Kavanaugh Accuser Wants FBI To Investigate Allegations

Watch Video The next steps in the confirmation process for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh once again appear to be uncertain. Late Tuesday night, we learned the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault said she will not testify before congressional lawmakers until after the FBI completes a full investigation into her allegations. Christine Blasey Ford claims Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were in high school, which he denies. Ford’s attorney says her client is prepared to cooperate with lawmakers and any law enforcement investigation, but that it’s still too soon for Ford to speak publicly about the issue. “If the senators who have come forward and said they want… Read More

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Gonzalez’s home run helps Astros down Mariners

HOUSTON — Marwin Gonzalez hit a two-run homer in a four-run third inning that helped the Houston Astros to a 7-0 win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night. Houston, which eliminated the Mariners from contention for the AL West title with the victory, entered the day four games ahead of Oakland atop the division standings. The Athletics played later against the Angels. Rookie starter Josh James (1-0) struck out seven and scattered four hits over 5 1/3 innings for his first major league win. Four relievers completed the shutout. Seattle starter Mike Leake (10-10) yielded six hits and five runs in 6 1/3 innings to snap a two-game winning… Read More

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Cardinals win 3rd straight, hand Braves 4th straight loss

ATLANTA — Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer, Yadier Molina added a two-run single in a four-run eighth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals won their third straight game with an 8-1 victory over the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night. Austin Gomber pitched five effective innings for St. Louis, which holds a slim lead for the second NL wild card. The Cardinals top the National League with 36 victories since All-Star break, and their 43 road wins this season rank second. Atlanta’s division lead dropped to 5 1/2 games over Philadelphia as the Braves lost their fourth in a row after a season-best six-game winning streak. They are… Read More

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Plan the parade? Tavares’ Maple Leafs debut lights up Twitter

Anticipation had been building since he put pen to paper on July 1 as the NHL’s top available free agent, and John Tavares did not disappoint in his official Toronto Maple Leafs pre-season debut Tuesday night. The star centre scored two goals and added an assist in a 4-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators, sending Leafs Nation into a frenzy. It took Tavares little more than five minutes to bury his first goal in a Maple Leafs uniform, tying the game at one goal apiece thanks to a power-play marker assisted by Mitch Marner and Travis Dermott. Tavares took a pass from Marner down low, worked his way to the… Read More

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A long-dormant high-speed rail project meant to connect Las Vegas and Southern California has a new owner

A private, Florida-based transportation company said it plans to acquire a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. Brightline Trains plans to take up the XpressWest project in hopes of bringing an electric-powered train to the West Coast. The company currently operates high-speed trains in Florida, connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. A private, Florida-based transportation company said it plans to acquire a long-dormant high-speed rail project designed to connect Las Vegas to Southern California. Brightline Trains plans to take up the XpressWest project, in hopes of developing an electric-powered train service for the West Coast, The Wall Street Journal reported. Brightline already… Read More

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