Samsung woes show how dependent we've become on smartphones

NEW YORK (AP) —€” Tethered as we are to our smartphones, Samsung asking users of its fire-prone Galaxy Note 7 to "power down and stop using the device" is not just an inconvenience. It's crazy.

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  • Written by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

North Carolina urges more to flee from floods after Matthew

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities made fresh appeals Wednesday for people in eastern North Carolina to leave low-lying areas as rivers swollen with rainwater caused flooding days after Hurricane Matthew passed.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Haitians rebuild lives as food, water, supplies arrive

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Food, water and building supplies began to reach remote corners of Haiti on Wednesday as tens of thousands of people slowly rebuilt their lives after a devastating Category 4 storm hit last week.

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

Trump's lewd remarks concern campuses fighting sex assault

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women. In one training scenario, male students ask a peer if he really means it when he boasts of such conduct.

  • Written by MICHAEL MELIA, Associated Press DAVID CRARY, Associated Press

New challenges in Syria as militants weaponized drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — Militant groups like Hezbollah and the Islamic State group have learned how to weaponize surveillance drones and use them against each other, adding a new twist to Syria's civil war, a U.S. military official and others say.

  • Written by VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press