The National Hurricane Center is watching Tropical Depression Eleven near the Windward Islands in the Atlantic, although it is expected to dissipate. A system off the African coast could become a tropical storm this weekend.
The National Hurricane Center named Tropical Storm Kirk in its 11 a.m. Saturday advisory. The fast-developing system is about 450 miles from the southernmost Cabo Verde Islands off the coast of Africa.
Senate Democrats want an investigation into sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Tensions linger from the refusal by Republicans to hold a hearing for President Obama’s nominee in 2016, Judge Merrick B. Garland.