Florence lumbers inland, leaving five dead, communities flooded

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 15 : Tropical storm Florence lumbered inland on Saturday, knocking down trees, flooding rivers, and dumping sheets of rain in the Carolinas where five people have died. It diminished from hurricane force as it came ashore, but forecasters said the 350-mile-wide storm’s slow progress across North and South Carolina […]

Hurricane hits Carolinas, governor warns ‘it’s going to get worse’

By Ernest Scheyder WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 14 : Hurricane Florence crashed into the Carolinas on Friday, knocking down trees and swamping streets with torrential rains and a powerful storm surge, before slowing to a pace that meant it would plague the area with days of flooding. The hurricane’s storm surge – the wall of water […]

Trump ex-campaign head Manafort to cooperate with Russia probe

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, Sept 14 : Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with the federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, prosecutors said on Friday, a dramatic turnaround that deals the US president a political setback. After months of refusing to assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s […]

Trump ex-campaign head Manafort to cooperate in Russia probe

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, Sept 14 : US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe of Russian election meddling as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington on Friday. Manafort, 69, also pleaded guilty to two criminal counts, […]

Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe-court documents

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, Sept 14 : US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort will plead guilty to two criminal counts as part of a deal with prosecutors on Friday, court documents showed in what could be a blow to Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-running probe of Russian […]

Former Trump manager Manafort to plead guilty in Mueller probe -court documents

By Nathan Layne and Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON, Sept 14 : US President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has agreed to plead guilty to two criminal counts as part of a deal with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, court documents showed on Friday in what could be a blow to Trump in the long-running investigation […]