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Florence: Evacuations continue as North Carolina rivers rise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Florence is by no means done swamping the Carolinas, where rivers remain high above flood stage and thousands of people were told to plan to leave their homes Monday. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be prepared to evacuate potential...

The Latest: Florence evacuations continue as rivers rise

Sep. 24, 2018 12:03 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the remnants of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Residents in a coastal South Carolina county are being urged to evacuate ahead of river flooding as all that water dumped by Hurricane Florence works its way out to sea. Georgetown County emergency...

Wyoming wildfire near Grand Teton burns more buildings

Sep. 24, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a wildfire in western Wyoming near Grand Teton National Park has destroyed more buildings and forced the evacuation of over 300 homes. Officials were surveying the damage Monday after the fire flared up in windy, dry weather and swept through a rural subdivision of...

Police: 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself to death

Sep. 24, 2018 9:19 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Police say a 5-year-old Arkansas boy was playing with a gun that he found when it accidentally fired, killing him. Little Rock police Lt. Michael Ford says Brennan Esau was home with his siblings aged 14, 10 and 6, but no adults, when he shot himself Saturday night. Ford says...

Tanzania investigates ferry disaster which killed 225

Sep. 24, 2018 8:46 AM EDT

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania's government on Monday launched an inquest into the cause of the ferry disaster, in which 227 people died when a boat capsized in Lake Victoria last week. The government is also taking steps to build a bigger ferry. A preliminary investigation found that overloading...

Russia to send newer, S-300 missile defense systems to Syria

Sep. 24, 2018 8:02 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring. The Russian military's reconnaissance Il-20...

Truck collides with school bus in Poland, killing 2 people

Sep. 24, 2018 3:53 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish media are reporting that a truck has collided head-on with a school bus, killing the driver and one of the children's caretakers and injuring several others on board. The accident occurred Monday morning in Tyrowo, in northern Poland. Police spokeswoman Anna Balinska told the...

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

Sep. 24, 2018 12:42 AM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate. More than a week after Florence crashed into the Carolinas, dumping heavy rains, all that water is nearing the...

The Latest: Interstate 95 reopened across North Carolina

Sep. 23, 2018 11:41 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:40 p.m. North Carolina's governor has announced that Interstate 95 has been reopened to all traffic within the state. Gov. Roy Cooper announced the surprise development Sunday night in a news release. The major...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

Sep. 23, 2018 11:32 PM EDT

BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South Carolina, were alerted to be...