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The Latest: Pence urges freeze on Venezuela oil assets

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B star R. Kelly’s attorney entered not guilty pleas on the singer’s behalf Monday after Kelly was charged with sexually abusing four victims dating back to 1998, including three underage teenagers. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, walked into a Chicago courtroom wearing an orange jail jumpsuit after … Continue reading The Latest: Pence urges freeze on Venezuela oil assets

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 8:30 p.m. A Senate aide says Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer told the Judiciary Committee she prefers to testify next Thursday and doesn’t want Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Ford prefers to testify next Thursday, aide says

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Marshals investigating threats against Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 5:05 p.m. The U.S. Marshals Service is investigating threats against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family amid an accusation that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when they … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Marshals investigating threats against Kavanaugh

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing. He cannot say how many people were … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCaskill says she’ll vote no on Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Missouri’s Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill says she will vote against the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, depriving President Donald Trump’s nominee of a possible swing … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: McCaskill says she’ll vote no on Kavanaugh

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The National Weather Service has confirmed that the remnants of Hurricane Florence spawned a total of eight tornadoes in Virginia earlier this week. The weather service’s office in Wakefield, Virginia, said Wednesday that meteorologists have confirmed two additional tornadoes hit the area on … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: 8 Virginia tornadoes linked to Florence

MIDDLETON, Wis | The Latest: Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin attack

MIDDLETON, Wis — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Police say a Wisconsin software company employee had a semiautomatic pistol and plenty of ammunition when he opened fire at his office, seriously injuring several people before he was fatally shot by police. Police say they … Continue reading MIDDLETON, Wis | The Latest: Police: Motive unknown in Wisconsin attack

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A Democratic senator who is undecided on whether to confirm Brett Kavanaugh says the process for handling Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against the Supreme Court nominee has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Democrat: Handling of allegation ‘off the rails’

HAVELOCK, N.C | The Latest: Trump tours area that’s expecting more flooding

HAVELOCK, N.C — The Latest on President Donald Trump‘s visit to the Carolinas to review Hurricane Florence damage (all times local): 3:40 p.m. President Donald Trump is getting an update on how South Carolina is recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump was participating in a briefing Wednesday with South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, Republican Sens. Lindsey … Continue reading HAVELOCK, N.C | The Latest: Trump tours area that’s expecting more flooding

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before hearing

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford say she wants an FBI investigation of her allegation of being sexually assaulted decades ago by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before a Judiciary Committee hearing set for Monday. They say in a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI probe before hearing

MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW— The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 12 p.m. U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the shootdown of a Russian military aircraft by Syrian forces complicates relations between President Bashar Assad and the Russian government but has “no effect … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Mattis says plane downing won’t affect IS fight

MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

MOSCOW — The Latest on a Russian military aircraft shot down over the Mediterranean Sea and other issues related to Syria (all times local): 11:05 p.m. President Donald Trump is expressing concern about a Russian plane that was shot down over Syria. Trump, appearing at a White House news conference with the president of Poland … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Trump ‘sad’ about Russian plane downing in Syria

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: BBQ part of relief package in North Carolina

WILMINGTON, N.C.— The Latest on Florence’s lingering impact (all times local): 4 p.m. President Donald Trump will have a firsthand look at the impact of former Hurricane Florence,Florence lingering, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says Trump plans to travel on Wednesday to North Carolina, which bore the brunt of the powerful storm. Days after … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: BBQ part of relief package in North Carolina

BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:30 p.m. European Union Brexit envoy Michel Barnier says his team is studying new ways to check goods moving into Northern Ireland in an effort to overcome a major obstacle in the negotiations. Brussels and London are still seeking a solution that would keep the border … Continue reading BRUSSELS | The Latest: EU studying Brexit border compromise

WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator wants Kavanaugh, accuser to testify

WASHINGTON— The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 11:52 a.m. A key Republican senator, Susan Collins, says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual misconduct should both testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Collins tweeted Monday that Christine Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: GOP senator wants Kavanaugh, accuser to testify

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh again denies woman’s assault claim

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is again denying a woman’s allegation he sexually assaulted her at a party three decades ago. The White House released a new statement Monday from the nominee in which he calls the claim … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh again denies woman’s assault claim

