Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths.It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving … Read more

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around … Read more

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment

Pussy Riot’s Pyotr Verzilov flown to Germany for treatment Image copyright Reuters Image caption Pyotr Verzilov was one of those jailed for invading the World Cup final pitch Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with Russian protest group Pussy Riot, has been flown to Berlin for specialist medical treatment following a suspected poisoning in Moscow.He reportedly fell … Read more

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four prostitutes, reports say.Officers were looking for Juan David Ortiz after a fifth woman escaped from him and contacted police, AP reported.Mr Ortiz fled but was … Read more

As Florence drenches Carolinas, threat persists

Three boys play in floodwaters after Hurricane Florence tore through New Bern, North Carolina, on Sept. 15, 2018.Jim Lo Scalzo / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Florence was downgraded to a tropical depression on Sunday as it continued its slog west over the … Read more

Manafort knows Trump’s deepest secrets. And now he works for Mueller.

What Manafort’s plea deal could mean for TrumpSep.15.201806:05WASHINGTON — The decision by President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to admit his guilt and cooperate with prosecutors could be a game-changer for special counsel Robert Mueller, while dramatically ratcheting up the pressure on the president.It wasn’t only Trump critics who were offering that assessment of Paul … Read more

Relentless rain threatens North Carolina agricultural town

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.BURGAW, N.C. — More than a day after Florence’s eye passed through southeastern North Carolina, a slower, and potentially more destructive threat emerged: pounding rains and a storm surge that pushed rivers over their banks, overflowing into small … Read more

Border agent suspected in serial murder case

Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify … Read more

Massachusetts gas explosions were not intentional, feds say

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Federal investigators said Saturday there doesn’t appear to be “anything intentional” behind the series of gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured 25 people and burned or damaged about six dozen homes in the Boston suburbs.Robert Sumwalt, chairman … Read more

Trump in Scotland for golf, quiet after dramatic week on world stage

Protests in Scotland as Trump’s UK visit continuesJul.14.201802:24Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.EDINBURGH, Scotland — After a tumultuous few days on the world stage, President Donald Trump is set to spend the weekend out of the spotlight.Trump arrived in Scotland late Friday night … Read more