NSA contractor accused of taking classified information

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contractor for the National Security Agency has been arrested on charges that he illegally removed highly classified information and stored the material in his home and car, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

'I'll watch it on TV': Coastal residents fleeing hurricane

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Some 3,000 people checked into shelters across Florida, a judge in coastal Georgia suspended a murder trial and deputies in South Carolina shot and wounded a motorist during a dispute over an evacuation route as Hurricane Matthew inched closer to the Atlantic coast.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Hard-hit Haiti starts to measure scale of hurricane disaster

LES CAYES, Haiti (AP) — Two days after Hurricane Matthew rampaged across Haiti's remote southwestern peninsula, authorities and aid workers still lack a clear picture of what they fear is the country's biggest disaster in years.

  • Written by PIERRE RICHARD LUXAMA, Associated Press Writers DAVID McFADDEN, Associated Press Writers

Asian shares climb, yen weakens on upbeat US services data

HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stocks posted modest gains and the dollar strengthened further against the yen Thursday as a healthy U.S. economic report and rising oil prices overnight bolstered investor optimism.

  • Written by KELVIN CHAN, AP Business Writer

Plane evacuated after Samsung smartphone starts smoking

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An overheating, smoking Samsung smartphone forced the evacuation of a Southwest Airlines jet that was preparing to take off Wednesday from the Louisville airport.

  • Written by REBECCA REYNOLDS YONKER, Associated Press DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press