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The video, some of the most graphic police footage to emerge in years, stoked outrage nationwide and put the nation's third-largest city at the center of the debate about police misconduct and use of force. Van Dyke also was found guilty of all 16 counts of aggravated battery for shooting McDonald 16 times October 20, 2014. First-degree required a finding that Van Dyke's use of deadly force wasn't justified that it was both unnecessary and unreasonable.
  • Next battle in war over Kavanaugh: FBI probe

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    Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee made public late on Sunday a previously unreleased interview with Kavanaugh from September 26, before a public hearing with Ford, in which he denied all the allegations against him and committee Democrats declined to ask questions, saying they felt the FBI should investigate the allegations.
  • Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico’s Baja California coast

    Tropical Storm Rosa nears Mexico’s Baja California coast

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    Tropical Storm Rosa diminished from a Pacific hurricane over the weekend, but will still bring strong winds and unsafe rip currents to southern California on Monday, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. The National Weather Service in Phoenix issued a small stream flood advisory around 12:40 p.m. Sunday and a severe thunderstorm warning for Yuma shortly after.
  • Death toll from Indonesia quake and tsunami rises above 800

    Death toll from Indonesia quake and tsunami rises above 800

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    Early Sunday (30 September 2018), Indonesian Disaster Management Agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho put the death toll at 405, but the number is expected to rise. "Worryingly, the National Disaster Management Agency has said they've received no information from the district of Donggala, which is closer to the epicentre of the quake", said Helen Szoke of Oxfam, referring to a region that is home to around 300,000 people.
  • Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe Supreme Court nominee

    Trump orders Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe Supreme Court nominee

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    After three women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh , lawmakers disagreed along party lines about how to proceed. Ramirez, who says Kavanaugh exposed his genitals to her while they were at Yale, is among four witnesses expected to be interviewed by the FBI in the investigation, commissioned by Trump after an intervention from Arizona Republican senator Jeff Flake , that is set to last less than a week.
  • President Trump's Nafta deal with Canada imminent

    President Trump's Nafta deal with Canada imminent

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    Relations between the two neighbors have been strained since Trump assailed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G-7 meeting in June, calling him "weak" and "dishonest". In August - more than a year into the negotiations - the United States and Mexico announced they had reached a two-way deal, after breaking away for bilateral talks on their outstanding issues.
  • Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in UN speech

    Swaraj blames Pakistan for sabotaging peace talks in UN speech

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    While rejecting Mr Qureshi's statement, Eenam Gambhir , India's First Secretary in Permanent Mission of India to United Nations , said it was the "most outrageous and preposterous allegation". "Before preaching to the world, championing of human rights should begin at home", Akbaruddin added. Referring to the first-ever report on Kashmir published by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights that had called for an worldwide probe into the numerous violations, he said it had exposed ...
  • Kavanaugh's Friend Mark Judge Says He Will Cooperate With FBI Probe

    Kavanaugh's Friend Mark Judge Says He Will Cooperate With FBI Probe

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    Judge said he would "cooperate with any law enforcement agency that is assigned to confidentially investigate these allegations", and signed the statement "under penalty of felony". Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley , before calling on a vote on the Kavanaugh nomination for 1:30 p.m., read a letter he'd gotten from Judge. Ramirez said Ford's allegation encouraged her to come forward to give a clear picture about Kavanaugh's past.
  • 384 dead in tsunami-hit Indonesia

    384 dead in tsunami-hit Indonesia

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    Officials said some victims had been trapped in the rubble of collapsed buildings. There were also concerns over the whereabouts of hundreds of people preparing for a beach festival that had been due to start Friday evening, the disaster agency said.
  • Suomi NPP satellite observes rebirth of Tropical Storm Kirk, warnings up

    Suomi NPP satellite observes rebirth of Tropical Storm Kirk, warnings up

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    A tropical storm warning was in effect for Barbados , St. Lucia, Dominica, Martinique and Guadeloupe. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for St Vincent and the Grenadines. Meanwhile, Hurricane Rosa grew into a Category 3 storm off Mexico's Pacific Coast, though it's not expected to threaten land before next week. Sustained winds of between 25 to 35 miles per hour (40 to 55 km/h), with higher gusts, are possible across the islands today as the system passes to the north.
  • Kavanaugh and accuser Ford testify before Senate panel

    Kavanaugh and accuser Ford testify before Senate panel

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    In the hours before the hearing, Republicans were rocked by the new accusation from a third woman, Julie Swetnick . "When Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh and his original accuser Christine Blasey Ford deliver dueling testimony on Thursday, they will conjure drama of an intensity unusual even in the Trump administration".
  • Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive

    Passenger plane crashes into lagoon in Micronesia, all survive

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    Locals rushed to the aircraft in small boats to rescue passengers and crew, images published on social media showed. Boeing 737-800 aircraft can hold up to 189 passengers in addition to crew. The plane was scheduled to stop in Chuuk on its way from Pohnpei to Port Moresby. Chuuk is among its shorter worldwide routes. Papua New Guinea officials say investigators from the country will head to Micronesia.
  • Why does keep Brett Kavanaugh referring to 'gangs' during his testimony?

    Why does keep Brett Kavanaugh referring to 'gangs' during his testimony?

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    He and one of the accusers, Christine Blasey Ford , will testify publicly Thursday before the Judiciary Committee. Kavanaugh responded to the allegations in a statement , writing: "This is ridiculous and from the Twilight Zone ". Mr Kavanaugh was handpicked by Donald Trump for the lifelong post on the Supreme Court, and has continued to enjoy the U.S. president's steadfast support despite the allegations against him.
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Plans To Vote On Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Friday

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    Liberals began arguing that Kavanaugh should even step down from the appeals court where he now serves. Asked how certain she was that Kavanaugh was her attacker, she declared, "100 percent". " Lindsey Graham is Lindsey Graham ", said Sen. But Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said of Ford, "She's a good witness". The hearing will be the first time the world sees and hears from Ms Ford beyond the grainy photo that has appeared in the media in the 10 days since she came forward with her ...