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Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 14, 2018 - 5:01 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 5:00 a.m. The National Hurricane Center says Florence is about to make landfall in North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surges and hurricane force winds. As of 5 a.m., Florence was 25 miles (55 kilometers...
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Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 14, 2018 - 4:27 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city situated two rivers says it has around 150 people waiting to be rescued from rising flood waters from Hurricane Florence. WXII-TV reports the city of New Bern tweeted early Friday that two out-of-state FEMA teams were working on swift-water rescues and...
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A house is destroyed in Lawrence, Mass., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 after a series of gas explosions in the area. First-responders continued to fight at least 50 fires in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover Mass., Thursday. The fires are being attributed to problems with the natural gas system and officials are urging residents to leave their homes if they smell gas. (Carl Russo/The Eagle-Tribune via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:59 am
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A series of gas explosions an official described as "Armageddon" killed a teenager, injured at least 10 other people and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston, forcing entire neighborhoods to evacuate as crews scrambled to fight the flames...
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Union Point Park is flooded with rising water from the Neuse and Trent Rivers in New Bern, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and more is to come. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:14 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say that "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas as Hurricane Florence inches closer to the U.S. East...
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A Kern County sheriff's deputy stands near an area where a shooting victim lies, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Bakersfield, Calif. A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself, authorities said. (Felix Adamo/The Bakersfield Californian via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 2:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Detectives on Friday are investigating a possible domestic violence motive after a gunman shot and killed his ex-wife before killing himself during a nearly 40-minute rampage in Southern California, authorities said. Javier Casarez fatally shot himself as a deputy closed in on...
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Waves from Hurricane Florence pound the Bogue Inlet Pier in Emerald Isle N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 14, 2018 - 1:44 am
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say conditions will only worsen as the hulking storm slogs inland. Screaming winds bent trees toward the ground and raindrops flew sideways as...
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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 homes two years ago are uneasy as forecasters warn inland flooding from Hurricane Florence's rain could be one of the most dangerous and devastating parts of the storm. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)
September 14, 2018 - 12:39 am
NICHOLS, S.C. (AP) — One woman left town. Another prays her house might somehow be spared again. And one man will just wait and watch and hope the water doesn't rise. Few places in South Carolina are more worried about the possibility of disastrous inland flooding from Hurricane Florence's heavy...
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This undated photo provided by Rachel May for State Senate campaign, shows Rachel May, a Syracuse University administrator who is challenging incumbent New York state Sen. David Valesky, in New York's Democratic primary Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Valesky is among the eight Democratic state senators who now face primary challenges after breaking with their party to join the Independent Democratic Conference, which supported Republican control of the chamber. (Rachel May for State Senate via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 11:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:55 p.m. A teacher and first-time candidate has defeated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary for the New York state Senate. Rachel May beat state Sen. David Valesky in Thursday's primary for the 53rd state...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, candidate Letitia James stands at the podium during a debate by the Democratic candidates for New York State Attorney General at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The four candidates in the tightly contested primary, Zephyr Teachout, James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in Republican President Donald Trump's side, opposing his policies on immigration and the environment. And the winner will inherit several pending lawsuits filed by the state that challenge Trump's policies and accuse his charitable foundation of breaking the law. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 11:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Republican running for attorney general in New York is attacking Democratic nominee Letitia James as a "career politician" who will "uphold the corrupt status-quo." Keith Wofford made the criticism in a...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks as he marks his primary election ballot at the Presbyterian Church of Mount Kisco, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 13, 2018 - 11:34 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily beat back a primary challenge from activist and actress Cynthia Nixon on Thursday, thwarting her attempt to become the latest insurgent liberal to knock off an establishment Democrat. Cuomo, who always led in the polls and outspent his rival more than 8...
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