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Your Friday Evening News Briefing: Rod Rosenstein, Brett Kavanaugh, Trump
21 Sep 2018 at 6:15pm
Here?s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment
21 Sep 2018 at 6:06pm
In the turbulent days after the firing of James B. Comey, the deputy attorney general appeared conflicted about his role and wanted to expose administration dysfunction, people around him said.

The 25th Amendment: The Difficult Process to Remove a President
21 Sep 2018 at 5:37pm
The author of an anonymous essay in The New York Times writes that some advisers around President Trump discussed invoking the amendment, but the talk did not move forward because ?no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis.?

In Reversal, Trump No Longer Demands Declassification of Russia Documents
21 Sep 2018 at 5:30pm
In a tweet on Friday morning, Mr. Trump said that instead of an immediate release, Justice Department officials would review the documents.

Trump Says if Attack on Kavanaugh Accuser Was ?as Bad as She Says,? Charges W...
21 Sep 2018 at 2:45pm
President Trump said in a Twitter post that if the alleged attack ?was as bad as she says,? charges would have been filed.

Many Voters Tend to Believe Christine Blasey Ford, Even if They Question Her ...
21 Sep 2018 at 6:49pm
In a Pennsylvania swing district, voters are gripped by the allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, and divided over them.

Conservative Pundit Points Finger at Another Man to Deflect from Kavanaugh
21 Sep 2018 at 4:20pm
Conservative lawyer Edward Whelan?s theory that Christine Blasey Ford was attacked by a classmate of Brett M. Kavanaugh?s has heads shaking ? and Mr. Whelan apologizing.

Florence?s Floodwaters Breach Defenses at Power Plant, Sending Toxic Coal Ash...
21 Sep 2018 at 4:11pm
Duke Energy shut down a power plant in Wilmington, N.C., after a dam at the site breached and allowed coal ash to enter the nearby Cape Fear River.

Tariffs to Raise Cost of Rebuilding After Hurricane Florence
21 Sep 2018 at 4:21pm
Homeowners and businesses will have to pay more for lumber, steel, aluminum and other materials because of President Trump?s trade policy.

Michael Cohen Has Spoken Repeatedly About Trump With Mueller?s Prosecutors
21 Sep 2018 at 4:54pm
The interviews with the special counsel are a new sign of the special counsel?s progress in getting firsthand accounts from key players.

The Brothel Empire and the Ex-Detective, Always One Step Ahead of the Law
21 Sep 2018 at 5:00am
A former vice detective is at the center of one of the New York Police Department?s worst scandals in recent years. Here is his story, as uncovered by a team of Times reporters.

David Boies Pleads Not Guilty
21 Sep 2018 at 11:46am
The superlawyer in such cases as Bush v. Gore and the fight for gay marriage rights makes no apologies for representing Harvey Weinstein and Theranos with zeal.

We Are Not the Resistance
21 Sep 2018 at 5:51pm
Donald Trump is the one who is pushing back against the new nation that?s struggling to be born.

Could Our Sibling Bond Survive This U-Haul?
21 Sep 2018 at 4:02pm
We were so close, and then we all got on the road.

The Dangers of DNA Testing
21 Sep 2018 at 12:00pm
In a new study, 74 out of 108 crime laboratories implicated an innocent person in a hypothetical bank robbery.

The Coders of Kentucky
21 Sep 2018 at 5:02pm
A bipartisan effort to revitalize the heartland, one tech job at a time.

Democracy Will Still Surprise Us
21 Sep 2018 at 5:20pm
Of late, Western democracy has concentrated rather than spread wealth, suggesting it serves injustice. But it is stubborn and adaptable.

Making Tariffs Corrupt Again
20 Sep 2018 at 6:49pm
Trump has perverted the process and undermined U.S. credibility.

We Need to Hear From Christine Blasey Ford
21 Sep 2018 at 5:57pm
Republicans are being unfair. I hope she testifies anyway.

How Strong Does the Evidence Against Kavanaugh Need to Be?
20 Sep 2018 at 6:51pm
Even if it wouldn?t support a criminal conviction or civil liability, a merely credible allegation is enough to disqualify him.
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Senate panel chairman threatens Kavanaugh vote on Monday if accuser does not ...
21 Sep 2018 at 6:50am

I was sexually assaulted. Here?s why I don?t remember many of the details.
by By Patti Davis
21 Sep 2018 at 3:53am
Patti Davis, the daughter of Ronald and Nancy Reagan, describes an attack from 40 years ago at a prominent music executive?s office. She says she never told anyone for decades. And it doesn?t surprise her, she writes, that for more than 30 years, Christine Blasey Ford didn?t talk about the assault she accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of committing.

Trump asks why Ford didn?t report her allegation sooner. Survivors answer wit...
by By Lisa Bonos
21 Sep 2018 at 2:28am
The hashtag went viral, with sexual assault survivors sharing the various reasons they didn't press charges immediately.

In 1960, about a half-million teens took a test. Now it could predict whether...
by By Tara Bahrampour
21 Sep 2018 at 7:00am
A study released this month found that subjects who did well on test questions as teenagers had a lower incidence of Alzheimer?s and related dementias in their 60s and 70s than those who scored poorly.

