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.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Tuesday attacked the second woman who has accused Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, dismissing her account because she was "totally inebriated and all messed up," and accused Democrats of playing a "con game" in an attempt to derail his Supreme Court nominee.
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.
Rep. Kevin Cramer, the Republican nominee for Senate in North Dakota, questioned Monday whether a sexual assault accusation against Brett M. Kavanaugh should disqualify him from the Supreme Court, even if the allegation is true. Cramer raised the question in a television interview on KX4, a North Dakota station. He also explained that when he said in a radio interview last week that "nothing evidently happened" between Kavanaugh and Ford, he meant that "there was no type of intercourse or anything like that."
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."