Your Friday News Briefing: Hurricane Florence, brand-new York, ‘Predator’

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Nature’s wrath

• Hurricane Florence, which has begun its slow-motion collision with the Carolinas, could dump as much as 40 inches of rain in some areas, prompting concern about secondary effects such as landslides.

“This kind of may be once we’ve experienced such a two-punch by these kind of conditions,” South Carolina’s governor said. We have live updates along having a map tracking the storm — with free, unlimited access for our coverage.

As the winds arrived, President Trump disputed the official tally of nearly 3,000 deaths by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, falsely claiming Democrats had concocted the number.

Another giant storm is usually howling toward the Philippines. Thousands of people were being evacuated as Super Typhoon Mangkhut, a 550-mile-wide behemoth with winds of 173 m.p.h., bore down on Luzon, where four million people are at risk. We’re tracking Mangkhut, along with we have an explainer on both storms here.

“When others were underestimating us, he did not,” Ms. Nixon acknowledged in her concession speech.

The string of detonations, caused by gas leaks, damaged dozens of houses, forced thousands to evacuate along with plunged much of the region into an eerie darkness.

Noteworthy

Overlooked no more

Marthe McKenna, a nurse who spied for the British during World War I along with wrote a gripping memoir, died around 1966. She finally has an obituary inside the Times.

Assassins? We were tourists

The two men that will Britain has accused of poisoning the former spy Sergei Skripal appeared on Russia television along with denied involvement.

A lack of diversity in schools

Research shows that will students, especially boys, benefit when teachers share their race or gender. Yet most teachers inside the U.S. are white women.

The week in not bad news

A 100th birthday party became a surprise wedding. the item’s one of seven stories that will inspired us This kind of week.

Quiz time!

Did you keep up with This kind of week’s news? Test yourself.

Ready for the weekend

At the movies, we profile Amandla Stenberg, who came to prominence in “The Hunger Games” along with is usually right now starring in “The Hate U Give.” We also try “Bel Canto,” starring Julianne Moore, along with the latest “Predator.”

On TV, we have an interview with Beau Willimon about “The First,” which starts tonight, his first show since “House of Cards.” (Our reviewer says the item’s got “the trite stuff.”) Here are some other suggestions.

We also suggest nine brand-new books along with, if you’re in brand-new York City, a slate of cultural events.

Lastly, meet the 20-foot, 2,000-pound puppet by the brand-new “King Kong” musical coming to Broadway This kind of fall.

Best of late-night TV

Stephen Colbert said President Trump was “laser-focused” on a hurricane. “Just not This kind of one.”

Quotation of the day

“I thought about what the item might be like to be an Aboriginal person in that will situation along with I guess that will helped me. They might feel left out. They might feel upset. Sad.”

Harper Nielsen, 9, explaining that will she refuses to stand for the Australian anthem because she feels its lyrics deliberately exclude Indigenous Australians.

The Times, in some other words

Here’s an image of today’s front page, along with links to our Opinion content along with crossword puzzles.

What we’re reading

Steven Erlanger, our chief diplomatic correspondent in Europe, recommends This kind of essay inside the Atlantic: “Anne Applebaum, an American-born historian along with columnist in Poland, writes with sophistication about the downward cycle of post-1989 Poland along with Hungary. The magazine tries to sell the item as a warning to America, although that will’s a stretch. Read the item for analysis, personal along with political, of why democracy is usually fragile in former Communist countries.”

Back Story

The odds of their conception were about one in 50 million, their chances of living to adulthood even lower. America’s first surviving quintuplets were born today in 1963, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Mary Ann Fischer along with Andrew Fischer, a grocery clerk.

Large multiple pregnancies, usually ending in premature birth, are quite risky. Previously, the only North American quints to survive infancy had been the Dionne sisters, born in Canada in 1934. Their story was tragic, involving callous commercial exploitation.