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Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Travel remained dangerous Saturday in southeastern North Carolina, where the governor warned of “treacherous” floodwaters more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall, and urged residents to stay alert for flood warnings and evacuation orders. Gov. Roy Cooper said nine of the state’s river gauges are at major flood stage …

Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back
Adan

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other documents required …

Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Cosby to fight ‘sexually violent predator’ tag at sentencing
Bill Cosby

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the lifetime counseling, community alerts and public shaming the designation would trigger. And it could become evidence in the …

Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN
Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is “little rocket man” no more. President Donald Trump isn’t a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” In the year since Trump’s searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there’s fresh hope that the …

Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Comcast beats Fox in Sky auction with $39B bid

LONDON (AP) — Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators. After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion pounds ($39 billion). Rival …

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters. The regulation of seat width and legroom is part of a five-year extension of federal …

Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air
Donald Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee’s request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run …

Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Tanzania death toll 209 as survivor found in capsized ferry

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — It was a stunning discovery. As rescue divers probed a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster and the death toll soared past 200, a man was found in an air pocket, alive. He was an engineer, regional commissioner John Mongella told reporters. As the badly overloaded ferry overturned on …

North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation ‘absurd’

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on North Dakota Senate candidate: Kavanaugh allegation ‘absurd’
Brett Kavanaugh

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Republican Senate candidate Kevin Cramer said a sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is “even more absurd” than Anita Hill’s 1991 sexual harassment allegations against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were teenagers who “evidently were drunk.” Cramer, a U.S. House member, made the comments …

6 siblings of Arizona GOP congressman endorse his opponent

By 92.3 News | September 22, 2018 | Comments Off on 6 siblings of Arizona GOP congressman endorse his opponent
Paul Gosar

PHOENIX (AP) — Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate. The television ad from Democrat David Brill combines video interviews with Gosar-family siblings who ask voters to usher Paul Gosar out of …