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Cars try to navigate a flooded road leading to Interstate 40 in Castle Hayne, N.C., after damage from Hurricane Florence cut off access to Wilmington, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 16, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — 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. Officials from New Hanover County and Wilmington said Sunday that additional rainfall...
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Law enforcement officers gather near the scene where the body of a woman was found near Interstate 35 north of Laredo, Texas on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. A U.S. Border Patrol agent suspected of killing four women was arrested early Saturday after a fifth woman who had been abducted managed to escape from him and notify authorities, law enforcement officials said, describing the agent as a "serial killer." (Danny Zaragoza/The Laredo Morning Times via AP)
September 15, 2018 - 10:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Texas state troopers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor Saturday who they say went on a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended only when a fifth woman escaped from him at a gas station and found help. Juan David Ortiz, 35, an intel...
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September 15, 2018 - 5:55 pm
LAREDO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent suspected of killing several women (all times local): 4:50 p.m. U.S. Customs and Border Protection has offered condolences to family and friends of the victims of a border patrol agent suspected of killing...
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September 15, 2018 - 12:25 pm
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations on Saturday condemned a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper. The shooting came three days after South Sudan's rival sides signed a peace deal to end the five-year...
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A lady walks under a pier while the surf rises Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 12, 2018 - 8:43 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:40 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence has canceled his planned trip to Georgia on Thursday because of the updated track of Hurricane Florence. The vice president's office says Pence will remain in Washington to monitor the...
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F-22s taxi down the runway as they prepare to depart Langley Air Force Base, Va., Tuesday morning, Sept. 11, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the Eastern Seaboard. Officials from Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Hampton said the base's F-22 Raptors and T-38 Talon training jets, as a precaution, were headed for Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in central Ohio. (Jonathon Gruenke/The Daily Press via AP)
September 12, 2018 - 1:24 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy is moving people and ships ahead of Hurricane Florence , and the Air Force and Army are flying advanced aircraft elsewhere as a safeguard. Some remaining Marines, meanwhile, are digging in their heels. Florence is headed for a region with some of the most well-known...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Airlines are beginning to cancel flights ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall later this week. And Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is tweeting that it expects runways to close by midnight...
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September 11, 2018 - 5:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Afghan military has increased its vetting of local forces working with American troops as a result of recent insider attacks that killed two U.S. service members, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Tuesday. Mattis was making his first public comments about his meetings in...
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September 10, 2018 - 7:01 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's defense minister says the country will boost its military presence in the east with the formation of a new division of the armed forces. In comments published Monday by the Defense Ministry, Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said the new force will be based in Siedlce and...
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Slovenian police officers accompany politician Andrej Sisko, front, in the northeastern area around the town of Maribor, Slovenia, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Slovenian police say they have arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. (AP Photo)
September 06, 2018 - 5:51 am
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Slovenian police on Thursday arrested two people for paramilitary activity after video footage and photos surfaced on social media of a group of armed, masked men led by a right-wing former presidential candidate. Police said that around 40 criminal investigators were...
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