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Hurricane Florence: Mass evacuation from ‘storm of a lifetime’

Media captionPeople have left homes and taken precautions ahead of the hurricane Highways in US East Coast areas braced for Hurricane Florence are congested with motorists fleeing “the storm of a lifetime”. Up to 1.7 million people have been ordered to evacuate across South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. South Carolina authorities have turned four […]

Hurricane Florence: ‘Everybody’s frightened’

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US plans crackdown on e-cigarette firms citing ‘epidemic’ teen use

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption FDA Chief Scott Gottlieb has warned of a crackdown on e-cigarette companies The US Food and Drug Administration is considering banning the sale of flavoured e-cigarettes, citing an “epidemic” of use among teens. The proposal, announced on Wednesday, is part of a broader effort to curb teen use of […]

Hurricane Florence: Warnings of life-threatening surge

Media captionHurricane Florence gathers strength as it moves closer to US Hurricane Florence – the most powerful storm to threaten the Carolinas in nearly three decades – is expected to strengthen, say forecasters. Officials warn there is a chance of “life-threatening inundation from rising water” over the next 48 hours as Florence heads for the […]

Trump marks 9/11 anniversary at Pennsylvania memorial

Media captionPresident Trump: “We remember the moment when America fought back” US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have visited a memorial in Pennsylvania to mark the 9/11 attacks 17 years ago. Mr Trump delivered a speech commemorating the airplane passengers who are thought to have charged the cockpit to stop the attackers. […]

Hurricane Florence: ‘Extremely dangerous’ storm sparks US exodus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Forecasters say the hurricane will certainly hit the US coastline Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina’s governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline while North Carolina […]

Hurricane Florence: ‘Extremely dangerous’ storm sparks US exodus

Image copyright AFP Image caption Forecasters say the hurricane will certainly hit the US coastline Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina’s governor ordered the evacuation of its entire coastline while North Carolina […]

California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Solar panels recently installed in Los Angeles will help meet the state’s legislation for clean energy California has passed a law committing to exclusively carbon-free electricity sources by 2045, setting it against US President Donald Trump’s energy policy. “There is no understating the importance of this measure,” Governor Jerry […]

Hurricane Florence: ‘Extremely dangerous’ storm threatens East Coast

Image copyright AFP Image caption Forecasters say the hurricane will certainly hit the US coastline Evacuations have been ordered as the US East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence – in what may be the strongest storm to hit the region in decades. South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia have declared states of emergency, and residents […]

Texas officer charged with manslaughter over ‘wrong flat’ killing

Image copyright Kaufman County Jail Image caption Officer Guyger has been with the police department four years A white police officer who shot and killed a black man in his Texas flat after apparently thinking she was in her own apartment has been charged. Officer Amber Guyger is accused of manslaughter. The family of the […]