NEW YORK - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley defended President Trump on Wednesday, saying Americans are more prosperous than ever and blaming a "disgusting" barrage of media criticism for making "us look bad" to the rest of the world.
WASHINGTON - Republican senators have selected Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers, a top senator announced Tuesday. Mitchell, the sex crimes bureau chief for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office in Phoenix, will query the two at Thursday's highly anticipated Senate Judiciary Committee hearing. A registered Republican, Mitchell has worked for the Maricopa County Attorney's Office for 26 years.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump attacked one of the women who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in harsh and stark language Tuesday, as senators escalated their partisan warfare over his confirmation ahead of a highly anticipated hearing.
UNITED NATIONS -- President Donald Trump has long argued that the United States has been taken advantage of by other nations - a "laughing stock to the entire World" he said on Twitter in 2014 - and his political rise was countenanced on the premise that he had the strength and resolve to change that.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. - Comic legend Bill Cosby, a once-beloved father figure and moralizing African-American cultural icon, was sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison Tuesday in a sexual assault case that was capped by the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era. In his ruling, Judge Steven O'Neill said the evidence that Cosby planned the drugging and sexual assault of his victim was "overwhelming," based on Cosby's own words in a civil deposition.
A 27-year-old math teacher, Jennifer Olajire-Aro, coerced a 17-year-old student into having sex with her, repeatedly threatening to dock his grades if he refused, according to a lawsuit filed by the South Carolina teenager and his mother.
The restaurant industry has to contend with a new giant. The parent of Arby's, Inspire Brands Inc., announced on Tuesday, Sept. 25, that it had agreed to acquire Sonic Corp. in a deal valued at about $2.3 billion, adding more than 3,600 locations of the burger chain to a portfolio that also includes Buffalo Wild Wings and Rusty Taco. The deal would give Inspire, controlled by private equity firm Roark Capital, a total of about 8,200 locations and make it one of the 10 largest restaurant companies in the U.S. by that measure.
A U.S. District Court judge restored federal protections on Monday to about 700 grizzly bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park, canceling planned hunts in Wyoming and Idaho and overturning a Trump administration finding that the iconic population had recovered.
BETHANY BEACH, Del. -- Mark Judge has been conspicuously absent for more than a week: Named as the only witness to an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he has not been seen and has said little beyond a statement released by a lawyer saying he recalled no such incident. A high school friend of Kavanaugh's, Judge has been absent from his Maryland residence for days as Democratic lawmakers and accuser Christine Blasey Ford have demanded that Republicans summon him before the Senate Judiciary Committee to answer questions under oath.
SAN FRANCISCO - The co-founders of the photo-sharing app Instagram, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, said late Monday they're exiting the company they sold to Facebook six years ago, the latest chapter in an extended shakeup of the social media giant. Systrom and Krieger submitted their resignations to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and plan to leave in the coming weeks, according to a person familiar with the men's decision-making.