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Authorities are searching for a 1-year-old boy who was swept away by floodwaters in North Carolina after the boy’s mother lost her grip on him. Union County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tony Underwood said a woman and her child were on their … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

The Latest: Bad day for kicking PATs

The Latest on the second Sunday of the NFL regular season (all times EDT): 3:15 p.m. It’s been a rough second week of the NFL season for placekickers. Not on field goals so much, but extra points. Five were missed before any of the early Sunday games ended. In Dolphins-Jets, both Miami’s Jason Sanders and … Continue reading The Latest: Bad day for kicking PATs

WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Another town in SC flooded by Florence

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A small town in northeast South Carolina is getting flooding rains from what’s left of Florence. Downpours overnight flooded main roads in the town of Cheraw early Sunday and brought water to the doorsteps of some low-lying homes. Cheraw Police Chief Keith … Continue reading WILMINGTON, N.C. | The Latest: Another town in SC flooded by Florence

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. California professor Christine Blasey Ford tells the newspaper that Kavanaugh … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Kavanaugh accuser speaks to newspaper on record

NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters

NEW BERN, N.C.  — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 12:50 p.m. The city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been completely cut off by floodwaters and officials are asking for additional help from state law enforcement and the National Guard. Woody White is chairman of the board of commissioners of New Hanover … Continue reading NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: North Carolina city cut off by floodwaters

NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 14th victim, in South Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): Noon North Carolina state regulators and environmental groups are monitoring the threat from hog and poultry farms in low-lying, flood-prone areas. These industrial-scale farms typically feature vast pits of animal feces and urine that can pose a significant pollution threat if they … Continue reading NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: Florence claims 14th victim, in South Carolina

NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: Florence causing historic, unprecedented floods

NEW BERN, N.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:30 a.m. One of the authorities leading the response to Florence says the storm is causing “historic and unprecedented flooding.” Michael Sprayberry is director of the North Carolina Division of Emergency Management. He told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that Florence’s combination … Continue reading NEW BERN, N.C. | The Latest: Florence causing historic, unprecedented floods

HONG KONG | The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

HONG KONG— The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A Chinese state broadcaster says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least two people dead after the massive storm slammed into southern China’s Guangdong province. China Central Television also says the typhoon has triggered storm surges as high as 3 meters (10 feet). Fifteen … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

HONG KONG | The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines climbs to 64

HONG KONG — The Latest on Typhoon Mangkhut (all times local): 8:45 p.m. Philippine police say the death toll from Typhoon Mangkhut has climbed to 64. The national police also say 45 other people are missing and 33 were injured in the massive storm, which battered the northern Philippines on Saturday. The hardest-hit province was … Continue reading HONG KONG | The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines climbs to 64

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. | The Latest: Couple dies from carbon monoxide poisoning in SC

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 9 a.m. Authorities say a couple have died in South Carolina after using a generator inside their home during Florence. Horry County Chief Deputy Coroner Tamara Willard said 63-year-old Mark Carter King and 61-year-old Debra Collins Rion were killed by breathing in … Continue reading HORRY COUNTY, S.C. | The Latest: Couple dies from carbon monoxide poisoning in SC

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Utility: Slope collapses at coal ash landfill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station outside Wilmington, North Carolina. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Saturday evening that about 2,000 cubic yards (1,530 cubic … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Utility: Slope collapses at coal ash landfill

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C | The Latest: Trump tweets condolences for victims of Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C  — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 7:25 p.m. President Donald Trump is tweeting his sympathies and condolences for victims of Florence. In a tweet Saturday evening, Trump said five deaths had been recorded so far in the storm’s wake. Officials had already raised the death toll to 11 … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C | The Latest: Trump tweets condolences for victims of Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Virginia bracing for remnants of Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is warning residents in the southwest part of the state to prepare for flooding and possible landslides early next week from the remnants of Hurricane Florence. The state so far has been spared from severe hurricane … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Virginia bracing for remnants of Florence

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Death toll from Florence rises to at least 7

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.— The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): Authorities in North Carolina are reporting two more weather-related deaths. The Duplin County Sheriff’s Office said on its Facebook page on Saturday that two people died due to “flash flooding and swift water on roadways.” The Associated Press was unable to get details … Continue reading MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. | The Latest: Death toll from Florence rises to at least 7