Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms
Flooded rivers from Florence's driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.
Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast.
$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape.
Photos: Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Dams overflowed, dozens of roads flooded and whole neighborhoods were inundated as unrelenting rain from Tropical Depression Florence continued to fall over North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air and water.
Shark attack victim was engineering student, outdoorsman
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Friends say a 26-year-old man who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach was an engineering student who loved the outdoors.
A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are expected Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a white Chicago police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald.
Taskmaster judge presides over Chicago cop’s murder trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The judge hearing the trial of a white Chicago police officer accused in the deadly shooting of a black teenager has presided over some of the biggest cases in the city's recent history — and he has a reputation as a fearless taskmaster.
AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown
CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's hometown, state or country.
Video: How people trapped by Florence rescued by helicopter
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued people affected by the flooding from Hurricane Florence via helicopter in Onslow County, North Carolina. The Coast Guard said they currently have seven helicopters in New Bern, North Carolina, that are coordinating with state emergency operators to get victims to higher ground. "We'll send a rescue basket ...
Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off
HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate.
Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical
MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets.
The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):
Family helping family in Florence amid numerous flooded roads (video)
The Coast Guard, Cajun Navy and other groups have come to the Carolinas to rescue people from Hurricane Florence. But in the end, it’s family that most people turn to. Meanwhile, as the storm headed toward land Thursday night into Friday morning, Cajun Navy helped to rescue more than 150 people, ...
Officer helped others as his home burned after gas blasts
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Ivan Soto's home was engulfed by flames, but the police officer was too busy helping other residents evacuate after a series of natural gas explosions to worry about his own loss. After making sure his family was safe, the Lawrence officer rushed back out to help others ...
Coincidence or fate: Mom of alleged MS-13 victim killed at girl’s memorial
NEW YORK (AP) — A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter’s memorial site Friday after a heated confrontation with the driver. Evelyn Rodriguez ...
Moving picture: Firefighters kneel, pray after mother and baby die from falling tree
A group of firefighters in Wilmington, North Carolina, knelt and prayed outside the home where a mother and her infant died when a tree fell Friday. They were the first known deaths attributed to Tropical Storm Florence, which was a Category 1 hurricane when it struck the city, reported by CNN. Most ...
Photos: Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas – ‘Uninvited brute’
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, splintering buildings and trapping hundreds of people in high water as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching. More than 60 people had to ...
‘It looked like Armageddon:’ Gas explosions destroy homes
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions one official described as "Armageddon" left at least 10 people injured and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames and turn ...