Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for ‘storm of lifetime’ – live updates
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Hurricane Florence: Carolinas brace for ‘storm of lifetime’ – live updates

10.08pm BST22:08 By the numbers Currently Florence is pushing out maximum sustained winds of 100mph and moving WNW at a sluggish 5mph – which could inflate rainfall totals and increase the number of areas that experience catastrophic flooding. The storm is 100 miles ESE of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 155 miles east of Myrtle Beach,…

Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter
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Dianne Feinstein alerts authorities to secret Brett Kavanaugh letter

A senior Democratic senator has alerted federal investigators to a confidential letter she received regarding Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump’s conservative nominee for the US supreme court, in an extraordinary move that suggested she had been informed of possible wrongdoing. Dianne Feinstein, who is the top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee, said she had received…

Tory MEPs criticised by Jewish and Muslim groups for Hungary vote
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Tory MEPs criticised by Jewish and Muslim groups for Hungary vote

Jewish and Muslim leaders have criticised Conservative MEPs for voting against measures to censure Hungary, saying it was deeply worrying that they had declined to condemn the repressive policies of the Hungarian prime minister, Viktor Orbán. The European parliament voted on Wednesday to trigger the EU’s most serious disciplinary procedures due to policies in Hungary…

Jeff Bezos to fund schools where ‘child will be the customer’ with new charity
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Jeff Bezos to fund schools where ‘child will be the customer’ with new charity

Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is launching a $2bn fund to help homeless families and build a network of preschools, saying the “child will be the customer” in his philanthropy announcement. The tech founder and the world’s richest man unveiled the Bezos Day One Fund on Thursday. He said he would fund existing organizations that aid…