Woman hiking in Michigan falls to death while taking selfie

U.S. 09/23/18, 21:00

A California woman visiting the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan fell to her death this week while said to be taking a selfie, according to National Park Service officials. The woman -- who has been ID'd as Tu Thanh Nguyen, 32, of Sunnyvale, California, according to WLUC-News -- was hiking alone on ...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/23/18, 18:22

Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate ahead of ...

Bus driver arrested for allowing 3 students to drive bus

U.S. 09/23/18, 17:44

An Indiana driver was arrested Friday after she was caught on video allowing three students to drive her bus, police said. Joandrea McAtee was charged with felony neglect of a dependent after officials launched an investigation when parents of Boone Grove High School students told a school resource officer the 27-year-old ...

Congress considering nearly $1.7B Florence relief package

U.S. 09/23/18, 15:08

Congress is starting to consider almost $1.7 billion in new money to aid recovery efforts from Florence.Lawmakers already are facing a deadline this week to fund the government before the start of the new budget year Oct. 1, and members of Congress will try to act on the disaster relief ...

Average US price of gas drops a penny per gallon to $2.90

U.S. 09/23/18, 14:10

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90.Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 28 cents higher than at this time last year.Lundberg said Sunday it's likely that gas prices will continue to drop slightly.The ...

Cosby sentencing reveals generational divide over his legacy

U.S. 09/23/18, 13:55

Keon McGuire has no real attachment to Bill Cosby or his landmark show.As a black man, he's aware of the sitcom's place in pop culture, but he was barely in elementary school when "The Cosby Show" went off the air. Years later, he mostly tuned Cosby out after a widely ...

Dead fish washed up on North Carolina interstate, but why?

U.S. 09/23/18, 12:25

Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence are leaving quite a fishy situation in North Carolina. As floodwaters from the hurricane begin to recede more a week after the storm made landfall, first responders on Saturday came across hundreds of dead fish on a stretch of Interstate 40 that had been hit hard by ...

Causes for California’s worst fires are often ‘undetermined’

U.S. 09/23/18, 12:13

California is in the midst of another devastating year of wildfires and finding the causes for the worst fires can be critical to identifying better fire-prevention techniques.FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, cars scorched by the Carr Fire rest at a residence in Redding, Calif. While California ...

At UN, unrepentant Trump set to rattle foes, friends alike

U.S. 09/23/18, 11:50

President Donald Trump is poised to redouble his commitment to "America First" on the most global of stages this week.In the sequel to his stormy U.N. debut, Trump will stress his dedication to the primacy of U.S. interests while competing with Western allies for an advantage on trade and shining ...

Bill targets ‘Kushner loophole’ allowing false filings

New York 09/23/18, 11:06

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the "Kushner loophole" that fails to check up on landlords if they file false documents with the city.The move follows an Associated Press report this year that Jared Kushner's family real estate company filed dozens of false documents ...

Summaries of the governor’s races on the ballot in 36 states

U.S. 09/23/18, 10:24

Governor's races are on the ballot this November in 36 states. The most competitive races are expected to be in states where Republicans now hold the job. Summaries of each race:ALABAMARepublican Kay Ivey is being challenged by the mayor of Tuscaloosa, Democrat Walter Maddox, who is seeking to be the ...

What Happens at the UN General Assembly?

U.S. 09/23/18, 08:51

Every year in September, global leaders gather at the United Nations headquarters in New York for the U.N. General Assembly. This year, it begins on Tuesday, September 25. What is the U.N. Genera

Soldier returns from Florence relief effort, but his home burglarized

U.S. 09/23/18, 08:34

A North Carolina Army medic, who was put on state active duty to help with Hurricane Florence relief efforts, returned home Friday to find that he'd been robbed. National Guardsman Luis Ocampo was working in the low-lying riverfront city of New Bern for 10 days after it was battered by strong ...

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause death in Texas

U.S. 09/22/18, 21:26

A storm system dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death near the University of Texas' campus in nearby Arlington."(A) witness ... stated that the victim was swept ...