Brett Kavanaugh: Republican senators call for vote delay

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A number of Republicans have said the vote on US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, should be paused while allegations of sexual assault are properly heard. It comes after Christine Blasey Ford accused Mr Kavanaugh of attacking her in the early 1980s. […]

Storm Florence: Heavy flooding cuts off Wilmington

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Officials have told evacuated residents: “We want you home, but you can’t come yet” The coastal city of Wilmington, North Carolina, has been cut off from the rest of the state because of heavy floods following Hurricane Florence. Officials say all roads in and out are now impassable and have […]

Brett Kavanaugh ‘sexual assault victim’ speaks out

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Brett Kavanaugh denies the allegations A woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted by US President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, has identified herself in an interview with the Washington Post. Christine Blasey Ford says Mr Kavanaugh was drunk when he pinned her to a bed and tried […]

Storm Florence: ‘Risk to life is rising’

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm The “risk to life is rising” from Storm Florence, North Carolina’s governor, Roy Cooper, has warned. In a briefing for the media, he said people should stay off the roads as the threat from floods continues to spread. Despite weakening since hitting the coast on Friday, […]

Massachusetts gas-blast: Residents allowed home after fires and explosions

Media captionSuspected gas explosions set homes ablaze Residents of three areas hit by a series of fires and gas explosions north of Boston in Massachusetts have started to return home, officials say. At least one person died and others were injured in the blasts in Andover, North Andover and Lawrence on Thursday. All affected homes […]

Storm Florence: Worst still to come, authorities warn

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm There are warnings the worst is still to come from a storm in the US that has already been linked to the deaths of at least 12 people. Storm Florence has been dumping what has been called “epic” rain as it moves through North and South […]

Storm Florence: ‘Epic’ amounts of rain unloaded on Carolinas

Image copyright EPA Image caption Tropical storm Florence is continuing to unload inches, and even feet, of rain in places US east coast communities face “epic amounts of rainfall” from tropical storm Florence, which has been linked to at least 12 deaths. It has caused catastrophic flooding since arriving as a category one hurricane on […]

Deadly ‘shark attack’ at Massachusetts beach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Wellfleet police say the man was pronounced dead at Cape Cod hospital on Saturday A man in his 20s has died after being injured in a suspected shark attack in the US state of Massachusetts. The incident happened at Newcomb Hollow Beach around lunchtime on Saturday. The man was […]

US ‘serial killer’ border agent arrested in Texas

Image copyright Getty Images A US Border Patrol agent has been arrested in the state of Texas on suspicion of killing four women. Officers began looking for Juan David Ortiz in the city of Laredo after a fifth woman allegedly escaped from him and got help from local police. Mr Ortiz, who has worked for […]

Storm Florence: Disaster declared in North Carolina

Media captionGusts & floods: the impact of the storm US President Donald Trump has declared a disaster in North Carolina where a tropical storm has killed five amid warnings the worst is far from over. Florence’s top sustained winds have weakened to 50mph (80km/h), but it is projected to bring further catastrophic flash flooding. Some […]