Hoaxes Run Amok On Social Media As Hurricane Florence Moves Inland

Hurricane Florence has begun her slow, water-logged move inland. As communities in her path face an onslaught of rain and rising floodwaters, they’re also contending with a distinctly different problem: disinformation and outright hoaxes, often spread via social media.Numerous hoaxes, shark and race-based ones in particular, seem to be repeated with every hurricane. When in … Read more

Expert warns Florence floodwaters may carry venomous snakes into homes

People in areas affected by Hurricane Florence, which was downgraded to a tropical storm on Friday, have been cautioned to look out for venomous snakes lurking in the storm’s floodwaters.Thad Bowman, public relations director at Alligator Adventure zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, told the Myrtle Beach Online that flooding caused by Florence will originate in coastal regions populated by multiple … Read more

With GOP concerns about losing the House mounting, Trump drops talk of ‘Red Wave’

. “What matters more is whether political elites, and especially parties, serve as filters. Put simply, political parties are democracy’s gatekeepers.”Shields said that after the McCain-Feingold legislation of 2002 shifted political donations out of the party structure and into the world of outside groups, the RNC drifted for several years. Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012 … Read more

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100The situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100 animals trapped inside a rapidly flooding North Carolina animal shelter in the wake of Hurricane Florence. UPDATE: Shelter manager Cassandra Tupaj just told me the shelter is waiting … Read more

SpaceX To Announce Name Of First Tourist It's Sending Around The Moon

It’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for spaceIt’s one small announcement for SpaceX, one potentially giant leap for space tourism.On Monday, the Elon Musk-owned space transportation company will announce the identity of a person it says will pay for a trip around the moon on a yet-to-be-developed rocket, according to The … Read more

Trump Told Russia To Get Clinton's Emails. The Same Day, They Obeyed

In the morning of July 27, 2016, Donald Trump encouraged Russian hackers to find emails that had been deleted from Hillary Clinton’s private server that she used while serving as secretary of state. “I will tell you this, Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing,” Trump said … Read more

5-year-old boy writes his own obituary before dying from rare cancer

A five-year-old Iowa boy who suffered from a rare form of cancer penned his own obituary before succumbing to the deadly disease, WHO reports.Garrett Michael Matthias passed away on June 6 after fighting a nine-month battle against Stage 4 Alveolar Fusion Negative Rhabdomyosarcoma (ARMS), a rare form of cancer that attacked his temporal bone, cranial nerve and … Read more

Paul Manafort Mug Shot Released After Transfer To Alexandria Jail

Paul Manafort Mug Shot Released After Transfer To Alexandria JailDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort changed jails ThursdayDonald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort changed jails Thursday morning and, along with his new digs, got a new mug shot.Officials told The Washington Post that Manafort has been booked into the Alexandria Detention Center in … Read more

Ohio State wrestlers share emotional descriptions of alleged abuse

Former students at Ohio State University and former head wrestling coach Russ Hellickson describe misbehavior by Dr. Richard Strauss in a video that helped spark the university’s internal investigation.Watch NBC News brings its worldwide resources to these in-depth special programs. Brian Williams takes the lead in covering topics that enlighten, uplift or demand further scrutiny. … Read more

Far-Right Leader Viktor Orban Wins Hungary’s Election, Early Results Show

BUDAPEST ― Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán looks set to easily win a third consecutive term in Sunday’s election and further cement his grip on the country, according to early official results.“This has been a decisive win,” Orbán told crowds of supporters outside his party headquarters in Budapest.The country’s National Election Office projects that Orbán’s right-wing … Read more