Elon Musk attempted to write the next chapter in his quest to open up space to the masses by announcing on Monday night the first paying tourist that his company, SpaceX, would fly on a trip around the moon. Speaking at SpaceX's headquarters outside of Los Angeles, he introduced Yusaku Maezawa, a Japanese billionaire entrepreneur who founded the fashion label, Zozo. "Finally, I can tell you that I choose to go to the moon," Maezawa said.
It was last August when residents in the greater Milwaukee area began suspecting that some of their mail was disappearing. Specifically, greeting cards addressed to two Zip codes in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, seemed to never make it to their final destination. What residents didn't know then was that a U.S. Postal Service worker was ferreting away mail. For more than nine months, a mail carrier named Ebony Smith was - by her own later admission - plucking out greetings cards and stealing anything with cash value - gift cards, cash or checks - she found inside.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her decades ago will testify publicly before the Senate next Monday, setting up a potentially dramatic and politically perilous hearing that could determine the fate of his nomination. Republicans, including President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., remained defiant as they scrambled to protect Kavanaugh's nomination in the wake of the allegation by Christine Blasey Ford, who told The Washington Post in an interview published Sunday that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back, groped her and put his hand over her mouth at a house party in the early 1980s.
A quote from a playwright runs alongside the family photos on Mark Judge's page in his high school yearbook: "Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs." Judge's yearbook entry appears one page before the bio of his classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School - federal judge and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Both men graduated in 1983 - a year after they allegedly locked a girl inside a bedroom at a house party, where she says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and tried to strip her while a similarly drunken Judge watched and laughed.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Monday defended Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her when the two were in high school, praising him as "one of the finest people" and signaling that he supports a proposed hearing on the allegations. "We want to go through a full process . . . and hear everybody out," Trump told reporters at an event on workforce development.
Facing what she worried was going to be her fourth miscarriage in less than two years, country music star Carrie Underwood said she curled up next to her 3-year-old son and prayed like she had never prayed in the past. The 35-year-old singer-songwriter said on "CBS Sunday Morning" that she became angry at God.
The cry has gone forth from the Minnesota and Cleveland sidelines: Can anybody here kick a football?
The world's largest beverage company may be the next industry giant to jump into the cannabis drinks business. Coca-Cola Co. says it's monitoring the nascent industry and is interested in drinks infused with CBD -- the non-psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that treats pain but doesn't get you high. The Atlanta-based soft drinks maker is in talks with Canadian marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis Inc. to develop the beverages, according to a report from BNN Bloomberg Television.
There is nothing like a meal at the Waffle House after driving more than 60 animals from the South Carolina coast to southern Alabama inside of a school bus. Tony Alsup can attest. Alsup, a 51-year-old trucker from Greenback, Tennessee, was parked at a Waffle House outside Fayetteville, North Carolina, Sunday night for a quick pit stop. He had been on the road since Monday, when he hopped in his bus and headed toward the coast, committed to rescuing as many animals as possible ahead of Hurricane Florence.
Earlier this summer, Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago, when they were high school students in suburban Maryland. Since Wednesday, she has watched as that bare-bones version of her story became public without her name or her consent, drawing a blanket denial from Kavanaugh and roiling a nomination that just days ago seemed all but certain to succeed.