Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman Associated Press Published 11:16 AM EDT Sep 27, 2018 Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee and a riveted nation Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a locked room at a 1980s high school party, as the panel began an extraordinary and historic hearing at which Kavanaugh hoped to salvage his Supreme Court nomination. “I believed he was going to rape me,” the 51-year-old California psychology professor said, her voice breaking as she read her opening statement. Kavanaugh has denied Ford’s and other women’s allegations of sexual misconduct. The conservative jurist, whose Senate confirmation had seemed an easy waltz until Ford and the other women emerged, awaited his own chance to testify later in the day. “I am here today not because I want to be. I am terrified,” Ford said as she described the alleged assault. “I am here because I believe it is my civic duty to … [Read more...] about Ford ‘agonized daily’ over coming forward
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WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. Watch the hearing LIVE >> 10 a.m. on ABC Action News The Senate Judiciary Committee — 11 Republicans, all men, and 10 Democrats — was to hear from just two witnesses on Thursday: Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge who has long been eyed for the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who accuses him of attempting to rape her when they were teens.Republicans have derided her allegation as part of a smear campaign and a Democratic plot to sink Kavanaugh’s nomination. But after more allegations have emerged, some GOP senators have allowed that much is riding on Kavanaugh’s performance. Even President Donald … [Read more...] about High drama in Senate for the Brett Kavanaugh-Christine Blasey Ford hearing
Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman, Associated Press Updated 9:39 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Now Playing: The big open question heading into Thursday's hearing for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is: How will Christine Blasey Ford will perform. AP Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace explains. (Sept. 26) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. The Senate Judiciary Committee — 11 Republicans, all men, and 10 Democrats — was to hear from just two witnesses on Thursday: Kavanaugh, a federal appeals court judge who has long been eyed for the Supreme Court, and Christine Blasey Ford, a California psychology professor who accuses him … [Read more...] about High drama in Senate as Kavanaugh-Ford hearing nears
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jenna Russell Globe Staff September 21, 2018 HANSON — On the first Sunday morning in September, Rebecca Shipman Hurst gathered up her things — her small quilted purse, her car keys, the sealed pink envelope containing her weekly offering to the Catholic Church — and walked out the door of her weathered gray farmhouse.Carefully she backed her car down the gravel driveway and steered south toward St. Joseph the Worker, the small-town parish she has long called home.She had raised a child in the church, and it had become her community and a source of joy. At 69, she was deeply invested in the faith she’d worked so hard to nurture, but today was, for her, a day of protest. Hurst had dressed in white for the noon Mass. She’d chosen the color to signify purity and innocence. And she had asked others to wear white to Mass too, to join her in a … [Read more...] about At the church she called home, she found her own quiet way to protest.
I. The Bumper The trip to Delaware was only supposed to last a day. David Pokora, a bespectacled University of Toronto senior with scraggly blond hair down to his shoulders, needed to travel south to fetch a bumper that he’d bought for his souped-up Volkswagen Golf R. The American seller had balked at shipping to Canada, so Pokora arranged to have the part sent to a buddy, Justin May, who lived in Wilmington. The young men, both ardent gamers, shared a fascination with the inner workings of the Xbox; though they’d been chatting and collaborating for years, they’d never met in person. Pokora planned to make the eight-hour drive on a Friday, grab a leisurely dinner with May, then haul the metallic-blue bumper back home to Mississauga, Ontario, that night or early the next morning. His father offered to tag along so they could take turns behind the wheel of the family’s Jetta. An hour into their journey on March 28, 2014, the Pokoras crossed the … [Read more...] about The Young and the Reckless