The girl told investigators that, at some point, her mother had given her a pregnancy test and determined that she was pregnant. DNA testing later revealed that Thrash was the baby's father, according to Chronicle Tribune. Once in Indiana, the girl told investigators, her mother took her a clinic in Indianapolis to see about getting an abortion, but she was denied services, according to the court documents.
Floodwaters on Friday breached a dam that contains a man-made lake connected to a Duke Energy power plant in North Carolina, possibly causing coal ash to flow into the nearby Cape Fear River, the company said. The floodwaters flowed from Cape Fear River into the northern side of Sutton Lake, an 1,100-acre reservoir built in 1972 to cool the L.V. Sutton Power Station. That water caused breaches in the dam on the south end of the lake, which was flowing back into the river, Duke Energy said in a press release. The 200-mile Cape Fear River flows into the Atlantic at Wilmington, North Carolina.
With the fiscal year winding down, Senate lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a multi-agency appropriations deal that would prevent a government shutdown and give the Defense Department its full-year budget on schedule for the first time in a decade. read more
In a newly resurfaced video, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh alludes to his life in high school during a speech he gave at The Catholic University of America back in 2015.
One of the world's largest food and drink companies has warned proposed legislation requiring big business to report on their efforts to combat modern slavery could hit consumers' hip pockets. Companies operating in Australia with an annual turnover of $100 million or more would be required to annually report on the risks of modern slavery within their business and the actions they've taken to address those risks under the federal government's draft Modern Slavery Bill 2018. The reports would have to cover issues related to human trafficking, slavery, sexual servitude and child labour within businesses' operations and supply chains.