Angry Kavanaugh Denies Ford Accusation, Sees ‘Disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emotionally battling to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh fought back Thursday against allegations that he’d sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students, telling Congress that allegations by her and others have “totally and permanently destroyed” his family and his reputation. In a loud voice, the conservative…

White House Postpones Meeting Between Trump, Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — A highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said Thursday. The two were set to meet Thursday following news media reports that Rosenstein last…

The Latest: Ford Questioned About Anxieties, Fear of Flying

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 12:23 p.m. The prosecutor at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing questioning Christine Blasey Ford about her allegation of sexual assault has asked about her fear of flying. Attorney Rachel Mitchell asked Ford about her anxieties. Ford acknowledged Thursday a…

Gender, Politics, and More: Americans Weigh in on Kavanaugh

As the Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony from Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh about allegations of sexual assault, AP journalists around the country are talking to Americans about politics, gender, culture and the Supreme Court. Here is some of what they’re hearing: AGONIZING TO WATCH: For Elizabeth Jacobson, listening to Ford’s testimony was emotionally…

Trump says He Prefers to Keep Rosenstein, May Delay Meeting

By ERIC TUCKER ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would “certainly prefer not” to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and that he may delay a highly anticipated meeting with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official. Trump said Rosenstein denied making remarks first attributed to him in a New York Times…

Ford tells her Kavanaugh Story, Choking Back Tears

By LISA MASCARO, ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN ,  Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — In a clash along a polarized nation’s political and cultural fault lines, the Senate Judiciary Committee began its historic hearing Thursday in which Brett Kavanaugh hoped to salvage his Supreme Court nomination by fending off allegations by Christine Blasey Ford that he’d…