens Gulf Coast, hurricane warning in place

Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to gain strength Tuesday morning and is expected to become a hurricane later in the day when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. Voluntary evacuation orders were issued on Monday for parts of Louisiana for residents in areas outside the levee protection system. Gov. John Bel […]

8 shot during dice game at San Bernardino apartment complex, police say

8 shot during dice game at San Bernardino apartment complex, police say

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McCain, like others before, rests in peace with a military academy friend

McCain, like others before, rests in peace with a military academy friend

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Taxi strikes, injures 8 pedestrians at Chicago's Navy Pier: reports

Taxi strikes, injures 8 pedestrians at Chicago's Navy Pier: reports

A collision Saturday at Chicago’s Navy Pier, involving a taxi and an SUV, left eight pedestrians injured, police say.  (Google Maps) A taxi cab struck eight pedestrians on a sidewalk near Chicago’s Navy Pier after crashing with an SUV on Saturday, reports said.  The pedestrians suffered minor injuries, Chicago police said, while fire officials said […]

John McCain Lies in State in US Capitol as Americans Pay Their Respects

John McCain Lies in State in US Capitol as Americans Pay Their Respects

He wrote that Ms. McCain had been “raised to be a strong, determined woman who thoroughly enjoyed life, and always tried to make the most of her opportunities.” An absent commander-in-chief At the White House, President Trump remained eerily quiet during the morning, and throughout the Capitol service for Mr. McCain. He did not tweet. […]

Joe Biden on John McCain: 'We're Part of Something Much Bigger Than Ourselves'

Joe Biden on John McCain: 'We're Part of Something Much Bigger Than Ourselves'

PHOENIX — Thousands of Arizonans gathered Thursday morning for a memorial service here honoring Senator John McCain, with tributes from sports stars, family members and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to an adopted son of this state who became one of its most iconic figures. One day after his family, friends and fellow […]

Primary Elections, Nafta, Google: Your Wednesday Briefing

Primary Elections, Nafta, Google: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. Here’s what you need to know: A coming showdown in Florida • In one of the biggest upsets of the primary season, Andrew Gillum defeated Gwen Graham on Tuesday to become the Democratic nominee for governor. Here’s our story about the elections in […]