North Carolin News: Governor Cooper – Rescues Continue from Flood Waters, Much of the State Still Feeling the Effects of Florence

RALEIGH, NC – North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper on Friday praised the efforts of first responders who rescued an entire town from rising waters overnight and warned residents of continued dangers from the storm. Thursday night, more than 100 people in the Bladen County town of Kelly had to be evacuated by air and boat … Continue reading North Carolin News: Governor Cooper – Rescues Continue from Flood Waters, Much of the State Still Feeling the Effects of Florence

WASHINGTON | Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

WASHINGTON — The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump and possibly suggested removing him from office, could turn on whether Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who he once tweeted had “LIED! LIED! LIED!” The revelation that the No. 2 Justice Department official had even … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

WASHINGTON  — The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it. That from Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William “Brock” Long had been under investigation by the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog over possibly misusing government vehicles to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won’t lose job

WASHINGTON | GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying

WASHINGTON  — The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted that if Ford missed a Friday night deadline to respond … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP gives Kavanaugh accuser more time to consider testifying

CHAMPAIGN, Ill | Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Miles Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw for three TDs and ran for a personal-best 92 yards, and No. 10 Penn State scored 35 points in the fourth quarter to pull away for a 63-24 victory over Illinois on Friday night. The Nittany … Continue reading CHAMPAIGN, Ill | Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

PITTSBURG | Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

PITTSBURGH — Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas and Erik Kratz homered during a six-run sixth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers rallied for an 8-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday night and gained ground in the NL Central race. The Brewers drew within 1½ games of the division-leading Chicago Cubs, who lost 10-4 to the … Continue reading PITTSBURG | Brewers use home run barrage to gain ground in NL Central

HONG KONG | Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

HONG KONG — Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing’s creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system aims to transport more than … Continue reading HONG KONG | Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China