Virginia man killed in flash flood from Florence remnants
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man was killed Tuesday after his pickup truck was overtaken by rushing water during a flash flood caused by the remnants of Hurricane Florence.
The Latest: Man accused of killing California deputy named
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a sheriff's deputy near Sacramento, California (all times local):
1.7 million chickens drown as NC rivers swollen by Florence
About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.
Florence’s water, not winds, will be the long-term problem
Like Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, most of Hurricane Florence's damage will not be from the wind but the water.
Arkansas governor’s nephew pleads not guilty to charges
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker whose uncle is the state's governor has pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.
Defrauded students inch closer to victory in DeVos lawsuit
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' move to ease protections for former students of for-profit colleges should be reversed, handing a victory to those who said they were defrauded by their schools.
Los Angeles to consider banning sale of fur products
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles would become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products if the City Council approves a proposed law backed by animal activists who say the multibillion-dollar fur industry is rife with cruelty.
Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol
HOUSTON (AP) — The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency's problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.
The Latest: Van Dyke’s partner testifies at murder trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a Chicago police officer charge with murder in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):
The Latest: Utility donates $10M to gas fires relief fund
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on natural gas explosions in Massachusetts (all times local):
Homeless helper’s benefactor: Case will be ‘crystal clear’
BURLINGTON, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey man under investigation over more than $400,000 raised online for a homeless good Samaritan says answers are coming in the confusing case.
The Latest: McConnell says Kavanaugh nomination moving ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local):
The Latest: Champion golfer died after suffering stab wounds
AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local):
The Latest: SC governor to meet with US defense officials
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in areas affected by Florence (all times local):
7 injured by startled camel, the reason reviewed by USDA
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A federal agency is looking into an accident involving a startled camel that began bucking while a woman and two small children were riding it at a circus in Pittsburgh.
Elizabeth Smart: My kidnapping accomplice will be watched
NEW YORK (AP) — Elizabeth Smart says she's been assured that the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she's released from prison.
To protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanup
Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast.
Feds approve importation of pot drug for tremor study
SAN DIEGO (AP) — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies.
Pipeline pressure before explosions was 12 times too high
BOSTON (AP) — The pressure in natural gas pipelines prior to a series of explosions and fires in Massachusetts last week was 12 times higher than it should have been.
5 ways Trump’s tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt
BALTIMORE (AP) — By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain.