Dems Dispute Post On Kavanaugh Background Checks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are disputing Republicans’ suggestion that there’s been no “whiff” of any inappropriate sexual behavior or alcohol abuse in Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s previous background checks. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee tweeted that Kavanaugh’s six earlier background checks found no such issues. But Democrats in a letter Wednesday to…

GOP Senators Expect FBI Probe Results Soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sexual misconduct allegations against him (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Republican senators expect to receive the results of a new FBI background investigation into Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday afternoon. The second-ranking Senate Republican, Sen. John Cornyn, says he…

US Terminates 1955 Treaty With Iran After UN Court Ruling

WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to a U.N. court order that the U.S. lift sanctions on Iran, the Trump administration said Wednesday it was terminating a decades-old treaty affirming friendly relations between the two countries. The largely symbolic gesture highlights deteriorating relations between Washington and Tehran. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said withdrawing from the…

N. Korea Said to Have Stolen a Fortune in Online Bank Heists

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear and missile tests have stopped, but its hacking operations to gather intelligence and raise funds for the sanction-strapped government in Pyongyang may be gathering steam. U.S. security firm FireEye raised the alarm Wednesday over a North Korean group that it says has stolen hundreds of millions of dollars by…