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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A Senate aide says Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer told the Judiciary Committee she prefers to testify next Thursday and doesn’t want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Marshals investigating threats against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating threats against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family amid an accusation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Marshals investigating threats against Kavanaugh

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing. He cannot say how many people were … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCaskill says she’ll vote no on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, depriving President Donald Trump’s nominee of a possible swing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCaskill says she’ll vote no on Kavanaugh

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of eight tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. The weather service’s office in Wakefield, Virginia, said Wednesday that meteorologists have confirmed two additional tornadoes hit the area on … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

MIDDLETON, Wis | The Latest: Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin attack

MIDDLETON, Wis — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a Wisconsin software company employee had a semiautomatic pistol and plenty of ammunition when he opened fire at his office, seriously injuring several people before he was fatally shot by police. Police say they … Continue reading MIDDLETON, Wis | The Latest: Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin attack

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Democratic senator who is undecided on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh says the process for handling Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

HAVELOCK, N.C | The Latest: Trump tours area that’s expecting more flooding

HAVELOCK, N.C — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting an update on how South Carolina is recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump was participating in a briefing Wednesday with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Republican Sens. Lindsey … Continue reading HAVELOCK, N.C | The Latest: Trump tours area that’s expecting more flooding