Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 12:40 p.m. EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is calling for Republicans to delay Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings in the wake of Paul Manafort’s conviction and Michael Cohen’s guilty plea, calling the developments “a game changer.” Schumer argues that Kavanaugh has refused to answer whether President Donald Trump can be forced to comply with a subpoena.
HONOLULU (AP) — The National Weather Service says the hurricane that is heading toward Hawaii has weakened to a Category 4. That means Hurricane Lane has winds of at least 130 mph, still capable of causing catastrophic damage. More weakening was predicted.
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — The oil industry wants the government to help protect some of its facilities on the Texas Gulf Coast against the effects of global warming. One proposal involves building a nearly 60-mile “spine” of flood barriers to shield refineries and chemical plants. Many Republicans argue that such projects should be a national priority. But others question whether taxpayers should have to protect refineries in a state where top politicians still dispute whether climate change is real.
MONTEZUMA, Iowa (AP) — The man charged in the kidnapping and killing of an Iowa college student is expected to appear in court Wednesday. Cristhian Bahena Rivera is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared July 18 from Brooklyn, Iowa. He’s set to appear at the Poweshiek County Courthouse in Montezuma at 1 p.m. A criminal complaint alleges Rivera followed Tibbetts while she was out for a run, abducted and killed her, and dumped her body in a cornfield.
KUTUPALONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya (ROH’-hihn-jah) refugees living in sprawling camps in Bangladesh are celebrating the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, praying for better lives as they wonder if they’ll ever again celebrate at their homes in Myanmar. People streamed into makeshift mosques in the camps, the children dressed in freshly washed clothing. More than 700,000 Rohingya poured into Bangladesh last year fleeing a scorched-earth campaign by the Myanmar military and Buddhist mobs.