Watch the high-stakes Senate hearing beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday in the livestream above. Professor Christine Blasey Ford testifies first. Below, read the complete written testimony prepared by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Ford as released ahead of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. And check here for the latest implications and fallout. Ford's Testimony Chairman Grassley, Ranking Member Feinstein, Members of the Committee. My name is Christine Blasey Ford. I am a Professor of Psychology at Palo Alto University and a Research Psychologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine. I was an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina and earned my degree in Experimental Psychology in 1988. I received a Master’s degree in 1991 in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. In 1996, I received a PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California. I earned a Master’s degree in Epidemiology from the Stanford … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: Ford, Kavanaugh Testify in High-Stakes Senate Hearing
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Jennifer Peltz, Associated Press Updated 7:45 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 25, 2018 FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, members of the United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution at United Nations headquarters. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to chair a U.N. Security Council meeting for the first time, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. The meeting will put the “America First” president around a table with representatives from countries with fraught relationships with the U.S., including Russia and China. less FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, file photo, members of the United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution at United Nations headquarters. U.S. President Donald Trump is set to chair a U.N. ... more Photo: Craig Ruttle, AP President Donald Trump sits down after delivering a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at U.N. … [Read more...] about Trump at UN Security Council: ‘Most watched meeting ever’?
UNITED NATIONS -- World leaders will start trickling into New York on Tuesday for the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, but the big names, including President Donald Trump, won't show up to U.N. Headquarters until next week. More than 140 leaders will make their case to the UNGA this year on what is arguably the biggest world stage, but the biggest questions revolve, for the second year running, around Mr. Trump. Trump chairs the Council The American president's presence at the UNGA carries extra weight this year as the U.S. currently holds the monthly-rotating chair of the Security Council. The most intriguing event may be President Trump's chairing of a Council meeting -- his first time wielding the U.N. gavel. "Like it or not, unless the Pope or Kim Jong Un show up, all eyes are on Trump," one Security Council diplomat, who wished to remain anonymous, told CBS News. But his seat at the helm and all the global attention aside, the odds of Mr. Trump … [Read more...] about “All eyes” on Trump: U.N. to meet amid tension with U.S.
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Hurricane Florence has made landfall in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina as a Category 1 with a life-threatening storm surge that pushed water inland for miles, bringing pelting rains and screaming winds that destroyed buildings in its path.The powerful storm inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power. Forecasters said "catastrophic" freshwater flooding was expected along waterways far from the coast of the Carolinas.ABC News has confirmed that Pender County Emergency Management in North Carolina is reporting one storm-related death.Director Tom Collins says the woman in Hampstead had a heart attack Friday morning, but emergency crews could not get to her because of downed trees in the road. Collins says they have a front loader they're using to clear the roads, but a tree went through the windshield of it.Crews have suspended operations at this time.Collins says they're expecting to initiate a curfew starting at 7 p.m. local … [Read more...] about WATCH LIVE: Hurricane Florence update: 1st storm-related death reported; North Carolina flooding to get worse
By Greg Torode and Jess Macy Yu HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - As Beijing intensifies its effort to further isolate Taiwan diplomatically, Taipei is actively but discreetly broadening security ties with regional powers beyond its long-standing relationship with the United States. From efforts to share intelligence on China's military with India and the prospect of engaging Japanese experts in its submarine programme, Taipei's push is gradually bearing fruit despite sensitivities surrounding relations with Taiwan, according to government officials, military attaches and diplomats. As well as India and Japan, Taipei has targeted Australia and Singapore. While the effort is being kept low-key to avoid further inflaming Beijing and adding to pressure on countries aiding Taipei unofficially, the moves mirror Taiwan's more public "southbound" policy to deepen commercial and cultural links with the region. It also comes amid several recent successes by China in luring away some of the few … [Read more...] about Taiwan courts security ties with bigger friends as Beijing snatches allies