Duke Energy: Dam breached at North Carolina plant; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

  • 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.

Source: Duke Energy: Dam breached at North Carolina plant; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

New York City woman stabs five, including three newborns, at unlicensed daycare center | Fox News

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.”

Source: New York City woman stabs five, including three newborns, at unlicensed daycare center | Fox News

Walmart warning it’ll raise prices as Trump’s China tariffs kick in – CBS News

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. “

Source: Walmart warning it’ll raise prices as Trump’s China tariffs kick in – CBS News

Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors – BBC News

At least 136 people have died after a ferry carrying hundreds of people capsized on Lake Victoria, Tanzania, officials say.

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.

Source: Lake Victoria Tanzania ferry disaster: Divers hunt for survivors – BBC News

Trump rally in Las Vegas – CBS News

Trump used the nickname, “Wacky Jacky” for the Democrat in the Nevada race, Jacky Rosen

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.”

Source: Trump rally in Las Vegas: Watch live stream of Trump rally for Dean Heller and Danny Tarkanian in Las Vegas, Nevada tonight — live updates – CBS News

Syracuse police collect evidence, leave Midland Avenue mass shooting scene | syracuse.com

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.

Source: Syracuse police collect evidence, leave Midland Avenue mass shooting scene | syracuse.com

Midland Ave. shooting: 5 people shot, including 8-year-old girl

Road Rage: Man Charged With Stabbing Truck Driver Who Ran Over Mother « CBS Boston

The man charged with stabbing a tow truck driver who investigators say ran over and killed his mother in Watertown is being held without bail.

Source: Road Rage: Man Charged With Stabbing Truck Driver Who Ran Over Mother « CBS Boston

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 Suspect in stabbing of tow truck driver in Watertown brought into court to face charges

Fox News Is Peddling Conspiracy Theories to Defend Brett Kavanaugh – Rolling Stone

Fox & Friends aired a segment alleging Brett Kavanaugh’s doppelgänger may have carried out the alleged sexual assault on Christine Blasey Ford

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.

Source: Fox News Is Peddling Conspiracy Theories to Defend Brett Kavanaugh – Rolling Stone