Tropical Storm Andrea — the first storm of the Atlantic hurricane season — drenched parts of Florida when it made landfall Thursday and is expected to bring heavy rain to much of the East Coast through Saturday.
At 11 a.m. Friday, the National Hurricane Center said Andrea was packing 45-mph winds and was about 50 miles southwest of Fayetteville, N.C., and 90 miles west of Wilmington, N.C.
Farther north on Friday, a flood watch area includes Washington, which the National Weather Service predicts could get 6 inches of rain Friday, and New York, where forecasters say 1 to 2 inches of rain an hour could fall at times into Saturday.
Even Maine's coast, including Portland, could see as much as 3 inches of rain by the time the weekend is done. Here are some images of the damage done in the West Palm Beach area of Florida on Thursday:
A verdict has been reached in the retrial of a Lompoc street gang leader Raymond Macias, accused in a high-profile kidnapping and torture case. This comes after a mistrial was declared back in June in the kidnapping charges against Macias.
This retrial was over one of the charges he was facing, which was kidnapping for extortion purposes. Today, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to that count.
In the fall of 2011, Jen Corn was the heaviest she had ever been. At 5 feet 6 inches, Corn weighed more than 300 pounds. Now, almost three years after the start of her weight-loss journey, Corn weighs 161 pounds.