Daily Archive: October 16, 2018

Oct 16

Trump tells AP he’s not to blame if Republicans loses House

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump says he won’t accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. In an interview with The Associated Press on Tuesday, Trump said he thinks he is “helping people” in the midterm elections. He said, “I don’t believe anybody has ever had this kind of impact.” Trump says …

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Oct 16

Simone Biles criticizes USA Gymnastics' choice after CEO's anti-Nike tweet

Biles, USA Gymnastics’ biggest star, quote-tweeted Bono’s post from last month that was critical of Nike in the wake of the apparel company’s advertising campaign featuring NFL quarterback  Colin Kaepernick. Bono, who was appointed to her new roles on Friday, posted a photo of herself blacking out a Nike logo on a golf shoe. In response, …

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Oct 16

Cuban diplomats disrupt UN meeting called by US on prisoners

About 20 Cuban diplomats and supporters disrupted a U.N. meeting called Tuesday by the United States to spotlight the island nation’s political prisoners, loudly banging on tables and shouting in Spanish, “Cuba, yes! U.S. blockade, no!” It was impossible to hear U.S. Deputy Ambassador Kelley Currie, senior Trump administration officials or the secretary-general of the …

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Oct 16

Head of Community Action Council accused of sexual harassment

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The head of the Community Action Council in Lexington, which helps low income people and families, is accused of sexually harassing a female employee. Court documents show the local Community Action Council and it’s executive director, Malcolm Ratchford, are being sued by a female employee for sexual harassment, creating a hostile …

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Oct 16

A few spotty rain showers are possible this evening; frost likely by Thursday morning

Overview:  A few spotty rain showers will be possible early tonight, mainly across Southeast Kentucky. Chilly temperatures develop overnight, with lows around 40 degrees. This week, temperatures remain chilly at night, with lows in the 30s, and high temperatures in the mid to upper 50s. A widespread frost is likely for Thursday morning, and some …

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Oct 16

MeToo, Kavanaugh topics of talk at women filmmakers’ event

NEW YORK (AP) — The midterm elections, #MeToo, and the recent confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court: All were key issues of discussion at an annual gathering for women filmmakers in Manhattan. Tuesday’s gathering took place almost exactly a year after the #MeToo movement erupted into public consciousness, following allegations of sexual …

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Oct 16

Hernandez apologizes after criticizing quiet Dodgers fans

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dodgers infielder Enrique Hernandez has apologized after complaining “the fans had no energy” during Los Angeles’ Game 3 loss in the NL Championship Series. Hernandez tweeted a statement Tuesday claiming his comments were taken out of context. He says he was “really frustrated” following a 4-0 loss to the Brewers on …

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Oct 16

The Latest: Sheriff eyes murder charge for girl dead in oven

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a child found dead in an oven in Mississippi (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Authorities say they are preparing a first-degree murder charge against a Mississippi grandmother after her 20-month-old granddaughter was found stabbed and burned inside an oven. Bolivar County Sheriff Kelvin Williams Sr. tells The Associated …

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Oct 16

Pompeo: Saudis have ‘serious commitment’ to accountability, including for senior officials, in case of missing writer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pompeo: Saudis have ‘serious commitment’ to accountability, including for senior officials, in case of missing writer. The post Pompeo: Saudis have ‘serious commitment’ to accountability, including for senior officials, in case of missing writer appeared first on LEX18.com. Brought to you by Automated Marketing .

Oct 16

Uber driver charged with kidnapping New York woman

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a New York City Uber driver kidnapped a woman who fell asleep in his vehicle, groped her then left her on the side of a highway in Connecticut. Federal prosecutors announced the kidnapping charges Tuesday against Harbir Parmar. It wasn’t immediately clear whether he has an attorney. The FBI …

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