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  • 10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

    10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

    Monday, September 24 2018 11:02 PM EDT2018-09-25 03:02:41 GMT
    (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S.C. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 The Sherwood Drive area of Conway began to loo...(Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP). Maura Walbourne sits in the front of a canoe looking in at her flooded Long Avenue home as David Covington wades through the wreckage in Conway, S.C. Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018 The Sherwood Drive area of Conway began to loo...
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.More >>
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.More >>
  • Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

    Trump: No statehood for Puerto Rico with critics in office

    Monday, September 24 2018 10:34 PM EDT2018-09-25 02:34:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" at the Un...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, right, listen as President Donald Trump speaks during the "Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem" at the Un...
    President Donald Trump says he's an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan's mayor, are in office.More >>
    President Donald Trump says he's an "absolute no" on statehood for Puerto Rico while critics, including San Juan's mayor, are in office.More >>
  • Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

    Monday, September 24 2018 8:34 PM EDT2018-09-25 00:34:14 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...(NOAA via AP). In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear R...
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.More >>
    Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina.More >>
  • After disasters, IRS gives more time for returns, payments

    After disasters, IRS gives more time for returns, payments

    Monday, September 24 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-09-24 20:27:31 GMT
    When a region is declared a federal disaster area, as parts of the Carolinas were after Hurricane Florence, taxpayers including small business owners can get some relief from the government.More >>
    When a region is declared a federal disaster area, as parts of the Carolinas were after Hurricane Florence, taxpayers including small business owners can get some relief from the government.More >>
  • Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

    Monday, September 24 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-09-24 11:05:42 GMT
    (Jeff Garrett/N.C. Department of Transportation via AP). This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows fish left on Interstate 40 in Pender County in eastern North Carolina after floodwaters rece...(Jeff Garrett/N.C. Department of Transportation via AP). This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows fish left on Interstate 40 in Pender County in eastern North Carolina after floodwaters rece...
    Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast.More >>
    Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast.More >>
  • Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

    Monday, September 24 2018 12:42 AM EDT2018-09-24 04:42:26 GMT
    (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.(Matt Born /The Star-News via AP). A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018.
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.More >>
    Thousands of coastal residents in South Carolina told to be ready to evacuate as rivers rise more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.More >>
  • Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

    Travel still dangerous in flooded areas of North Carolina

    Sunday, September 23 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-09-23 18:26:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). A sign commemorating the rebuilding of the town of Nichols, which was flooded two years earlier from Hurricane Matthew, stands in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Vi...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert). A sign commemorating the rebuilding of the town of Nichols, which was flooded two years earlier from Hurricane Matthew, stands in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Vi...
    A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence.More >>
    A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

    Hundreds mark Hurricane Maria anniversary near Trump resort

    Sunday, September 23 2018 2:06 PM EDT2018-09-23 18:06:51 GMT
    (Mike Stocker /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Aaron and Diana Umpirerre gather in the parking lot to meet others to head to West Palm Beach for a protest, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in Hollywood, Fla.  Activists marking the one-year anniversary of H...(Mike Stocker /South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP). Aaron and Diana Umpirerre gather in the parking lot to meet others to head to West Palm Beach for a protest, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 in Hollywood, Fla. Activists marking the one-year anniversary of H...
    Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Ricostage a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.More >>
    Activists marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria's devastation of Puerto Ricostage a rally and caravan focused on President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.More >>
  • Bengals join Panthers in wearing "One Carolina" stickers

    Bengals join Panthers in wearing "One Carolina" stickers

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:52:52 GMT
    The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence that has devastated the Carolinas.More >>
    The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence that has devastated the Carolinas.More >>
  • Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:36 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:36:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...(AP Photo/David Goldman). In this Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 photo, Smita Depani, center, stands in the apartment she lived in while surveying the damage with her brother-in-law Jayanti Depani, right, and sister-in-law Puspa Manvar in the Starlite Motel...
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.More >>
    Hurricane Florence washed away half the rooms at the Starlite Motel in Spring Lake, ripping away the livelihood of a family that bought it in recent months.More >>
  • National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

    National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

    Sunday, September 23 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-09-23 17:31:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May, 9, 2018, file photo, visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, Sept. 22, 201...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May, 9, 2018, file photo, visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, Sept. 22, 201...
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, welcoming carloads of visitors eager to see Kilauea's new summit crater and the area where a longstanding lava lake once bubbled near the surface.More >>
    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, welcoming carloads of visitors eager to see Kilauea's new summit crater and the area where a longstanding lava lake once bubbled near the surface.More >>
  • New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

    New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

    Saturday, September 22 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-09-22 21:51:37 GMT
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.More >>
    Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires.More >>
  • The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

    The Latest: Hawaii national parks reopens after lava shut it

    Saturday, September 22 2018 3:27 PM EDT2018-09-22 19:27:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May, 9, 2018, file photo, visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, Sept. 22, 201...(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File). FILE - In this May, 9, 2018, file photo, visitors take pictures as Kilauea's summit crater glows red in Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen its main gates Saturday, Sept. 22, 201...
    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its...More >>
    A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape.More >>
  • DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

    DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

    Saturday, September 22 2018 11:14 AM EDT2018-09-22 15:14:34 GMT
    DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job.More >>
    DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job.More >>
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:43 AM EDT2018-09-22 12:43:47 GMT
    The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.More >>
    The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.More >>
  • After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    After Florence, what to know about your insurance coverage

    Saturday, September 22 2018 8:13 AM EDT2018-09-22 12:13:03 GMT
    The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.More >>
    The hurricane is over, now what do I do? Insurance experts weigh in.More >>
  • AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

    AP NewsBreak: DHS secretary says FEMA chief won't lose job

    Saturday, September 22 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-09-22 06:22:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Myrtle Beach International Airport in ...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump shakes hands with FEMA Administrator Brock Long after visiting areas in North Carolina and South Carolina impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Myrtle Beach International Airport in ...
    DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it.More >>
    DHS has found the head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it.More >>
  • When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

    When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:25 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:25:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...(AP Photo/Alex Derosier). Pastor Floyd Benfield stands in front of the flood-damaged sanctuary of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant in Spring Lake, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Just days before, the flooding Little River had left the church ha...
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
    The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm.More >>
  • Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

    Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

    Saturday, September 22 2018 12:11 AM EDT2018-09-22 04:11:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio). Tobacco plants battered and bruised by Hurricane Florence stand unharvested in fields near Fremont, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Farmer Craig West said the leaves are about as appealing and saleable as a bunch of brui...(AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio). Tobacco plants battered and bruised by Hurricane Florence stand unharvested in fields near Fremont, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Farmer Craig West said the leaves are about as appealing and saleable as a bunch of brui...
    NN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damages while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.More >>
    NN Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damages while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.More >>
  • Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

    Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

    Friday, September 21 2018 10:34 AM EDT2018-09-21 14:34:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Alma Morales Rosario poses for a portrait between the beams of her home being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria one year ago in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico...(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, Alma Morales Rosario poses for a portrait between the beams of her home being rebuilt after it was destroyed by Hurricane Maria one year ago in the San Lorenzo neighborhood of Morovis, Puerto Rico...
    Puerto Ricans are marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession.More >>
    Puerto Ricans are marking the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession.More >>
  • Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

    Philippine villages at risk of landslides forcibly evacuated

    Friday, September 21 2018 9:10 AM EDT2018-09-21 13:10:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Rescuers reveal a father and his daughter in an embrace following a landslide that buried dozens of homes in Naga city, Cebu province central Philippines on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. A landslide set off by heavy rains buried h...(AP Photo/Bullit Marquez). Rescuers reveal a father and his daughter in an embrace following a landslide that buried dozens of homes in Naga city, Cebu province central Philippines on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. A landslide set off by heavy rains buried h...
    Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried homes and killed at least 22 people.More >>
    Philippine troops and police forcibly evacuated villages vulnerable to landslides after the collapse of a mountainside buried homes and killed at least 22 people.More >>
  • Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

    Disaster declared after army rocket sparks German wildfire

    Friday, September 21 2018 7:52 AM EDT2018-09-21 11:52:09 GMT
    (Stephan Konjer/dpa via AP). FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo a fire engine stands at a German army training site near Meppen, Germany. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,00...(Stephan Konjer/dpa via AP). FILE- In this Sept. 18, 2018 file photo a fire engine stands at a German army training site near Meppen, Germany. Authorities in the Emsland region said Friday that they are considering ordering the evacuation of about 1,00...
    Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.More >>
    Officials in northwestern Germany are declaring a disaster over a wildfire triggered two weeks ago by a rocket test on an army training site.More >>
  • Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

    Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

    Friday, September 21 2018 2:30 AM EDT2018-09-21 06:30:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Jose Perez-Santiago, left, and Rosemary Acevedo-Gonzalez, walk with their daughter Jordalis, 2, after retrieving her clothing upon returning to their home for the first time since it was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane F...(AP Photo/David Goldman). Jose Perez-Santiago, left, and Rosemary Acevedo-Gonzalez, walk with their daughter Jordalis, 2, after retrieving her clothing upon returning to their home for the first time since it was flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane F...
    With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction.More >>
    With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction.More >>
  • Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

    Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:26:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Part of the Starlite Motel is washed away in the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/David Goldman). Part of the Starlite Motel is washed away in the aftermath of flooding from Hurricane Florence in Spring Lake, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.More >>
    Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death.More >>
  • Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    Thursday, September 20 2018 10:01 PM EDT2018-09-21 02:01:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed). Famous Roberts poses for a portrait as an SUV plows through floodwaters on NC 41 outside Trenton, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Roberts chose to ride out Hurricane Florence in Trenton, partly because the forecast strength ...(AP Photo/Allen G. Breed). Famous Roberts poses for a portrait as an SUV plows through floodwaters on NC 41 outside Trenton, N.C., on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Roberts chose to ride out Hurricane Florence in Trenton, partly because the forecast strength ...
    Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated.More >>
    Several meteorologists and disaster experts say Florence highlights a problem with the way hurricane danger is rated.More >>
  • Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

    Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

    Thursday, September 20 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-09-20 18:41:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One for a trip to tour areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump walks to board Air Force One for a trip to tour areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
    President Donald Trump has arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina to take in the devastation left by Florence.More >>
    President Donald Trump has arrived in storm-ravaged North Carolina to take in the devastation left by Florence.More >>
  • Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

    Florence shows how storm coverage is politicized

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-09-20 17:30:19 GMT
    Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.More >>
    Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms.More >>
  • New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

    New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-09-20 16:20:57 GMT
    At least 3 people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines.More >>
    At least 3 people died and several are feared buried in a landslide during heavy rains in the central Philippines.More >>
  • Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

    Regulators: NC flooding too bad to tally environmental harm

    Thursday, September 20 2018 1:18 AM EDT2018-09-20 05:18:50 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.More >>
    Officials say North Carolina rivers swamped dozens of farm buildings where animals were being raised for market, killing about 3.4 million chickens and turkey and 5,500 hogs.More >>
  • Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

    Frustration builds as Carolina residents wait to go home

    Thursday, September 20 2018 12:40 AM EDT2018-09-20 04:40:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Kyle Crawford uses a shopping cart to carry bags of ice he purchased days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Kyle Crawford uses a shopping cart to carry bags of ice he purchased days after Hurricane Florence in Wilmington, N.C. Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018.
    Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.More >>
    Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic rain and floods.More >>
  • The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

    The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:58:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Members of the Civil Air Patrol load cars with MREs, (Meals Ready To Eat) water and tarps at distribution area in Wilmington, N.C. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018.
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.More >>
    Authorities confirm two detainees drowned when a van was swept away in rising flood waters in South Carolina.More >>
  • The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

    The Latest: Trump assures South Carolina as flooding lingers

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-09-19 22:31:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks while attending a briefing after arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to visit areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Havelock, N.C.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci). President Donald Trump speaks while attending a briefing after arriving at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to visit areas impacted by Hurricane Florence, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Havelock, N.C.
    Trump promises people affected by Hurricane Florence, "We will be there 100 percent".More >>
    Trump promises people affected by Hurricane Florence, "We will be there 100 percent".More >>
  • Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:40:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilming...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilming...
    Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.More >>
    Food and water handouts are beginning in the North Carolina city of Wilmington, which is still mostly cut off by floodwaters from Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Biggest wildfire on record in California is fully contained

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 4:13 PM EDT2018-09-19 20:13:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire in California ...(AP Photo/Noah Berger, File). FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018 file photo, firefighters monitor a backfire while battling the Ranch Fire, part of the Mendocino Complex Fire near Ladoga, Calif. The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire in California ...
    The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.More >>
    The U.S. Forest Service says the largest wildfire on record in California is 100 percent contained.More >>
  • 'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-09-19 19:54:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...(AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, photo, Lutrice Garcia stands outside a Red Cross shelter where she's staying, at a school in Bennettsville, S.C. Garcia said her nearby home was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Florence, a...
    Carolina residents wonder where to call home after Florence swamps neighborhoods.More >>
    Carolina residents wonder where to call home after Florence swamps neighborhoods.More >>
  • Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

    Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 2:12 PM EDT2018-09-19 18:12:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE- In this May 30, 2018 file photo, FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal, Long is being inve...(AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File). FILE- In this May 30, 2018 file photo, FEMA Administrator Brock Long speaks during a news conference at the National Hurricane Center in Miami. According to a story published in the Wall Street Journal, Long is being inve...
    Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas.More >>
    Fate of FEMA leader is in doubt over ethics questions as Florence cleanup continues in Carolinas.More >>
  • A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    A year after Maria, Puerto Rican kidney patients fear death

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-09-19 17:10:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti). In this Sept. 8, 2018 photo, 42-year-old dialysis patient Sandra Medina waits inside a plane at the airport in Vieques, Puerto Rico. After Hurricane Maria hit, authorities began flying kidney patients in Vieques to the Puerto ...
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.More >>
    Puerto Rico dialysis patients fear death 1 year after Maria shuttered treatment center in Vieques.More >>
  • 3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

    3.4 million poultry, 5,500 hogs drowned in Florence flooding

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 12:38 AM EDT2018-09-19 04:38:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Chicken farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry...More >>
    About 1.7 million chickens have been killed in flooding from Florence as rising North Carolina rivers swamped at least 60 farm buildings where the animals were being raised for market, according to a major poultry producer.More >>
  • The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

    The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 11:06 PM EDT2018-09-19 03:06:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilming...(AP Photo/Steve Helber). An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilming...
    South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence.More >>
    South Carolina's governor plans to meet with top Department of Defense leaders to discuss the state's response to Florence.More >>
  • Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

    Trump to visit North Carolina to survey Florence impact

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 10:09 PM EDT2018-09-19 02:09:54 GMT
    President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.More >>
    President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina on Wednesday to survey the impact of Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

    Can apps like Waze steer you clear of disaster? Maybe not

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:03:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps ...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps ...
    Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone.More >>
    Navigation apps like Waze are trying to help motorists avoid hurricane flooding, but can people really rely on their smartphones to steer themselves out of a disaster zone.More >>
  • US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

    US hurricane, Asian typhoon: 1 brings water, the other, wind

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:03 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:03:02 GMT
    World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
    Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roar ashore the same day half a world apart, spreading devastation as differently as the water and the wind.More >>
    Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut roar ashore the same day half a world apart, spreading devastation as differently as the water and the wind.More >>
  • A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

    A warmer world makes hurricanes wetter and more intense

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 9:02 PM EDT2018-09-19 01:02:49 GMT
    (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Water passes though a breach in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Water passes though a breach in the dune line on Hwy 12 between Frisco and Hatteras Village, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    Scientists: Warner world makes hurricanes wetter, stronger and faster to intensify.More >>
    Scientists: Warner world makes hurricanes wetter, stronger and faster to intensify.More >>
  • Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

    Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 00:38:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, three containers for holding corpses, right, sit parked outside the Institute of Forensic Science, brought to give support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto R...(AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File). FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017 file photo, three containers for holding corpses, right, sit parked outside the Institute of Forensic Science, brought to give support in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto R...
    Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov.More >>
    Puerto Rico's government is suing insurance companies that officials say have not responded quickly enough to claims filed after Hurricane Maria.Gov.More >>
  • Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

    Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 1:52 PM EDT2018-09-18 17:52:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the C...(AP Photo/David Richard, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 file photo, Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Cleveland. Josh Gordon's troubled tenure with the C...
    Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots.More >>
    Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots.More >>
  • Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

    Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:29 PM EDT2018-09-18 16:29:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Philippine Police Senior Inspector Heherson Zambale walks at the site where victims are believed to be buried in a landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Tuesda...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Philippine Police Senior Inspector Heherson Zambale walks at the site where victims are believed to be buried in a landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut as it lashed across Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines, Tuesda...
    A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refused to leave a day before the storm triggered a huge...More >>
    A Philippine police officer says he tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a typhoon approached, but they appeared unconcerned and refused to leave a day before the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people.More >>
  • 100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

