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Source: CBS News

Brett Kavanaugh hears first arguments as Supreme Court justice

Wednesday 20:03 GMT

Following weeks of contentious debate over sexual assault allegations, Tuesday marked Brett Kavanaugh's first full day as associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation, the Associated Press reports.

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Source: Common Domain

McDonald’s Franchisees Plan Push for Stronger Sales

Friday 00:38 GMT

Some 400 McDonald’s Corp. MCD -0.86% franchisees gathered for a rare meeting Wednesday to discuss their concerns about the burger giant’s plans for improving weak sales.

Appeared in the October 11, 2018, print edition as 'Franchisees to Pressure McDonald’s.'. Restaurant operators hold rare meeting to discuss grievances with burger giant’s strategy

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Source: Washington Post

Dean suspended for Kavanaugh comments can still teach, Catholic University says

Friday 02:27 GMT

A Catholic University of America dean who was suspended after posting comments on social media that questioned allegations of sexual misconduct against Brett M. Kavanaugh, who was a Supreme Court nominee at the time, will be allowed to continue teaching this semester, a school spokeswoman said this week.

William Rainford, dean of the National Catholic School of Social Service, will teach a half-semester class that is expected to begin next week, Karna Lozoya, a university spokeswoman, said in an email.

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Source: CBS News

Indonesia heeds residents' demands, extends search for quake victims

Friday 12:42 GMT

Indonesian officials said Thursday that the official search and rescue effort for victims of the devastating Sept. 28 earthquake and tsunami would be extended due to residents' demands.

"Because of the demands of the residents to lengthen the search for victims, we have extended the search and evacuation process for one day," he said. It will take two years to rebuild the city of Palu, which was shattered by the quake and ensuing tsunami, Nugroho said.

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Source: Global News

Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov to be suspended following UFC 229 post-fight brawl

Saturday 01:30 GMT

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will be tentatively suspended for at least 10 days on Monday for their part in a brawl that occurred inside and outside the Octagon in their Saturday fight, Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett announced Thursday.

The decision comes five days after UFC 229 in Las Vegas when Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor via fourth-round submission and then went into the crowd in an attempt to fight members of McGregor’s team.

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Source: Washington Post

Capitals mailbag: Can suspended forward Tom Wilson change his game?

Saturday 12:40 GMT

This edition of the mailbag, a week-and-a-half into the season, addresses forward Tom Wilson’s future and how Washington might replace him on the top line for the next 16 games while he serves a suspension for an illegal check to the head.

Tyler A.. Wilson has been suspended by the NHL Department of Player Safety four times in his past 105 games, including preseason and playoffs, which is an unprecedented frequency.

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Source: Fox News

Princess Eugenie's royal wedding inspires Demi Moore's Instagram debut

Saturday 17:15 GMT

The 55-year-old actress made her Instagram debut in a royal way by sharing her first post while at the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on Friday at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Stars such as Cara Delevingne, Liv Tyler, Ellie Goulding, Naomi Cambell and Kate Moss were also in attendance while the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, attended along with Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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Source: Fox News

Robert De Niro says he’s ‘offended’ by behavior of Trump, ‘Republicans in general’

Today 15:27 GMT

Robert De Niro told Alec Baldwin that he feels “offended” by President Trump and the GOP, during the premiere Sunday night of ABC’s “The Alec Baldwin Show.”

“It is time to overthrow the government of Donald Trump – not in a violent way or unlawful way – but it must be overthrown nonetheless,” Baldwin told a crowd of some 800 party officeholders, candidates, officials and activists, drawing loud applause.

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Source: ABC News

Beach home survives storm nearly untouched: 'We intended to build it to survive'

Today 19:07 GMT

"Hurricanes happen and so we intended to build it to survive" and pass through the generations, Dr. Lebron Lackey told ABC News of the vacation home he build last year with his uncle. When Category 4 Michael made landfall at Mexico Beach Wednesday with winds around 155 mph, Lackey was home in Tennessee, "nauseated" as he monitored the house security camera, watching footage of the winds and debris whipping by.

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Source: Global News

‘Bachelor: Vietnam’ contestants ended up together after all

Today 19:08 GMT

READ MORE: ‘Bachelor: Vietnam’ contestants find love with each other, leaving man shocked. “I went into this competition to find love, but I’ve found that love for myself.

Last month, in a shocking twist that no one would expect from the heteronormative world of The Bachelor, two female contestants left the bachelor stranded at a Bachelor: Vietnam rose ceremony, claiming they’d found love with one another instead of with him.

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Source: Global News

Haunted house actors suspended after being accused of mock rape scene

Today 20:02 GMT

Employees at a popular haunted house Halloween attraction in Ohio have been suspended after at least one couple accused them of staging a mock rape scene without consent.

Jeremy Caudill, managing partner of Melanie Lake Inc. at Kim Tam Park, issued a statement, saying he was “shocked and appalled” when he learned of “the allegations of a mock rape scene.” “We’re still investigating and trying to find out exactly what happened, and we’re hearing some confusing, inconsistent reports,” Caudill said.

“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte