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NY Times sparks furor with tweet describing alleged Kavanaugh behavior as ‘harmless fun’

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The New York Times, under its “New York Times Opinion” Twitter banner, issued an apology late Saturday, saying it had deleted an “offensive” Twitter message promoting a Times article that makes allegations against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

“We deleted a previous tweet regarding this article,” the second Times Opinion message said. “It was offensive, and we apologize.”

Previously, the Times posted and then deleted a tweet without the word “apology,” but saying that the original tweet had been deleted because it was “poorly phrased.”

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The original Times tweet graphically described an obscene act that Kavanaugh is accused of having done during his college years. The tweet then said the act “may seem like harmless fun.”

Regardless of whether the claim against Kavanaugh is true or not, critics on social media were simply furious that the Times would describe the alleged behavior as “harmless fun.”

‘Profound lapse in judgment’

“This is…. Such a profound lapse in judgment and common sense. Sexual assault isn’t harmless fun,” one Twitter user wrote. “What the hell is going on at the NYT?”

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But others also argued that the allegations against Kavanaugh in the article weren’t true.

‘What are they thinking?’

“What are they thinking at the New York Times?,” Fox News contributor Byron York of the Washington Examiner wrote. “1) It’s a discredited allegation. 2) If it happened, such things are ‘harmless fun’?”

‘Smearing a distinguished jurist’

“You may think that smearing a distinguished jurist based on the testimony of a woman who said last year she wasn’t even certain about her story is harmless fun…” wrote theater critic Kyle Smith.

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The new Times story gives the account of a male Yale classmate of Kavanaugh named Max Stier, who alleges that Kavanaugh, at the urging of some friends, performed an obscene act while mistreating a woman at a party.

The Times reported Saturday that Stier told the FBI about the alleged incident during Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation process but the FBI did not investigate further.

Stier’s story appears to align with allegations that Kavanaugh accuser Deborah Ramirez made last year in an article in The New Yorker magazine. But that magazine noted at the time that Ramiriez “was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident.”

The magazine later noted that Ramirez agreed to speak only after “six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.”

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During his confirmation process, Kavanagh denied numerous allegations about his personal conduct.

Earlier this year, an attorney for Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford said her client was motivated to testify against Kavanaugh in part to attach an “asterisk” next to his name in the event of Supreme Court rulings on abortion.

The Senate ultimately approved President Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh in a 50-48 vote last October.

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House explosion in Pennsylvania linked to dad’s suicide on daughter’s wedding day: cops

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A Pennsylvania man apparently committed suicide on his daughter’s wedding day by blowing up his suburban Pittsburgh home, authorities say.

Neighbors told police they saw the homeowner standing in front of his residence in Edgewood shortly before an explosion went off inside the home, igniting a fire and eventually destroying the structure.

AT LEAST 22 PEOPLE INJURED AFTER THREE-STORY DECK COLLAPSE IN NEW JERSEY

“The house just collapsed in one large movement with a lot of sound to it,” neighbor Dann Laudermilch, 35, told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “By that time it was fully in flames. It went up in flames remarkably fast. I thought it would take longer to burn, but it was like a minute and a half — it was crazy.”

“The house just collapsed in one large movement with a lot of sound to it. By that time it was fully in flames. It went up in flames remarkably fast.”

— Dann Laudermilch, neighbor

Police and fire units responded around 2:30 p.m. to find the man’s vehicle and cell phone out front. Hours passed before a crew using heavy machinery found the man’s body around 8 p.m., Pittsburgh’s WTAE-TV reported.

The death was ruled a suicide and the man’s name was not released. Family members were away from the home at the time, attending the daughter’s wedding, officials said. It remained unclear who lived in the home with the man. No additional deaths were reported.

In addition to Laudermilch, other neighbors described feeling their own homes shake during the explosion, causing them to go outside to find out what happened.

“We came outside to see what was going on, and the house was in flames — still standing — but in flames,” neighbor Donna Antolovich told the Post-Gazette. “Three to five minutes before the house blew up, the owner was standing in front of it. After that, nobody could find him.”

The cause of the explosion remained under investigation, but Edgewood police Chief Robert Payne said it appeared the man “may have been able to disconnect the gas line itself in the basement of the house and of course it wouldn’t take much but a spark to explode the house after that.”

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Police said they had been to the home before for domestic issues relating to mental illness. A house next door that was damaged by the fire had recently been sold, and officials say a family had been planning to move in soon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Humberto dumps more rain on Dorian-battered Bahamas

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FREEPORT, Bahamas  — Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the Bahamas on Saturday after dumping rain on parts of the archipelago’s northwest region that were already hammered by Hurricane Dorian two weeks ago.

