Parts of Texas and Louisiana are bracing for flooding and damaging storm surge as Tropical Storm Beta slowly works its way into a part of the country that's already been drenched and battered during a busy hurricane season.
Forecasters have run out of traditional names for the Atlantic hurricane season. Wilfred formed on Friday, using the last of the regular names. So an hour later, when another storm popped up, forecasters called it Alpha.
After conducting what he joked was a “very scientific poll” of the Fayetteville crowd, as to whether supporters wanted a man or a woman, he declared the choice would be “a very talented, very brave woman.”
Sen. Ted Cruz on Sunday said he is calling on the Senate to vote on a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg before the November election, reversing the 2016 stand he and his fellow Republicans made to block the confirmation hearing of President Barack Obama's pick for the high court in an election year.
Labor Day is usually the unofficial end of the season, but this year many North Carolinians find themselves shopping much later as the state enters Plan B and Elementary schoolers prepare to go back full time.