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Georgia port reopens 4 days after overturned ship closed it

Sep. 12, 2019 4:48 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia seaport that shut down when a cargo ship overturned while returning to sea was allowed to reopen Thursday after the Coast Guard agreed it was safe for vessels to slowly sail one by one past the capsized freighter. The decision to open the shipping channel to the Port of...

AP Analysis: N. Carolina flashes warnings for Trump and Dems

Sep. 11, 2019 6:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Carolina's special election results are flashing 2020 warning signs for Republican President Donald Trump — and also for his Democratic foe, whoever that turns out to be. Even though Republicans won Tuesday's race for a House seat, the narrow victory for Dan Bishop...

Abrams tells Democrats: Go after Georgia, irregular voters

Sep. 9, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Stacey Abrams dove headlong Monday into Democrats' debate over how to win in 2020, urging her party to treat her diversifying state as a key battleground and replicate her effort to bring new minority and younger voters to the polls nationwide rather than chasing white voters lost...

Rep. Collins raises hand for Isakson's Georgia Senate seat

Sep. 6, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The quiet maneuvering began almost immediately after Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson of Georgia announced he'd retire at year's end: name drops, phone calls, subtle and not-so-subtle pleas for support. Now, amid speculation over whom Gov. Brian Kemp might appoint to replace Isakson until a...

Dorian grazes Carolina coast, aims for Outer Banks

Sep. 5, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian sideswiped the Carolinas with shrieking winds, tornadoes and sideways rain Thursday as it closed in for a possible direct hit on the dangerously exposed Outer Banks. At least four deaths in the Southeast were blamed on the storm. Twisters spun off by Dorian peeled...

The Latest: Dorian churns north along North Carolina coast

Sep. 5, 2019 11:09 PM EDT

OCRACOKE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Forecasters say Hurricane Dorian is brushing up against North Carolina as it keeps churning northeast, just offshore. In a late Thursday night advisory, the National Hurricane Center says the Category 2 storm continued to...

Dorian creeps up US coast; near-record storm surge feared

Sep. 4, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A weakened but still deadly Hurricane Dorian crept up the Southeastern seaboard Wednesday, and millions were ordered to evacuate as forecasters said near-record levels of seawater and rain could swamp the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas. The storm, which ravaged the Bahamas with...

The Latest: Florida coast sees tropical storm conditions

Sep. 4, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 5:00 a.m. Tropical storm conditions continue along portions of the northeastern coast of Florida as Dorian continues to make its slow trek toward the U.S. The National Hurricane Center says the deadly storm was centered at 5 a.m....

'Total devastation': Hurricane slams parts of the Bahamas

Sep. 3, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

FREEPORT, Bahamas (AP) — Relief officials reported scenes of utter ruin Tuesday in parts of the Bahamas and rushed to deal with an unfolding humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful storm on record ever to hit the islands. At least seven deaths were reported, with the full...

Weather-tested residents brace for Dorian on Southeast coast

Sep. 3, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

FOLLY BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Weather-tested residents along the coasts of Georgia and the Carolinas were using their experience with past storms to guide them Tuesday as they readied their homes for Hurricane Dorian and decided whether to heed evacuation orders. "Here we are," said Ed Bandarovich as he...