President Trump and fellow Republicans dug in Monday in their support for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, as the Supreme Court nominee vowed to fight back against additional allegations of sexual misconduct, which he called a coordinated smear campaign. In a defiant letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kavanaugh said he would "not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process."
The fangs of a single copperhead are enough to scare most. But a two-headed snake? That's a serpent fit for a horror flick. This week, the nightmare-inducing creature showed up in a yard in Woodbridge, Virginia. A photo was sent and posted to the Facebook page of a wildlife expert, and it quickly became a social media sensation. It was a unique find in the herpetology world because two-headed snakes rarely occur in the wild. Those that are alive have often been bred in captivity. State herpetologist J.D.
WASHINGTON - White House officials said Monday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will stay in his job for now, following a chaotic morning of speculation that he was about to resign - a development that would have further destabilized a Justice Department already under siege because of the Russia investigation.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, called late Sunday for a delay in further consideration of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct. "I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh," Feinstein wrote in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, the committee's GOP chairman.
The Rev. David Boase has presided over enough baptisms and funerals in Alton, Illinois, that the town began to feel smaller than it really was, full of people the priest has watched grow up or grow old. He has been a priest at two Episcopal churches for the past 14 years in Alton, a southern Illinois river town on the banks of the Mississippi, and when he arrived from England in 2004, he said he knew fairly quickly that he never intended to leave. It was, "as we say about priestly work," his calling.
WASHINGTON - The Senate Judiciary Committee has committed to a public hearing Thursday to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford about her accusation that he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, according to people familiar with the deal the parties struck on Sunday.
AUSTIN, Minn. - The tall teenager with the buzz cut opened the museum door, extended a large hand and said cheerily, "Welcome to the Spam Museum." Samuel Ehret is an official "Spambassador" at the museum, a hot spot for tourists who have a taste for the much-mocked canned meat that has been made here by Hormel Foods for 81 years. Samuel is also autistic, and he got this job because he loves all things Spam - its taste, its history, and especially the museum's showpiece: a motorcycle that runs on bacon grease.
WASHINGTON - Apparently, it wasn't so much the artwork itself that puzzled Customs inspectors at Dulles International Airport earlier this month, it was where the paint had been applied: to the shells of turtles. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, its inspectors "have seen some interesting things" in passenger baggage at Dulles, but the four baby turtles with the painted shells "was a new one." In a statement, Customs reported that a family of American citizens returning from China made a declaration at Dulles about the baby turtles with the painted backs.
WASHINGTON - Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, said Saturday that she has accepted the Senate Judiciary Committee's request to testify about her allegation next week. In an email sent to the committee at 2:17 p.m. Saturday, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks asked staff for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, to set up a phone conversation later Saturday to work out specifics. "Dr.
In the courtyard of my apartment building in Berlin, one of the eight containers for various kinds of garbage (Germans are fanatical about trash separation) is for paper and cardboard. That blue container is emptied every Wednesday, and it's always chock-full by Thursday. My wife and I have taken to watching the container and running to it after the weekly pickup with our pile of cardboard from Amazon and other online stores; that's mostly what our neighbors cram into the blue bin, too.