McCabe memos say Rosenstein suggested secretly recording Trump
by By Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky
21 Sep 2018 at 4:05am
Memos written by Andrew McCabe, then the acting FBI director, say Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein also discussed possibly trying to remove President Trump from office, according to people familiar with the matter. Rosenstein denied the account.

Retropolis: The surprising history of the 25th Amendment ? and what it can?t do
by By Petula Dvorak
21 Sep 2018 at 4:26am
Ratified 50 years ago, the constitutional amendment isn't a crowbar to pry Trump out of office by finding him unfit. Here's why.

Analysis: A beginner?s guide to the 25th Amendment
by By Philip Bump
21 Sep 2018 at 3:44am
A visual guide to a complex, unprecedented process.

McConnell just erased any doubt about Republicans? intentions to hear Ford out
by By Amber Phillips
21 Sep 2018 at 12:45pm
In his own words, the top Senate Republican wants to "plow right through" Christine Blasey Ford's allegations to get Brett M. Kavanaugh on the court.

Trump, in overt attack on Kavanaugh accuser, questions her credibility
by By John Wagner, Seung Min Kim and Sean Sullivan
21 Sep 2018 at 5:54am
President Trump said that Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, would have previously reported the attack if it ?was as bad as she says.?

The Fix: Conservatives hyped a pundit who promised to prove Kavanaugh innocen...
by By Avi Selk
21 Sep 2018 at 12:53pm
Kavanaugh's friend assembled old yearbook photos and Google Maps screenshots into what one critic called a "crackpot" Twitter thread suggesting a lookalike assaulted Christine Blasey Ford.

Amber Wyatt told her story of rape. This is how the world responded.
by By Elizabeth Bruenig
21 Sep 2018 at 5:13am
An epilogue of hope and haunt.

The Kavanaugh doppelganger theory shows the right has descended into madness
by By Max Boot
21 Sep 2018 at 3:29am
They're willing to believe anything as long as it advances their agenda.

The stakes are sky-high in Mitch McConnell?s latest gamble
by By David Von Drehle
21 Sep 2018 at 5:12am
His stonewalling on Merrick Garland may be why we got Donald Trump.

Is D.C.?s mayor letting politics come in the way of policy?
by By Colbert King
21 Sep 2018 at 4:14am
D.C. mayor endorses the D.C. Council member?s opponent in November election.

Trump?s attacks on the Mueller probe hit another snag
by By Paul Waldman
21 Sep 2018 at 3:58am
The lid will, once again, not be blown off the anti-Trump conspiracy.

If Kavanaugh attacked Ford, what he?s done since doesn?t wipe the slate clean
by By Nancy French
20 Sep 2018 at 3:30am
Suggesting that someone can erase the harm they may have done by filling up a ?moral bank account? is wrong.

Trump walks back plan to declassify Russia probe documents
by By Devlin Barrett
21 Sep 2018 at 11:35am
The retreat came after the president said Justice Department officials and others had persuaded him not to release the information for the time being.

Bailout checks begin arriving for farmers, as Trump?s trade war escalates
by By Jeff Stein
21 Sep 2018 at 2:29am
The U.S. government has given $25.8 million to farmers this month under a program designed to help them weather the trade battle, the Agriculture Department says.

Stormy Daniels?s memoir: Funny, vulgar, brash and believable
by By Jill Filipovic
21 Sep 2018 at 8:00am
Besides offering dirt on Donald Trump, Daniels also challenges attitudes about ambitious, self-promoting women.

The 10 most competitive Senate races: Democrats still have a path to the majo...
by By Amber Phillips
21 Sep 2018 at 11:00am
With six and a half weeks until Election Day, Democrats have managed to hang on to a path to take back the Senate majority for the first time since 2014.

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Vandal prevents landing of medical flight at Alaska airport
21 Sep 2018 at 6:25pm

KASIGLUK, Alaska (AP) - Lights broken by a vandal in a southwest Alaska village prevented an emergency medical flight from landing.

Alaska State Troopers say someone broke 43 runway lights at the airport in Kasigluk (kah-SIG-luk).

The village of 630 people is 26 miles (42 kilometers) northwest of Bethel.

The ...

Officer shoots, kills man during Honolulu drug arrests
21 Sep 2018 at 6:17pm

HONOLULU (AP) - Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard says an officer shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at him.

Ballard says officers knocked on a door of apartment near Waikiki Thursday to execute a drug search warrant. One of the occupants opened the door and officers then ...

No charges after freezing kitten allegations raised
21 Sep 2018 at 6:10pm

ROCKPORT, Ind. (AP) - A prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed after allegations were raised that an animal shelter was freezing kittens to death as an alternative to accepted forms of euthanasia.

Spencer County Prosecutor Daniel Wilkinson announced the results of a state police investigation of the Spencer ...

2 Iowa farmers sentenced to prison over bank loans
21 Sep 2018 at 6:09pm

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - Federal prosecutors in eastern Iowa have announced prison sentences for two farmers convicted in separate cases.

