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Kavanaugh heads toward final Senate vote for Supreme Court post

After a bitter partisan fight that gripped the country, lawmakers backed Kavanaugh by 51 to 49 in a procedural vote that moved the Republican-controlled Senate toward a definitive decision on whether to confirm him.

US Senate braces for key vote on embattled court nominee

A final vote could come Saturday on President Donald Trump's embattled candidate, who if approved would seal a conservative majority on the nine-seat court for decades.

‘Women must be heard’: Thousands march against Kavanaugh

Last week Blasey Ford testified before lawmakers – and more than 20 million Americans watching live on television – that Kavanaugh attacked her in 1982, when they were both teenagers.

Senators to review new FBI material on Kavanaugh

The White House reviewed new interviews conducted by the FBI in its investigation of sexual assault allegations against the man President Donald Trump wants to secure a conservative majority on the court for the coming decades.

Trump rebuked after mocking Kavanaugh accuser

With Republicans eyeing Kavanaugh as the justice who will turn the well-balanced Supreme Court in a decidedly conservative direction, Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday demanded a final vote this week on the nominee.

FBI’s probe of Kavanaugh will have limits set by White House

The bureau hasn’t been authorized to investigate the claims of Julie Swetnick, said a person with knowledge of the probe who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.

Kavanaugh accuser Ramirez contacted by FBI, says lawyer

Lawyer John Clune tweeted that the FBI has reached out to interview Ms. Ramirez and she has agreed to cooperate with their investigation.

Senator Flake’s journey to defying Trump on Supreme Court nominee

Flake’s shift from full-throated support for Brett Kavanaugh to demanding an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee was seemingly swift.

Trump backs Kavanaugh after fiery hearing

Several Republican senators accuse Democrats of trying to delay Kavanaugh's nomination until November in the hopes of capturing control of the Senate.

Woman details sexual assault allegation against Trump court nominee

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, have also accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the 1980s.

Trump’s top court pick, accuser to face high-stakes hearing

If Kavanaugh's nomination survives what is expected to be tough questioning from Democratic senators on Thursday, the committee could vote on his appointment on Friday.

Bill Cosby jailed for up to 10 years for sexual assault

More than 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual abuse going back decades, with most complaints too old to prosecute.

Judge to sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault, capping his downfall

Cosby's first trial in 2017 ended in a mistrial when jurors could not reach a unanimous verdict.

Argento sex accuser Bennett opens up on Italian TV

Argento, who shot into the headlines for accusing disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, reportedly paid Bennett money after he said she had sex with him in a California hotel room in 2013.

Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s accuser tentatively agrees to testify on Thursday

The agreement is in the works for California professor Christine Blasey Ford to possibly testify on Thursday, but details have yet to be finalized.

US Senate’s Grassley sets Saturday deadline for Kavanaugh accuser

Grassley gave Ford's attorneys until 2.30 pm EST to negotiate the terms of her testimony to the committee next week.

No sex charges for Spacey, Seagal, Anthony Anderson

Kevin Spacey is one of dozens of men in the entertainment industry and politics who have been accused of sexual misconduct in the past 10 months.

Los Angeles prosecutors reviewing second Kevin Spacey sex assault case

Spacey became embroiled in controversy last year when actor Anthony Rapp accused him of trying to seduce him in 1986 when Rapp was 14.

Actor who accused Asia Argento said he tried to keep story...

The Times reported that Bennett had sought a payment from Argento in November 2017, shortly after she accused Weinstein of rape.

Trump pressed by ‘Apprentice’ woman to detail his ‘illicit’ past

Summer Zervos is seeking damages from Trump on the grounds that he defamed her when he dismissed her account as untruthful.

LA sheriff’s office seeking information on accusation against Asia Argento

Argento was one of the first women to publicly accuse movie producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct - her agent Maria Cristina Benelli said Argento will comment on Tuesday.

Buddhist monk master in China resigns after sexual misconduct allegations

The abbot of Longquan Temple, who is also a member of top political advisory body Communist Party, has denied accusations of harassing and demanding sexual favours from nuns.

British actress can sue Weinstein for sex trafficking

Noble is one of more than 70 women, mostly young actresses and other women employed in the movie business, who have accused Weinstein of sexual misconduct, including rape.

In China, #MeToo escalates as public figures are accused of sexual...

More than 20 women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct this week, sparked by an accusation that has rocked a non-government organisation.