• Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.

  • Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm’s remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast.

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence’s forecast

    MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It’s still raining, and rivers are still rising. All but one road in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater or blocked by debris. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground because of expected flooding. When the sun finally comes out later this week, it’s going to take a long time to dry out.

  • SpaceX close to announcing 1st private moon flight passenger

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon.

  • In Carolinas, a question as the rivers rise: Stay or go?

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The river seethed a quarter-mile away, bulging from its banks, so the patrol cars circled the neighborhood three times.

  • Video of shooting on repeat at Chicago cop’s murder trial

    CHICAGO (AP) — The last moments of Laquan McDonald’s life played over and over again for the jury. An officer pulls up, gets out of a squad car and opens fire as the black teenager walks away from police, a small knife in one hand. McDonald crumples to the ground. More bullets are fired into his body.

  • Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father’s nominee for the Supreme Court.

  • Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.

  • The Latest: Floods raise concerns about dams holding up

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):