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The Latest: Ferry services resuming in North Carolina

Sep. 19, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 7:20 p.m. North Carolina transportation officials say ferry service for the public has resumed for several more coastal routes. In addition, the N.C. Department of Transportation said Wednesday two state ferries arrived in Southport late...

The Latest: 2 die in rising flood waters that overtook a van

Sep. 18, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence's lingering impact (all times local): 9:45 p.m. Two people have died after a van was overtaken by rising flood waters in South Carolina. Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson tells The Associated Press that two women drowned at around 6 p.m. Tuesday when a...

In Iowa, McAuliffe says he's not ruling out 2020 campaign

Sep. 18, 2018 3:29 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said in Iowa Tuesday he's not ruling out a 2020 Democratic campaign for president, as he took his national campaign to promote Democratic candidates for governor to the early presidential testing ground. And while he said a decision remains...

The Latest: North Carolina governor visits hard-hit New Bern

Sep. 17, 2018 8:57 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper says the city of New Bern is a strong and resilient community and will make it through the devastating flooding that damaged riverfront buildings and mangled homes and sailboats....

The Latest: Florence forecast to bring on new river flooding

Sep. 15, 2018 10:56 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Heavy rains from Tropical Storm Florence are producing flash flooding and major river flooding in the southeastern part of North Carolina. The National Hurricane Center says excessive amounts of rain are being...

2020 prospect, former Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe to visit Iowa

Sep. 14, 2018 11:57 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is scheduled to visit Iowa next week to campaign for Democrats as he weighs a campaign for the 2020 presidential nomination. Iowa holds the leadoff caucus in the presidential race. According to a press release from the Iowa Democratic Party,...

The Latest: Florence downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane

Sep. 13, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Florence has been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane with top sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph). The National Hurricane Center says Florence is now lashing the North Carolina coast with hurricane -force winds and a...

Virginia court dismisses congressional candidate's appeal

Sep. 13, 2018 2:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia has dismissed an independent congressional candidate's appeal of a court decision removing her from the race. The court ruled Wednesday against Shaun Brown, who was seeking to challenge U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor and Democrat Elaine Luria in coastal Virginia's...

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

Sep. 12, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8 p.m. ___ 7:30 p.m. The National Weather Service says more than 5.4 million people live in areas now under hurricane warnings or watches on the U.S. East Coast. Another 4 million people are under a tropical storm watch. Assorted bad...

4 impeached West Virginia justices to face trials

Sep. 11, 2018 4:57 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Historic trials will be held in the West Virginia Senate starting next month for four impeached Supreme Court justices after last-ditch efforts to remove charges against some of them were rejected. The state Senate voted 19-15 Tuesday to reject a resolution that would have dropped...