Seung Min Kim, The Washington Post Published 7:08 am PDT, Monday, September 16, 2019 WASHINGTON - A Democratic senator told the FBI last fall of a new allegation of sexual impropriety against then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh - a claim that was not investigated at the time but has since become public in an upcoming book chronicling the bitter confirmation fight. Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del., wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray on Oct. 2, 2018, requesting an "appropriate follow up" with one individual who had come to Coons with information about Kavanaugh. Although the person's name was redacted in the one-page letter, a spokesman for Coons confirmed Monday that the individual was Max Stier, a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Yale University who now leads a prominent nonpartisan group in Washington. In the letter obtained by The Washington Post, Coons said "several individuals" who wanted to share information with federal authorities had contacted his office, … [Read more...] about Senator told FBI last fall of new information about Kavanaugh
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News / UK and world by Press Association November 28, 2018, 6:47 pm Updated: November 28, 2018, 8:07 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Norwegian Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship for the fourth straight time, dominating American challenger Fabiano Caruana in a tie-breaker in London. Carlsen, 27, and Caruana, 26, spent three weeks in November in a stalemate with a record streak of 12 draws as they battled for the sport’s biggest title. But the deadlock was broken on Wednesday when the two grandmasters locked horns in a best-of-four series of rapid games. For each of these games the players had only 25 minutes to make all of their moves. Top-ranked Carlsen showed why he is renowned for his speed chess and end game prowess to dominate the tie-breaker, winning three in a row on the 13th day of play. He will take home 55% of the cash prize pool, which is a million euros (£880,000), while Caruana … [Read more...] about Magnus Carlsen still the king of world chess after defeating challenger
News / UK and world by Press Association November 28, 2018, 10:01 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Norway’s Magnus Carlsen has retained the World Chess Championship, dominating American challenger Fabiano Caruana in a quick-fire tie-breaker in London. Carlsen and Caruana had spent much of November locked in a stalemate over the sport’s biggest title but the deadlock was broken on Wednesday in a best-of-four series of rapid games. It followed three weeks of play and a record 12 straight draws. In the quick form players have only 25 minutes to make all of their moves in each game, meaning blunders are more likely. The Norwegian proved why he is renowned as the king of speed chess and dominated the tie-breaker, winning three in a row so a fourth was not needed. “I’m very happy. I felt like I had a really good day at work today,” Carlsen said afterwards, prompting laughs from the room of … [Read more...] about Chess king Magnus Carlsen keeps his crown as he fends off challenger
Magnus Carlsen has won the World Chess Championship after a three-week stalemate with challenger Fabiano Caruana. Carlsen, the reigning champion, won three of four games in which each player had 25 minutes to complete his moves, pumping his fist after the opening one.Known as the Mozart of Chess, the 27-year-old, from Norway, has held the title since 2013.This latest victory is his fourth in a row, and he takes away a cheque for €1m (£880,000)."It was one of those days when it's just flowing," Carlsen told Sky News, "and the game is a lot of fun."I didn't feel too much pressure today. I knew that if I'm able to show the best version of myself that I was going to win."The match took place behind soundproof glass on a stage at The College in Holborn, central London.A detective agency was called in to ensure no one cheated, with metal detectors, device sweeping, and advanced surveillance employed to keep the championships clean.Prior to Wednesday's event, Carlsen and Caruana, … [Read more...] about Checkmate! Reigning champion Magnus Carlsen retains world chess title
The 2018 World Chess Championship between three-time defending champion Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana, the first American to compete since the legendary Bobby Fischer in 1972, kicks off in London on Friday. Norwegian master Carlsen, 27, is seeking to cement his reputation as history's greatest chess player, while 26-year-old Caruana is a prodigy helping to return mass appeal to the highbrow game. The pair will face off a maximum of 12 times from Friday until November 26 -- with games scheduled to start at 1500 GMT -- in the bi-annual contest held in a former London art and design school building. Chess has its own unique scoring system that awards the winner of each game one point, while a draw sees the contenders get half a point each. The title goes to the first person to reach 6.5 points, with a rapid series of tiebreakers played in case the two are level after the first 12 games. Carlsen -- a superstar at home in Norway who is also a … [Read more...] about Can Magnus Carlsen remain world chess champion in face-off with American Fabiano Caruana?