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Last Private Rescue Ship On Deadly Mediterranean Migrant Route Loses Its Registration

International charities are reeling after Panama revoked the registration for a search-and-rescue ship they say is the only one of its kind in the central Mediterranean used to save migrants in danger. They say it amounts to a death sentence for hundreds of people trying to reach safety.<p>The …

Panama

The very simple reason Republicans are fighting so hard for Brett Kavanaugh

Republicans can’t risk demoralizing their voters by pulling the nomination.<p>Even after a second accusation of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Senate Republicans show no signs of slowing his nomination.<p>“I am with him all the way,” President Donald Trump said on …

Brett Kavanaugh

18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago officer tossed

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge on Monday vacated the convictions of 18 more men investigated by a corrupt Chicago police sergeant, with a state's attorney later in the day apologizing for what they had to go through.<p>The latest dismissals, which prosecutors had requested, bring to 42 the total …

Cook County

Slack acquires Astro to conquer email

Slack announced today that it has acquired Astro, the Bay Area startup behind email assistant, Astrobot. The deal, which marks Slack’s largest to date, will go a ways toward helping the popular enterprise chat platform achieve its vision of fully integrating workplace mainstays like email and …

Technology

Judge appears likely to toss Stormy Daniels' defamation suit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge appeared poised Monday to toss out a defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump by porn actress Stormy Daniels.<p>Judge S. James Otero said in U.S. District Court that a tweet the president wrote in April appears to be "rhetorical hyperbole" and speech …

Donald Trump

The Decision Not to Call in the FBI Is Looking Worse and Worse

As new allegations have surfaced, the White House has continued to refuse an independent investigation.<p>When Christine Blasey Ford publicly alleged that the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school, the White House immediately rejected calls for an FBI …

Women's News

Trump an ‘absolute no’ on Puerto Rico statehood because of San Juan’s ‘horror show’ of a mayor

President Trump said in a radio interview broadcast Monday that he is an “absolute no” on statehood for Puerto Rico, citing his running feud with San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz, a critic of the federal response to Hurricane Maria.<p>“With the mayor of San Juan as bad as she is and as incompetent as …

Puerto Rico

Justice Department drafted exit statement for Rod Rosenstein

Shortly after Axios published its story this morning, saying that Rod Rosenstein had "verbally resigned" to John Kelly, Justice Department …

U.S. Politics

Something is happening with Rod Rosenstein

Presented by<p><b>SOMETHING IS HAPPENING WITH ROD ROSENSTEIN.</b> That seems clear. <b>AXIOS’ JONATHAN SWAN</b> is reporting Rosenstein -- the No. 2 at DOJ, who oversees the Russia probe -- has offered his resignation. Others are reporting it’s in flux.<p><b>-- THE AXIOS STORY:</b> ‘‘Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has …

Donald Trump

Rosenstein’s Departure Is a National Emergency

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is now in mortal peril.<p><i>Updated on September 24 at 2:06 p.m. ET</i><p>You know those signs that say In case of emergency, break glass?<p>This is that emergency.<p>President Donald Trump will reportedly soon fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the man who …

Donald Trump

Trump says he has made no decision on whether to fire Rosenstein

President Trump declined to say whether he will fire Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein and appeared to blame Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the fresh controversy in a radio interview that aired Monday.<p>Advisers to Trump have counseled him against firing Rosenstein over memos written by …

Jeff Sessions

Tesla is hand-delivering the Model 3 to speed up sales

The 'door-to-door' Direct service can bring an EV to your office.<p>Tesla is determined to move as many EVs as it can before its summer quarter is over, and that includes saving you from even a short trip to get your vehicle. <i>Electrek</i> has learned that the company just launched a "door-to-door" Tesla …

Tesla

Grassley Spends Weekend Practicing Pretending-to-Listen Face

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Facing the daunting challenge of appearing to pay attention to a woman’s utterances during a televised hearing, Senator Charles Grassley spent the weekend rehearsing what aides are calling his “pretending to listen” face.<p>In round-the-clock practice sessions that …

Orrin Hatch

Trump leads aggressive, all-out GOP drive to save Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans mounted a combative, coordinated drive Monday to salvage Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination as they fought to keep a second woman's allegation of long-ago sexual misconduct from derailing his confirmation. President Donald Trump leapt to his defense, the top …

