Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through Carolinas

Flooding expected to worsen as Florence passes through CarolinasFlooding across the Carolinas in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed 36 people, was expected to worsen over the next couple of days, forecasters said. Twenty-one flood gauges showed major or moderate flooding early on Thursday in southeast North Carolina and northeast South Carolina, where major waterways, well above their flood stages, were forecast to rise through the weekend before they crest, the National Weather Service said. "People in flood prone areas or near waterways need to remain alert as rivers crest and stay above their banks in coming days," North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper said in a written statement.



Creator of 3-D printed guns flies to Taiwan amid U.S. sex assault accusation

Creator of 3-D printed guns flies to Taiwan amid U.S. sex assault accusationCody Wilson, 30, was placed under investigation after a counsellor on Aug. 22 told police that a 16-year-old girl had said she was paid $500 to have sex with Wilson at an Austin hotel, Austin Police Commander Troy Officer said at a news conference. Police later interviewed the girl and on Wednesday obtained a warrant for Wilson's arrest, but by then he had caught a flight to Taiwan, Officer said. "We know Mr. Wilson frequently travels for business.



Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassment

Mavs' Cuban to donate $10 million after probe into workplace harassmentThe investigation followed a Sports Illustrated report in February that described a culture in the Mavericks' front office "rife with misogyny and predatory sexual behavior". The findings of an independent investigation, carried out on behalf of the Mavericks by external law firms and overseen by the NBA, were published on Wednesday.



New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documents

New Mexico observatory closure stemmed from FBI child porn probe: documentsThe National Solar Observatory in Sunspot, New Mexico, was evacuated without public explanation on Sept. 6, leading to a swirl of social media speculation and rumors driven by its proximity to two U.S. military installations and the town of Roswell. Approximately two hours away from the observatory by car, Roswell was the site of a famous 1947 sighting of unidentified flying objects that the U.S. Air Force later said were top-secret high-altitude weather balloons.



U.S. Catholic Church plans hotline for complaints of abuse by bishops

U.S. Catholic Church plans hotline for complaints of abuse by bishopsThe hotline was one of several moves unveiled on Wednesday by bishops to try to rebuild trust in the U.S. church hierarchy after recent allegations that bishops had abused children and covered up decades of sex crimes by priests. "Some bishops, by their actions or their failures to act, have caused great harm to both individuals and the Church," the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) administrative committee said in a statement.





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