• 1 family’s dilemma to evacuate or not comes down to money

    NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Mercedes O’Neill lives just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean in a zone so imperiled by Hurricane Florence that it has been marked for mandatory evacuation.

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING: Hurricane Florence looms over East Coast

    MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Florence is at the doorstep of North and South Carolina, and she’s not going away anytime soon. Outer bands from the hurricane are now lashing land , at least a full day before the National Hurricane Center expects the slow-moving storm’s eye to blow ashore around the North Carolina-South Carolina line. Officials say people refusing to evacuate could end up alone, drenched and in the dark, as rescue crews won’t go out to help in winds above 50 mph (80 kph).

  • Gunman kills his wife, 4 others and himself in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman went on a rampage, killing his wife and four other people before shooting himself to death, California authorities said.

  • US stocks are little changed; energy prices climb further

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher on Thursday after a report that the U.S. had proposed a new round of trade negotiations with China quelled fears that a dispute between the world’s two largest economies was spiraling out of control.

  • “Monster” Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast.

  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

    Storm’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

  • The Latest: Florence may be Carolinas’ ‘storm of a lifetime’

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

  • Abuse scandal hits diocese of cardinal set to meet with pope

    HOUSTON (AP) — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week on sexual abuse charges.

  • Dallas chief wants review of police tactics at protest

    DALLAS (AP) — Protesters condemning the shooting death of a black man in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer disrupted a City Council meeting Wednesday, prompting a recess to quell the outbursts.

  • The Latest: Apple ups ante on larger iPhone screens

    CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Apple iPhone announcement (all times local):