    100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:20 PM EDT2018-09-18 16:20:41 GMT
    100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise; outlook worse than for 2012 disaster.More >>
    100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise; outlook worse than for 2012 disaster.More >>
  • FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    FEMA chief: Too much blame around on Puerto Rico deaths

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 8:51 AM EDT2018-09-18 12:51:07 GMT
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.More >>
    The Trump administration's disaster relief chief says that "the numbers are all over the place" from studies on the death toll from last year's Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.More >>
  • Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

    Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:53 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:53:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.More >>
    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spreads across the Carolinas with one city virtually cut off by the deluge and the vast storm system now over several states.More >>
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:52 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:52:56 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes and a marina are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes and a marina are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising.More >>
    The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising.More >>
  • Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

    Hope fades in Philippines for dozens buried in landslides

    Tuesday, September 18 2018 12:10 AM EDT2018-09-18 04:10:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A miner waits for news as the search continues for victims believed to be buried in a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palan...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A miner waits for news as the search continues for victims believed to be buried in a landslide caused by Typhoon Mangkhut in Itogon, Benguet province, northern Philippines on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Itogon Mayor Victorio Palan...
    Philippines halts risky small-scale mining in 6 provinces where typhoon caused landslides that buried many; at least 69 dead in Philippines and China as storm weakens.More >>
    Philippines halts risky small-scale mining in 6 provinces where typhoon caused landslides that buried many; at least 69 dead in Philippines and China as storm weakens.More >>
  • The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

    The Latest: More N Carolina counties qualify for federal aid

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:17 PM EDT2018-09-18 01:17:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain.More >>
    The devastating flooding in North Carolina from Florence has raised concerns about whether some dams will be able to hold up under the strain.More >>
  • Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

    Florence flooding puts dams, many high hazard, to the test

    Monday, September 17 2018 8:59 PM EDT2018-09-18 00:59:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps ...(AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File). FILE- In this Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, file photo flooded vehicles sit on a closed section of Interstate 95 in Lumberton, N.C., where the Lumber river overflowed following flooding from Hurricane Florence. Navigation apps ...
    Devastating flooding in North Carolina after Florence raises concerns whether dams able to hold up under the strain.More >>
    Devastating flooding in North Carolina after Florence raises concerns whether dams able to hold up under the strain.More >>
  • Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

    Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:53 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:53:46 GMT
    Disaster experts say it's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of nature of storms, difficulty in finding people.More >>
    Disaster experts say it's not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of nature of storms, difficulty in finding people.More >>
  • Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

    Swollen NC rivers swamp dumps, raising water pollution fears

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:27 PM EDT2018-09-17 20:27:47 GMT
    (Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP). FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, the dried-up bed of an inactive coal ash pond is seen at Duke Energy's Sutton plant in Wilmington, N.C. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to coll...(Mike Spencer/The Star-News via AP). FILE - In this June 23, 2014 file photo, the dried-up bed of an inactive coal ash pond is seen at Duke Energy's Sutton plant in Wilmington, N.C. Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence have caused a slope to coll...
    Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.More >>
    Duke Energy says slope has collapsed under Florence's heavy rains at a coal ash landfill at a closed North Carolina power station.More >>
  • Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

    Rains from Florence cause collapse at NC coal ash landfill

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-09-17 16:47:20 GMT
    Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.More >>
    Duke Energy says heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal-ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast.More >>
  • AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

    AP Explains: How hurricanes unleash lethal storm surges

    Monday, September 17 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-09-17 15:58:05 GMT
    (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C.,  on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    AP Explains: How storm surges form in hurricanes, and why they are so lethal.More >>
    AP Explains: How storm surges form in hurricanes, and why they are so lethal.More >>
  • Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

    Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence

    Monday, September 17 2018 10:17 AM EDT2018-09-17 14:17:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A truck exits Interstate 40 outside Wilmington, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off the city Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

    The Latest: Child swept away by floodwaters

    Monday, September 17 2018 9:32 AM EDT2018-09-17 13:32:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Steve Helber). Homes along the New River are flooded as a result of high tides and rain from hurricane Florence which moved through the area in Jacksonville, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related.More >>
    A train has derailed in North Carolina, but it's not clear whether it was storm-related.More >>
  • Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

    Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

    Monday, September 17 2018 4:57 AM EDT2018-09-17 08:57:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents stand by a flooded road following the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut in Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The typhoon slammed into the Philippines northeastern coa...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents stand by a flooded road following the onslaught of Typhoon Mangkhut in Tuguegarao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The typhoon slammed into the Philippines northeastern coa...
    Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast.More >>
    Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lash the densely populated coast.More >>
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rivers pose epic Florence flood risks

    Monday, September 17 2018 1:27 AM EDT2018-09-17 05:27:44 GMT
    (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). Resident Joseph Eudi looks at flood debris and storm damage from Hurricane Florence at a home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.(Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). Resident Joseph Eudi looks at flood debris and storm damage from Hurricane Florence at a home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018.
    A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught.More >>
    A heavy-duty response already is slogging through heavy rains and floodwaters to help people trapped or displaced by Florence's watery onslaught.More >>
  • Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

    Hurricane Florence cuts off road access to N. Carolina city

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:54 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:54:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.
    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.More >>
    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.More >>
  • Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

    Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

    Monday, September 17 2018 12:37 AM EDT2018-09-17 04:37:38 GMT
    (DroneBase via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo provided by DroneBase, an aerial view of the Cape Fear River, N.C., in Buckhorn, N.C. is shown ahead of Hurricane Florence. Record flooding is expected on North Carol...(DroneBase via AP, File). FILE - In this Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo provided by DroneBase, an aerial view of the Cape Fear River, N.C., in Buckhorn, N.C. is shown ahead of Hurricane Florence. Record flooding is expected on North Carol...
    North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.More >>
    North Carolina bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding from Florence.More >>
  • The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

    The Latest: 3-month-old dies when tree falls on home

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:28 PM EDT2018-09-17 03:28:39 GMT
    (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). A 40-foot yacht lies in the yard of a storm-damaged home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The boat washed up with storm surge and debris from Hurricane Florence.(Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP). A 40-foot yacht lies in the yard of a storm-damaged home on East Front Street in New Bern, N.C., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The boat washed up with storm surge and debris from Hurricane Florence.
    National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising.More >>
    National Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence expected to weaken soon but risk of flash flooding, major river flooding in Carolinas is rising.More >>
  • Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

    Before and after a storm, the supply stores are critical

    Sunday, September 16 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-09-16 22:14:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, Joe Gore, left, and Joshua Adcock prepare for Hurricane Florence as they board up windows on a home in Emerald Isle N.C. Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place....(AP Photo/Tom Copeland, File). FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 file photo, Joe Gore, left, and Joshua Adcock prepare for Hurricane Florence as they board up windows on a home in Emerald Isle N.C. Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place....
    Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other building supply and hardware outlets.More >>
    Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other building supply and hardware outlets.More >>
  • Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

    Trump claims Hurricane Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

    Sunday, September 16 2018 2:19 PM EDT2018-09-16 18:19:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, left, talks about Hurricane Florence during a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, as FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens at right.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, left, talks about Hurricane Florence during a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, as FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens at right.
    President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.More >>
    President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.More >>
  • Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

    Browns releasing troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:59 AM EDT2018-09-16 15:59:08 GMT
    (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers during an NFL football game,, in Cleveland. Gordon will miss Sunday’s game...(Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini, File). FILE - In this Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) plays against the Pittsburgh Steelers during an NFL football game,, in Cleveland. Gordon will miss Sunday’s game...
    Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss Sunday's game in New Orleans with a hamstring injury.More >>
    Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon will miss Sunday's game in New Orleans with a hamstring injury.More >>
  • Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

    Deluged by Hurricane Matthew, rural town waits for Florence

    Sunday, September 16 2018 11:44 AM EDT2018-09-16 15:44:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Nichole Worley looks out from her home in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, as rains from Hurricane Florence threaten the neighborhood with flooding. Two years ago, Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her, too...(AP Photo/David Goldman). Nichole Worley looks out from her home in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, as rains from Hurricane Florence threaten the neighborhood with flooding. Two years ago, Worley’s house, and most of the houses around her, too...
    A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence.More >>
    A rural town, battered by the collapse of its blue-collar economy and then by Hurricane Matthew, might also bear the brunt of Florence.More >>
  • The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

