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The Latest: Over 530K homes without power in North Carolina

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Fast-moving Michael was leaving North Carolina behind with rivers rising and more than 530,000 households in the dark. Gov. Roy Cooper’s office said the power outages were concentrated in central North Carolina‘s … Continue reading The Latest: Over 530K homes without power in North Carolina

NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

NEW YORK— The late Aretha Franklin’s family says it found an Atlanta pastor’s eulogy delivered at the Queen of Soul’s funeral last week to be offensive and distasteful. The singer’s nephew Vaughn Franklin said Monday that the family was taken by surprise at the Reverend Jasper Williams Jr.’s words. There was heavy social media criticism … Continue reading NEW YORK | Franklin’s family says eulogy was offensive and distasteful

SAO PAULO | Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations

SAO PAULO  — Brazil’s health officials say more than 4 million children still need to be vaccinated against measles. More than 1,380 people have been infected in an outbreak linked to cases imported from Venezuela. To stop the disease’s spread, Brazil’s Health Ministry launched a campaign this month to vaccinate all children between 1 and … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil health ministry says 4 million kids need vaccinations