A deluge of 9 inches of rain on parts of West Virginia destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes, knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses, and killed more than a dozen people.
The West Virginia Medical Examiner's office reported a total of 23 deaths Friday, according to West Virginia's Homeland Security and Emergency Management, NBC News reported.
About 500 people were stranded overnight in a shopping center when a bridge washed out, and dozens of other people had to be plucked off rooftops or rescued from their cars.
The Dow Jones closed down over 600 points and over three percent Friday, the day the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union and Prime Minister David Cameron said he would resign by October.
Stocks plunged sharply, US government bonds soared and currencies broke decades-old records after Britain's decision. The Dow Jones industrial average plunged as far as 650 points in late afternoon trading, and a last-minute, 100-point rally was stifled by the closing bell. It closed at 17,401, down 610 points from the open.
The S&P 500 index had its worst open, in percentage terms, in 30 years. It lost 3.6 percent to close at 2,037.
Britons have voted to leave the European Union, their concerns about immigration and what some saw as the ever-increasing power of the 28-member bloc trumping the attraction of being part of a single market of more than 500 million people and a European project forged from the ashes of World War II.
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A Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a state law binding delegates to support the primary winner at the nominating convention, NBC News reported.
Beau Correll, a delegate who served as one of Cruz’s campaign co-chairs in Virginia, is the only named plaintiff in the suit, but he’s filed it on behalf of others.
The argument behind the suit is that state laws requiring delegates to vote for a specific candidate are unconstitutional because they violate the First Amnendment’s protection of the right to assemble.
The lawsuit could have implications for Donald Trump’s nomination, as it will be a test case for those who want to see him stopped at a contested convention.
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Britain voted to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III.
The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the U.K. and what would become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete.
President Barack Obama said Friday that both the EU and the U.K. will remain "indispensable partners" of the U.S.
Speaking in California at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Obama said that the vote speaks to the challenges of globalization and the special relationship with Britain "will endure."
He said he spoke to British Prime Minister David Cameron and the U.K. is committed to an orderly transition out of the EU.
Donald Trump, in a visit to Scotland on Friday, hailed Britain's vote to leave the European Union, drawing parallels to the anger driving his own presidential campaign.
"I love to see people take their country back," he told reporters at a news conference at one of his golf courses in Scotland. "And that's really what's happening in the United States" and other parts of the world.
The campaign leading to Thursday's stunning vote for Britain to leave the European Union shared some of the populist themes driving the Trump campaign, including a wariness of immigration, concern about borders and skepticism of the value of multinational organizations.
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North Carolina's law limiting protections for LGBT people took center stage Friday in the state's first gubernatorial debate between the incumbent who signed the law and his challenger who wants to repeal it.
Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic challenger Roy Cooper made clear their differences to a Charlotte audience over the law, known as House Bill 2.
Cooper, the state's attorney general, has refused to defend the law in court.
A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 withdrew her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian on Friday, a day after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward.
Kristina Ruehli's lawyer told The Associated Press her client had decided not to pursue the case because the legal landscape has changed since she first filed suit in November. Cosby now faces criminal prosecution in Pennsylvania and similar civil actions are in play in Massachusetts and elsewhere by dozens of other accusers.
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A New Jersey man wants to know why people keep stealing Donald Trump campaign flags from his home.
"This is number 12 that I've put up," Joe Hornick told NBC 4 New York Friday, showing the latest Trump flag replacement outside his West Long Branch home.
"It's trespassing, it's violation of my rights here," he said.
The Trump supporter already beat a ticket for having political signs posted more than 30 days before the state primary earlier this month, with help from the ACLU.
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Health officials found a brain-destroying amoeba in the water at a North Carolina water park, which suspended operations Friday, NBC News reported.
Officials found evidence of the microbe, and shut down the affected parts of the park after an Ohio teen died earlier this week after visiting the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. Only whitewater activities are suspended, official said.
The amoeba, called Naegleria fowleri, occasionally kills people, and is often found in warm bodies of water. Cases of infection are rare. In cases that do result in infection, the microbe can get into the sinuses and from there infect the brain. Although the risk is low, experts say people worried about infection should avoid getting water up their noses.
The North Carolina park says it disinfects the water used throughout the facility.
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The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS foundation is among the organizations putting resources behind HIV prevention and is urging people to get informed and tested.
The foundation will hold its first HIV-testing event at the Abbey in West Hollywood on June 27, which is National HIV Testing Day, NBC News reports.
Celebrity advocates, including Daniel Franzese, Julie Benz, Lance Bass, Frances Fisher and Kyle Pratt, will be in attendance to encourage people to get tested, increase awareness and help eliminate the stigma surrounding HIV.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1.2 million people are living with HIV in the U.S. More than 156,000 of them are unaware they are infected.
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The Department of Defense is expected to announce within weeks that transgender men and women will be allowed to openly serve in the military, several Pentagon officials tell NBC News.
Secretary of Defense Ash Carter could make the announcement as early as next week; he is expected to call for full implementation in one year.
The details of the repeal could shift. One defense official told NBC News that the working group that has been studying this issue since July 2015 will provide broad guidance.
It will be up to the individual services to work out the details. Those details include barracks, rules for new recruits, allowance for sex reassignment surgery, diagnosis of dysmorphic disorder, policies on group showers and more.
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The waitress bounded with a cup of chowder and a plate of fish and broccoli.
It was Ann LePage's first double shift at McSeagull's, a bustling restaurant touting double-wrapped bacon scallops and views of Boothbay Harbor.
The wife of Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage had kept a low profile for the first few weeks of her summer job. But then her husband told a crowd at a recent town hall that his wife took a job to "supplement" his $70,000 salary, the lowest of any U.S. governor.