Humberto dropped rain on the islands as U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres visited the Bahamas to support humanitarian efforts in the wake of Dorian, which hit as a Category 5 storm that left thousands in need of food, water and shelter. The list of missing stands at an alarming 1,300 people and the death toll at 50. But officials caution the list is preliminary and many people could just be unable to connect with loved ones.

The storm originally threatened to exacerbate the nation’s problems, but conditions appeared to normalize Saturday afternoon.

TROPICAL STORM HUMBERTO FORMS EAST OF BATTERED BAHAMAS

At 11 p.m. EDT, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said Humberto was located about 85 miles north of Great Abaco Island and was moving 6 mph north-northwest with maximum sustained winds of 60 mph. The Bahamian government discontinued a tropical storm warning earlier in the evening.

Weather forecasters say Humberto will likely become a hurricane Sunday as it moves away from the Bahamas and the U.S. coast, but won’t threaten land by the time it intensifies to that strength. Its swells could still affect the coasts of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in the coming days.

Under a bright sun in the Grand Bahama, 40-year-old maintenance man Dexter Wilson was helping a friend put a blue tarp on a damaged roof. He said he was worried about his brother in Abaco given the tropical storm.

“He’s still there. I don’t know why,” he said.

The hurricane center said most of Humberto’s heavy squalls were occurring north and east of the center of the storm, which passed just east of Abaco. However, government officials in the Bahamas took no chances and urged people in damaged homes to seek shelter as they announced that aid efforts would be temporarily affected.

“The weather system will slow down logistics,” said Carl Smith, spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency.

The distribution of meals in Grand Bahama was reduced ahead of the storm, and a spokesman for the United Nations World Food Program said all flights into its logistics hub in Marsh Harbor in Abaco were suspended.

Later Saturday, WFP spokesman Herve Verhoosel said the agency had resumed activities in Marsh Harbor.

“Our team is back at work to support the population and relief organizations,” Verhoosel said in a statement.

Dave McGregor, president and COO of the Grand Bahama Power Company, said crews would resume restoring power as soon as possible.

“We are back in storm preparation mode again, unfortunately,” he said.

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Guterres, who was in Abaco on Saturday, said he was “horrified” by the level of “systematic devastation.”

“Hurricane Dorian has been classified as Category 5. I think it’s Category Hell,” the U.N. secretary-general said after his visit.

He said storms powered by climate change had grown more intense, and he implored the international community to learn from the example of Abaco and Grand Bahama and provide support.

“We have always had many hurricanes, but now they are more intense, and they are more frequent,” he said.

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At least 22 people injured after three-story deck collapse in New Jersey

Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, injuring at least 22 people, including some children.

The collapse in Wildwood happened at around 6 p.m. during the annual New Jersey Firemen’s Convention, which attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town.

Cape May Regional Health System said 21 people were taken there, at least three of them children. Eleven patients had been released by 10 p.m., including all the children who were admitted, hospital spokeswoman Susan Staeger told The Associated Press. AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City said at least one additional person was taken there.

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The conditions of the hospitalized victims were not immediately clear, but no deaths were reported.

Witness Joann Devito said she was shitting on her deck across the street when she saw the collapse.

“I heard this noise, so I turned and looked and saw the whole thing caving in,” she said. “I saw two women running and screaming. It was horrible.”

Photos and video on social media showed firefighters trying to lift a piece of decking. It was unclear how many people were on or under the decks at the time, or how many were firefighters, but authorities said those who were trapped were quickly removed.

Images showed multiple levels of decking ripped away from the building and reduced to beams and splintered wood. The decks appeared to have been topped by a fourth-floor overhang, which looked to have remained intact. The second and third levels appeared to have pancaked onto a first-floor deck. The overhang looked intact.

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Wildwood Fire Chief Daniel Speigel said authorities would not make a statement Saturday amid attempts to clean up and investigate. More information is likely on Sunday, he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher sues his ex-lawyers, military nonprofit

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Decorated Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher, who was acquitted of murder in a war crimes trial this past July, has sued two of his former lawyers and a military legal defense nonprofit, according to court documents filed in Texas Friday.

Attorneys Colby Vokey and Phillip Stackhouse and the United American Patriots (UAP) are named in the complaint brought by Gallagher, who alleges that Vokey and UAP orchestrated a “money-making scheme” and purposely delayed his case.

According to the filing, they “allowed [Gallagher] to languish in pre-trial confinement for several months while engaging in delay tactics and needlessly running up the legal bills.” Gallagher was kept in pre-trial confinement at Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar in San Diego for more than seven months.

“Vokey induced [Gallagher] to allow him to represent him in the criminal case by promising that all legal fees would be covered by UAP and that [Gallagher] would not be personally liable for any legal fees or expenses,” court documents state.

Gallagher terminated Vokey in March and severed his relationship with UAP, according to the filing. Stackhouse represented Gallagher until mid-April, when he stepped down.

Vokey filed a lawsuit against Gallagher last month demanding $1 million in alleged unpaid legal fees, according to the complaint. Gallagher is seeking a declaratory judgment stating he doesn’t owe any legal fees and that if fees should be rendered, then UAP should pay them – not Gallagher.

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Gallagher, a 15-year Navy SEAL, was found not guilty of murdering an Islamic State (ISIS) fighter in Iraq in 2017, as well as charges of witness intimidation and assault. He was convicted on one count of taking a photo with a terrorist’s corpse and was sentenced to reduced rank and partial pay.

Tim Parlatore joined the Navy SEAL’s legal team in March and was Gallagher’s lead defense attorney during his court-martial. Marc Mukasey, one of President Trump’s personal attorneys, joined the legal team in April.

“It’s unfortunate that it came to this,” Parlatore told Fox News on Saturday. “But when attorneys and supposed nonprofits are taking advantage of our service members, they need to be held accountable.”

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UAP says it “generates public awareness and funds legal representation,” according to its website. Gallagher’s complaint alleges that “UAP targets service members in need to use for their advertising campaigns, raising millions of dollars to line their pockets while providing very little to the actual legal representation.”

“We know who was committed to our family and we know who saw us a means to their own ends,” Andrea Gallagher, Eddie Gallagher’s wife, told Fox News on Saturday night. “Eddie and I firmly believe that the truth will be fully exposed.”

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Stackhouse told Fox News on Saturday that he had not been served with any papers.

“It’s disappointing it’s come to this, but I’m confident a court will sort it out in the most appropriate manner,” he said.

Vokey did not return Fox News’ request for comment.

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Multiple injuries reported after three-story deck collapse in New Jersey

Three levels of decking attached to a residential building collapsed on top of each other at the Jersey Shore Saturday, causing multiple injuries.

The collapse in Wildwood happened at around 6 p.m. during the annual New Jersey Firemen’s Convention, which attracts thousands of current and former firefighters to the resort town.

It was not immediately clear how many people were on or under the decks as they collapsed, but those who were trapped by the cave-in were quickly rescued, according to authorities.

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Photos and video on social media showed firefighters trying to lift a piece of decking.

Witness Joann Debito told the Atlantic City Press newspaper that a total of 13 people, including four children, two babies were transported from the scene. Two of the injured were transported by helicopter.

Images showed multiple levels of decking ripped away from the building and reduced to beams and splintered wood. The decks appeared to have been topped by a fourth-floor overhang, which looked to have remained intact. The second and third levels appeared to have pancaked onto a first-floor deck. The overhang looked intact.

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Wildwood Fire Chief Daniel Speigel said authorities would not make a statement Saturday amid attempts to clean up and investigate. More information is likely on Sunday, he said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Eric Holder: Trump could be prosecuted after leaving office, but at a ‘potential cost to the nation’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview broadcast Saturday that President Trump could easily be prosecuted for allegedly breaking campaign finance laws after he leaves office, but warned that such a case would come at a “potential cost to the nation.”

Holder made the comments during an interview with CNN political commentator David Axelrod. The network published excerpts from the interview before the program aired.

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When Axelrod asked Holder if Trump could be subject to prosecution upon leaving office, Holder answered: “I don’t think there’s any question about that.”

“We already have an indictment in the Southern District of New York where [former Trump attorney] Michael Cohen — relative to the payoffs, Michael Cohen’s already in jail with regard to his role there,” Holder went on.

Cohen is serving a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty in August of 2018 to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank and violating campaign finance law by arranging payments totaling $280,000 in the last days of the 2016 presidential campaign to silence two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. Cohen has claimed that Trump directed him to make the payments; the president has denied any wrongdoing.

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In this March 4, 2015, file photo, then-Attorney General Eric Holder speaks at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP)

“Individual-1 is the president,” said Holder, referring to a sobriquet used in court documents to indicate Trump’s name, “and it would seem to me that the next attorney general, the next president, is going to have to make a determination.”

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When Axelrod asked about the potential effect of putting Trump on trial, referencing President Gerald Ford’s decision to pardon his predecessor Richard Nixon following his resignation in 1974, Holder was more circumspect.

