Things you should know today: 9/17/18


Kavanaugh’s accuser willing to talk to Congress, lawyer says

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
In this Sept. 6 file photo, President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

A woman has come forward accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her in high school. The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, said she is willing to testify to the Senate panel considering Kavanaugh’s nomination.

US border agent in Texas confesses to 4 killings, police say

(Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a “serial killer.” (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)

U.S. Border Patrol supervisor Juan David Ortiz is in jail for killing four women, a crime for which he has offered a “voluntary verbal confession.” The four murders and assault of a woman who escaped all occurred in a 10-day time period. Ortiz’s bond is set at $2.5 million.

Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

(AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
Rescuers retrieve a body they recovered at the site where victims are believed to have been buried by a landslide after Typhoon Mangkhut lashed Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palangdan said that at the height of the typhoon’s onslaught Saturday afternoon, dozens of people, mostly miners and their families, rushed into an old three-story building in the village of Ucab. The building, a former mining bunkhouse that had been transformed into a chapel, was obliterated when part of a mountain slope collapsed. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Typhoon Mangkhut is confirmed to have killed 65 people in the Philippines, a number which will likely increase as rescuers dig through a landslide triggered by the typhoon. Mayor Victorio Palangdan of Itogon said there’s an extremely high chance that the 40 to 50 miners and their families crushed by the landslide are dead.

BYU women’s soccer team goes viral with dance video

The BYU women’s soccer team posted a video on their Twitter account Sept. 14 that has since received 16.1 thousand views. The video shows the team dancing to the song “Lip Gloss” by Lil’ Mama.

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