• 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.

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

    MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected, but many residents in the Carolinas still seemed caught off guard as they were plucked off a vehicle’s roof or pulled by boat from their flooded homes. Whether they were just stubborn, short of resources to leave or believed they had already seen worse devastation, all will be haunted by what the water has swept away.

  • S. Carolina town worries plan to save road will flood homes

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes’ house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn’t feel so lucky.

  • 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.