Amy Schumer and Emily Ratajkowski were arrested in Kavanaugh protests:
Comedian Amy Schumer and model-actress Emily Ratajkowski were among more than 300 people arrested Thursday in protests over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Hundreds of people turned up at the US Senate building in the nation’s capital to challenge Kavanaugh’s nomination after three women accused him of various forms of sexual misconduct. Schumer and Ratajkowski were among them.
As vote looms, Kavanaugh makes final argument:
Brett Kavanaugh, with the clock ticking down to the end of the most politicized Supreme Court confirmation battle in years, is campaigning for every last vote.
On the eve of a dramatic day in the Senate that could dictate his fate, and with several key Republicans undecided, Kavanaugh attempted damage control in an opinion article in the Wall Street Journal.
He appeared to be trying to draw the sting from his explosive testimony last week in which he denied claims that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they were teenagers in the 1980s. His performance raised concerns that his hyper-partisan style was incompatible with the independence and decorum expected of the nine justices who sit on the nation’s top bench
Suge Knight sentenced to 28 years in prison:
Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was sentenced to 28 years in prison Thursday for the death of a man during a hit-and-run incident on the set of the movie “Straight Outta Compton.”
Knight, 53, pleaded no contest to manslaughter earlier this month in connection with the death of Terry Carter.
The former Death Row Records co-founder had been facing life in prison for Carter’s death and one count of attempted murder in the case of Cle “Bone” Sloan, who was maimed after Knight allegedly struck the pair with his truck.
Girl dubbed ‘Queen of Sweden’ after drawing ancient sword from lake:
An eight-year-old girl has discovered a pre-Viking-era sword in a Swedish lake, prompting locals to name her the “Queen of Sweden.”
Swedish-American Saga Vanecek found the ancient artifact while playing in Vidöstern lake during the summer near her family’s holiday home in the south of the country.
Experts at a local museum estimate the sword to be around 1,500 years old, according to local reports.
“I was outside in the water, throwing sticks and stones and stuff to see how far they skip, and then I found some kind of stick,” Vanecek told The Local, a Swedish news website.
Red tide spreads to Florida’s east coast, shuttering some Miami-Dade beaches:
The red tide bloom that’s been in the waters off Florida’s Gulf coast for months is now choking the Atlantic Ocean waters from Miami Beach to Palm Beach, Florida.
Three generations of the Claus family have been fishing the Atlantic waters in southeastern Florida. Trey Claus, 30, has never seen anything like this; he said neither has anyone else he knows.
“This might put a halt to our season, which is not a good thing,” he said.
Should the red tide bloom settle in, mass fish kills will happen. It will kill the Claus family’s charter reservations, and the game fish they’re after.