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Photos: How terribly Florence deluges the Carolinas
The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It’s still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. Residents of inland communities who ...
Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits
More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported ...
Mattis condemns Russian influence-peddling in Macedonia
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Monday condemned Russia's efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for Macedonia to join ...
WHAT’S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence’s forecast
MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All but one road in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are ...
Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up a dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent ...
Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms
Flooded rivers from Florence's driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.
Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the ...
$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape.
Photos: Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Dams overflowed, dozens of roads flooded and whole neighborhoods were inundated as unrelenting rain from Tropical Depression Florence continued to fall over North Carolina.
Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Damage from Hurricane Florence left a North Carolina city popular with tourists cut off Sunday from road access, leaving authorities planning how to get food and water there by air and ...
Shark attack victim was engineering student, outdoorsman
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Friends say a 26-year-old man who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach was an engineering student who loved the outdoors.
A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are expected Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a white Chicago police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald.
Taskmaster judge presides over Chicago cop’s murder trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The judge hearing the trial of a white Chicago police officer accused in the deadly shooting of a black teenager has presided over some of the biggest cases in the city's recent ...
AP Essay: Violence meets well-traveled reporter in hometown
CINCINNATI (AP) — Over four decades with The Associated Press, I have many times thrown clothes into a bag, withdrawn a wad of cash, and stuffed my laptop case with notebooks and pens before rushing ...
Video: How people trapped by Florence rescued by helicopter
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued people affected by the flooding from Hurricane Florence via helicopter in Onslow County, North Carolina. The Coast Guard said they currently have seven helicopters in New Bern, North Carolina, that are ...
Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off
HONG KONG (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut wreaked havoc on the northern Philippines and southern China, leaving dozens of people dead and forcing millions to evacuate.
Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical
MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets.
The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local):
Family helping family in Florence amid numerous flooded roads (video)
The Coast Guard, Cajun Navy and other groups have come to the Carolinas to rescue people from Hurricane Florence. But in the end, it’s family that most people turn to. Meanwhile, as the storm headed toward ...
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