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Sep 19, 2018

Trump to visit North Carolina as waterways rise
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected on Wednesday to visit North Carolina, which is bearing the brunt of Florence's deadly deluge and where rivers are still rising while thousands of homes and roadways remain submerged.

Reuters US News
Sep 19, 2018

Factbox: Over 205,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 205,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power early Wednesday, after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast last week, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation before she will testify
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual assault decades ago wants her allegations to be investigated by the FBI before she appears at a U.S. Senate hearing, her lawyers said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Los Angeles, city of fashion and glamour, moves to ban fur products
The city of Los Angeles, a leading center of the world's fashion industry, moved on Tuesday toward becoming the largest U.S. metropolis to outlaw the sale and manufacture of most fur products within its limits.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Judiciary Committee chairman says 'no reason to delay' Ford testimony
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said on Tuesday there is no reason to delay the testimony of Christine Bassley Ford, and an invitation for her to appear before the committee on Monday stands.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Carolinas deluged by floods as Florence moves on
Rivers and waterways, swollen after Florence's historic deluge, rose dangerously across the Carolinas on Tuesday, closing roads, inundating communities, hindering rescue and repair efforts and preventing evacuees from returning home.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Over 267,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 267,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Hog deaths, manure flooding from Florence seen surpassing 2016 hurricane
More than 2,800 hogs on farms in North Carolina are estimated to have died in flooding from Hurricane Florence, exceeding the number killed in the state's last major hurricane two years ago, the state's agriculture commissioner said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump administration eases rule on methane leaks on public land
The Trump Administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease regulations on the industry.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Friend of U.S. high court nominee asks not to speak publicly on alleged assault
Mark Judge, a man identified as a witness to an alleged sexual assault by U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, said on Tuesday he does not want to speak publicly on the matter.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Doubts arise over whether Trump court nominee's accuser will testify
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to testify at a U.S. Senate hearing set for next Monday, raising questions about whether the high-stakes public showdown will take place.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

California physician, girlfriend charged with rape
A California surgeon and his girlfriend were arrested on charges of drugging and raping two women, a prosecutor said on Tuesday, adding that police were investigating the possibility that they victimized other women.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump will consult with Congress on refugee cap: State Department
President Donald Trump will make the final decision on the number of refugees allowed into the United States after consulting with Congress, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

After Florence floods, the uninsured awaken to painful reality
Flood insurance was far from Stephanie Walker's mind in 2015 when she moved her family into a home in Fayetteville in central North Carolina, nearly 200 miles (320 km) from the coast.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Assault claim against Trump court nominee eases pressure on vulnerable Democrats
The sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation as a way of reassuring conservative voters in congressional elections just weeks away.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Over 324,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 324,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump to visit hurricane-stricken North Carolina, death toll at 33
Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Lawsuit targets Massachusetts utility over deadly gas explosions
A resident of a Massachusetts city rocked by last week's deadly gas blasts that damaged dozens of homes sued utility operator NiSource Inc on Tuesday, accusing it of inadequately maintaining its distribution system.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle SEC charges they hid 'Blackfish' impact
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former Chief Executive James Atchison will pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that they misled investors about the negative impact of the documentary "Blackfish" on the company.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against top court pick
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, adding that he wants his nominee confirmed quickly.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Uncertainty swirls around crucial hearing on Trump high court nominee
A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing set for next Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump administration to ease rule on methane leaks on public land
The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Utah woman who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart to be released
A street preacher's wife who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will walk out of a Utah prison next week after serving 15 years for her part in a kidnapping that focused national attention on the issue of crime against children.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

SeaWorld, ex-CEO settle with SEC over 'Blackfish'
SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump says FBI should not probe allegations against Kavanaugh
The FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump said on Tuesday, adding that he wanted his nominee to be confirmed quickly.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Travel snarled by flooding as Carolinas size up Florence's damage
Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

SEC sues SeaWorld over 'Blackfish' disclosures
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday sued SeaWorld Entertainment Inc and former chief executive James Atchison, saying they misled investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Trump court nominee's accuser has not agreed to testify: senator
A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing planned for Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

