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Major flooding lingering more than a week after…

National Weather Service data shows five of North Carolina's river gauges at major flood stage and five others at moderate flood stage, with the Cape Fear River expected to crest and remain at flood stage through the early part of the week

High school journalists stand up to censorship…

Four high school journalists have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to change its media policy

Christine Blasey Ford Will Testify About Sexual…

After days of negotiations, the woman who accused Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her has agreed to testify before Congress.

Average US price of gas drops a penny per gallon to $2.90

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped a penny per gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.90

Lawmaker Quits Election After Daughter's Claims

A Minnesota legislator ended his reelection bid Friday amid accusations he's been inappropriately touching his daughter for years. Republican Jim Knoblach denies allegations by his daughter, Laura Knoblach, but MPR News reveals efforts to both probe and conceal the eight-term state representative's alleged behavior. Laura, 23, says her 60-year-old father...

Mix of setbacks, gains unsettles many transgender…

Mix of progress and setbacks leaves transgender Americans uneasy about the permanence of their recent civil rights gains.

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Floodwaters Breach Power Plant's Dam, Raise Coal…

Coal ash is a toxic byproduct created by burning coal. It contains mercury, arsenic and other heavy metals.

Report finds dozens of Texas gas leak explosions since 2006

A newspaper investigation has found that more than two dozen homes in north and central Texas have blown up since 2006 because of leaking natural gas

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is…

Authorities say the owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns is back in the U.S. after being arrested in Taiwan

Bill targets 'Kushner loophole' allowing false…

A New York City councilman plans to introduce a bill to close the co-called "Kushner loophole" that fails to check if landlords file false documents with the city

Pope Accepts Resignation Of 2 More Chilean…

That means a total of seven bishops in the country have stepped down this year during an investigation into widespread sexual abuse in the church.

Ex-OpenTable worker charged in bogus reservations scheme

A former OpenTable employee has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly making hundreds of bogus reservations at Chicago restaurants to undermine a rival booking service

New Rule Could Punish Green Card Applicants on…

Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free—well, maybe not your huddled masses if they're poor, under a new policy being considered by the Trump administration that would deny green cards to immigrants on public assistance. As CNN reports, the Department of Homeland Security...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong…

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically changed its landscape

Why The Trump Administration Changed The US…

One of the main goals of the new plan was to encourage more collaborative biodefense efforts between the public and private spheres.

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Court to hear arguments over 1966 Spain H-bomb accident

A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments involving U.S. veterans who say they were denied disability benefits after becoming ill from radiation exposure while responding to a 1966 accident involving American hydrogen bombs in Spain

Judge: California child can take cannabis drug to…

A judge says a California kindergartner can keep bringing a cannabis-based drug used for emergency treatment of a rare form of epilepsy to her public school

Storms dump record rain in Oklahoma and cause…

A storm system has dumped record amounts of rain in parts of Oklahoma and caused flooding in Texas, including in the Dallas area, where floodwaters swept a man from a bridge to his death

North Carolina Farmers Brace For Florence Recovery

Small farm owners are concerned about what a slow recovery could mean for business.

Alabama police chief: Officer wounded in 'ambush' shooting

An Alabama police chief says one of his officers is hospitalized and is expected to survive after being shot while on patrol

NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal…

Duke Energy says dam breached at plant in North Carolina; coal ash may be flowing into Cape Fear River

Campaign calls on Hawaii island tourists to be…

The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island

Christine Blasey Ford's Treatment May Impact…

Sexual assault survivors will be watching how Ford is treated, and one expert says it may determine whether they speak out or not.

7 riders rescued from stuck Ferris wheel at New Jersey fair

Authorities say seven riders were rescued from a stuck Ferris wheel at a New Jersey county fair

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The Latest: Warehouse shooting victim had new…

One of the victims killed in a shooting at a Maryland warehouse had a new job and a new wife

World leaders gather at UN under threat from…

With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations ranging from Mideast conflicts to global warming

NYPD Training For Nerve Agent Attacks At UN…

Officials said there's no specific threat, but they want to be prepared in the wake of an attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K.