“I think there is a potential cost to the nation by putting on trial a former president, and that ought to at least be a part of the calculus that goes into the determination that has to be made by the next attorney general,” he said, adding that while Ford’s pardon of Nixon may have cost him the 1976 election, “looking back, I tend to think that that was probably the right thing to do.”

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Holder also said that Congress should proceed with an impeachment inquiry, but added, “that doesn’t necessarily commit you to actually impeaching the President.”

These comments come after a House vote Thursday to formalize the ground rules of its investigation into the possibility of impeachable offenses by President Trump or his associates with regards to Russian collusion.

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Dozens of anti-ICE protesters arrested at NYC Microsoft store

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New York City police said Saturday that 76 immigration policy protesters had been arrested at a demonstration outside Microsoft’s flagship store in midtown Manhattan.

The protesters demanded that Microsoft stop doing business with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), staging a sit-in that forced the store to close its doors early.

In videos posted to Twitter, protesters could be seen holding signs that read, “This is the price for business with ICE.” The protest was organized by an activist group called Close the Camps NYC.

Protesters have called for the company to cancel its data processing contract with ICE, calls that were echoed by some of Microsoft’s own employees last year. In June of last year, Microsoft released a statement saying that the company “is not working with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement or U.S. Customs and Border Protection on any projects related to separating children from their families at the border.

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“As a company Microsoft has worked for over 20 years to combine technology with the rule of law to ensure that children who are refugees and immigrants can remain with their parents,” the company said at the time. “We need to continue to build on this noble tradition rather than change course now.”

Some of Saturday’s protesters reportedly went into the store and sat on the floor, scattering red-inked dollar bills meant to resemble blood. Others stayed outside and locked hands in front of the entrance, blocking traffic.

In August, nearly 100 protesters were arrested when they shut down part of a major highway in New York City for an hour. They were charged with disorderly conduct and released.

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Woman, child wounded in shooting after dispute at Texas pee-wee football game

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A suspected gunman is at large after a shooting that followed a dispute between parents at a pee-wee football game in Fort Worth, Texas, police said Saturday.

Fox 4 News reported that a woman was hit in the leg and a girl was grazed in the back. Both were hospitalized and police said their injuries were not life-threatening.

Investigators believe the son of one of the parents involved in the argument came to the game armed with a handgun and opened fire.

A woman working at the concessions stand described the scene to Fox 4 News.

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“It’s just unbelievable, because it’s like, you hear people say that all the time, but you don’t see nothing happen, and this time, it actually happened,” the concession worker said. “I ran outside, and was on the side of that truck, and just said, ‘Come in. Get in.’ Then one lady said she tried to get out of her chair, she said, ‘I’ve been hit,’ and fell to the ground.”

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It was not clear what caused the initial dispute and police have not identified the suspect publicly. Police are investigating what caused the dispute.

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Andrew Yang: New ‘SNL’ cast member Shane Gillis shouldn’t lose job over racist remarks

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Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang said Saturday that he does not believe that controversial new “Saturday Night Live” cast member Shane Gillis should lose his job over his use of an anti-Chinese slur, adding that he was “happy to sit down and talk” with the comedian.

NBC announced Thursday that Gillis would be one of three new cast members on the venerable variety show. Hours later, a YouTube video surfaced of Gillis and fellow comedian Matt McCusker discussing an unidentified city’s Chinatown neighborhood.

At one point, Gillis asked: “Why do the f—ing c—ks live there?” before complaining that Chinese restaurants are full of “f—ing Chinese. … And the translation between you and the waiter is just such a f—ing hassle.” He also said he was more annoyed by hearing an Asian trying to learn English when he’s eating out than by any other “minority” playing music. He characterized that reaction as “nice racism, good racism,” adding that whites would be a similar target if they were speaking English “over there,” not specifying where he meant.

Early Saturday, Page Six reported that Gillis had described Yang as a “Jew c—k” on a podcast hosted by fellow comedians Luis J. Gomez and Zac Amico.

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In a statement late Thursday, Gillis offered to apologize “to anyone who’s actually offended by anything I’ve said.”

“I’m a comedian who pushes boundaries,” the statement began. “I sometimes miss. If you go through my 10 years of comedy, most of it bad, you’re going to find a lot of bad misses … My intention is never to hurt anyone but I am trying to be the best comedian I can be and sometimes that requires risks.

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Yang retweeted Gillis’ statement Saturday and responded: “Shane – I prefer comedy that makes people think and doesn’t take cheap shots. But I’m happy to sit down and talk with you if you’d like.”

In a follow-up tweet, the presidential candidate added: “For the record, I do not think he should lose his job. We would benefit from being more forgiving rather than punitive. We are all human.”

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