Photos: Multiple Explosions, Fires In Lawrence, Boston

U.S. 09/13/18, 21:36

A series of gas explosions left at least four 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 fires and turn off gas and electric lines to prevent further damage. ...

Panicked neighborhoods evacuate as gas blasts destroy homes

U.S. 09/13/18, 21:29

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions left at least four 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 fires and turn off gas and electric lines to ...

Honolulu may evacuate 10,000 as water levels rise in dam

U.S. 09/13/18, 17:45

HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighborhood after rains from a tropical storm dangerously elevated water levels in a reservoir. Olivia crossed the state Wednesday, dumping heavy rains on Maui and Oahu. Meteorologists say the tropical storm is now ...

‘Threat becomes reality’: Florence begins days of rain, wind

U.S. 09/13/18, 16:58

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 105 mph (165 kph) winds for a ...

Time nearly up: Fierce Hurricane Florence aims at Southeast

U.S. 09/13/18, 07:04

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Time is running short to flee Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm zeroing in on the Southeastern coast with more than 10 million people in its potentially devastating sights. Florence's top sustained wind speeds dropped from a high of 140 mph (225 kph) to 110 ...

Photos: Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

U.S. 09/13/18, 02:52

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Some of the Southerners escaping Hurricane Florence have found refuge in makeshift shelters, including campgrounds at three of the nation's largest motor speedways. But gas shortages and jammed freeways loomed for evacuees seeking safety from the storm. In North Carolina, 1 in 10 gas stations in Wilmington and ...

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

U.S. 09/13/18, 02:39

MIAMI (AP) — A big one. A monster. A once-in-a-lifetime storm. Hurricane Florence deserves all the names it's being called as it threatens to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic. Adding to the storm stress is uncertainty about where exactly ...

A message from President Trump on Hurricane Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 18:30

This week, three major storms threaten American communities across an area spanning nearly 5,000 miles: Hurricane Florence (the Southeastern coast), Tropical Storm Olivia (Hawaii), and Tropical Storm Isaac (the Caribbean). Hurricane Florence in particular poses a catastrophic threat to millions living in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia. The storm is expected ...

‘Don’t play games with it’: Florence takes aim at Carolinas

U.S. 09/12/18, 11:47

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Communities along the Carolina coast buttoned up against the onslaught of Hurricane Florence as forecasters Wednesday warned that the monstrous storm could hesitate just offshore for days — punishing a longer stretch of coastline harder than previously feared — before pushing inland over the weekend. In a ...

“Monster” Hurricane Florence aims to drench Carolinas

U.S. 09/12/18, 07:16

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some said they planned to stay ...

Black ex-police chief gets GOP nod for New Hampshire House

U.S. 09/12/18, 07:07

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration won the Republican nomination Tuesday in New Hampshire's toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican ...

What the world learned on September 11, 2001

U.S. 09/12/18, 05:22

Seventeen years ago, America and the world were forever changed. More than a decade and a half before his election as President, Donald Trump was in New York City the day an unprecedented act of terror unfolded across our country. “When the World Trade Center came down, I saw something that no place ...

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

U.S. 09/12/18, 03:41

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are both flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most ...

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

U.S. 09/11/18, 19:44

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and ...

Photos: How Carolinas prepared for Hurricane Florence

U.S. 09/11/18, 19:43

Forecasters and politicians pleaded with the public to take the warnings seriously and minced no words in describing the threat. "This storm is a monster. It's big and it's vicious. It is an extremely, dangerous, life-threatening, historic hurricane," North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said. ...

Trump hails ‘brave patriots’ aboard Pennsylvania 9/11 flight

U.S. 09/11/18, 13:42

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday remembered the "band of brave patriots" aboard a Sept. 11 flight that crashed in Pennsylvania, praising passengers and crew members who resisted hijackers and sent a message that the nation would "never, ever submit to tyranny." Trump honored those killed 17 years ...

Photos: US marks 9/11 and ‘the moment when America fought back’

New York 09/11/18, 13:26

President Trump, at a hushed ceremony in Shanksville, Pa., paid “solemn tribute” to the 40 passengers and crew members of Flight 93 who “stood up and defied the enemy” 17 years ago.  The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the hallowed site Tuesday to commemorate the 17thanniversary of the 9/11 ...

US marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at PA site

New York 09/11/18, 12:47

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Thousands of 9/11 victims' relatives, survivors, rescuers and ...