Savannah's signature tree canopy gets bushwhacked by Matthew

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Behind the bronze statue of Revolutionary War hero Sgt. William Jasper clutching a fatal bullet wound in his side, there's a new casualty in Madison Square — a mighty live oak tree crashed onto the ground, its roots wrenched from the soil with such force they dislodged chunks of a brick walkway.

  • Written by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Matthew's punch still delivers pain to North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The flooding disaster is forecast to slowly unfold over the next several days as all that rain — more than a foot in places — flows into rivers and downstream, likely causing more inundation in many of the same places devastated by a similar deluge from Hurricane Floyd in 1999.

  • Written by MARTHA WAGGONER, Associated Press ALLEN BREED, Associated Press

In debate, Trump signals aggressive close to his campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — His presidential campaign in peril, Donald Trump left no doubt he'll spend the final weeks before the election dredging up decades-old sexual allegations against Hillary Clinton's husband, even if it turns off voters whose support he desperately needs.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, Associated Press CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press

Father: Suspect in officers' slaying wanted to shoot police

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) — The young officer had just returned to the police force after maternity leave. The older one was two months short of retirement. Both Southern California officers were fatally shot over the weekend, allegedly by a gang member "acting crazy" and intending to shoot police, according to his father.