U.S. judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots despite concerns
A federal judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots for the November election, citing the potential for last-minute confusion, but expressed concern that the state's electronic machines could be vulnerable to hacking.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Hurricane Florence insured losses $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion: AIR Worldwide
Insured losses from winds and storm surge spurred by Hurricane Florence will range from $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion, catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide said on Tuesday.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Over 347,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 347,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

U.N. refugee agency gives Trump's latest cuts a weary shrug
The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Kavanaugh claims give vulnerable Democrats in Senate cover to oppose him
The sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation as a way of reassuring conservative voters in congressional elections just seven weeks away.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Rising flood waters from Florence menace Carolinas
Rising flood waters threatened communities across the Carolinas on Tuesday as storm Florence menaced the U.S. Northeast with heavy rains and tornadoes after killing at least 32 people.

Reuters US News
Sep 18, 2018

Factbox: Over 300,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 300,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after storm Florence hit over the weekend, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Probe of FEMA chief referred to prosecutors: source
A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Millions of chickens drown in Florence floodwaters, manure pits damaged
U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Carolinas brace for days of floods after Florence's deluge
Rescue teams were trying to reach hundreds of people on Monday and racing against rising rivers and floods that could last for days after Florence dumped record rain on the Carolinas and killed at least 31 people.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Over 400,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 400,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Monday after storm Florence hit over the weekend, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

In Florence's wake, uncertainty haunts migrant workers
Francisco Javier Jaramillo and Victor Chavez should be picking sweet potatoes at a North Carolina farm and sending much-needed money to their families in Mexico.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh, accuser in public hearing
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, the chamber's Judiciary Committee chairman said, pushing back a key vote in the judge's confirmation process.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. to sharply limit refugee flows to 30,000 in 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Kavanaugh, accuser will testify at U.S. Senate hearing next Monday: panel's chairman
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will testify next Monday at a public hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, said in a statement.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Kavanaugh, accuser will be called to testify in Senate next Monday: New York Times
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate Judiciary Committee next Monday, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed Senate Republican aide.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Senate Judiciary to probe Kavanaugh accusation in public hearing
The Senate Judiciary Committee will reopen its hearings on the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court following allegations of sexual misconduct that he has denied, Republican Senator John Thune said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Pennsylvania Catholic Church sued for names of priests in abuse report
People claiming they were sexually abused by priests filed a class action lawsuit on Monday against eight dioceses in Pennsylvania seeking to compel them to divulge the names of priests accused of such actions over the past 70 years.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Public hearing will be held on accusations against Kavanaugh: Senator tells reporters
A public hearing on accusations that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a woman 36 years ago will be held, Republican Senator John Kennedy told reporters on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Republicans reel as Trump's high court nomination hangs in balance
Senate Republicans struggled on Monday to salvage President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court even as the judge and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault offered to testify publicly and Trump called the nomination "on track."

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. to sharply cut cap on refugees to 30,000 for 2019
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday said the United Sates will set the cap on the number of refugees allowed into the country at up to 30,000 in fiscal year 2019, a sharp drop from 45,000 it announced in October.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

NHC says Florence becomes post-tropical cyclone
Florence is now a post-tropical cyclone, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday, adding that system continues to produce heavy rain over parts of the Mid-Atlantic region.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. Space Force estimated to cost $13 billion in first five years: memo
The U.S. Air Force estimated start up costs for a proposed U.S. Space Force, a new military service backed by President Donald Trump, will be around $13 billion in the first five years, according to a Department of Defense memo seen by Reuters.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Second ash leak reported at retired Duke plant in Florence's wake
A second coal ash leak was reported from a Duke Energy Corp landfill near the company's retired Sutton Power Plant in Wilmington, North Carolina, following storm Florence, environmental officials said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump says high court nominee 'on track,' accuser offers to testify
President Donald Trump said on Monday his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court remains "on track" despite a woman's allegation that the judge sexually assaulted her in 1982, while the accuser and the nominee both offered to testify publicly.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Over 462,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 462,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Monday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump says doesn't mind if Kavanaugh vote delayed to allow accuser to be heard
President Donald Trump said on Monday it was okay with him if the Senate confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is briefly delayed to allow a woman accusing him of sexual assault to be heard.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Most U.S. states lack reserves to weather next recession: S&P
While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas
Deeper flooding loomed in the hours and days ahead from rivers in the Carolinas swollen by Tropical Depression Florence, which has killed 23 people, even if rain-weary residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Florence flooding limits road access to Duke nuclear plant
Duke Energy Corp said on Monday that its Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina remained safely shut down despite limited road access to the site due to flooding from storm Florence.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump nominee, accuser willing to testify on sexual misconduct claim
Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court pick, and a woman accusing him of a 1982 sexual assault both offered on Monday to testify publicly before a Senate panel even as the embattled nominee issued a new denial of the allegation.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Storm Florence's drenching rains kill 23 in the Carolinas
Deeper flooding loomed in the hours and days ahead from rivers in the Carolinas swollen by Tropical Depression Florence, which has killed 23 people, even if rain-weary residents got a brief glimpse of sunshine on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Duke Energy's Brunswick nuclear plant stranded by flooding from Florence
Duke Energy Corp said Monday that its Brunswick nuclear power plant in North Carolina was inaccessible due to flooding from storm Florence, but the plant remained safely shut down.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

