Hurricane Michael set to be strongest storm ever to hit Florida Panhandle – live updates | US news

10.54am EDT10:54 Photos sent to the Tallahassee Democrat show flooded streets and falling tree branches in Apalachicola, Florida. Tori Schneider (@photoriphy) Photos and videos I received from Seth Silva who lives on 4th Avenue in Apalachicola. You can see in the first photo that Avenue I is floooded and in the second, tree branches are …

‘She just ended her career’: Taylor Swift’s first foray into politics sparks praise and fury | Music

When pop megastar Taylor Swift publicly revealed her political leanings on Sunday night, praising two Democratic congressional candidates in her home state of Tennessee, she was breaking with a years-long policy of keeping her politics to herself. Her endorsements drew much praise, but also a fierce backlash: some white supremacists who have formed an odd …

Trump attacks ‘disgraced’ Mueller and rails against ‘phony’ obstruction claims | US news

Donald Trump railed against the possibility he could be accused of obstruction of justice on Monday, saying he was merely “fighting back” against an investigation into a “phony crime that never existed”. On Sunday, the day after the New York Times reported that White House counsel Donald McGahn has spent 30 hours talking to Robert …

Miss America accuses pageant leaders of bullying and manipulation | US news

The reigning Miss America has accused the pageant’s leaders of bullying and manipulating her, in the latest controversy to hit the embattled competition. Cara Mund made the accusations against chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and CEO Regina Hopper in a letter to former Miss Americas. Three weeks before the contest to choose the next Miss America, Mund …