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September 12, 2018

ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — As a potentially catastrophic Hurricane Florence steamed toward the Carolinas, Josh Dais watched the weather reports on the TV in his barber shop and listened for updates from emergency officials.

But when it comes to deciding whether to flee this island where…

Tropical Weather Gullah Geechee

September 12, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Eleven states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Connecticut’s appeal in the murder case of Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel and reinstate his conviction.

The states filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Monday, saying a ruling in Connecticut’s favor is needed to thwart…

Kennedy Cousin

September 12, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald’s workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment.

Organizers say it will be the first multistate strike in…

McDonalds Sex Harassment Strike

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials pushed back Wednesday against a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million from the government’s disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement.

Sen. Jeff Merkley’s claim, which came as a monster hurricane barreled toward…

Trump

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday the government is ready for massive Hurricane Florence and insisted that his administration’s response to the devastation in Puerto Rico last year was an “underappreciated great job.”

In a series of morning tweets as Florence bore down on the…

Trump

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s view of the government’s response to hurricanes (all times local):

7:30 a.m.

President Donald Trump says the U.S. government is ready for Hurricane Florence and he’s rejecting criticism of the response to last year’s Hurricane Maria in Puerto…

Trump

September 12, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local):

11:00 p.m.

Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm.

As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east…

APTOPIX Tropical Weather North Carolina-15

September 12, 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — To whip up a monstrous storm like the one chugging for the Carolinas you need a handful of ingredients — and Florence has them all.

Warmer than normal sea temperatures to add energy and rain to a storm. Check.

A wind pattern that allows a storm to get strong and stay strong. Check.…

Tropical Weather Virginia

September 12, 2018

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina teenager is accused of holding his boss at gunpoint and demanding he be paid in cash.

The Fayetteville Observer reports 18-year-old Joshua Caleb Hunt is charged with kidnapping and discharging a firearm to cause fear. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office…

September 12, 2018

As Hurricane Florence churns toward the East Coast with catastrophic power, the storm has become a reminder of how vulnerable North Carolina’s coast is.

Vast amounts of new development now stand on the shifting sands of barrier islands there, amid the rising waters of climate change.

Except for a…

Tropical Weather Barrier Islands
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