UPS to hire 100,000 for holiday season, up 5 percent from last year
United Parcel Service Inc would hire about 100,000 temporary employees for the crucial holiday season, up about 5 percent from a year earlier, the world's biggest package delivery company said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Chicago officer unjustified in killing black teen, prosecutor says
The white police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 fired 16 shots without justification, prosecutors told a Chicago jury on Monday, as the trial began in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Senate judiciary chair says he's working to get to bottom of Kavanaugh allegations
The chairman of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee said on Monday he is working to get to the bottom of sexual misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and that Kavanaugh's accuser should be able to present her case.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Senator Collins: Trump court nominee, accuser should both testify
Republican U.S. Senator Susan Collins on Monday said both President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and the woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct should testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee under oath.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Schumer: FBI should reopen Kavanaugh background check - ABC
U.S. Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called the sexual misconduct allegation brought by a woman against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extremely credible and said the FBI should reopen its background investigation on the judge.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. pushes back national wireless alert test to Oct. 3
The Trump administration has delayed until next month plans to send a message to all U.S. cellphones testing a previously unused presidential alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies, officials said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump court pick Kavanaugh issues denial; accuser willing to testify
A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct decades ago is willing to publicly testify before a Senate panel set to vote this week on his nomination, her lawyer said on Monday, while Kavanaugh called the allegation "completely false."

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Senate Judiciary Democrats seek delay of vote on Trump's top court nominee
All 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday called on the panel's Republican chairman to postpone Thursday's planned vote on U.S. President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a day after a woman accusing him of sexual misconduct went public with her allegations.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

UPS to hire about 100,000 workers for holiday season
United Parcel Service Inc would hire about 100,000 temporary employees for the crucial holiday season beginning in November, the U.S. package delivery company said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

More days of flooding ahead for Carolinas, surrounding states
The remnants of deadly Hurricane Florence brought more misery to the waterlogged Carolinas on Monday with officials warning the worst is yet to come, as heavy rain persisted and swollen rivers posed a growing threat.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump court pick Kavanaugh calls sexual misconduct accusation 'completely false'
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, said on Monday that an accusation of sexual misconduct against him was "completely false" and that the incident "never happened."

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trump high court pick Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify, lawyer says
A woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, of sexual misconduct decades ago is willing to publicly testify before a Senate panel set to vote this week on his nomination, her lawyer said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Over 509,000 customers without power in Carolinas after Florence
More than 509,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Monday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

U.S. high court nominee Kavanaugh's accuser willing to testify, lawyer says
A woman who has accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct decades ago is willing to publicly testify before a Senate panel set to vote this week on his nomination, her lawyer said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

'This woman will be heard' - White House adviser on Kavanaugh accuser
White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Monday the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct will be heard as part of sworn testmiony before the committee weighing his nomination.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Worst flooding yet to come for waterlogged Carolinas
Deadly storm Florence moved across western North Carolina early on Monday and continued to dump rain that has nowhere to go except to swell rivers, flood highways and homes, and threaten more lives as it heads towards Virginia and New England.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Trial begins Monday for Chicago officer accused of murdering black teen
The trial of white Chicago policeman Jason Van Dyke, accused of murder in the 2014 shooting of a black teen, was scheduled to begin on Monday in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the third-largest U.S. city.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Florence to become an extratropical cyclone by Tuesday: NHC
Tropical depression Florence is expected to weaken on Monday before re-intensifying as it transitions to an extratropical cyclone Tuesday and Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Reuters US News
Sep 17, 2018

