Jacob Pinter

Updated at 1:50 p.m. ET

In the days leading up to the arrival of Hurricane Florence, North Carolina's governor offered a series of dire warnings.

"Even if you've ridden out storms before, this one is different," Gov. Roy Cooper said.

As Hurricane Florence made landfall, it appeared many North Carolinians had listened.

Updated at 1:30 p.m. ET

In downtown Charlottesville, Va., authorities are limiting car and pedestrian traffic, dozens of police in riot gear are patrolling a park in the city's center and some residents have left town in case the weekend turns violent.

A wildfire in southwestern Colorado doubled in size from Saturday morning to Sunday morning and forced hundreds more evacuations. With dry, windy weather in the forecast Sunday, firefighters said they expect the fire to continue to grow.

Several thousand women descended on an Irish beach on Saturday wearing smiles, body paint and not much else.

Updated at 11:47 a.m. ET

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un arrived in Singapore Sunday ahead of a highly anticipated summit.

President Trump traveled to the summit — which will be the first-ever meeting between a U.S. president and a North Korean leader — from a G7 meeting in Quebec, Canada. Kim arrived on an Air China jet, NPR's Elise Hu reports.

Updated at 11:25 p.m. ET

Two police officers were shot and critically wounded Tuesday at a Dallas Home Depot, along with a civilian whose condition has not been given. After an hourslong manhunt, Dallas police announced that a suspect had been been arrested after a high-speed chase.

Police Chief Reneé Hall told reporters at a late night news conference that the two police officers and a civilian were out of surgery. She declined to give their names or more details about their condition.

There are a lot of words — and a lot of euphemisms — to describe the cargo sitting in a Parrish, Ala., rail yard.

"They call it sludge," AL.com reporter Dennis Pillion told NPR's Here & Now. "They call it biosolids."

Or, in other words, poop.

It has been there since February. At one point, as many as 250 containers of it — some 10 million pounds — were sitting, parked off the tracks, in Parrish, pop. 982.

Updated at 8:38 p.m. ET

German police say two people died and about 20 others were injured when a person drove a van into a crowd on Saturday.

The crash happened in Muenster, a western city of about 300,000 people. NPR's Esme Nicholson says the incident was in the city's historic center.

The driver shot himself after driving into the crowd, Der Spiegel reports.

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, the hugely popular former president of Brazil who has been ordered to begin serving a 12-year prison sentence for corruption, has surrendered to Brazilian authorities.

In the hours preceding his incarceration, crowds of supporters blocked the exit to the Metalworkers' Union headquarters building that Lula had been holed up in.

Oklahoma lawmakers made plans to vote Friday on bills that could earmark more money for education. But it's not clear if the measures will satisfy complaints by the state's teachers, which have led to walkouts and widespread protests this week.

Several of Oklahoma's largest school districts plan to remain closed Friday, as they have been all week.

The state Senate says it will vote on a handful of bills tomorrow, Oklahoma Watch reported.