Eight dead, power cut off as Hurricane Florence slams into Carolina coast

Tropical Storm Florence dumped epic amounts of rain on North and South Carolina as it trudged inland on Saturday, knocking out power and causing at least eight deaths as flood waters that have devastated many communities kept rising. Florenceā€™s intensity has diminished since it roared ashore along the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast on Friday as a… Read More Eight dead, power cut off as Hurricane Florence slams into Carolina coast

Volkswagen to end production of its Beetle model in 2019

Volkswagen said on Thursday it would stop producing its Beetle compact car in 2019, ending a model that looked backward to the 1960s counterculture as the automaker prepares for a leap toward a future of mass-market electric cars. The original VW Beetle, developed in the 1930s, made a journey from a product identified with Adolf… Read More Volkswagen to end production of its Beetle model in 2019

Six injured, hundreds evacuated following explosion of gas pipeline in Massachusetts

Dozens of explosions apparently triggered by a natural gas pipeline rupture rocked three communities near Boston on Thursday, injuring at least six people and prompting the evacuation of hundreds, local officials said. Live TV images showed firefighters battling blazes in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover, around 25 miles (40 km) north of the Massachusetts capital.… Read More Six injured, hundreds evacuated following explosion of gas pipeline in Massachusetts