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."
Elon Musk attempted to write the next chapter in his quest to open up space to the masses by announcing on Monday night the first paying tourist that his company, SpaceX, would fly on a trip around the moon. Speaking at SpaceX's headquarters outside of Los Angeles, he introduced Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur who founded the fashion label, Zozo. "Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon," Maezawa said.
Stung by what they perceive as a lack of institutional support for the chair umpire who gave Serena Williams a game penalty late in the U.S. Open women's final, which set off a firestorm of criticism, other umpires are reportedly discussing the possibility of boycotting her matches. Top umpires are also considering the formation of a union, according to a report Tuesday, Sept. 11, in part because they are not allowed to discuss specific matches.
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Hurricane Florence, roaring across the Atlantic Ocean with 140 mph winds, is on track to crash into the southeast U.S. coast Friday and slow to a crawl, an ominous forecast that could deliver rainfall measured in feet rather than inches.
In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters. The lander - essentially a high-tech trap outfitted with bait, monitors and underwater cameras - would take four hours to fall all the way to the bottom of the ocean, nearly five miles deep in some areas of the Atacama Trench, off the coast of Peru and Chile.
The number of children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has reached more than 10 percent, a significant increase during the past 20 years, according to a new study. The rise was most pronounced in minority groups, suggesting that better access to health insurance and mental-health treatment through former President Barack Obama's health care law may have played some role in the increase. The rate of diagnosis doubled in girls, although it was still much lower than in boys.
Hurricane Florence has rapidly intensified on its path toward the East Coast and is now a Category 4 with 140-mph winds, the National Hurricane Center said at 5 p.m. Monday. The storm could soon be on the brink of a Category 5. "None of the guidance suggest that Florence has peaked in intensity," the Hurricane Center said, predicting that its peak winds will reach 155 mph Tuesday, just 2 mph shy of Category 5. It expects to issue hurricane watches for parts of the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic coast Tuesday morning.
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE - President Donald Trump called Friday for the Justice Department to investigate the anonymous author of an op-ed depicting a "resistance" inside the government and said he is considering taking legal action against the New York Times for publishing it.
Burt Reynolds, whose blend of Southern-fried machismo and wise-guy playfulness launched his worldwide celebrity in the 1970s, first as a freewheeling chat-show guest, then as a nude centerfold in Cosmopolitan magazine and finally as a Hollywood action star, has died at 82. His agent, Todd Eisner, confirmed the death to the Associated Press. Additional details were not immediately available. Tire-screeching fare such as "Smokey and the Bandit" (1977) and "The Cannonball Run" (1981) largely bookended Reynolds's reig
It was a metaphoric Molotov, a middle finger, a knife in the back. Naturally, it emerged from the "Deep Throat" ether just after 4 p.m., smack in the middle of the workweek.