Variety
September 12

Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

James Howell Jr. lost big two years ago when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River, less than a half-mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he returned two days later to discover that 2 feet of standing water had turned his insulation moldy, forcing a rebuild of his living room.
National
September 12

States urge Supreme Court to hear Kennedy cousin case

Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut's appeal in the murder case of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel and reinstate his conviction.
National
September 12

Assault charges dismissed against cop convicted of murder

A judge has dismissed assault charges against a white former Dallas-area police officer sentenced to 15 years in prison for the 2017 fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager.
Nation
September 12

The Latest: Deputy undergoes second surgery after shooting

The Latest on the shooting of a Kentucky sheriff's deputy (all times local):
Nation
September 12

No verdict, trial ends for Michigan mom charged with murder

A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the case of a Michigan woman charged with murder in the death of her 6-month-old son who was left in a car seat in a sweltering home.
National
September 12

Police: Man cursed Trump, tried to pull knife on candidate

A man who authorities say tried to pull a switchblade on a Republican candidate in California shouted profanities about President Donald Trump and the Republican Party before the assault, the candidate said.
Nation
September 12

Warrant details sex allegations against gymnastics coach

An arrest warrant for a gymnastics coach facing sex abuse charges in Texas and Oklahoma alleges he put his hands inside girls' leotards.
National
September 12

Appeals court: Dominion did not violate Clean Water Act

Dominion Energy's discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site through groundwater into surrounding waters does not violate the U.S. Clean Water Act, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Nation
September 12

2 wounded in fatal Cincinnati shooting are back home

A woman who survived at least 12 gunshots in a downtown Cincinnati attack was back home Wednesday and helped get her two children ready for school, kissing them as she sent them off, a spokeswoman said.
Nation
September 12
This undated photo provided by Craig Foster in September 2018 shows a drawing made with ochre pigment on silcrete stone, found in the Blombos Cave eas

#Ancient? Crisscrossed lines called world's oldest drawing

It looks a bit like a hashtag, but it's 73,000 years old. And scientists say this tiny sketch found in a South African cave is the oldest known drawing.
National
September 12

Defying polls, Nixon looks to upset Cuomo in NY gov primary

Polls may show her far behind New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in Thursday's Democratic primary, but Cynthia Nixon says she knows something that Cuomo and the pollsters don't.
National
September 12

Nebraska's top court: Voters to decide on expanding Medicaid

Nebraska's highest court dismissed a lawsuit Wednesday that would have stripped a Medicaid expansion proposal off the November ballot, clearing the way for voters to decide a measure that has been repeatedly rejected by the Republican-dominated Legislature.
National
September 12
FILE - In this April 16, 2018 file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks to members of the media after a hearing at federal court in New Yor

Stormy Daniels to release memoir titled "Full Disclosure"

Stormy Daniels is telling her story in a new memoir titled "Full Disclosure."
National
September 12

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels.
Movies
September 12

Studio: No decision on Henry Cavill's future as Superman

Warner Bros. has no current plans for another "Superman" film starring Henry Cavill, a person familiar with the studio's plans said Wednesday.The person spoke on…
Nation
September 12

UN cancer agency: 18 million new cancer cases this year

The World Health Organization's cancer research arm estimated in a report released Wednesday that there will be about 18 million new cases of cancer globally this year and more than 9 million deaths.
Business
September 12

Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

Hurricane Florence's heavy rains could cause an environmental disaster in North Carolina, where waste from hog manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites…
Nation
September 12
FILE - This 2016 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, a woman convicted of helping a former street prea

Elizabeth Smart upset 1 of her kidnappers to be freed

A woman convicted of helping a former street preacher kidnap Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will be freed from prison more than five years earlier than expected, a surprise decision that Smart called "incomprehensible" on Tuesday.
Variety
September 12

Ohio awards latest prizes in opioid science challenge

Ohio awarded another round of prizes totaling $2.4 million Wednesday in its global technology challenge seeking scientific breakthroughs to address the U.S. opioid crisis.
Variety
September 12

Forrest's relatives seek millions to move grave from park

Relatives of Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest are demanding $30 million from the city of Memphis, Tennessee, and a nonprofit to move his remains from a park and settle a lawsuit over the takedown of a statue of the former Ku Klux Klan leader.