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September 20, 2018 - 4:54 pm
By DAVID McFADDEN , Associated Press . ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — An employee at a Rite Aid warehouse opened fire at work Thursday, killing three people before taking her own life, authorities said. Several other people were wounded. The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid...
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(AP Photo/Steve Helber)
September 17, 2018 - 10:09 am
By CHUCK BURTON , Associated Press Eds: Updates with storm moving northeastward, search for missing child, minor edits. AP Video. With AP Photos. WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food...
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An onlooker checks out the heavy surf at the Avalon Fishing Pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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September 13, 2018 - 1:03 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for a prolonged and potentially catastrophic drenching along the Southeast coast. Florence's winds had dropped from a...
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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 13, 2018 - 9:44 am
By CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday rejected the widely accepted conclusion that nearly 3,000 died in Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him look bad...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) - Florence has become even stronger over the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center say Florence rapidly intensified Monday morning to a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds near 130 mph (195 kph). Florence had reached...
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September 10, 2018 - 5:08 am
By RUSS BYNUM , Associated Press Eds: Adds info on Hurricane Isaac. Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week. Florence crossed the 74 mph threshold from tropical storm to a hurricane...
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(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 07, 2018 - 4:53 pm
By JESSICA GRESKO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — After two marathon days questioning Brett Kavanaugh, senators concluded his Supreme Court confirmation hearing Friday by hearing from friends, foes and legal experts making their cases for and against the judge who is likely to push the high...
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(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
September 07, 2018 - 3:00 pm
By KEN THOMAS and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press FARGO, N.D. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential is not only bad for the country, "it's really unfair for our midterms." Trump also said special counsel...
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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)
September 07, 2018 - 2:02 pm
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama has urged an audience of college students to not just vote in the midterm elections, but to lead the fight against President Donald Trump and his allies. Obama said during a speech Friday at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign that "you...
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September 07, 2018 - 12:16 pm
By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The pace of hiring in the United States quickened in August, and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years — evidence that employers remain confident despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners...
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