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FEMA to loan RVs to some made homeless by Hurricane Florence

Oct. 19, 2018 2:37 AM EDT

KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is loaning recreational vehicles to some North Carolinians whose homes were left uninhabitable by Hurricane Florence. The News & Observer reports FEMA is loaning RVs and mobile homes to some people who can't find a place to stay while their...

Trump approves flooding disaster declaration for Wisconsin

Oct. 18, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — President Donald Trump has approved a federal disaster declaration related to flooding and storms across Wisconsin in August and September. The declaration announced Thursday by the White House makes individuals and businesses in the affected counties eligible for federal disaster...

Uganda, at 'big risk' for Ebola, says Congo is managing well

Oct. 18, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda is at "big risk" of the spread of a deadly Ebola virus outbreak from neighboring Congo, a senior health official said Thursday, even as he said the situation is "being handled well" there. Uganda's director of health services, Henry Mwebesa, spoke to The Associated Press a day...

South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Oct. 17, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them. The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican...

Final Nelson, Scott debate in Florida Senate race cancelled

Oct. 17, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The final debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson and his challenger, Republican Gov. Rick Scott, is being cancelled. CNN was trying to reschedule a debate that was postponed because of response to Hurricane Michael, but the network announced Wednesday that it pulled the...

Georgia editorial roundup

Oct. 17, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Oct. 14 Valdosta Daily Times on hurricane scammers: ... Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr issued a statewide warning for residents to be on the lookout for the scams. We join the AG in urging our readers to be skeptical, read the fine print and don't take...

Student gunman kills 19, wounds 50 at school in Crimea

Oct. 17, 2018 5:22 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An 18-year-old student strode into his vocational school in Crimea, a hoodie covering his blond hair, then pulled out a shotgun and opened fire on Wednesday, killing 19 students and wounding more than 50 others before killing himself. It wasn't clear what prompted Vladislav Roslyakov,...

Mayor offers waterfront plan to save Boston from rising seas

Oct. 17, 2018 4:50 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Mayor Marty Walsh unveiled a plan Wednesday to transform the city's waterfront to protect the low-lying, extensively landfilled city from climate change and rising sea levels. The Democratic mayor's "Resilient Boston Harbor" plan calls for the creation of 67 acres (27 hectares) of new...

AP Explains: Why Congo's latest Ebola outbreak is worrying

Oct. 17, 2018 3:17 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The World Health Organization has announced that Congo's latest outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus is not yet considered a global health emergency. Some aid groups expressed alarm when the rate of new cases more than doubled this month. With the area compared to a war zone, resistance...

UN: Ebola outbreak is worrying but not a global emergency

Oct. 17, 2018 3:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization says it is "deeply concerned" by the ongoing Ebola outbreak in Congo but the situation does not yet warrant being declared a global emergency. After convening an expert group to assess the epidemic on Wednesday, the U.N. health agency said "response activities...