WASHINGTON  | Talks continue on Kavanaugh accuser’s Thursday hearing

WASHINGTON  — Talks are set to continue on tentative agreement for a Thursday hearing for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, to tell the Senate Judiciary Committee about her allegation that the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her decades ago. Lawyers for Ford and bipartisan representatives of the committee came to the tentative agreement after … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Talks continue on Kavanaugh accuser’s Thursday hearing

MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

MALE, Maldives  — Huge crowds flocked to closely guarded polling station on Sunday to vote in the Maldives’ third multiparty presidential elections, widely seen as a referendum on the island nation’s young democracy. Both President Yameen Abdul Gayoom and opposition candidate, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, voted in the capital, Male, shortly after polls opened. An election-eve … Continue reading MALE, Maldives | Maldives election begins amid opposition cry of unfairness

NORFOLK, Va | Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

NORFOLK, Va.  — This was supposed to be a relatively easy road trip for Virginia Tech. Cross the state, connect with some its fans and maybe a few recruits there, and pick up a routine victory against Old Dominion. The Monarchs and their backup quarterback turned the Hokies first visit to their stadium into maybe … Continue reading NORFOLK, Va | Old Dominion shocks No. 13 VTech 49-35 behind backup QB

SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. Federal law already requires those seeking green cards and to prove they will not be a burden — or “public charge” — but the new … Continue reading SAN DIEGO | US considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Lawyer says woman doesn’t recall attending party

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The lawyer for a woman who Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser has said attended the 1980s party at which he allegedly molested her has told Senate Republican investigators that the woman … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | The Latest: Lawyer says woman doesn’t recall attending party

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring “members of the terrorist group” that launched an attack on a military parade in the country’s southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran’s Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying Danish and Dutch diplomats were told … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

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

RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. — The Latest on the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond Raceway (all times local): 10:35 p.m. Kyle Busch passed Brad Keselowski with 38 laps to go and held off hard-charging Kevin Harvick to win the NASCAR Cup Series playoff race at Richmond. Busch won for the sixth time in his career … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Kyle Busch wins fall race at Richmond