GOP Agrees to FBI Probe of Kavanaugh, Delaying Senate Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a dramatic flurry of last-minute negotiations, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh cleared a key procedural hurdle Friday, but his confirmation prospects were still deeply uncertain as Republicans agreed to ask for a new FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations. Under pressure from moderate members, Republican leaders said they would allow the…

One Hearing Plus Two Witnesses Equals Many Takeaways

By MARJORIE MILLER and JOCELYN NOVECK ,  Associated Press It was one hearing with just two witnesses but, in an era of deep political polarization and yawning cultural divisions, Americans came away Thursday having heard very different things. Millions of men and women listened to nervous-but-composed college professor Christine Blasey Ford tell the Senate Judiciary Committee…

Graham Tells Kavanaugh ‘You’ve Got Nothing to Apologize For’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh looked in desperate need of a fighter on his behalf Thursday as he gave impassioned testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee denying allegations of sexual assault. He found it in Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who told the judge straight out, “You’ve got nothing to apologize for.” Kavanaugh…

Israel Accuses Iran Of Harboring ‘Secret Atomic Warehouse’  

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ANGELA CHARLTON ,  Associated Press   UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Thursday of keeping a “secret atomic warehouse” just outside its capital, despite the 2015 deal with world powers that was meant to keep it from obtaining nuclear weapons. Holding up a poster-board map of…