Brett Kavanaugh

Tariffs Are Costing Jobs: A Look At How Many

Tariffs kill jobs. To be more precise, tariffs kill jobs <i>and</i> raise prices for consumers. While this is well-known among economists and in the business community, it’s a lesson often lost on politicians, including the president of the United States.<p>Many of those jobs lost to tariffs can be …

Entrepreneurship

New Kavanaugh Allegations Give Republicans Only One Choice

Senate Republicans, and the Republican Party in general, now face exactly the same choice with the Supreme Court vacancy they faced a week ago when Christine Blasey Ford’s story went public. It’s just more obvious now that the New Yorker has detailed a second accusation.<p>Let’s put aside the damage …

Republicans

Senolytic Therapies Seem To Stop Alzheimer's Disease 'In Its Tracks'

Scientists at the University of Texas have implicated a type of cellular stress for the first time as a player in Alzheimer’s disease. And their discovery could lead to treatments for more than 20 human brain diseases including Alzheimer’s and traumatic brain injury. One author of the study went as …

Education

Trump no statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico as long as critics such as San Juan's mayor remain in office, the latest broadside in his feud with members of the U.S. territory's leadership.<p>Trump lobbed fresh broadsides at San Juan …

Puerto Rico

Scandal Shakes a Virginia House Republican, Adding to Electoral Tremors

VIRGINIA BEACH — Representative Scott Taylor, Republican of Virginia, has enjoyed a rapid political rise anchored in his valorous background as a member of the Navy SEALs, a credential with great resonance in a district that includes the world’s largest naval station and one of the highest …

Virginia Beach

McConnell called Trump to say Kavanaugh tweets weren't helpful

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> After President Donald Trump tweeted criticism of the woman who came forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the President on Friday to say his tweets did not help, two people familiar with the call …

Donald Trump

Five most cringeworthy moments of Ted Cruz’s maybe-doomed Senate campaign

<b>Ted Cruz (AP/Andrew Harnik)</b><p>Some of it’s laughable, some of it’s pathetic. Ted Cruz’s 2018 re-election campaign hasn’t gone all that well<p>Alex Henderson<p>September 23, 2018 10:00am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Offering some midterm analysis during a Sept. 17 appearance on Charles …

Ted Cruz

Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.<p>The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask …

Siblings

Russian passport leak after Salisbury may reveal spy methods

A leak of Russian government data about the suspects in the Salisbury poisoning may provide a rare insight into how Russia’s military intelligence agency provides cover identities for its agents abroad.<p>Investigative journalists have unearthed what appears to be a series of passports with similar …

Russian Military

Minnesota Rep. Jim Knoblach quits campaign following sexual allegations by daughter

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota state Rep. Jim Knoblach abruptly ended his re-election campaign Friday amid allegations of inappropriate touching from his adult daughter.<p>Minnesota Public Radio reported the announcement came hours after the St. Cloud Republican's attorney, Susan Gaertner, denied …

Elections

The GOP's great fear

Republicans at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are edgy about yesterday's tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's …

Brett Kavanaugh

The key players in the push to purge Americans from voter rolls

J Christian Adams<p>Adams, 50, the president and general counsel of Pilf, is at the forefront of the rightwing push to purge large numbers of people off voter rolls. He was a core member of Donald Trump’s ill-fated commission on voter fraud, a panel of the country’s leading voter suppressors that …

Voter Fraud

The Crisis of the American Elites

Judith Butler and Ed Whelan share little in common—save their willingness to direct cruelty against ordinary people in defense of eminent colleagues.<p>Judith Butler and Ed Whelan have probably never met. And if they did, we may be quite certain that they would have very little use for each other. …

Sexual Harassment

Amid furor, Trump pushes pause on deciding Rosenstein's fate

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions.<p>The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive new story: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had …

Donald Trump

Land of the free? How Trump has put America’s identity in peril

Some 20 months into his term Trump has been pretty much the president we expected: loud, boastful, bullying, reckless, ruder than the worst-bred minor royalty, tetchy as a wolverine in heat. The main thing to note is the very most main thing: he’s still going.<p>The juggernaut that was launched off …

Affordable Care Act