WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — One city in North Carolina has picked up more than 23 inches of rain in two days from Tropical Storm Florence. The National Weather Service said on Twitter on Friday night that Morehead City had received 23.04 inches of rain with more heavy rain coming.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm’s winds. This disabled, 59-year-old woman died a month later, from sepsis _ caused, says her family, by an untreated bedsore. In all, the storm and its aftermath took the lives of Gonzalez and thousands of others who could have been saved with standard medical treatment.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to cooperate with the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal charges and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to greater punishment. The deal gives special counsel Robert Mueller a key cooperator who led the Trump campaign for a crucial stretch during the 2016 presidential campaign.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State John Kerry has responded to President Donald Trump’s criticism of his meeting with the Iranian foreign minister by telling the commander in chief he should instead focus on the special counsel’s investigation. Late Thursday, Trump accused Kerry of holding “illegal meetings” with the Iranian government. Kerry tweeted Friday that Trump should be “more worried” about his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, agreeing to cooperate with Robert Mueller’s investigation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces his toughest challenge yet in his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Pyongyang. He will be pressed to deliver substantive agreements beyond the vague statements on denuclearization that have been repeated in recent months. Negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have sputtered, raising doubts about whether Kim is truly willing to relinquish his nuclear arsenal and putting pressure on Moon to broker progress once again.