    The Latest: 2 dead after typhoon slams into southern China

    Sunday, September 16 2018 10:58 AM EDT2018-09-16 14:58:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon...(AP Photo/Vincent Yu). A girl stands against strong wind caused by Typhoon Mangkhut at a pier on the waterfront of Victoria Habour Hong Kong, Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon...
    Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour).More >>
    Typhoon Mangkhut has made landfall in southern China's Guangdong province, bringing torrential rains and winds of 162 kilometers per hour (100 miles per hour).More >>
  • No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

    No. 2 Clemson avoids bad weather as storm batters coast

    Sunday, September 16 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-09-16 09:28:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). DL Glenn finishes sandbagging at the door at Thompson Barber Shop as Florence slowly moves across the East Coast Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Florence, S.C. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up ove...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). DL Glenn finishes sandbagging at the door at Thompson Barber Shop as Florence slowly moves across the East Coast Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, in Florence, S.C. The National Hurricane Center said Florence will eventually break up ove...
    No. 2 Clemson, Georgia Southern gets sunny sky, plenty of tailgaters for only major conference football game being played in Carolinas and Virginia amid Florence.More >>
    No. 2 Clemson, Georgia Southern gets sunny sky, plenty of tailgaters for only major conference football game being played in Carolinas and Virginia amid Florence.More >>
  • The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

    The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:40 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:40:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...(AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...
    Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet.More >>
    Tropical Storm Florence is practically stalled over the Carolinas and the monster storm could dump drenching rains of up to 3½ feet.More >>
  • 2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

    2 storms, Florence and Mangkhut, different as water and wind

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:28:54 GMT
    World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;World map showing areas affected by typhoons and hurricanes.; 2c x 2 inches; 96.3 mm x 50 mm;
    Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end.More >>
    Killer storms Florence and Mangkhut hit on the same day, half a world apart, but that's about where the similarities end.More >>
  • Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

    Florence pours on the rain amid fears of catastrophic floods

    Sunday, September 16 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-16 05:09:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...(AP Photo/Chris Seward). Rescue team member Sgt. Nick Muhar, from the North Carolina National Guard 1/120th battalion, evacuates a young child as the rising floodwaters from Hurricane Florence threatens his home in New Bern, N.C., on Friday, Sept. 14, ...
    Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.More >>
    Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise.More >>
  • Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

    Typhoon aims at south China after killing 28 in Philippines

    Sunday, September 16 2018 12:16 AM EDT2018-09-16 04:16:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents walk along destroyed stalls at a public market due to strong winds as Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegrao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The typhoon slammed into...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents walk along destroyed stalls at a public market due to strong winds as Typhoon Mangkhut barreled across Tuguegrao city in Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The typhoon slammed into...
    Philippine officials are assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal...More >>
    Philippine officials are assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs.More >>
  • The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

    The Latest: Typhoon death toll in Philippines jumps to 28

    Saturday, September 15 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-09-16 03:47:59 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents collect coconuts which fell due to strong from Typhoon Mangkhut as it barreled across Tuguegarao city, Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Philippine officials were assessing damage a...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Residents collect coconuts which fell due to strong from Typhoon Mangkhut as it barreled across Tuguegarao city, Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Philippine officials were assessing damage a...
    An official says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least 12 people dead in the northern Philippines, mostly in landslides and houses that got pummeled by the storm's fierce winds and rain.More >>
    An official says Typhoon Mangkhut has left at least 12 people dead in the northern Philippines, mostly in landslides and houses that got pummeled by the storm's fierce winds and rain.More >>
  • The Latest: Trump claims Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

    The Latest: Trump claims Maria death toll rose 'like magic'

    Saturday, September 15 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-09-16 00:08:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society Reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is circling back to his claim that the death toll from Hurricane Maria last year was inflated and says the number rose to 3,000 "like magic.".More >>
    President Donald Trump is circling back to his claim that the death toll from Hurricane Maria last year was inflated and says the number rose to 3,000 "like magic.".More >>
  • Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

    Small-company stocks shine on an otherwise ho-hum day

    Saturday, September 15 2018 8:05 PM EDT2018-09-16 00:05:53 GMT
    (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File, File). FILE- This June 25, 2018, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 14.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File, File). FILE- This June 25, 2018, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Sept. 14.
    US stocks are little changed as investors balance a strong gain in monthly industrial production with a report showing a weaker-than-expected gain in retail sales.More >>
    US stocks are little changed as investors balance a strong gain in monthly industrial production with a report showing a weaker-than-expected gain in retail sales.More >>
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain still in the forecast from Florence

    Saturday, September 15 2018 6:10 PM EDT2018-09-15 22:10:26 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(NOAA via AP). This satellite image provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence on the eastern coast of the United States on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    Florence is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and...More >>
    Florence is turning out to be every bit as devastating as forecasters expected, with trillions of gallons of rain still in the forecast, hundreds of people needing rescue, hundreds of thousands of power outages and a handful of deaths.More >>
  • Hurricane keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from Comic Con Africa

    Hurricane keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from Comic Con Africa

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:35 PM EDT2018-09-15 16:35:56 GMT
    Hurricane Florence keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from attending Comic Con Africa.More >>
    Hurricane Florence keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from attending Comic Con Africa.More >>
  • Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

    Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:19 PM EDT2018-09-15 16:19:32 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A fallen tree is shown after it crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). A fallen tree is shown after it crashed through the home where a woman and her baby were killed in Wilmington, N.C., after Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among several deaths caused by Hurricane Florence.More >>
    A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among several deaths caused by Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

    Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

    Saturday, September 15 2018 3:27 AM EDT2018-09-15 07:27:29 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Goldman). Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes.More >>
    Scientists who study climate change clearly see hand of humans in Florence, say a warmer world can expect more intense hurricanes.More >>
  • Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

    Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

    Saturday, September 15 2018 1:56 AM EDT2018-09-15 05:56:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A member of the Philippine Air Force stands in front of a satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named Typhoon Ompong, at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council operations center in metropolitan Manil...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). A member of the Philippine Air Force stands in front of a satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named Typhoon Ompong, at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council operations center in metropolitan Manil...
    Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway.More >>
    Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway.More >>
  • The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

    The Latest: Forecast: Florence threat continues overnight

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:57 AM EDT2018-09-15 04:57:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    The National Hurricane Center says that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. East Coast.More >>
    The National Hurricane Center says that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. East Coast.More >>
  • She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

    She lost one home to Sandy. Will Florence spare her now?

    Saturday, September 15 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-09-15 04:18:09 GMT
    (AP Photo/Wayne Parry). Jennifer Liebelt of Wilmington, N.C. sits in her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018. Liebelt was one of hundreds of people fleeing Hurricane Florence who accepted the casino's offer of...(AP Photo/Wayne Parry). Jennifer Liebelt of Wilmington, N.C. sits in her room at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City N.J. on Friday Sept. 14, 2018. Liebelt was one of hundreds of people fleeing Hurricane Florence who accepted the casino's offer of...
    A family that lost their home in Superstorm Sandy in 2012 is now waiting to see whether Hurricane Florence has destroyed their new one in North Carolina.More >>
    A family that lost their home in Superstorm Sandy in 2012 is now waiting to see whether Hurricane Florence has destroyed their new one in North Carolina.More >>
  • 4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

    4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

    Friday, September 14 2018 11:26 PM EDT2018-09-15 03:26:58 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say the worst is to come.More >>
    Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say the worst is to come.More >>
  • Firefighter's death caused by retardant drop from 747

    Firefighter's death caused by retardant drop from 747

    Friday, September 14 2018 10:18 PM EDT2018-09-15 02:18:55 GMT
    Investigation finds firefighter battling California wildfire was killed when flame-suppressing liquid was dropped from 747 flying only 100 feet above the treetops.More >>
    Investigation finds firefighter battling California wildfire was killed when flame-suppressing liquid was dropped from 747 flying only 100 feet above the treetops.More >>
  • Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

    Hundreds of firefighters to head to Utah to fight wildfire

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:38 PM EDT2018-09-15 01:38:56 GMT
    (Qiling Wang/The Deseret News via AP). In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, photo, a wildfire burns in Salem, Utah.(Qiling Wang/The Deseret News via AP). In this Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, photo, a wildfire burns in Salem, Utah.
    A fast-moving Utah wildfire fanned by high-winds has more than doubled in size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes.More >>
    A fast-moving Utah wildfire fanned by high-winds has more than doubled in size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes.More >>
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Tree falling in Florence kills mom, baby

