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5 Dead, 'Catastrophic Flooding' as Florence Hovers Over Carolinas

5 Dead, 'Catastrophic Flooding' as Florence Hovers Over Carolinas

At least five people were dead and almost a million homes and businesses were without power Saturday as Tropical Storm Florence forced evacuations and created flooding in a portion of the U.S. South.
Florence, Mangkhut and Climate Change: Yes, No and Maybe

Florence, Mangkhut and Climate Change: Yes, No and Maybe

The seas are angry this month.While the remnants of Hurricane Florence soak the Carolinas and Typhoon Mangkhut pounds the Philippines, three more tropical cyclones are spinning in the Western
When a Hurricane Strikes, Weather the Storm With Waffles

When a Hurricane Strikes, Weather the Storm With Waffles

Most towns in the southern United States have at least one Waffle House restaurant. During big storms, the breakfast chain is often the only business that stays open. VOA talked with customers and
Manafort Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Cooperate with Mueller Probe

Manafort Pleads Guilty, Agrees to Cooperate with Mueller Probe

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Friday in connection with his past lobbying efforts on behalf of Ukraine. As part of the plea
TV weatherman ‘exaggerated Hurricane Florence winds’ as he battles to stand up

TV weatherman ‘exaggerated Hurricane Florence winds’ as he battles to stand up

The Weather Channel's Mike Seidel has been accused of exaggerating the severity of the winds in America.
She might not have won the primary election, but Cynthia Nixon deserves credit for taking on the challenge
When a Hurricane Hits, 'Waffle House' Becomes Barometer

When a Hurricane Hits, 'Waffle House' Becomes Barometer

Most towns in the southern United States have at least one Waffle House restaurant. During big storms, the breakfast chain is often the only business that stays open, serving as a disaster metric of

58% of Silicon Valley Tech Workers Delayed Having Kids Because of Housing Costs

An anonymous reader quotes the Mercury News: Though some residents blame the area's highly paid tech workers for driving up the cost of housing, data increasingly shows that these days, even tech
Agency Plans 'Deep Dive' Into Cause of Massachusetts Blasts

Agency Plans 'Deep Dive' Into Cause of Massachusetts Blasts

The head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Saturday that investigators did not suspect foul play or nefarious intent in a series of natural gas pipeline explosions Thursday north of
Meatpacker, Muslim Workers in US Settle Bias Dispute

Meatpacker, Muslim Workers in US Settle Bias Dispute

A major U.S. meatpacking company has agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle charges of discrimination involving Muslim workers who walked off the job in a dispute over prayer breaks.The U.S. Equal
US Border Agent Charged in Texas Killing Spree

US Border Agent Charged in Texas Killing Spree

A Texas prosecutor has charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with four counts of murder following a two-week killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended only when a fifth woman
Man Dies in Shark Attack Off Cape Cod, Police Report

Man Dies in Shark Attack Off Cape Cod, Police Report

A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state's first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years.The man, identified by Cape
Hurricane Florence Hits Farmers Hard in North, South Carolina

Hurricane Florence Hits Farmers Hard in North, South Carolina

Farmers may be among the hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, which is hit at a particularly bad time and is pouring rain on some of the most important agricultural areas of the Carolinas. VOA spoke
Hurricane Florence Hits Farmers Hard in North and South Carolina

Hurricane Florence Hits Farmers Hard in North and South Carolina

Farmers may be among the hardest hit by Hurricane Florence, which is hit at a particularly bad time and is pouring rain on some of the most important agricultural areas of the Carolinas. VOA spoke
Man, 26, killed by shark while body boarding at popular Cape Cod beach

Man, 26, killed by shark while body boarding at popular Cape Cod beach

Arthur Medici has been described by friends as 'sweet and humble'.
Cold War Soviet Sub Trapped in Southern California

Cold War Soviet Sub Trapped in Southern California

The "Scorpion," a Soviet-built submarine that tracked U.S. vessels across the Pacific Ocean during the Cold War is slowly rusting in Long Beach harbor. But Southern California could be just another
Florence Floods Inland Rivers in Disaster’s Next Stage

Florence Floods Inland Rivers in Disaster’s Next Stage

As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread,
What’s Happening: Florence by the Numbers

What’s Happening: Florence by the Numbers

A major response is making its way through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence’s onslaught. Storm winds might be dropping, but rivers are rising and the next
Tropical Storm Florence Weakens Into A Depression

Tropical Storm Florence Weakens Into A Depression

Florence is no longer a tropical storm. It has weakened into a depression, according to the National Hurricane Center.The center says, however, that "flash flooding and major river flooding will
Deer run to safety after getting caught in catastrophic Hurricane Florence flash floods

Deer run to safety after getting caught in catastrophic Hurricane Florence flash floods

At least eight people have died as Hurricane Florence sweeps across America.