Published 5:53 AM EDT Sep 25, 2018
Accuser No. 3 vs. Kavanaugh?
A third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct could come forward as early as Tuesday, from a timeframe given by a man who says he's her lawyer. That attorney, Michael Avenatti — who also represents adult film star and alleged pre-presidency Donald Trump mistress Stormy Daniels — said Monday night the purported Kavanaugh accuser would be revealed in the next 48 hours. He said she is a former employee of the U.S. Mint and State Department who will tell how Kavanaugh and a male high school friend "behaved at countless house parties."
At UN, Trump to tout US sovereignty
President Donald Trump on Tuesday is expected reaffirm the idea of sovereignty as a guiding principle of U.S. foreign policy in a speech at the United Nations. It's a message sure to play better with voters ahead of the November midterm elections than with the diplomatic corps gathered in New York for the annual session. It also fits in with Trump's confrontational "America first" view of foreign policy. On Monday, Trump called on world leaders Monday to deal with "the scourge of drug addiction." On Wednesday, he will chair a session of the Security Council, at which he is expected to discuss the controversial decision by the US to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal.
Bill Cosby to be sentenced
Bill Cosby faces the possibility of being sent immediately to prison at the conclusion of his two-day sentencing hearing, which ends Tuesday. The 81-year-old comedian is expected to learn his fate following his April conviction for drugging and molesting a former friend, Andrea Constand, at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Judge Steven O'Neill could sentence Cosby to as much as 30 years in prison or send him home on probation. USA TODAY is in the courtroom and will provide status updates throughout the hearing. Cosby is expected to appeal his conviction.
Jury to decide damages in cemetery suit
A Tennessee jury returns to court to decide on damages Tuesday, according to the Associated Press, in a case involving Memphis-area funeral homes and the mishandling of bodies. Investigations previously revealed that the owners of Galilee Memorial Gardens, the Lambert family, misplaced hundreds of bodies, buried multiple cadavers in the same grave and crushed caskets to fit them into single plots for years. On Monday, the jury found that the funeral directors did not recklessly mishandle the remains and that they were one percent responsible for what happened at the cemetery. The class-action lawsuit with nearly 1,200 plaintiffs seeks damages likely ranging into the millions of dollars.
Brexit: Cancel that divorce?
A 2016 referendum set the United Kingdom and its Conservative-run government on a path to separate from the European Union. The divorce officially happens March 29, but negotiations as to the specifics are at an impasse. And now some in the opposition Labour Party are pushing for a do-over referendum in hopes of calling the whole thing off. A motion slated for debate Tuesday at a party conference in Liverpool would decree that, “Labour must support all options remaining on the table, including campaigning for a public vote.”
Contributing: Associated Press