Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 8:20 p.m. EDT
Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 8:20 p.m. EDT
Sep. 10, 2018
The Latest: CBS' Leslie Moonves resigns amid allegations
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS says longtime CEO Les Moonves has resigned, just hours after more sexual harassment allegations involving the network's longtime leader surfaced.
A statement posted on CBS's website says Moonves' resignation is effective immediately.
The network's chief operating officer, Joseph Ianniello, will serve as president and acting CEO until CBS's Board of Directors looks for a replacement. In the meantime, the network says Moonves' chairman position will remain open.
BC-TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST
The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation
ATLANTA (AP) — As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location.
The university said Sunday that it has issued a voluntary evacuation for students starting at noon Monday. Students are urged — but not required — to leave and classes are being canceled. A university statement says officials will continue monitoring the forecast and may make an evactuation mandatory if conditions later require.
The National Hurricane Center says it is still too early to predict the storms exact path with the storm hundreds of miles (kilometers) away, but people from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic are being urged to remain on guard for a possible direct hit later in the week.
7 injured in Paris knife attack; terrorism not suspected
PARIS (AP) — Seven people were injured in a knife attack in central Paris late Sunday but police said that terrorism was not suspected.
Two British tourists were among those injured, broadcaster BFMTV and Le Parisien newspaper reported.
Authorities were trying to determine if the attacker, who was arrested, is among the seven injured.
An overnight police press officer said the attack took place near a cinema in the 19th district of Paris. The officer had no information about the identities of the injured. The Paris prosecutors' office is handling the investigation.
The reports said the man was armed with a knife and a metal bar, and first attacked three people outside the cinema.
The Latest: WTA favors coaching, equal treatment for players
NEW YORK (AP) — The WTA is calling for fair treatment of women's players and coaching to be allowed across tennis in the aftermath of the U.S. Open women's final.
CEO Steve Simon says that all players should be treated the same and that the tour does "not believe that this was done last night" when Serena Williams was given three code violations by chair umpire Carlos Ramos in her loss to Naomi Osaka.
Simon says the WTA supports coaching but adds that further review is needed.
The Latest: Swedish PM summons 'good forces' after setback
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says he intends to remain in the job after his center-left party recorded its worst election performance.
Lofven, who brought the Social Democrats to power in 2014, said "the results are still unclear" from the election held Sunday, but acknowledged that forming the next government could take a while.
He sounded somber, but firm as he told supporters that "now it is up the political parties to cooperate responsibly and create a strong government."
Preliminary results from Sunday's election had Lofven's party receiving 28.1 percent of the vote, which was estimated to translate into a loss of 13 seats in Sweden's 175-seat parliament, the Riksdagen.
Responding to the increase in support that could give the far-right Sweden Democrats 14 more seats, Lofven said "a party with roots in Nazism" would "never ever offer anything responsible, but hatred."
He said of the weeks ahead: "We have a moral responsibility. We must gather all good forces. We won't mourn, we will organize ourselves."
FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL-TOWER OF VOICES-THE LATEST
The Latest: Tower memorial dedicated at Flight 93 crash site
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A tower that honors the passengers and crew killed when a hijacked plane was crashed into a rural Pennsylvania field is now in place, the final major feature of a 2,200-acre memorial.
The Tower of Voices was dedicated Sunday, with remarks from former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge and the park's superintendent.
The 93-foot (28-meter) structure at the Flight 93 memorial north of Shanksville is designed with a wind chime for each of the 40 who died on Sept. 11, 2001.
Ridge, who became the first head of the federal Homeland Security Department, said the chimes will provide "an everlasting concert by our heroes."
Three other hijacked planes were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. Nearly 3,000 people died in the attack.
President Donald Trump is expected to attend the 17th anniversary event at the Pennsylvania site on Tuesday.
The Latest: Pence: I'd take lie detector test over NYT essay
WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence says he'd agree to take a lie detector test "in a heartbeat" to prove he isn't the author of an anti-Trump New York Times opinion piece.
A top Pence aide has already said the vice president didn't write the anonymous piece criticizing President Donald Trump's leadership. Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has said Trump would be justified in using lie detectors to ferret out the anonymous essay writer. Trump hasn't said whether he'd go that far, but Pence says he's willing.
Pence says during a taped "Fox News Sunday" interview: "I would agree to take it in a heartbeat and would submit to any review the administration wanted to do."
Pence adds that he doesn't know the author's identity but repeats that the individual should resign.
The Latest: Trump says NKorea parade a 'positive statement'
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — President Donald Trump says North Korea's decision to withhold its most advanced missiles from Sunday's military parade is a "big and very positive statement" and he's thanking leader Kim Jong Un.
North Korea devoted nearly half of a parade marking the 70th anniversary of its founding to civilian efforts to build its economy, underscoring Kim's new strategy of focusing on economic development.
Trump and Kim met for the first time in June in Singapore and agreed to work toward denuclearizing the Korean Peninsula.
Kim recently said he'd like to achieve denuclearization while Trump is president.
Trump tweeted Sunday: "We will both prove everyone wrong! There is nothing like good dialogue from two people that like each other! Much better than before I took office."
The Latest: Lawyer calls for Dallas cop to be charged
DALLAS (AP) — The lawyer for the family of a 26-year-old man who was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer who said she mistook his apartment for hers is calling for her to be charged.
S. Lee Merritt, who is representing the family of 26-year-old Botham Jean, said Saturday that the family isn't calling on the authorities to jump to conclusions or to deny Officer Amber Guyger her right to due process.
But he says they want Guyger "to be treated like every other citizen, and where there is evidence that they've committed a crime, that there's a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made."
Online records show that Guyger hadn't been charged as of Sunday morning.
US OPEN-SERENA'S FINE
Serena Williams fined total of $17K at US Open
NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams has been fined a total of $17,000 for three code violations during the U.S. Open final.
The tournament referee's office docked Williams $10,000 for "verbal abuse" of chair umpire Carlos Ramos, $4,000 for being warned for coaching, and $3,000 for breaking her racket.
The money comes out of her prize money of $1.85 million as the runner-up. Williams lost to Naomi Osaka in Saturday's final.