- A Duke Energy dam containing a 1,100-acre reservoir in North Carolina is breached, and may be causing coal ash to flow into the nearby Cape Fear River.
- Hurricane Florence brought rain measured in feet to North Carolina, followed by rising rivers and standing water in fields.
- The president of Duke Energy’s North Carolina operations, David Fountain, told CNBC earlier this week that the impact from Hurricane Florence has been the most severe he’s ever experienced.
A New York City woman is in custody after police say she stabbed five people, including three newborn babies, at an unlicensed daycare.
The father of one of the children and a daycare worker were also stabbed in the attack.
“We pray that all of the victims will be fine and will survive these injuries,” Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said. “We are hoping these young babies — small and so very fragile — are also strong enough to overcome this horrible act of senseless violence.”
Walmart, the biggest U.S. retailer, warned the Trump administration the newest round of tariffs on imported Chinese goods could prompt it to raise prices on products from shampoo to bicycles to food.
“This round of tariffs could impact a significant number of common consumer items that are not easily replaceable,” Sarah F. Thorn, a senior director for global government affairs at Walmart, wrote in a Sept. 6 letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. “The immediate impact will be to raise prices on consumers and tax American business and manufacturers. “
Severe storms tore through southern Minnesota, causing widespread damage Thursday night.
The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning for Dakota, Goodhue and Rice Counties, as well as for Dodge and Goodhue Counties.
Many are missing and it is feared that more than 200 people in total may have drowned. Rescue efforts resumed on Friday after being halted overnight.
The MV Nyerere ferry overturned near Ukara island on its way from Bugorora.
It is thought the overloaded vessel tipped over when crowds on board moved to one side as it docked.
President Trump addressed supporters at a Make America Great Again rally in Las Vegas on Thursday. His campaign-style event came after he canceled a series of rallies last week in the wake of impacts from Hurricane Florence.
Mr. Trump addressed supporters amid ongoing concern over his pick to fill a vacancy on the the United States Supreme Court. The president has spent much of the week defending Judge Brett Kavanaugh as he faces allegations of sexual misconduct stemming from his time as a high school student in the early 1980’s. He told reporters on Wednesday that Kavanaugh was an “extraordinary man” with an “unblemished record.”
Five people — including an 8-year-old girl — were injured in the shooting.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — As the sun rose Friday morning in Syracuse, police officers climbed ladders looking for bullets lodged in the sides of Midland Avenue homes.
Five people — including an 8-year-old girl — were shot around 9 p.m. Thursday outside of 1315-17 Midland Ave. during a memorial service for a man who died of cancer. Officers spent over 11 hours at the chaotic scene, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.
All five victims are in stable condition and are expected to recover, said Sgt. Richard Helterline, a Syracuse Police Department spokesman. Police are searching for suspects.
It didn’t take long for Kavanaugh apologists to put on their tin foil hats as part of their feverish effort to exonerate Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee. On Thursday afternoon, the Washington Post published an opinion piece wondering if Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is so “mixed up” that she confused the judge with someone who looked exactly like him. “As crazy as that sounds, it wouldn’t be unheard of,” columnist Kathleen Parker wrote of a possible mistaken identity.
An undercover investigation by the CBC and Toronto Star found Ticketmaster representatives at a Las Vegas convention, actually helping scalpers with hundreds of accounts making huge purchases.