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St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in fatal shooting of black driver

(CNN)Protesters in St. Louis blocked highways and threw rocks at the mayor's house Friday after white former police officer Jason Stockley was acquitted in the 2011 shooting death of black driver Anthony Lamar Smith. Some held hands and prayed while others chanted, "No justice, no peace!""It feels like

Florida official: Death toll rises to 12 in state

(CNN)As night fell Tuesday, many people from South Carolina to Florida were staying in darkened homes, dealing with fallen trees and blocked roadways, and hoping they could find gas.Power outages in Florida affected almost 5 million homes, organizations and businesses, among them gas stations, which need the electricity to

Irma floods Jacksonville, Charleston and Savannah

(CNN)Editor's note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here.A weakened Irma -- downgraded to a tropical depression Monday night -- still packed power. At least three storm-related deaths were reported in Georgia and one in South

Irma climbs Florida’s coast; ‘dangerous’ storm surges feared

(CNN)Editor's note: This is a developing story that is being constantly updated as the storm progresses. Also, follow our live updates here or watch unlimited CNN.Irma is already uprooting trees and turning streets into rivers. And there's plenty more to come as the storm climbs the coast toward Tampa.An

Irma slowly turns to Florida; Key West feels hurricane-force winds

(CNN)Time is running out to evacuate and prepare for Hurricane Irma, officials warned Saturday night as violent winds and rains from the Category 3 storm began pounding the southern tip of Florida.Winds of 74 mph -- hurricane force -- reached Key West late Saturday, the National Weather Service said.Irma's

FEMA tackles false rumors about Hurricane Irma

(CNN)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hopes to tackle false rumors about Hurricane Irma with a new "rumor control" page on its website.FEMA points out, however, that hotels are not required to accommodate pets for people who have evacuated. The agency warns of a scam whereby people posing as

Hurricane Irma responsible for 10 deaths, threatens Miami

(CNN)[Breaking News Update 11:30 p.m.][Story last published 10:51 p.m. ET]Storm surges could reach up to 20 feet, the National Hurricane Center says -- twice as high as some of the islands' elevations."Some of these Turks and Caicos (Islands) will be completely overwashed," CNN meteorologist Chad Myers said. The Turks

Hurricane season hasn’t peaked yet. Here’s what to expect

(CNN)In what feels like a never-ending barrage of storms, this year's hurricane season just passed the halfway mark -- and three hurricanes, including Category 5 Irma, are churning in the Atlantic."There's nothing magical about the September 10 date," CNN meteorologist Brandon Miller said. "The peak of hurricane season really