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:51 PM EDT2018-09-15 00:51:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A work truck drives on Hwy 24 as the wind from Hurricane Florence blows palm trees in Swansboro N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm.More >>
    Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm.More >>
  • Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

    Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

    Friday, September 14 2018 6:57 PM EDT2018-09-14 22:57:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman). Members of the North Carolina National Guard finish stacking sand bags under a highway overpass near the Lumber River which is expected to flood from Hurricane Florence's rain in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.(AP Photo/David Goldman). Members of the North Carolina National Guard finish stacking sand bags under a highway overpass near the Lumber River which is expected to flood from Hurricane Florence's rain in Lumberton, N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
    Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane.More >>
    Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane.More >>
  • For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

    For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm'

    Friday, September 14 2018 5:11 PM EDT2018-09-14 21:11:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.More >>
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.More >>
  • The Latest: Typhoon Mangkhut slams into Philippines

    The Latest: Typhoon Mangkhut slams into Philippines

    Friday, September 14 2018 4:38 PM EDT2018-09-14 20:38:37 GMT
    (Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Observatory via AP). In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, NASA satellite image, Super Typhoon Mangkhut churns west towards the Philippines. Philippine officials have begun evacuating thousands of people in the path of the most ...(Lauren Dauphin/NASA Earth Observatory via AP). In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, NASA satellite image, Super Typhoon Mangkhut churns west towards the Philippines. Philippine officials have begun evacuating thousands of people in the path of the most ...
    Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the country's northeastern coast.More >>
    Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the country's northeastern coast.More >>
  • Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

    Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-09-14 18:17:15 GMT
    (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File). FILE- In this April 16, 2017 file photo, the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's legendary flight performance squadron, fly in formation over Cinderella Castle and the 'Partners' statue at the Magic Kingdom at Walt...(Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP, File). FILE- In this April 16, 2017 file photo, the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's legendary flight performance squadron, fly in formation over Cinderella Castle and the 'Partners' statue at the Magic Kingdom at Walt...
    Long accustomed to its residents evacuating north when hurricanes threaten, Florida is in the unusual position of accommodating diverted cruise ships and hotel-room seekers hoping to escape the wrath of Hurricane...More >>
    Long accustomed to its residents evacuating north when hurricanes threaten, Florida is in the unusual position of accommodating diverted cruise ships and hotel-room seekers hoping to escape the wrath of Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • 2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town

    2 years after disastrous flood, Florence scares small town

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:17 PM EDT2018-09-14 17:17:45 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File). FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, a home sits in flood waters in Nichols, S.C. The residents of a tiny town in South Carolina who rebuilt after an inland flood from a hurricane destroyed 90 percent of the...(AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File). FILE-In this Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 file photo, a home sits in flood waters in Nichols, S.C. The residents of a tiny town in South Carolina who rebuilt after an inland flood from a hurricane destroyed 90 percent of the...
    No place in South Carolina is more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence's heavy rain than Nichols, South Carolina.More >>
    No place in South Carolina is more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence's heavy rain than Nichols, South Carolina.More >>
  • 'Isaac' drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

    'Isaac' drops rain on Puerto Rico, sparks outages

    Friday, September 14 2018 9:38 AM EDT2018-09-14 13:38:23 GMT
    Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory.More >>
    Power outages are being reported across Puerto Rico as Tropical Depression Isaac drops rain across the U.S. territory.More >>
  • Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown

    Congress passes spending deal, bids to avert gov't shutdown

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:56 AM EDT2018-09-14 12:56:33 GMT
    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead t...(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File). FILE - This Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, file photo shows the Capitol in Washington. As a potentially catastrophic hurricane heads for the Carolinas, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead t...
    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.More >>
    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.More >>
  • Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

    Trump complicates Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:48 AM EDT2018-09-14 12:48:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to supporters at Republican rally in Orlando, Fla. Top Florida Republicans including Scott have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong abou...(AP Photo/John Raoux, File). FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, Florida Gov. Rick Scott speaks to supporters at Republican rally in Orlando, Fla. Top Florida Republicans including Scott have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong abou...
    Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.More >>
    Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.More >>
  • Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

    Honolulu dam's neighbors warned as storm raises water levels

    Friday, September 14 2018 8:18 AM EDT2018-09-14 12:18:21 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). A fire official watches as water is pumped from a reservoir where a dam came close to overflowing in Honolulu on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Honolulu officials say they may need to evacuate 10,000 people from a residential neighbo...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). A fire official watches as water is pumped from a reservoir where a dam came close to overflowing in Honolulu on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Honolulu officials say they may need to evacuate 10,000 people from a residential neighbo...
    Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighborhood after rains from a tropical storm dangerously elevated water levels in a reservoir.More >>
    Honolulu officials on Thursday prepared for the possible evacuation of 10,000 people from a residential neighborhood after rains from a tropical storm dangerously elevated water levels in a reservoir.More >>
  • Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

    Evacuation underway as huge typhoon nears Philippines, China

    Friday, September 14 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-09-14 07:25:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Filipino forecaster Meno Mendoza shows the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named "Typhoon Ompong" as it approaches the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (127 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 255 kp...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Filipino forecaster Meno Mendoza shows the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named "Typhoon Ompong" as it approaches the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (127 miles per hour) and gusts of up to 255 kp...
    Philippine officials have begun evacuations from danger zones on the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools and readying bulldozers for landslides.More >>
    Philippine officials have begun evacuations from danger zones on the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools and readying bulldozers for landslides.More >>
  • The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

    The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:31 AM EDT2018-09-14 06:31:54 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.
    The police chief of a barrier island in the bullseye of Hurricane Florence is warning any stragglers who refused to evacuate that they are making a dangerous choice.More >>
    The police chief of a barrier island in the bullseye of Hurricane Florence is warning any stragglers who refused to evacuate that they are making a dangerous choice.More >>
  • The Latest: WH: 'Liberal media,' mayor spread misinformation

    The Latest: WH: 'Liberal media,' mayor spread misinformation

    Friday, September 14 2018 2:29 AM EDT2018-09-14 06:29:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Nestor Serrano walks on the upstairs floor of his home, where the walls were blown off, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump's as...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2017 file photo, Nestor Serrano walks on the upstairs floor of his home, where the walls were blown off, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. President Donald Trump's as...
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says in a Facebook video post in Spanish that there should no more questions about the number of deaths from Hurricane Maria.More >>
    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello says in a Facebook video post in Spanish that there should no more questions about the number of deaths from Hurricane Maria.More >>
  • Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets

    Republicans dodge, weave around Trump's hurricane tweets

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:50 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:50:30 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., attends a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington.  Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's assertion an official government death toll for last year’s hurricane in Puert...(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., attends a news conference, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, in Washington. Ryan is rejecting President Donald Trump's assertion an official government death toll for last year’s hurricane in Puert...
    With all attention on Hurricane Florence, Republicans are dealing with a separate, familiar kind of storm in the halls of Congress _ and one of the president's own making.More >>
    With all attention on Hurricane Florence, Republicans are dealing with a separate, familiar kind of storm in the halls of Congress _ and one of the president's own making.More >>
  • Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

    Trump tweets roil Florida GOP's play for Puerto Rican voters

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:49:38 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, homes and other buildings destroyed by Hurricane Maria lie in ruins in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong abo...(AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File). FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2017, file photo, homes and other buildings destroyed by Hurricane Maria lie in ruins in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong abo...
    Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.More >>
    Top Florida Republicans have been quick to say President Donald Trump is wrong about the death toll in Puerto Rico.More >>
  • Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

    Trump turns back to Maria, falsely says Dems inflated toll

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:38 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:38:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Medal of Honor Society reception in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.More >>
    President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, arguing without evidence that "3,000 people did not die" and calling it a move by Democrats to make him look bad.More >>
  • Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

    Beyond hurricanes, rising seas menace barrier island homes

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:25:00 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton). Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
    For barrier island homes that survive Florence's assault on the Carolina coast, it's only a matter of time as they face a disastrous long-term threat of sea level rise.More >>
    For barrier island homes that survive Florence's assault on the Carolina coast, it's only a matter of time as they face a disastrous long-term threat of sea level rise.More >>
  • Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

