Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

U.S. 09/17/18, 00:34

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.

Taskmaster judge presides over Chicago cop’s murder trial

U.S. 09/16/18, 12:29

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

U.S. 09/16/18, 10:35

CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing by car or plane to a terrible event in someone else's hometown, state or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

U.S. 09/16/18, 10:19

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 ...

Family helping family in Florence amid numerous flooded roads (video)

U.S. 09/15/18, 23:51

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

U.S. 09/15/18, 13:40

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 ...

Photos: Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas – ‘Uninvited brute’

U.S. 09/14/18, 13:09

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

U.S. 09/13/18, 22:19

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 ...