Photo of Brett Kavanaugh and President Donald Trump

Kavanaugh to Hear His 1st Arguments as Supreme Court Justice

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court with a new conservative majority takes the bench as Brett Kavanaugh, narrowly confirmed after a bitter Senate battle, joins his new colleagues to hear his first arguments as a justice. Kavanaugh will emerge Tuesday morning from ...
Photo of Brett Kavanaugh

Trump Says He Supports ‘Comprehensive’ FBI Kavanaugh Probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday he wants the FBI to do a "comprehensive" investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh. But he also said he stands by his Supreme Court nominee "all the way." Trump said during a Rose ...
Photo of Brett Kavanaugh

Senate Panel Advances Kavanaugh to Full Senate

WASHINGTON — After a flurry of last-minute negotiations, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced Brett Kavanaugh's nomination for the Supreme Court after agreeing to a late call from Republican Sen. Jeff Flake ...
Photo of Brett Kavanaugh waiting to testify

How 65 Women Came to Kavanaugh’s Defense in Matter of Hours

NEW YORK — It started as a series of phone calls among old high-school friends and ended up embroiling 65 women in the firestorm over a sexual assault allegation that could shape the Supreme Court. In a matter of hours, they all signed onto a letter rallying b...
Photo of mourners carrying the dead body of Palestinian teen Nadim Nuwara

Sentence Doubled for Israeli Policeman Who Shot Palestinian

JERUSALEM — Israel's Supreme Court has doubled the sentence of a former border policeman who was convicted in the death of a stone-throwing Palestinian teenager in 2014. The court on Sunday upheld a state appeal for a longer sentence, extending Ben Deri's i...