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After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence’s heavy rains and seeing if the luck finally runs out on her home built on Front Street in 1737.

Inland Northwest Blood Center undergoing name change to Vitalant

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

The Inland Northwest Blood Center announced Monday it’s undergoing a name change to Vitalant in a rebranding effort by parent company Blood Systems, Inc. to unite its 10 blood centers, research institute and laboratory.

Global oil prices spike to four-year highs

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:41 p.m.

Global oil prices on Monday topped $80 a barrel for the first time in four years as a confluence of world events, including the renewed sanctions against Iran, stifle global supply.

Weight Watchers slims its name down to WW

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 4:06 p.m.

Weight Watchers is its dropping its brand name in exchange for something slimmer: “WW.” The company says the new logo – coupled with the tagline “Wellness that Works” – puts an emphasis on overall health and well-being, with less of a concerted focus on counting calories and shedding pounds.

Mandela’s widow urges world: put egos aside and end violence

Nelson Mandela’s widow challenged world leaders celebrating his life on Monday to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honor his legacy by ending the “senseless violence” plaguing too much of the world.

Oregon moves to protect wine from false out-of-state labels

Oregon pinot noir is so popular that some winemakers elsewhere are making false links to the state’s viticultural areas for their own wines, and might be breaking the law, experts testified Monday at a hearing at the Capitol.

Beer’s bitter delight is tasted in the gut

Hoppy beers are famous as a driver of craft brewing. But the challenging taste of hops goes far beyond the palate. According to a new study from Scripps Research scientists, the bitter flavor literally reaches into your gut.

U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over technology that is weighing on global economic growth.

Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a “sexually violent predator” – a scarlet letter that would make him subject to mandatory lifetime counseling and community notification of his whereabouts.

Gourmet marshmallow business turns into successful ‘second act’ for Idaho family

If you told Stacy Nelson five years ago that she’d be betting her future on a 1.5-inch cube of fluffy sugar and air, she’d have told you that you were crazy. She was working full time as a utility billing clerk for Star Sewer and Water. But Stacy and Russ Nelson are poster children for the old adage, “Never say never.”

Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and sometimes conflicting reports anticipating his imminent departure.