'I cry and pray': Keeping vigil amid North Carolina floods

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Anita Van Beveren has been returning day after day to watch the brown floodwater creep toward the rental home she shares with her two teenage children. While she got many belongings out, they couldn't move everything — a bicycle is chained to a back deck surrounded by water.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press

'Extremely dangerous' Hurricane Nicole to pummel Bermuda

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — The British territory of Bermuda hunkered down overnight as Hurricane Nicole rapidly strengthened into a major Category 4 storm and took aim at the tiny island in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

  • Written by JOSH BALL, Associated Press

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