    Honolulu warns residents after storm swells dam water levels

    Friday, September 14 2018 1:15 AM EDT2018-09-14 05:15:33 GMT
    (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A home on Kahekili Highway near the Waihee River Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the property on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County says several ho...(Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP). A home on Kahekili Highway near the Waihee River Bridge, was evacuated after a flash flood breached the property on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 12, 2018, in Maui, Hawaii. Maui County says several ho...
    A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.More >>
    A gradually weakening tropical storm hit Hawaii on Wednesday, soaking a part of Maui and sending gusts of wind that toppled trees and cancelled flights at a number of airports in the state.More >>
  • 'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

    'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind

    Friday, September 14 2018 12:58 AM EDT2018-09-14 04:58:58 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence off the eastern coast of the United States on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 at 5:52 p.m. EDT.
    Time nearly up to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its sights.More >>
    Time nearly up to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monster of a storm that has a region of more than 10 million people in its sights.More >>
  • The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

    The Latest: Colgate donates team meals after game canceled

    Thursday, September 13 2018 10:17 PM EDT2018-09-14 02:17:05 GMT
    (AP Photo/Sean Rayford). A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monste...(AP Photo/Sean Rayford). A National Guardsman directs traffic onto U.S. Highway 501 as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, near Conway, S.C. Time is running short to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a monste...
    The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.More >>
    The kickoff for Middle Tennessee's game at No. 3 Georgia on Saturday has been moved to noon because of concerns about the impact of Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

    Pentagon: Slow-moving hurricane to make rescues challenging

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:28 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:28:20 GMT
    Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas.More >>
    Senior Defense Department officials say the expected high winds and slow movement of Hurricane Florence as it comes ashore will make rescue efforts challenging in the flooded areas.More >>
  • No. 2 Clemson forges ahead, playing game with storm looming

    No. 2 Clemson forges ahead, playing game with storm looming

    Thursday, September 13 2018 8:16 PM EDT2018-09-14 00:16:51 GMT
    Presbyterian of the FCS Big South Conference has cancelled its Saturday game with Stetson due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
    Presbyterian of the FCS Big South Conference has cancelled its Saturday game with Stetson due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • AP Explains: How storm surges build up, destroy and kill

    AP Explains: How storm surges build up, destroy and kill

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:24 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:24:29 GMT
    (Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C.,  on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.(Steve Earley /The Virginian-Pilot via AP). Ocean water rushes down Cape Hatteras Pier Drive in Frisco, N.C., on Hatteras Island as the effects of Hurricane Florence reach the area on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.
    AP Explains: How storm surges form, then destroy and kill.More >>
    AP Explains: How storm surges form, then destroy and kill.More >>
  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

    WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast

    Thursday, September 13 2018 7:02 PM EDT2018-09-13 23:02:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A storm front passes homes in North Topsail Beach, N.C., prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). A storm front passes homes in North Topsail Beach, N.C., prior to Hurricane Florence moving toward the east coast on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.
    Hurricane Florence is being called a once-in-a-lifetime storm for threatening to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.More >>
    Hurricane Florence is being called a once-in-a-lifetime storm for threatening to cause historic flooding, blow catastrophic winds and idle for days over the Carolinas and the Mid-Atlantic.More >>
  • After Florence, barrier islands still doomed by rising sea

    After Florence, barrier islands still doomed by rising sea

    Thursday, September 13 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-09-13 22:56:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.(AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File). Sand bags surround homes on North Topsail Beach, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence threatens the coast.
    Even after Hurricane Florence, barrier islands are still doomed by rising sea level.More >>
    Even after Hurricane Florence, barrier islands are still doomed by rising sea level.More >>
  • 1 family's dilemma to evacuate or not comes down to money

    1 family's dilemma to evacuate or not comes down to money

    Thursday, September 13 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-09-13 22:56:19 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins). In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, Mercedes O'Neill, her 6-year-old daughter Sophieand boyfriend Kelly Johnson sit outside their home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. O'Neill thought a long time about evacuating from Hurricane Fl...(AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins). In this Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, Mercedes O'Neill, her 6-year-old daughter Sophieand boyfriend Kelly Johnson sit outside their home in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. O'Neill thought a long time about evacuating from Hurricane Fl...
    Family's dilemma to stay home or flee from Hurricane Florence comes down to money.More >>
    Family's dilemma to stay home or flee from Hurricane Florence comes down to money.More >>
  • Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expire

    Puerto Rican evacuees hunt for housing as vouchers expire

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:38:40 GMT
    Hundreds of Puerto Rican evacuees who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria are scrambling this week to find housing, with vouchers expiring Friday.More >>
    Hundreds of Puerto Rican evacuees who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria are scrambling this week to find housing, with vouchers expiring Friday.More >>
  • 'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

    'Not a pretty sight': Hurricane Florence has experts worried

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:09 PM EDT2018-09-13 19:09:39 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Surfers head to the waves, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., before the arrival of Hurricane Florence.
    Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm.More >>
    Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm.More >>
  • 2 small earthquakes rattle parts of north-central Oklahoma

    2 small earthquakes rattle parts of north-central Oklahoma

    Thursday, September 13 2018 2:43 PM EDT2018-09-13 18:43:29 GMT
    Two small earthquakes recorded within less than one minute of each other have rattled an area of northern Oklahoma.More >>
    Two small earthquakes recorded within less than one minute of each other have rattled an area of northern Oklahoma.More >>
  • Landslide at famed Greek 'shipwreck' beach injures 7

    Landslide at famed Greek 'shipwreck' beach injures 7

    Thursday, September 13 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-09-13 15:10:03 GMT
    Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing.More >>
    Greek authorities say a landslide at a popular beach on the western island of Zakynthos has resulted in at least one injury, while coast guard officials were seeking to determine whether there were any people missing.More >>
  • Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

    Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees

    Thursday, September 13 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-09-13 13:18:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...(AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.More >>
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.More >>
  • Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

    Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt area economy

    Thursday, September 13 2018 4:19 AM EDT2018-09-13 08:19:52 GMT
    (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File). FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economi...(Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File). FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economi...
    Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact.More >>
    Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact.More >>
  • Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

    Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:29 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:29:55 GMT
    (AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Filipino forecaster Meno Mendoza illustrates the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named "Typhoon Ompong" as it approaches the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (127 miles per hour) and gusts of up to ...(AP Photo/Aaron Favila). Filipino forecaster Meno Mendoza illustrates the path of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named "Typhoon Ompong" as it approaches the Philippines with sustained winds of 205 kilometers per hour (127 miles per hour) and gusts of up to ...
    Philippine officials say they plan to evacuate thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices and scramble to harvest rice and corn as the most powerful typhoon so far this year menacingly roared toward the...More >>
    Philippine officials say they plan to evacuate thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices and scramble to harvest rice and corn as the most powerful typhoon so far this year menacingly roared toward the country's north.More >>
  • Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

    Florence impacts Clemson, South Carolina football games

    Thursday, September 13 2018 3:25 AM EDT2018-09-13 07:25:41 GMT
    (Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP). Stewart Thomason places sandbags that he used for previous hurricanes and tarp to prevent the flooding from rain at his home on the Isle of Palms,S.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, Sept. 12,...(Grace Beahm Alford/The Post And Courier via AP). Stewart Thomason places sandbags that he used for previous hurricanes and tarp to prevent the flooding from rain at his home on the Isle of Palms,S.C. ahead of Hurricane Florence on Wednesday, Sept. 12,...
    No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
    No. 2 Clemson has moved up the start time of its football game this weekend and South Carolina has canceled its home game with Marshall due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

    Storm to be 'exceptionally bad news' if it hovers offshore

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:33:04 GMT
    (AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome). Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast.
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.More >>
    Although forecasters expect Hurricane Florence to continue to weaken as it approaches North and South Carolina, experts are worried about what will happen if the storm hovers near land.More >>
  • Slaves' descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes

    Slaves' descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:17 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:17:20 GMT
    (AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast...(AP Photo/David Goldman, File). FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast...
    A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms - from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year.More >>
    A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms - from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year.More >>
  • Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

    Senate approves 1st spending bill to avert partial shutdown

    Thursday, September 13 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-09-13 05:05:00 GMT
    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.More >>
    As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.More >>
  • Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

    Storm evacuees find refuge at speedways, makeshift shelters

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:33 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:33:31 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...(AP Photo/Jeff Martin). CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dog...
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.More >>
    Three of the nation's largest motor speedways have opened their vast campgrounds to southerners escaping Hurricane Florence, part of a patchwork of shelters across the region serving as a refuge for storm evacuees.More >>
  • Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

    Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

    Thursday, September 13 2018 12:21 AM EDT2018-09-13 04:21:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Tom Copeland). From left, Josh Clappsy, Blake Price, and JB Phillips remove boards from a dock in hopes to save it from rising waters in Swansboro, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Mon...(AP Photo/Tom Copeland). From left, Josh Clappsy, Blake Price, and JB Phillips remove boards from a dock in hopes to save it from rising waters in Swansboro, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Mon...
    Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.More >>
    Residents on the Carolina coast are finding empty gas pumps and depleted store shelves as they flee a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

    The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:41:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Chloe Heeden, 4, from Virginia Beach, Va., drags a sandbag to her father's car, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. The National Hurricane Center's projected...(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). Chloe Heeden, 4, from Virginia Beach, Va., drags a sandbag to her father's car, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Virginia Beach, Va., as Hurricane Florence moves towards the eastern shore. The National Hurricane Center's projected...
    Airlines are starting to cancel more flights as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeast coast.More >>
    Airlines are starting to cancel more flights as Hurricane Florence approaches the Southeast coast.More >>
  • Trump comments sting in Puerto Rico amid slow storm recovery

    Trump comments sting in Puerto Rico amid slow storm recovery

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:35:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File). FILE - This June 18, 2018 file photo shows an aerial photo of the Viequez neighborhood, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where people were still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months sinc...(AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera, File). FILE - This June 18, 2018 file photo shows an aerial photo of the Viequez neighborhood, east of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where people were still living in damaged homes, protected by blue plastic tarps, nine months sinc...
    President Donald Trump's assertion that the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria was "an incredible, unsung success" is falling flat in Puerto Rico, where islanders are still struggling to recover a...More >>
    President Donald Trump's assertion that the federal government's response to Hurricane Maria was "an incredible, unsung success" is falling flat in Puerto Rico, where islanders are still struggling to recover a year later.More >>
  • Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

    Tropical storm fades but still douses Hawaii with rain

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:33 PM EDT2018-09-13 03:33:57 GMT
    (AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Nakoa Ching, of Kailua, Hawaii, watches the ocean as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 near Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on som...(AP Photo/Caleb Jones). Nakoa Ching, of Kailua, Hawaii, watches the ocean as Tropical Storm Olivia approaches the islands, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 near Honolulu. The National Weather Service says the storm could dump as much as 20 inches of rain on som...
    Maui hunkered down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barreled toward the state, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst.More >>
    Maui hunkered down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barreled toward the state, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst.More >>
  • Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

    Atlantic City casino to take in hurricane evacuees for free

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:38 PM EDT2018-09-13 02:38:52 GMT
    An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.More >>
    An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week.More >>
  • Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

    Tropical storm drops light rain as it nears Maui, Big Island

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-09-13 00:48:16 GMT
    Tropical Storm Olivia is dropping light rain on Maui and the Big Island as its outer rain bands approach the state.More >>
    Tropical Storm Olivia is dropping light rain on Maui and the Big Island as its outer rain bands approach the state.More >>
  • Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

    Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:53:28 GMT
    (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio). James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his po...(AP Photo/Emery Dalesio). James Howell Jr. sizes up how to protect his home Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in Princeville, N. C., from the approaching Hurricane Florence. The house was damaged by Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Howell said the furniture on his po...
    Monster Hurricane Florence is taking aim at parts of the Carolinas were many families struggle to get by, and who may lack the money to flee or recover after the damage is done.More >>
    Monster Hurricane Florence is taking aim at parts of the Carolinas were many families struggle to get by, and who may lack the money to flee or recover after the damage is done.More >>
  • Unique Gullah communities have ridden out many hurricanes

    Unique Gullah communities have ridden out many hurricanes

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-09-12 22:53:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, John Brown stands behind a fence for his cows outside his home on St. Helena Island, S.C. Brown and other residents of the island's Gullah community of slave descendants are watching Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Russ Bynum). In this Sept. 11, 2018 photo, John Brown stands behind a fence for his cows outside his home on St. Helena Island, S.C. Brown and other residents of the island's Gullah community of slave descendants are watching Hurricane Floren...
    Slave descendants on South Carolina island have long history of riding out hurricanes.More >>
    Slave descendants on South Carolina island have long history of riding out hurricanes.More >>
  • US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

    US says transfer from FEMA funds won't harm hurricane relief

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:17 PM EDT2018-09-12 21:17:27 GMT
    The Department of Homeland security says $10 million transfer of funds to ICE wouldn't hurt hurricane response efforts.More >>
    The Department of Homeland security says $10 million transfer of funds to ICE wouldn't hurt hurricane response efforts.More >>
  • Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

    Florence and the coastal dilemma: How long will it hover?

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:57:06 GMT
    (NASA via AP). This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over...(NASA via AP). This image provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast. Hurricane Florence is coming closer and getting stronger on a path to squat over...
    The closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets because steering currents disappear.More >>
    The closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets because steering currents disappear.More >>
  • Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly flat on Wall Street

    Markets Right Now: US stocks end mostly flat on Wall Street

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 4:37 PM EDT2018-09-12 20:37:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo Joseph Lawler, right, works with fellow traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, Sept. 12.
    Stocks mixed at open, energy stocks gains as Hurricane Florence heads for the U.S. East Coast.More >>
    Stocks mixed at open, energy stocks gains as Hurricane Florence heads for the U.S. East Coast.More >>
  • To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

    To stay or go? Millions in hurricane's path must decide

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:40:07 GMT
    (AP Photo/Jeffery Collins). Chris and Nicole Roland walk down a beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The couple boarded up their uncle's condominium and are leaving soon as Hurricane Florence approaches.(AP Photo/Jeffery Collins). Chris and Nicole Roland walk down a beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. The couple boarded up their uncle's condominium and are leaving soon as Hurricane Florence approaches.
    From Norfolk, Virginia in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the south, millions of residents in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make...More >>
    From Norfolk, Virginia in the north to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina in the south, millions of residents in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall sometime early Saturday morning.More >>
  • Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

    Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 2:26 PM EDT2018-09-12 18:26:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...(AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.More >>
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.More >>
  • East Coast military bases brace for Florence

    East Coast military bases brace for Florence

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:54:42 GMT
    (Sgt. Dana Beesley/U.S. Marine Corps via AP). In this photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps, recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate following an evacuation order directed by Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the depot's comman...(Sgt. Dana Beesley/U.S. Marine Corps via AP). In this photo released by the U.S. Marine Corps, recruits at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island prepare to evacuate following an evacuation order directed by Brig. Gen. James Glynn, the depot's comman...
    Service members and their families left some of the southeast's biggest military installations, and equipment and ships were relocated as Hurricane Florence swirled toward the East Coast on Tuesday.More >>
    Service members and their families left some of the southeast's biggest military installations, and equipment and ships were relocated as Hurricane Florence swirled toward the East Coast on Tuesday.More >>
  • Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm 'underappreciated'

    Trump says response to Puerto Rico storm 'underappreciated'

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:44 PM EDT2018-09-12 17:44:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.More >>
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.More >>
  • The Latest: MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State.

    The Latest: MEAC calls off game at South Carolina State.

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-09-12 15:50:51 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This GOES East satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the U.S. East Coast, including Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolin...(NOAA via AP). This GOES East satellite image taken Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. EDT, and provided by NOAA shows Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean as it threatens the U.S. East Coast, including Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolin...
    Hurricane Florence is forcing Duke to travel early for Saturday's game at Baylor in Texas.More >>
    Hurricane Florence is forcing Duke to travel early for Saturday's game at Baylor in Texas.More >>
  • The Latest: Trump says Puerto storm response 'unappreciated'

    The Latest: Trump says Puerto storm response 'unappreciated'

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-09-12 15:33:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, left, listens as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, center, talks about Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Ni...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, left, listens as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, center, talks about Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Ni...
    President Donald Trump says the U.S. government is ready for Hurricane Florence and last year's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was "great" even though thousands of people died there.More >>
    President Donald Trump says the U.S. government is ready for Hurricane Florence and last year's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico was "great" even though thousands of people died there.More >>
  • Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

    Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:45 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:45:40 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people gather to charge their mobile phones in the blackout on the center of Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, after a powerful earthquake. The blackouts that paralyz...(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File). FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, people gather to charge their mobile phones in the blackout on the center of Sapporo, Hokkaido, northern Japan, after a powerful earthquake. The blackouts that paralyz...
    Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster.More >>
    Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster.More >>
  • McConnell says GOP in 'knife fight' to hold Senate majority

