WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A tentative agreement has been reached for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday

WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers have scuttled a plan to prohibit airlines from charging “unreasonable” fees for changing or canceling tickets. But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The bill also prohibits airlines from removing passengers against … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US lawmakers scuttle plan to limit airline change fees

North Carolina News: Excessive rains, flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause high bacteria levels in coastal waters

MOREHEAD CITY, NC – State recreational water quality officials are advising the public to avoid swimming in all coastal waters of North Carolina following Hurricane Florence. “Excessive rains and flooding can cause high levels of bacteria in the water that can make people sick,” said J.D. Potts, manager of the N.C. Recreational Water Quality Program.  … Continue reading North Carolina News: Excessive rains, flooding from Hurricane Florence may cause high bacteria levels in coastal waters

TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

TEHRAN, Iran— The latest on attack on Iranian military parade(all times local): 2:50 a.m. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is offering condolences to Iranians affected by an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people and wounded dozens. A statement issued Saturday by the U.N. says Guterres also “condemns the attack today in Iran’s … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | The Latest: UN chief offers condolences over attack in Iran

TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

TOKYO  — An unmanned Japanese space capsule is heading to the International Space Station with 5,500 kilograms (12,000 pounds) of cargo including food, experiments and new batteries. The craft was launched Sunday at 2:52 a.m. from the Tanegashima Space Center in southern Japan. It will take four and a half days to reach the space … Continue reading TOKYO | Japanese supply ship heads to space station after delays

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, a lawyer said. Allegations have been made against the church by more than a dozen tribal members from the Navajo Nation and … Continue reading FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. | Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

SANTA ROSA, Calif. | Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

SANTA ROSA, Calif.— A California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school, a judge ruled Friday. The Santa Rosa Press-Democrat reported that a judge sided with the family of 5-year-old Brooke Adams. The Rincon Valley Union School District in Santa Rosa … Continue reading SANTA ROSA, Calif. | Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to school

HILO, Hawaii | Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful

HILO, Hawaii— The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new “Pono Pledge” at a Thursday event, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald … Continue reading HILO, Hawaii | Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be respectful