National News

Florence floods
Mike Smeltz/WCBS880
September 19, 2018 - 11:44 am
Rivers across the eastern portion of North Carolina have yet to crest and officials worry communities already devastated by flooding could see further damage in the coming days.
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Volunteers at the Senior Center in Lawrence, Mass. hand out food and supplies, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in the wake of last week's gas explosions and house fires in the Merrimack Valley. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
September 18, 2018 - 7:56 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers filed a class action lawsuit Tuesday on behalf of people who were forced out of their homes for days when dozens of natural gas explosions and fires ripped through three Massachusetts towns. The lawsuit is the first of what's likely to be several filed against Columbia Gas and...
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Deidre And Anthony Scaramucci
Adam Harrington/WCBS 880
September 18, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci and his wife, Deidre, are the new hosts of a podcast available on
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New York Task Force 1 In North Carolina
Mike Smeltz/WCBS 880
September 18, 2018 - 3:16 pm
NEW BERN, N.C. (WCBS 880) -- A search and rescue task force from New York City is down in North Carolina, going into the most dangerous areas to save people’s lives. As WCBS 880’s Mike Smeltz reported, members of New York Task Force 1 came to Florence-battered New Bern and attacked a 60-foot tree...
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Brett Kavanaugh
AP Photo/Alex Brandon
September 18, 2018 - 12:23 pm
A major showdown may be looming on Capitol Hill Monday, as Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault will testify under oath before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames. Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 12:12 pm
AMES, Iowa (AP) — A homeless man attacked and killed a top amateur golfer from Spain who was playing a round alone near her university campus in central Iowa, leaving her body in a pond on the course, police said Tuesday. Collin Daniel Richards, 22, has been charged with first-degree murder in the...
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Zachary Conner wades into a flooded neighborhood to check on his girlfriend in Lumberton, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, following the effects from Hurricane Florence. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 18, 2018 - 11:37 am
TRENTON, N.C. (AP) — When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, on...
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President Donald Trump
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
September 17, 2018 - 8:43 pm
President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation.
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China Tariffs
AP Photo/Andy Wong
September 17, 2018 - 6:52 pm
WASHINGTON (WCBS 880/AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday directed the U.S. Trade Representative to go ahead with additional tariffs on about $200 billion in imports from China. The tariffs will take place on Monday, Sept. 24 and will be set at 10 percent until the end of the year. Effective Jan...
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Emmy Awards
Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File
September 17, 2018 - 6:20 pm
As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday night's ceremony than personal glory.
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