Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane.When in doubt … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters.Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by multiple … Read more

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

. “What matters more is whether political elites, and especially parties, serve as filters. Put simply, political parties are democracy’s gatekeepers.”Shields said that after the McCain-Feingold legislation of 2002 shifted political donations out of the party structure and into the world of outside groups, the RNC drifted for several years. Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 … Read more

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100 animals trapped inside a rapidly flooding North Carolina animal shelter in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UPDATE: Shelter manager Cassandra Tupaj just told me the shelter is waiting … Read more

SpaceX To Announce Name Of First Tourist It's Sending Around The Moon

It’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for spaceIt’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for space tourism.On Monday, the Elon Musk-owned space transportation company will announce the identity of a person it says will pay for a trip around the moon on a yet-to-be-developed rocket, according to The … Read more

Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China

Asia Asia Typhoon Mangkhut: Deadly typhoon takes aim at south China Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFlash floods and landslides have led to fatalities in the PhilippinesHeavy rain and strong winds are lashing the south coast of China as Typhoon Mangkhut closes in.Authorities in the heavily populated province of Guangdong have issued … Read more

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