By Ros Krasny
WASHINGTON – A second woman has stepped forward with an accusation of sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, this time during his college years at Yale University, the New Yorker reported Sunday.
The magazine says Senate Democrats, who brought to light the claims of Christine Blasey Ford against President Donald Tr…
By Jane Stancill, Lynn Bonner and Tammy Grubb
The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)
RALEIGH, N.C. – Hurricane Florence delivered a slow-motion assault to the coast of North Carolina early Friday, with catastrophic storm surge and torrential rains that will continue for days.
The hurricane was also deadly, killing five people.
Wilmington Police confirmed that …
By Joe Nocera
The day after Christmas 2001, Sam Waksal, the chief executive of ImClone Systems, began selling off shares in the company after learning that the Food and Drug Administration had rejected its application for a key cancer drug.
As it happens, Waksal’s broker, Peter Bacanovic, also served as Martha Stewart’s broker, and because she and Waksal…
By Levon Sevunts
Investigators looking into a deadly weekend shooting in Toronto have identified the assailant as Faisal Hussain but said Monday they still do not know the motive behind the attack.
Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit said its officials had spoken with the 29-year-old Toronto man’s immediate family and a family representat…
By Sam Carchidi
The Philadelphia Inquirer
Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery died at age 35 while swimming in Ontario on Sunday morning.
The Flyers confirmed his death late Sunday afternoon.
The Hamilton Spectator reported a man drowned after visiting a friend’s boat at the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club. It did not name the victim, but Toronto photojournalist Andrew Co…
By Lisa Wolfson and Leslie Patton
Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee and doughnut chain, plans to open more than 1,500 restaurants in China amid a growing global trade war.
The restaurants will open over the next 10 years through a master franchise agreement with Cartesian Capital Group, Tim Hortons said Wednesday.
“We have two main priorities at Tim Ho…
By Kevin Rector
The Baltimore Sun
BALTIMORE – At least five people were killed and several others were "gravely injured" in a shooting Thursday afternoon at the Capital Gazette in Anne Arundel County, authorities said.
A shooter is in custody, police said. Police would not name the suspect or say what type of weapon was used.
Anne Arundel County Police initial…
By Elizabeth Elizalde
New York Daily News
Former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized in Maine for low blood pressure and fatigue, according to his spokesman.
Bush, 93, was taken to Southern Main Health Care in Biddeford where “he will likely remain there for a few days for observation,” spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Sunday.
“The former president is awak…
By Bill Sanderson
New York Daily News
Former President George H.W. Bush was in intensive care Monday night, where he was taken the day after his wife Barbara’s funeral, CNN reported.
The elder Bush, 93, was admitted to a Houston hospital Sunday morning after an infection spread to his blood, said spokesman Jim McGrath in a statement.
“He is responding to treatm…
By Robert Salonga, Julia Prudis Sulek and Seung Lee
The Mercury News
SAN BRUNO, Calif. – A woman shot and killed herself after wounding her boyfriend and two other people with a handgun at YouTube headquarters Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.
A law enforcement source said the shooting appeared to have been fueled by a domestic dispute and that the suspect was …
By Field Level Media
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is reportedly considering retiring from football to pursue a career in Hollywood as an actor.
Citing a source, Bill Burt of The Eagle-Tribune reported Tuesday night that Gronkowski has been told by two acting superstars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Sylvester Stallone, that he could make millions of …
By Joe Williams
WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain will return to the chamber Tuesday in time for a key procedural vote on the Republican legislation to repeal and replace the 2010 health care law, his office confirmed Monday evening.
The Arizona Republican announced last week he was diagnosed with brain cancer.
The news is a boost to the GOP effort to …
By Lisa Mascaro and Michael Memoli
Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON - After months of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans are set to unveil their Obamacare overhaul Thursday, in hopes of voting next week before a holiday recess, leaders announced Tuesday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismissed complaints that Republicans were working behind close…
By Kanga Kong
SEOUL, South Korea – North Korea attempted to fire an unidentified missile Sunday morning, but the test likely failed, according to South Korea’s military.
South Korea is conducting further analysis of the launch at Sinpo, the nation’s joint chiefs of staff said in a text message. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to arrive i…
By Abbott Koloff
The Record (Hackensack, N.J.)
HACKENSACK, N.J. – An 8-year-old North Jersey transgender boy who was kicked out of the Cub Scouts was asked to rejoin in what amounts to a major shift in policy for the Boy Scout of America, which issued a statement on Monday night indicating that it’s opening its membership to transgender children.
“Starting today, …