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

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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>>

Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

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A North Carolina town where a levee breached is among the latest to feel the punch of Hurricane Florence. More>>

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

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Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a measure allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires. More>>

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

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The crisis from Hurricane Florence is slowly moving to South Carolina along with the trillions of gallons of water dumped by the storm. More>>

Hawaii volcanoes park to reopen after monthslong eruption

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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>>

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

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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>>

Floodwaters inundate lake at NC power plant, raising alarm

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Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina. More>>

Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadness

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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Florence shows how politics has been drawn into coverage of major storms. More>>

New landslide kills 21, buries houses in Philippines

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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 Video included

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Trump promises people affected by Hurricane Florence, "We will be there 100 percent". More>>

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

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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

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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?

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Carolina residents wonder where to call home after Florence swamps neighborhoods. More>>

Fate of FEMA leader in doubt as Florence cleanup continues

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Scientists: Warner world makes hurricanes wetter, stronger and faster to intensify. More>>

Puerto Rico sues insurance companies amid unresolved claims

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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

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Browns trade troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon to New England Patriots. More>>

Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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'

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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

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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

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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

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Hurricane Florence keeps Marvel's Falcon actor from attending Comic Con Africa. More>>

Mother, infant, among several killed by Hurricane Florence

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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?

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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Hurricane Florence's winds may have weakened, but this is still no "minor" storm. More>>

Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

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Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane. More>>

For meteorologists, Florence 'is a horrific nightmare storm' Video included

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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 Video included

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Philippine forecasters say Typhoon Mangkhut has slammed into the country's northeastern coast. More>>

Florida opens up hotel rooms, ports to Florence evacuees

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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AP Explains: How storm surges form, then destroy and kill. More>>

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Florence begins to batter Carolina coast Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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Experts say Hurricane Florence has all the makings of a monster storm. More>>

2 small earthquakes rattle parts of north-central Oklahoma

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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

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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

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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

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Closed businesses, drowned livestock, washed-away cars: Hurricane's likely economic impact. More>>

Strongest typhoon this year closes in on north Philippines Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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? Video included

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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Florence could flood manure pits, coal ash dumps and other industrial sites, creating toxic brew. More>>

East Coast military bases brace for Florence

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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' Video included

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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.

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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' Video included

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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' Video included

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Hurricane Florence could hit Carolinas with a punch not seen in more than 60 years. More>>

Trump: Storm response in Puerto Rico 'incredibly successful' Video included

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In recent government simulation, hurricane similar to Florence devastated vulnerable East Coast. More>>

North Carolina's wild horses expected to survive hurricane

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

Wildfire that closed key California highway explodes in size

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A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight. More>>

Big quake hits northern Japan, leaving 9 dead, 30 missing

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The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.6 earthquake has hit northern Japan. More>>

Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect?

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Q&A: With severe storms approaching US, what to expect. More>>

Powerful hurricane could be headed to southeast US

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Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. More>>

Death toll rises, flights resume, power back in Japan quake

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Japanese rescue workers and troops are searching for the missing for a third straight day in a northern Japan hamlet buried by landslides from a powerful earthquake. More>>

Alaska volcano restless again

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One of Alaska's largest and most active volcanoes is restless again and has prompted scientists to issue an aviation advisory. More>>

Florence could cause dangerous surf along US coast

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Florence could cause dangerous surf and rip currents along parts of the U.S. East Coast this weekend as the storm swirls across the Atlantic. More>>

Wildfire keeps key California highway closed through weekend

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Authorities mull whether to reopen a major highway that's been closed for two days by a raging Northern California wildfire. More>>

New California bridge gets sensors to gather earthquake data

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A replacement bridge under construction at the nation's second-busiest port isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters _ it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. More>>

State says seniors were abandoned during California wildfire

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A state investigation has found that staff at two senior care facilities abandoned residents during an evacuation as wildfires swept through Northern California last October. More>>

Japan quake toll up to 18 as rescuers dig through landslides

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Death toll rises to 16, with 26 missing as rescuers dig through mud of landslides unleashed by powerful earthquake on northern Japanese island. More>>

California takes financial wallop from unrelenting wildfires Video included

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A Northern California wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a main freeway between California and Oregon and left the road littered with abandoned trucks. More>>

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