GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | Unending disaster: Florence floods prompt new evacuations

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 42 … Continue reading GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. | Unending disaster: Florence floods prompt new evacuations

ST. LOUIS | Report: Air quality near troubled landfill posed health risk

ST. LOUIS — Emissions near a troubled St. Louis County landfill once posed health concerns for workers and nearby residents, but the risks have largely disappeared thanks to cleanup efforts, according to a state report released Friday. The report from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is based on air quality data collected … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | Report: Air quality near troubled landfill posed health risk

NEW YORK | Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

NEW YORK — A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said. All of the victims in the attack, which happened before … Continue reading NEW YORK | Woman stabs 5 – including newborns – at New York nursery

LONG BEACH, Calif. | California college moves ‘Prospector Pete’ statue from plaza

LONG BEACH, Calif. — California State University, Long Beach, will move its half-century-old “Prospector Pete” statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. A statement on the university website said the gold rush was “a time in history when the indigenous peoples of … Continue reading LONG BEACH, Calif. | California college moves ‘Prospector Pete’ statue from plaza

PHOENIX | 8 dead in crash were Arizona residents, Guatemalan migrants

PHOENIX  — Arizona residents and Guatemalan immigrants in the U.S. illegally were among eight people killed earlier this week in a head-on crash on a highway near the historic prison town of Florence, authorities said Friday. The Arizona Department of Public Safety released the names of some of the people who died in the late … Continue reading PHOENIX | 8 dead in crash were Arizona residents, Guatemalan migrants

WASHINGTON, DC | Rogers Leads Visit of Local Leaders to CDP

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mike Rogers led a group of local leaders to tour the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) in Anniston today to help elevate awareness of the important work and training done at the facility. The CDP first opened in 1998 and has since trained over a million first responders. The CDP is … Continue reading WASHINGTON, DC | Rogers Leads Visit of Local Leaders to CDP

LOS ANGELES | Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of ‘The Goldbergs’

LOS ANGELES— Freddy Krueger is coming for “The Goldbergs.” ABC announced Friday that Robert Englund is reprising his role as the “A Nightmare on Elm Street” slasher for a Halloween episode of the ABC sitcom. The show is keeping with its 1980s setting. The Krueger episode, titled “Nightmare on Elk Avenue,” centers on the fears … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Freddy Krueger ready to scare the cast of ‘The Goldbergs’

PARIS | Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site

PARIS— A popular French Muslim rapper said Friday he is canceling sold-out October concerts at the Bataclan music hall in Paris, a target of the deadly 2015 terror attacks, due to pressure from far-right groups who claim he promotes a radical ideology and is desecrating a now-sacred site. The statement by Medine came as far-right … Continue reading PARIS | Far-right shuts French rapper out of Bataclan attack site