(AP) -- Denouncing his accusers for launching "smears, pure and simple," Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he'll continue fighting for Senate confirmation to the Supreme Court, even as Republicans battled to prevent a second woman's assertion of a long-ago sexual assault from derailing his nomination.
"I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from the process," Kavanaugh wrote in a letter to leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee. "The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out."… More
The same storm system that produced deadly flooding in Texas late last week will channel rounds of heavy downpours into the lower Mississippi Valley throughout much of this week.
The Carolinas continue to deal with Florence's aftermath while flooding inundated other parts of the U.S. this week.
Storms and heat will be the main factor this week as the third week of the NFL season gets underway.