(CNN) — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee announced Tuesday night that panel Republicans have hired outside counsel Rachel Mitchell to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault. Mitchell, according to a news release from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, is on leave from […]

PHILADELPHIA–A Pennsylvania judge ruled that Bill Cosby will be classified as a “sexually violent predator” on Tuesday and sentenced him to three to ten years in prison. Cosby, convicted in April of sexual assault, declined to speak to the court ahead of the sentence from Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill. His attorneys have filed an […]

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Rod Rosenstein is still the Deputy Attorney General of the U.S. but his hold on the job may be tenuous.  Rosenstein will meet with President Trump at the White House on Thursday, after Trump returns from the annual UN meetings in New York.  In a statement today, White House Press Secretary Sarah […]

NATIONWIDE — Cargill Meat Solutions issued a recall of 132,606 pounds of ground meat due to a deadly E. coli outbreak, the US Department of Agriculture said Wednesday. Eighteen people have become sick with E. coli illness linked to this meat. One of them died. The recalled meat, which may be contaminated with E. coli, is from […]

NATIONWIDE — Delta Airlines has raised its fee for checked baggage. The airline on Wednesday raised the prices of the first and second checked bags by $5 each. The first checked bag will now cost $30 for flights in North America, the Carribean and Central America. The price to check a second bag is now $40. […]

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee says there’s no reason to delay Monday’s hearing to address sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.  Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley issued a statement after Christine Blasey Ford said she wouldn’t testify in a committee hearing until the FBI investigated her claims.  She accuses Kavanaugh of […]

(CNN) — The United States will impose a 10{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6} tariff later this month on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, increasing to 25{88985e72cdc23cc640478df67fb322de3b1b52d56709d5df1fff12157a74fef6} at the end of the year.  The Trump administration made that announcement Monday.  The additional tariffs are on top of penalties enacted earlier this year on $50 billion worth of Chinese goods. Taken […]

WILMINGTION, N.C. — The sun is finally poking out of the clouds in Wilmington, North Carolina, but the problems causing by Hurricane Florence are only just beginning. Indiana’s Task Force 1 has been working round-the-clock since the storm made landfall this past Friday. Spokesman Mike Pruitt said flash flooding is the biggest problem in their […]

WEBB COUNTY, Texas — A U.S. border patrol agent accused of murdering four people in Texas is being described as a serial killer. Juan David Ortiz, 35, confessed to killing four people between September 3 and September 15, according to police. Ortiz was arrested Saturday after a would-be fifth victim escaped and alerted police. The bodies of four […]

WASHINGTON —  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate with the Justice Department, including in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, as part of a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Manafort pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy against the US and one count of conspiracy to obstruct justice due to attempts […]