WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

WASHINGTON — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee’s request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal aviation … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

HONOLULU — A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano‘s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines or waiting for visitors to catch a glimpse of the … Continue reading HONOLULU | National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

UNITED NATIONS | World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

UNITED NATIONS — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

DALLAS | Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

DALLAS — A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death. Arlington Fire Department Lt. Mike Joiner says the body of the 24-year-old man who was swept into a creek … Continue reading DALLAS | Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

PHOENIX | 6 siblings of Arizona GOP congressman endorse his opponent

PHOENIX — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to usher Paul Gosar out of office … Continue reading PHOENIX | 6 siblings of Arizona GOP congressman endorse his opponent

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain | Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Actor Danny DeVito has been honored with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most prestigious film festival in the northern coastal city of San Sebastian. DeVito, 73, received the award from the San Sebastian International Film Festival during Saturday’s gala. The American comic film star is promoting the animated children’s film … Continue reading SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain | Danny DeVito receives lifetime achievement award in Spain

LONDON | Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction

LONDON — Comcast and 21st Century Fox are contenders for the highest bid for European broadcaster Sky. The two companies are competing Saturday in a rare auction to determine which bid for Sky is the highest. The three-round auction began Friday after the London stock market closed. Britain’s regulator, the Takeover Panel, set up the … Continue reading LONDON | Fox, Comcast bid for Sky in rare auction