MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Nearly nonstop rain, surging sea water and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat from the monster storm is days from ending as floodwaters rise. Remnants of the once major hurricane — now a tropical storm — could dump more than 3 feet (1 meter) of rain well inland, swelling rivers. At least four people are dead, and authorities fear the toll could go higher.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's winds. This disabled, 59-year-old woman died a month later, from sepsis — caused, says her family, by an untreated bedsore. In all, the storm and its aftermath took the lives of Gonzalez and thousands of others who could have been saved with standard medical treatment.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort stood resolute in his innocence as Trump associates folded one-by-one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators. But that finally changed. The former Trump campaign chairman, who for months was determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached an extraordinary plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller's office on Friday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is not too happy with former Secretary of State John Kerry. He unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister. In unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said the meetings were "unseemly and unprecedented." President Donald Trump called the meetings "illegal." Kerry had no immediate response to Trump's remarks though he has been critical of Trump's policy on Iran.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in faces his toughest challenge yet in his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week in Pyongyang. He will be pressed to deliver substantive agreements beyond the vague statements on denuclearization that have been repeated in recent months. Negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have sputtered, raising doubts about whether Kim is truly willing to relinquish his nuclear arsenal and putting pressure on Moon to broker progress once again.