WASHINGTON | Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh‘s Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman’s allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top Senate Republican accused Democrats of a “smear campaign” and an emotional Kavanaugh pledged … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

NEW YORK | Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

NEW YORK  — Ernst & Young was slapped Monday with a second sexual harassment complaint in less than year describing a culture of discrimination and lewd behavior toward women at the accounting company. Karen Ward, a former partner with EY, said her supervisor routinely commented her breasts, suggested she should accompany him to strip clubs … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ernst & Young faces 2nd sexual harassment complaint

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

JAKARTA, Indonesia — To the Indonesian government, the 39-year-old factory worker and globe-trotting Polish traveler is a danger to the state, a man who plotted with shadowy gunmen to foment revolt in isolated eastern jungles. But to his supporters, Jakub Skrzypski is just an idealistic tourist with no money to his name, a man with … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Polish globe-trotter blunders into Indonesia-Papua conflict

ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska man charged with murder in 10-year-old girl’s slaying

ANCHORAGE, Alaska  — An Alaska man was charged Monday in the death of a 10-year-old girl whose remains were found more than a week after she was reported missing. State prosecutors charged Peter Wilson of Kotzebue with first-degree murder, kidnapping, sexual abuse of a minor and tampering with evidence Monday in connection with the death … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Alaska man charged with murder in 10-year-old girl’s slaying

LOS ANGELES | Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit

LOS ANGELES  — A federal judge appeared poised Monday to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels. Judge S. James Otero said in U.S. District Court that a tweet the president wrote in April appears to be “rhetorical hyperbole” and speech protected under the First Amendment. Daniels, whose … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels’ defamation suit

DALLAS | Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

DALLAS  — A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot her black neighbor inside his own apartment was fired Monday, the same day the man was being buried in his Caribbean homeland. Police Chief U. Renee Hall dismissed Officer Amber Guyger during a hearing Monday, according to the Police Department. Guyger is charged with manslaughter … Continue reading DALLAS | Dallas police officer who shot neighbor fired by department

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby

NORRISTOWN, Pa.  — The Latest on Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing (all times local): 4:10 p.m. Prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Bill Cosby to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said in court Monday that the … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | The Latest: Prosecutor wants 5 to 10 years for Cosby

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | LeBron ‘humbled’ to join Lakers, expects ‘something special’

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.— LeBron James realizes the size of the challenge he accepted when he joined the Los Angeles Lakers. After eight consecutive NBA Finals appearances, he knows his new team isn’t a true contender with Golden State and the NBA’s elite just yet. The superstar welcomed every step in the process Monday as he … Continue reading EL SEGUNDO, Calif. | LeBron ‘humbled’ to join Lakers, expects ‘something special’