Florence Pours on the Rain in the Carolinas; Death Toll at 5

NEW BERN, NC (AP) — Thousands of people living near North Carolina’s rising rivers were ordered evacuated Saturday as hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence practically parked itself over land and poured on the rain Saturday, raising fears that the state could be in for the most destructive flooding in its history. The death toll climbed to at…

Typhoon Kills 12 in Philippines, Heads to Southern China

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm. The most ferocious typhoon to hit the disaster-prone Philippines this…