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Gunman kills ex-wife, 4 others and himself in California

A gunman in Southern California fatally shot his ex-wife and a man at a trucking company before chasing after another man, killing him, and then driving to a home where he killed a father and daughter during a nearly 40-minute rampage, authorities said. Read More

GM recalls 1.2M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem

General Motors is recalling more than a million big pickup trucks and SUVs in the U.S. because of power-assisted steering problems that have been cited in a number of accidents. Read More

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos launches $2 billion fund to help the homeless

Amazon is designating 47,000 square feet of space at its new corporate office for a permanent Mary’s Place shelter. Read More
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‘Catastrophic’ freshwater flooding expected over Carolinas

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Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say that “catastrophic” freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the East Coast. Read More
 

Oregon wildlife officials to hunt for killer cougar

Oregon wildlife officials with guns and dogs will hunt for a cougar believed to have killed a woman while she was hiking in rugged terrain near the state’s highest peak, a wildlife official said today. Read More
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Hurricane Florence’s uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

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Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs today as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Read More

‘Monster’ Hurricane Florence nears Carolina coast

Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encountered empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and drenching rain that could last for days. Read More
 

In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

Just months ago, disaster planners simulated a Category 4 hurricane strike alarmingly similar to the real-world scenario now unfolding on a dangerously vulnerable stretch of the East Coast. Read More

No evidence shots fired after California hospital arrest

A man who caused a disturbance at a Southern California hospital was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered today, but there’s no evidence that he fired any shots, authorities said. Read More
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Apple expected to unveil bigger, pricier iPhone on Wednesday

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Apple is expected to unveil its biggest and most expensive iPhone on Wednesday as part of a lineup of three new models aimed at widening the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Read More

Active shooter study: Semi-automatic rifles more deadly

Active shooters with semi-automatic rifles wound and kill twice as many people as those using non-automatic weapons, although chances of dying if hit in either type of assault are the same, a new analysis shows. Read More
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Labrador dog named Lucy saves Oregon man from sex conviction

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The discovery of a black Labrador named Lucy led to the unraveling of a criminal case Monday against an Oregon man who had begun serving a 50-year prison sentence. Read More
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U.S. marks 9/11 with somber tributes; Trump speaks at Pennsylvania site

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Americans looked back on 9/11 today with solemn ceremonies, volunteer service and a presidential tribute to “the moment when America fought back” on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Read More
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Ousted CBS chief’s severance could be $120M

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CBS will pay ousted chief Les Moonves $120 million if its ongoing investigation fails to find any evidence of sexual misconduct. Read More
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Case against Dallas officer who killed neighbor to go to grand jury

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The case against a white Dallas police officer who shot and killed a black neighbor in his home will be presented to a grand jury, which could decide on more serious charges than manslaughter, the district attorney overseeing the case said today. Read More
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Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

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Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 130 mph and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Read More
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CEO Leslie Moonves resigns from CBS

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Bowing to pressure brought on by a sexual harassment scandal, CBS Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Leslie Moonves resigned late Sunday, marking a stunning fall from grace for one of Hollywood’s most respected entertainment executives. Read More
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Shooting victim family’s lawyer says Dallas officer should be charged

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The lawyer for the family of a man who was gunned down at his home by a Dallas police officer is calling for her to be arrested and charged, saying the fact that she remains free days after the shooting shows she’s receiving favorable treatment. Read More

Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike U.S. Southeast

Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. Read More

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