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UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 10:19 p.m.

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 16, 2018, 4:47 p.m.

A club of their own: The story of a secret poker society started by pioneering African-Americans

In 1942, a group of black professionals in DC wanted to play poker on weekends. Segregation prevented them from joining social clubs, and Howard University – where many worked – …


Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

MS-13 is suspected of killing her daughter. Now she is dead in a dispute over the memorial.

Almost exactly two years ago, mourners gathered at Brentwood High School on Long Island to remember teenagers Kayla Cuevas and Nisa Mickens, who were allegedly killed by suspected MS-13 gang …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Investigator: No evidence Boston-area gas explosions intentional

There’s no evidence to suggest the gas explosions that rocked communities north of Boston were intentional, a federal investigator said Saturday.


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:54 p.m.

Sheriff: U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing 4 women

A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four prostitutes was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman managed to escape from him and notify the authorities, law enforcement officials …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Police: Man dies after shark attack off Cape Cod

A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in …


Niece: Family won’t take in Elizabeth Smart’s kidnapper

Once an accomplished organ player in Salt Lake City, Wanda Barzee became a disturbing figure for members of her own family after she helped in the 2002 kidnapping of then-teenager …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 8:17 p.m.

Experts disagree on whether Dallas officer could be credible

Experts on police training and psychologists are split as to the credibility of Officer Amber Guyger’s story about how she came to kill 26-year-old Botham Jean, and that credibility will …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Fearsome new stage begins as Florence floods inland rivers

The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue hundreds of people trapped by Florence’s shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 15, 2018, 9:46 p.m.

Paul Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who for months stood resolute in his innocence and determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime Trump loyalists caved, reached …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

Trump wants $200 billion in China tariffs despite talks, sources say

President Donald Trump has instructed aides to proceed with tariffs on about $200 billion more in Chinese products despite his Treasury secretary’s attempt to restart talks with Beijing to resolve …


After Willie Nelson says he’ll perform for Beto O’Rourke, some mad fans say ‘Now git!’

After Texas music icon Willie Nelson announced that he’ll headline a Sept. 29 rally for Democrat Beto O’Rourke – who is challenging Republican Ted Cruz for a seat in the …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

Trump, Pompeo bash ex-Secretary of State John Kerry on Iran talks

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for “actively undermining” U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:42 p.m.

Could Trump meet Kim in New York this month?

In recent weeks it’s become clear that Donald Trump wants to meet with Kim Jong Un again, and the North Korean leader has told the White House he’d like more …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 1:24 p.m.

U.S. mission defends costly curtains at U.N. ambassador’s Nikki Haley’s home

The U.S. mission to the United Nations is defending the installation of costly curtains at the official New York residence of Ambassador Nikki Haley on security grounds. It also said …


Utah wildfires force evacuations of hundreds of homes

A swift Utah wildfire fanned by high winds has more than doubled its size as it burns through dry terrain and forces evacuations of hundreds of homes, the U.S. Forest …


As Trump threatens election meddlers, Russia says ‘so what?’

President Donald Trump is finally making moves against foreign election meddling – and Russia says it couldn’t care less.


Chicago officer picks jury trial in teen’s shooting death

Attorneys for a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 fatal shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald announced Friday that they will stick with a jury for …


$1.5M settlement for Muslim workers fired in prayer dispute

A big U.S. meatpacker has agreed to pay $1.5 million to 138 Somali-American Muslim workers who were fired from their jobs at a Colorado plant after they were refused prayer …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 12:24 p.m.

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh denies allegation of sexual misconduct in school

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Friday denied a sexual misconduct allegation from when he was in high school.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Officials work to pinpoint cause of ‘Armageddon’-like blasts outside Boston

Investigators worked Friday to pinpoint the cause of a series of fiery natural gas explosions that killed a teen driver in his car just hours after he got his license, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 11:24 a.m.

Paul Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

Paul Manafort signaled Friday that he intends to plead guilty ahead of a second trial as prosecutors filed new charging documents against the former Trump campaign chairman.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Four dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the …


Smart outraged by planned release of 1 of her kidnappers

Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was “a big shock,” and she hopes there is a way the …


Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary

Gov. Andrew Cuomo overcame 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.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 7:24 p.m.

Honolulu may evacuate 10,000 as water levels rise in dam

Honolulu officials said a dam holding 21 million gallons of water was not in danger of collapsing Thursday, but still warned nearly 10,000 residents downstream that they might need to …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 8:53 p.m.

‘It looked like Armageddon’: Gas explosions destroy homes

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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 6:56 p.m.

Thousands of Pacific walruses again herd up on Alaska coast

Thousands of Pacific walruses have again gathered on the northwest shore of Alaska as the Chukchi Sea approaches its annual sea ice minimum.


Missouri town gets new newspaper, The Uranus Examiner

Cue the giggling: A small Missouri town has a new newspaper called The Uranus Examiner.