Rescuers still retrieving people from floods after Matthew

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Volunteer firefighters drove their military-surplus truck with 4-foot tires into dark flood waters, as torrents from Hurricane Matthew sent the Lumber River overflowing its banks in Lumberton on North Carolina's coastal plain.

  • Written by EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press

Health conditions worsen as aid trickles into remote Haiti

DAME MARIE, Haiti (AP) — In this most western tip of Haiti, 300 patients with festering wounds lay silently on beds at the main hospital in the seaside village of Dame Marie waiting for medicine a week after Hurricane Matthew hit the remote peninsula.

  • Written by DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press BEN FOX, Associated Press

Imprisoned Chinese minority scholar given human rights award

BEIJING (AP) — A group of leading rights organizations has awarded its annual prize for human rights defenders to imprisoned Chinese Muslim minority economics professor Ilham Tohti, shining new attention on a case that has brought strong international condemnation.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN, Associated Press

Dakota Access pipeline work to resume in protest area

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the four-state Dakota Access pipeline plans to resume construction on private land near Lake Oahe in North Dakota, where protests supporting tribal rights have endured for months.

  • Written by BLAKE NICHOLSON, Associated Press

Samsung stops making Galaxy Note 7s as fresh problems emerge

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that it is discontinuing production of Galaxy Note 7 smartphones permanently, a day after stopping global sales of the ill-fated devices.

  • Written by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer