MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Record flooding is expected on North Carolina’s Cape Fear River in the coming week, and signs of the coming flood are already apparent. The Cape Fear River is predicted to crest at 62 feet (nearly 19 meters) in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two deadly storms reached land in two different areas of the globe on the same day, wreaking destruction in two very different ways. Hurricane Florence had weakened to a Category 1 storm when it arrived at North Carolina’s coast Friday. On the other side of the world, Typhoon Mangkhut struck the Philippines as a Category 5. Experts predict the powerful, fast-moving Mangkhut will cause more deaths while the slow-moving Florence will bring more property destruction through prolonged heavy rain.
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — Webb County District Attorney Isidro Alaniz says says he believes Border Patrol supervisor Juan David Ortiz has killed four women since Sept. 3, including one transgender woman. Alaniz tells The Texas Tribune that two of the victims were U.S. citizens while the nationalities of the others are unknown.
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man has died after being attacked by a shark off a beach on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Wellfleet Police Lt. Michael Hurley says the 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack in the waters off Newcomb Hollow Beach in Wellfleet at around noon. Life-saving measures were attempted on the beach before the man was taken to Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses say he was boogie boarding when he was attacked.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Wall Street Journal is reporting that President Donald Trump is going ahead with plans to announce new tariffs on about $200 billion of Chinese imports. The report comes after the White House invited Beijing to hold new talks on their tariff dispute. The Journal report cites unnamed people familiar with the matter who say the tariff level will likely be set at about 10 percent.