Thousands of exhausted people are still waiting to go home, after epic floods that have left North and South Carolina devastated.Trump visits: 'How’s the house?' »
Hurricane Florence has resulted in at least 37 deaths in three states, but President Donald Trump seems to want survivors to look on the bright side. An exchange Trump reportedly had on Wednesday during a visit to New Bern, North Carolina, is making the rounds on Twitter, with users accusing the president of being insensitive amid disaster relief efforts. The president later told reporters the homeowner told Trump his insurance company didn’t want to pay for the damage, according to the report. The president then promised to find out the name of the insurance company, without further detailing what he would do afterward.
In wake of Hurricane Florence, victims in the storm's path are being warned of a less-than-obvious reason to avoid trekking through dangerous floodwaters: fire ants. Gadi Schwartz, an NBC News correspondent, took to Twitter on Monday to share horrifying footage of "millions and millions" of fire ants floating through the streets in North Carolina following the devastating rain that slammed the city over the weekend. As terrifying as it may seem, Schwartz's video hardly depicts a rare occurrence — floating fire ant balls pretty much crop up after any sort of major flooding.
President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee is facing an allegation of sexual assault ― but The Wall Street Journal would like readers not to make too much of that. The accusation against Brett Kavanaugh, who is waiting for the Senate to vote on his nomination, came earlier this month. Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in California, said that Kavanaugh tried to force himself on her while the two were teenagers in high school.
“CBS This Morning” co-anchor John Dickerson’s essay on presidential leadership is based on a series of Yahoo News interviews with historians. The interviews were conducted by Andrew Romano, Lisa Belkin and Sam Matthews, and the videos were produced by Sam Matthews. The interview with Dickerson was produced by Kristyn Martin.
British diver Vernon Unsworth, who aided in the rescue of 12 boys and their coach from a flooded Thai cave in July, sued Musk for defamation Monday in a federal court in Los Angeles. “Elon Musk falsely accused Vern Unsworth of being guilty of heinous crimes,” Unsworth’s attorney L. Lin Wood said in a statement. Before the soccer team’s rescue, Musk built a mini-submarine crafted out of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket part that he said could be used to ferry everyone out of the cave.
Four people have been injured and taken to the hospital including a reported police officer in Pennsylvania after a gunman opened fire at a district judge's office, several local reports indicate. The shooting occurred sometime after 2pm local time in Masontown, Pennsylvania, and the Fayette County coroner has been called to the scene, an employee at that office has confirmed. Two of the victims were airlifted to JW Ruby Memorial Hospital in West Virginia after the shooting, and one was taken to that hospital through emergency ground transportation.
This photographer has an incredible body of work after traveling the globe in to capture images of some of the world’s most beautiful of libraries. The photographer, from Florence, Italy, said that everything about these grand venues attracts him — from the simple smell of dust, leather and wood, to the pleasure of opening an aged book.
North Carolina rivers may crest higher than they did during Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
For those born after 'Generation X', future ambitions didn’t coax young minds into becoming an astronaut or a doctor. You didn’t feel the urge to be a cowboy or a pilot, nor did you yearn for a life of crime. You wanted to be Burt Reynolds. Well, now
President Trump has been widely condemned for his tweets last week claiming the death toll figures in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria were inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. 3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. ….GWU Research to tell them how many people had died in Puerto Rico (how would they not know this?).
Several online sites have shared photos of CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, falsely claiming the images prove he faked the wrath of Hurricane Florence on air. The claims were made after Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, tweeted a photo of Cooper in waist-deep flood waters, while his camera crew stood a few feet away in water up to their ankles. In his tweet, sent over the weekend as Hurricane Florence unleashed winds, rains and floods across the East Coast, Trump called on the television network to "stop lying" about his father.
WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans agreed this week to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teens, but they’re resisting calls from Democrats to bring in additional witnesses. Testimony from just Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, won’t be enough, Democrats said Tuesday. “That’s simply inadequate, unfair, wrong, and a desire not to get at the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor.