    McConnell says GOP in 'knife fight' to hold Senate majority

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 10:18 AM EDT2018-09-12 14:18:24 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate Republicans face a tough challenge in November holding on to their Senate majority, and he's using a hurricane analogy.More >>
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Senate Republicans face a tough challenge in November holding on to their Senate majority, and he's using a hurricane analogy.More >>
  • Death toll from summer forest fire near Athens rises to 99

    Death toll from summer forest fire near Athens rises to 99

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 5:26 AM EDT2018-09-12 09:26:20 GMT
    Greek authorities say the death toll from this summer's devastating forest fire near Athens has risen to 99, after a woman injured in the blaze died in hospital.More >>
    Greek authorities say the death toll from this summer's devastating forest fire near Athens has risen to 99, after a woman injured in the blaze died in hospital.More >>
  • Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

    Asian stocks fall as China reacts to US tariffs

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:49:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Sept. 6 2018, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 11.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- In this Sept. 6 2018, file photo trader Gregory Rowe works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, Sept. 11.
    U.S. stock indexes are little changed as technology companies rise, but industrial and materials companies fall after the World Trade Organization said it will review a request by China to sanction the U.S.More >>
    U.S. stock indexes are little changed as technology companies rise, but industrial and materials companies fall after the World Trade Organization said it will review a request by China to sanction the U.S.More >>
  • Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

    Hurricane Florence has ingredients that make experts worry

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:09 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:09:20 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, upper left, in the Atlantic Ocean on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. EDT. At center is Tropical Storm Isaac and at right is Hurricane Helene.
    Everything is coming together to make Florence a monster storm, but what really scares experts is the rain.More >>
    Everything is coming together to make Florence a monster storm, but what really scares experts is the rain.More >>
  • Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

    Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:08 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:08:59 GMT
    (AP Photo, File). FILE-In this Oct. 15, 1954 file photo, High tides, whipped in by Hurricane Hazel, shatter boats and buildings in Swansboro, N.C., as the storm lashes the Atlantic seaboard. The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a ...(AP Photo, File). FILE-In this Oct. 15, 1954 file photo, High tides, whipped in by Hurricane Hazel, shatter boats and buildings in Swansboro, N.C., as the storm lashes the Atlantic seaboard. The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a ...
    Hurricane Florence could hit Carolinas with a punch not seen in more than 60 years.More >>
    Hurricane Florence could hit Carolinas with a punch not seen in more than 60 years.More >>
  • Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

    Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful'

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 1:05 AM EDT2018-09-12 05:05:02 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump talks about Hurricane Florence following a briefing in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.More >>
    President Donald Trump is calling the U.S. government's response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico "incredibly successful" even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died.More >>
  • Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

    Hurricane could flood many waste sites, creating toxic brew

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:22:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...(AP Photo/Alan Marler, File). FILE - In this Sept. 24, 1999, file photo, employees of Murphy Family Farms along with friends and neighbors, float a group of dead pigs down a flooded road on Rabon Maready's farm near Beulaville, N.C. The hogs drowned fr...
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.More >>
    Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew.More >>
  • 'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

    'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:18:35 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...
    Millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.More >>
    Millions of Americans are preparing for what could become one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit the Eastern Seaboard in decades.More >>
  • To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

    To prep for Hurricane Florence, investors sell off insurers

    Wednesday, September 12 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-09-12 04:15:54 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). A Walmart in Mt. Pleasant, S.C, is closed, and barricaded, after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Florence Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.(AP Photo/Mic Smith). A Walmart in Mt. Pleasant, S.C, is closed, and barricaded, after Gov. Henry McMaster ordered a mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Florence Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018.
    Ahead of Hurricane Florence, a frenzied sale of property insurers, investments in companies that sell construction supplies, portable generators.More >>
    Ahead of Hurricane Florence, a frenzied sale of property insurers, investments in companies that sell construction supplies, portable generators.More >>
  • The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

    The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 11:57 PM EDT2018-09-12 03:57:25 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...(AP Photo/Mic Smith). Walker Townsend, at right, from the Isle of Palms, S.C., fills a sand bag while Dalton Trout, in center, holds the bag at the Isle of Palms municipal lot where the city was giving away free sand in preparation for Hurricane Floren...
    The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 mph (215 kph) with...More >>
    The National Hurricane Center says a new report from an Air Force Reserve Unit hurricane hunter aircraft indicates that Hurricane Florence's top sustained winds have decreased slightly to 130 mph (215 kph) with higher gusts.More >>
  • Florence forces 3 games with ranked teams off weekend slate

    Florence forces 3 games with ranked teams off weekend slate

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 10:52 PM EDT2018-09-12 02:52:20 GMT
    North Carolina's game against No. 18 UCF won't take place Saturday while Wake Forest's Thursday night matchup with Boston College will start two hours earlier due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
    North Carolina's game against No. 18 UCF won't take place Saturday while Wake Forest's Thursday night matchup with Boston College will start two hours earlier due to Hurricane Florence.More >>
  • In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

    In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-09-12 02:25:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool, File). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2005, file photo, homes remain surrounded by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Some experts are concerned that Hurricane Florence could inflict damage com...(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, Pool, File). FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2005, file photo, homes remain surrounded by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Some experts are concerned that Hurricane Florence could inflict damage com...
    In recent government simulation, hurricane similar to Florence devastated vulnerable East Coast.More >>
    In recent government simulation, hurricane similar to Florence devastated vulnerable East Coast.More >>
  • North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 4:50 PM EDT2018-09-11 20:50:25 GMT
    As North Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence, some tourists and residents are worried about the famous wild horses that roam the Outer Banks.More >>
    As North Carolina braces for Hurricane Florence, some tourists and residents are worried about the famous wild horses that roam the Outer Banks.More >>
  • Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

    Tropical Storm Olivia approaches Hawaii with wind, rain

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 2:49 AM EDT2018-09-11 06:49:49 GMT
    Hurricane Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the next day as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane.More >>
    Hurricane Olivia is expected to approach Hawaii in the next day as either a high-end tropical storm or a low-end hurricane.More >>
  • Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

    Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

    Tuesday, September 11 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-09-11 04:22:52 GMT
    Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
    Tropical Storm Florence is expected become a "major hurricane" as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast.More >>
    Tropical Storm Florence is expected become a "major hurricane" as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast.More >>
  • Interstate 5 reopens after California blaze forces closure

    Interstate 5 reopens after California blaze forces closure

    Monday, September 10 2018 11:32 PM EDT2018-09-11 03:32:19 GMT
    (Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP). In this Friday Sept. 7, 2018 photo, firefighters keep standing guard along I-5 north of the Pollard Flat exit as the Delta Fire flares up in the background near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roarin...(Hung T. Vu/The Record Searchlight via AP). In this Friday Sept. 7, 2018 photo, firefighters keep standing guard along I-5 north of the Pollard Flat exit as the Delta Fire flares up in the background near Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Calif. A roarin...
    Officials say a major interstate near the California-Oregon border has reopened six days a wildfire roaring along the roadway forced its closure.More >>
    Officials say a major interstate near the California-Oregon border has reopened six days a wildfire roaring along the roadway forced its closure.More >>
  • California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

    California utility proposes wildfire safety measures

    Monday, September 10 2018 7:44 PM EDT2018-09-10 23:44:07 GMT
    California utility to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of sparking wildfires.More >>
    California utility to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of sparking wildfires.More >>
  • Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

    Mississippi Trump rally canceled as storm nears East Coast

    Monday, September 10 2018 5:49 PM EDT2018-09-10 21:49:28 GMT
    An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.More >>
    An official with President Donald Trump's campaign says they are canceling a trip to Mississippi because Hurricane Florence is approaching the southeastern coast of the U.S.More >>
  • Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

    Strengthening Hurricane Florence takes aim at US Southeast

    Monday, September 10 2018 1:33 AM EDT2018-09-10 05:33:09 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.
    The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland.More >>
    The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland.More >>
  • The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

    The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

    Monday, September 10 2018 12:44 AM EDT2018-09-10 04:44:53 GMT
    (NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.(NOAA via AP). This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT.
    Forecasters say Tropical Storm Florence has turned into a hurricane and is swirling toward the East Coast for what could be a direct hit toward the end of the week.More >>
    Forecasters say Tropical Storm Florence has turned into a hurricane and is swirling toward the East Coast for what could be a direct hit toward the end of the week.More >>
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