Nation/World

Nation/World

The Big 10: Triumph in Calgary, tragedy in Lockerbie

Where were you 30 years ago, when we said hello to 'The Wonder Years,' wait-till-next-year to fans of other Big Ten basketball teams, and welcome back to NASA's space shuttle program after a 2½-year break? That's the topic for this week's panelists, who shared with us a memory from 1988.

As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says 'so what?'

PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling — and Russia says it couldn't care less.

Trump's executive order this week authorizing sanctions on foreigners who mess with American elections could herald new headaches for Moscow.

UPDATE: Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas

 

UPDATE AT NOON

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, splintering buildings and trapping hundreds of people in high water as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.

UPDATE: Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

 

UPDATED AT 11:55 A.M.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded guilty Friday to two federal crimes after cutting a deal with prosecutors and agreeing to cooperate with the special counsel's Russia probe.

White House defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Hurricane Florence bore down on the U.S., President Donald Trump angrily churned up the devastating storm of a year earlier, disputing the official death count from Hurricane Maria and falsely accusing Democrats of inflating the Puerto Rican toll to make him "look as bad as possible."

Telling the stories of Puerto Rican victims of Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph (248 kph) winds.

Instead, this disabled, 59-year-old woman died a month later, from sepsis — caused, says her family, by an untreated bedsore.

Officials work to pinpoint cause of Massachusetts blasts

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Investigators were working Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of natural gas explosions that killed a teenager, injured at least 10 others and left dozens of homes in smoldering ruins.

What's happening: Rescues needed in Florence's heavy rains

MIAMI (AP) — It's about the water, not the wind, with Hurricane Florence making an extended stay along the North Carolina coast. Forecasters say "it cannot be emphasized enough that the most serious hazard associated with slow-moving Florence is extremely heavy rainfall, which will cause disastrous flooding that will be spreading inland."

Domestic violence motive investigated in California rampage

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday were investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife and four others before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said.

Hundreds rescued in N.C. city as waters rose

City officials in one North Carolina community sent out an ominous tweet sometime around 2 a.m. Friday. It came as rivers swelled, tides crested and the rain wouldn't stop. And that's when people found themselves trapped in their homes as the water rose.