Kavanaugh accuser goes public
A woman who had anonymously accused President Donald Trump's U.S. Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, prompting Republicans to plan further discussions about his nomination before a committee vote this week.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

North Carolina's raging rivers from storm Florence test beefed-up defenses
Deadly storm Florence's historic rainfall is testing the best efforts by many North Carolina cities to bolster their defenses against flooding since Hurricane Matthew inundated the eastern part of the state two years ago.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

North Carolina devastated as floodwaters rise from deadly storm Florence
Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the coastal city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to the bursting point.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Boeing 787 plant in South Carolina to reopen Sunday after storm-related closure
Boeing Co's South Carolina plant, where it assembles 787 wide-body jetliners, was set to reopen operations on Sunday night following a lifting of evacuation orders for coastal areas threatened by deadly storm Florence, a Boeing spokesperson said on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Accuser of U.S. high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public
A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s went public on Sunday, but Republicans said they were moving ahead with plans to hold a committee vote this week.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

As floodwaters rise, deadly storm Florence devastates North Carolina
Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to bursting point.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Accuser of U.S. high-court nominee Kavanaugh goes public: Washington Post
A woman who had anonymously accused U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in the early 1980s decided to go public with her accusations and provided details of the alleged incident, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Democratic Senator Feinstein urges FBI probe of Kavanaugh allegations
U.S. Senate consideration of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice should be put on hold until the FBI conducts an investigation into a California woman's allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump's nominee.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

As floodwaters rise, Florence devastates North Carolina
Deadly storm Florence drenched North Carolina with yet more downpours on Sunday, cutting off the city of Wilmington, damaging tens of thousands of homes and threatening worse flooding as rivers fill to bursting point.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Florence delivers more drenching rains in eastern U.S
Florence drenched North Carolina with yet more rain on Sunday and officials warned residents that "the worst is yet to come" from a storm that has killed at least 14 people, as rivers inland were likely to flood.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

'Worst is yet to come' from Florence's drenching rains in U.S
Florence kept dumping rain on North Carolina on Sunday and officials warned residents that "the worst is yet to come" from a storm that has already killed at least eight people, as rivers inland were likely to flood.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Massachusetts residents cleared to return to areas hit by gas explosions
Residents of three Massachusetts communities were allowed to return to their homes on Sunday for the first time since a series of gas explosions killed one man and set dozens of buildings on fire.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Palestinian stabs U.S.-Israeli citizen to death at West Bank mall
A Palestinian fatally stabbed an American-born Jewish settler in the occupied West Bank on Sunday then was himself shot and seized by armed civilians who gave chase.

Reuters US News
Sep 16, 2018

Storm Florence weakens but epic rains still expected on U.S. east coast
Tropical Storm Florence was likely to weaken on Sunday as it swept through the Carolinas but dozens of communities are devastated and "epic" amounts of rain could still fall, officials said.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Flood waters rise, eight killed as Florence dumps 'epic' rain on Carolinas
Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Texas police arrest Border Patrol agent for murdering four women
Texas police on Saturday arrested a veteran U.S. Border Patrol agent, who is suspected of killing four women within the past two weeks and kidnapping a fifth.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Man dies after shark attack in Cape Cod: police
A man died on Saturday in what local police called a possible shark attack at Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet, Massachusetts, a town on Cape Cod that draws crowds of tourists.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Flood waters rise as Florence pummels Carolinas; at least eight dead
Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; eight dead
Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, knocking out power in nearly 900,000 homes and businesses, and causing at least eight deaths.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Trump administration to send U.S. cellphones a test alert on Thursday
The Trump administration will send a test message to all U.S. cellphones on Thursday for a new alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.

Reuters US News
Sep 15, 2018

Florence punishes Carolinas with torrential rain, flooding; six dead
Tropical Storm Florence dumped "epic" amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, triggering dangerous flooding, toppling trees, cutting power to nearly a million homes and businesses while causing at least six deaths.

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