In a videotaped message played at the end of Tuesday's show, of which she's been a panelist since it began eight years ago, she addressed audiences and her co-hosts in a taped farewell message. “It didn't seem possible for her to be a part of the daily conversation CBS with so many people thinking about what has happened with her husband and the allegations against her husband," Brian Stelter, the host of CNN’s "Reliable Sources" told Inside Edition. Chen is also the host of CBS’ "Big Brother" but there's no word yet whether she'll stay on after the show's season finale on September 26.
Now he’s even falsely claiming his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, wants to ban Texans from barbecuing. The senator made the comments at a Saturday rally in Columbus after PETA showed up hoping to gather bipartisan support for Texas tofu since soybeans are a big cash crop for the state’s farmers.
Cody Wilson, a staunch advocate for developing and releasing plans for 3D-printed guns on the internet via his organization Defense Distributed, has been charged with sexually assaulting a child. According to an arrest affidavit filed in Travis County District Court on Wednesday, Wilson, 30, is accused of paying a juvenile female “under the age of 17” $500 to have sex with him at a hotel in Austin, Texas, on Aug. 15, a second-degree felony. Austin police say Wilson initially met the girl on the website SugarDaddyMeet.com where he operated under the alias “Sanjuro.” Wilson identified himself by name and arranged to meet for sex in subsequent conversation, according to a police search of the girl’s phone authorized by her parents.
Asia Argento says she wants Rose McGowan to apologize for allegedly making up “horrendous lies” about her — or face legal action. On Monday, the Italian actress — who has been accused of sexually assaulting an underage boy — tweeted at McGowan, threatening to take “legal action” against her. “It is with genuine regret that I am giving you 24 hours to retract and apologize for the horrendous lies made against me in your statement [on] August 27th,” Argento, 42, wrote to McGowan.
Tesla confirmed Tuesday that US Justice Department officials were looking into possible criminal aspects of a seemingly spontaneous, and later aborted, announcement by chief executive Elon Musk on taking the electric automaker private. Tesla shares ended the formal Nasdaq trading day down 3.35 percent to $284.96. Tesla said it was confident the matter would be quickly resolved with the Justice Department.
Prime Minister Theresa May was set to appeal directly to fellow European leaders at a summit on Wednesday to drop "unacceptable" Brexit demands that she said could rip Britain apart, and to urge the bloc to respond in kind to her plan, according to a senior British government source. "I believe that I have put forward serious and workable proposals.
The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina on Wednesday and helped volunteers at a church in the hard-hit coastal town of New Bern. "How's the house?" Trump was heard asking one person as distributed plastic foam containers of food, including hot dogs, chips and fruit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has accepted Israel's offer to share detailed information on the Israeli airstrike in Syria that triggered fire by Syrian forces which downed a Russian reconnaissance plane, the Kremlin said Wednesday. Syrian forces mistook the Russian Il-20 for Israeli aircraft, killing all 15 people aboard Monday night.
Syrians chant slogans and wave opposition flags during a demonstration in Binnish, in the northern Idlib province, as they react to the announcement that there will be no assault on the area as the leaders of Russia and Turkey agreed to create a demilitarised zone around the Syrian rebel-held province.
Lithuanian officials said that Walmart has agreed to remove Soviet-themed T-shirts from its online store after receiving complaints from Lithuania and two other Baltic nations. Rasa Jakilaitienė, spokeswoman for Lithuania’s foreign ministry, told HuffPost that her department received a letter from Walmart on Sept. 17 confirming that the retail giant will no longer sell products with emblems like the Soviet hammer and sickle. Walmart did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for confirmation about the new policy. It’s unclear when exactly the policy would go into effect.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has been accused of victim blaming after he said that it was a sexual assault victim’s “obligation as a citizen” to go to the police. In his opening monologue on Tuesday night, Carlson weighed in on the assault allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Tucker Carlson speaking from his personal and direct experience of being a sexually assaulted teenage girl whose abusers were rich boys with powerful parents.
The Korean leaders also said the North would dismantle a missile engine test site and launch pad in the presence of outside inspectors, and would seek to host the 2032 Summer Olympics together. Moon also said Kim would try to visit Seoul sometime this year. Washington wants North Korea to outline the entirety of its nuclear program, and its response to Wednesday’s joint statement from the Koreas remains to be seen.