President Donald Trump announced Monday his decision to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy's decision to retire.
Kavanaugh, 53, currently serves as a judge on the powerful U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Here's where he stands on some hot-button issues:
Because he was a swing vote in favor of abortion rights, Kennedy's departure from the court has sparked alarm among abortion rights activists that Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide in 1973, could be overturned. In addition, Trump has long vowed to appoint justices who would reverse Roe and allow states to determine whether abortion should be legal.
Kavanaugh has not expressed outright opposition to Roe v. Wade.
One of his opinions likely to draw scrutiny from senators is his dissent from a ruling of the DC Circuit las…
The Pentagon has identified the soldier killed in an apparent insider attack Saturday in Afghanistan as Army Cpl. Joseph Maciel of South Gate, California.
Maciel was killed and two other American service members were wounded in what U.S. military officials called an "apparent insider attack" while they were advising local forces at an Afghan military facility in the town of Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan Province.
This is the third combat fatality in Afghanistan this year.
The NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, Resolute Support, said Saturday that the incident was under investigation and that the two wounded U.S. service members are being treated and are in stable condition.
Maciel was assigned to 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Benning, Georgia, according to the Department of Defense.
The Pentagon said Maciel was part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel, which conducts counterterroris…
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Globetrotting chef, author and TV host Anthony Bourdain was worth $1.2 million when he died last month, and he left most of the estate to his 11-year-old daughter, according to court papers filed this week in New York.
Bourdain's will and related papers show assets including $425,000 in cash and savings, $250,000 in personal property, $500,000 in intangibles like royalties and residuals, and $35,000 in a brokerage account.
The documents also list a $1.1 million mortgage.
The 61-year-old Bourdain was found dead June 8 in an apparent suicide in his hotel room in Kaysersberg, France, an ancient village where he was working on his CNN series "Parts Unknown."
Bourdain wrote his last will and testament in December 2016 and named wife, Ottavia Busia-Bourdain, as executor. By that time, the two had already announced they were separated but said they were still friends.
The court will appoint a guardian ad litem to represent …