Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

An adviser for the Senate Judiciary Committee has resigned amid questions from NBC News about a previous sexual harassment complaint.

Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had been helping coordinate the majority party’s messaging in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago at a high school party. In a response to NBC News, Ventry denied any past “allegations of misconduct.”

Source: Spokesman for GOP on Kavanaugh nomination resigns; has been accused of harassment in the past

5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report – CNNPolitics

The New York Times published an explosive report Friday afternoon, claiming, via anonymous sources, that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein openly speculated about wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump and floated the idea of building support within the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.

Source: 5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report – CNNPolitics

Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump | Fox News

The manhunt for a Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened to “put a bullet” in President Trump’s head has finally ended, officials said Friday.

Shawn Richard Christy, 26, surrendered after being tracked down to a ravine just north of Route 30 in Mansfield, Ohio, about 4:30 p.m., just three hours after the day’s search began, officials said at a press conference.

Source: Manhunt ends for Pennsylvania man who allegedly threatened Trump | Fox News

India’s Ganesh Festival: Mumbai Parties, Prays For Elephant-Headed God : NPR

On India’s west coast, revelers hoist up statues of an elephant-headed god, and parade them toward the Arabian Sea. They sing and chant, and hand out food to bystanders.

For 10 days, they perform pooja — Hindu prayers — at the statues’ feet and then submerge them in bodies of water.

This is a tradition in Mumbai, India’s biggest city, near the end of each year’s monsoon rains: a festival honoring Ganesh, or Lord Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom and good luck. He has a human body and an elephant head.

Source: India’s Ganesh Festival: Mumbai Parties, Prays For Elephant-Headed God : NPR

Duke Energy: Dam breached at North Carolina plant; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

  • A Duke Energy dam containing a 1,100-acre reservoir in North Carolina is breached, and may be causing coal ash to flow into the nearby Cape Fear River.
  • Hurricane Florence brought rain measured in feet to North Carolina, followed by rising rivers and standing water in fields.
  • The president of Duke Energy’s North Carolina operations, David Fountain, told CNBC earlier this week that the impact from Hurricane Florence has been the most severe he’s ever experienced.

Source: Duke Energy: Dam breached at North Carolina plant; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

New York City woman stabs five, including three newborns, at unlicensed daycare center | Fox News

A New York City woman is in custody after police say she stabbed five people, including three newborn babies, at an unlicensed daycare.

The father of one of the children and a daycare worker were also stabbed in the attack.

“We pray that all of the victims will be fine and will survive these injuries,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “We are hoping these young babies — small and so very fragile — are also strong enough to overcome this horrible act of senseless violence.”

Source: New York City woman stabs five, including three newborns, at unlicensed daycare center | Fox News

Walmart warning it’ll raise prices as Trump’s China tariffs kick in – CBS News

Walmart, the biggest U.S. retailer, warned the Trump administration the newest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods could prompt it to raise prices on products from shampoo to bicycles to food.

“This round of tariffs could impact a significant number of common consumer items that are not easily replaceable,”  Sarah F. Thorn, a senior director for global government affairs at Walmart, wrote in a Sept. 6 letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. “The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers. “

Source: Walmart warning it’ll raise prices as Trump’s China tariffs kick in – CBS News