Prosecutors say 36-year-old David Pitz, of Elma in northeastern Iowa, has been sentenced to 10 months behind bars for using his more than $117,000 in farm profits for personal ...

Reno police arrest suspect accused of 522 graffiti cases
21 Sep 2018 at 6:09pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Reno police have arrested a 27-year-old suspect they say is responsible for 522 instances of graffiti totaling $63,000 worth of damage.

Police said Friday Matthew Rivera was arrested and booked into the county jail on felony charges of graffiti or defacing property on Thursday. He was ...

Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults
21 Sep 2018 at 6:04pm

NEW YORK (AP) - Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust.

And fear - of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life.

There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward - if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people ...

White student accused of noose around black student's neck
21 Sep 2018 at 6:00pm

A white high-school student has been accused of putting a noose around a black student's neck in northeast Louisiana.

A teacher at West Ouachita High School saw the incident and immediately took the white student to administrators at the school in West Monroe, Ouachita (WASH-uh-taw) Parish Schools Superintendent Don Coker ...

Fresno man gets life in murder of UCLA student from Texas
21 Sep 2018 at 5:58pm

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Fresno man has been sentenced to life in prison the 2015 killing of a UCLA student fatally stabbed in her apartment during a burglary.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 25-year-old Alberto Hinojosa Medina was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole ...

Woman given 74 years for blaze that killed 2 firefighters
21 Sep 2018 at 5:51pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 46-year-old woman who set a fire that resulted in the deaths of two Kansas City firefighters has been sentenced to 74 years in prison.

Thu Hong Nguyen was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder, arson and assault. She was convicted in July of setting a ...

Navy Times: Navy SEAL detained in ISIS death probe
21 Sep 2018 at 5:48pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Navy SEAL is being held in a military brig while authorities investigate the stabbing death of an Islamic State combatant while he was subdued in Iraq last year.

The Navy Times reported Friday the unidentified SEAL based in California was being held in the brig ...

Uber rider jumps from car; driver charged with kidnapping
21 Sep 2018 at 5:46pm

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida woman jumped from a moving Uber car after the driver refused to let her out.

News outlets report that 30-year-old Destiny Green was arrested Wednesday and charged with kidnapping and false imprisonment.

The passenger told police she had been out drinking with ...

Funerals held for 2 women allegedly killed by border agent
21 Sep 2018 at 5:46pm

LAREDO, Texas (AP) - Friends and family gathered for funerals in Laredo, Texas, for two of the women authorities say were killed by a Border Patrol agent who has been described as a serial killer.

Funerals were held Friday for 42-year-old Claudine Luera and 28-year-old Janelle Ortiz, a transgender woman ...

High bond means no freedom for 2 men in boyhood memory case
21 Sep 2018 at 5:40pm

DETROIT (AP) - A judge has ordered high bond for two men who had hoped to go home after they were granted a new trial based on the boyhood memory of a man who witnessed his mother's murder.

Wayne County Judge Donald Knapp on Friday set bond at $250,000 for ...

Powder scare at Islamic Center investigated as hate crime
21 Sep 2018 at 5:39pm

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Police say they are investigating a white powder scare at the Islamic Center of New London as a hate crime.

The substance, which has been sent to the state crime lab for analysis, was found in an envelope at the mosque just before 9 a.m. Friday.


No charges against officer in West Valley police shooting
21 Sep 2018 at 5:37pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Salt Lake County District Attorney won't file charges against a police officer who fatally shot a 20-year-old man killed as he pulled a screwdriver from his pocket after police told him to put his hands up.

Prosecutor Sim Gill said Friday that West Valley ...

Fugitive accused of threatening Trump arrested in Ohio
21 Sep 2018 at 5:34pm

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - The U.S. Marshals Service says a Pennsylvania man accused of threatening President Donald Trump and law enforcement officials has been arrested in Ohio.

They say Shawn Richard Christy was arrested at 4:45 p.m. Friday in Mifflin Township, near Columbus, by marshals and task force members from ...

Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims' compensation fund
21 Sep 2018 at 5:30pm

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses said late Friday they are willing to set up a victims' compensation fund as they face the prospect that state lawmakers will give victims of decades-old child sexual abuse another chance to sue the church.

The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference issued the statement ...

Suspects in American tourist's killing go on trial in Greece
21 Sep 2018 at 5:09pm

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Suspects in the Greek murder trial stemming from the fatal beating of 22-year-old American tourist Bakari Henderson have appeared in court for the opening of proceedings, but the session has been postponed until Sept. 27 due to procedural issues.

Court officials say six defendants charged with ...

Church abuse victims approve plan for compensation
21 Sep 2018 at 5:07pm

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Hundreds of victims of clergy sexual abuse have overwhelmingly voted in favor of a reorganization plan for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that will compensate them for the abuse.

Court documents show that 398 out of 400 voters supported the plan.

The tentative ...

Teen arrested in shooting death at North Las Vegas school
21 Sep 2018 at 4:57pm

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) - Authorities in North Las Vegas have arrested a teenager in the shooting death of an 18-year-old at a local high school.

North Las Vegas police announced the arrest of the 16-year-old male on Friday. He was booked into jail Thursday on suspicion of murder ... Live Bookmark
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