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WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON  — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter sent Tuesday to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford, who is now a college … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Kavanaugh’s accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says there’s “no reason for any further delay” in a hearing about a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Lawyers for accuser Christine Blasey Ford say she wants … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Grassley says no reason to further delay hearing

WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said she has notified federal investigators about information she received — and won’t disclose publicly — concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The California Democrat said in a statement Thursday that she “received information from an individual concerning the nomination.” She said … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Sen. Feinstein gives investigators info she got on Kavanaugh

LONDON | Bank of England’s governor ‘willing’ to extend time at helm

LONDON  — Bank of England Governor Mark Carney all but confirmed Tuesday that he is to stay at the helm for longer than planned in order to help ensure Britain leaves the European Union in as smooth a fashion as possible. Following days of speculation about an extension beyond his planned June departure, Carney told … Continue reading LONDON | Bank of England’s governor ‘willing’ to extend time at helm

NEW YORK | No changes coming to NFL’s helmet rule

NEW YORK — The NFL Competition Committee has recommended not making any changes to the helmet rule approved by owners in the offseason, which means instant replay use for officials will not be instituted for such calls. After members of the powerful committee held a conference call Wednesday, football operations chief Troy Vincent noted there … Continue reading NEW YORK | No changes coming to NFL’s helmet rule

RALEIGH, N.C. | Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed

RALEIGH, N.C. — Less than two days after protesters at the University of North Carolina’s flagship campus toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a committee plans to announce its recommendation for three other 20th-century monuments on the state Capitol grounds. A study committee of the state Historical Commission is expected to recommend Wednesday whether … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed

MOSCOW | Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash

MOSCOW — A Russian helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff in Siberia on Saturday, killing all 18 people aboard. The Interstate Aviation Committee, which oversees civil aviation in much of the former Soviet Union, said the Mi-8 helicopter collided with the load being carried by another helicopter that had taken off from the same pad in … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian airline says 18 killed in Siberian helicopter crash

FBI says it has “grave concerns” over release of Russia memo

WASHINGTON/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The FBI said Wednesday it has “grave concerns” about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia investigation that President Donald Trump wants to release to the public. It was the first time the bureau has weighed in publicly on an issue that has openly divided the Justice Department and the … Continue reading FBI says it has “grave concerns” over release of Russia memo