'We're Survivors': Cleanup Begins On Florida's Devastated Coast

After Hurricane Michael blasted through the Florida coastal towns of Eastpoint and Apalachicola, some residents are beginning the long process of cleaning up. This area, just 30 miles east of where the powerful storm's eye made landfall on Wednesday, was expected to – and did – receive the worst of the storm surge. In some areas, the water was more than 10 feet higher than normal. Water came up over the coastal highway, U.S. 98, and caused significant damage to the businesses and homes along...

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CMPD responded to two separate homicides Tuesday night along Tryon Street.

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Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018

MSNBC's Steve Kornacki traces the political polarization of the Trump era back to the partisan warfare in Washington of the 1990s. He talks with Erik Spanberg about how America divided itself into tribes of red states and blue states.

FILE: North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper holds a press conference to discuss Hurricane Michael.

Updated: 8:50 p.m.

Hurricane Michael is slowing down as it moves through southwestern Georgia. Michael has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane, with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 miles-per-hour.

'Hope To Hopelessness:' Will Government Step Up After Second Storm?

Oct 10, 2018
AP Photo/Gerald Herber

Dianne Powell is living a recurring nightmare.

In October 2016, Hurricane Matthew filled her brick house with rainwater up to her waist. The storm inundated her town, engulfing homes and highways and causing $4.8 billion worth of damage statewide.

She rebuilt. Then Hurricane Florence struck and swamped her home again.

National Hurricane Center

With another hurricane on the way, Charlotte’s arborist is concerned more of the city's trees will fall. During Hurricane Florence, 549 fell into roads and were cleared by the city’s Tree Canopy Preservation Program.

The City of Charlotte also is planning to buy the old Double Oaks Elementary School site off Statesville Road for future affordable housing.
Mecklenburg County Commission

The Charlotte City Council approved a series of land deals Monday designed to help meet its goal of developing more affordable housing.

Bank of America Stadium
Suzie Tremmel / Flickr

Bank of America Stadium has been chosen to host one of the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup matches featuring Mexico's national team, according to an announcement made by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority.

Catawba Nuclear Station, on Lake Wylie.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy has offered buyouts to some employees who work in information technology and nuclear power. A spokesman would not say how many people are affected by the voluntary severance program but said it's part of regular efforts to improve efficiency.

Updated 4:55 p.m. ET

Nikki Haley is resigning as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and will leave the Trump administration at the end of the year, she said Tuesday.

It is not immediately clear what prompted the move. She informed her staff Tuesday, NPR's Michele Kelemen reports.

Haley appeared with President Trump on Tuesday morning at the Oval Office, where he called her a "fantastic person" and said Haley had told him six months ago that she might take time off at the end of the year.

Updated at 9:20 a.m. ET

The Supreme Court welcomes its newest justice Tuesday as Brett Kavanaugh takes the bench for his first arguments since a contentious Senate voted narrowly to confirm him, cementing a decades-long campaign by conservatives to reshape the nation's highest court.


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