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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...

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...

What ignited many of California's worst wildfires a mystery

Sep. 23, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

California officials quickly determined an arsonist started last month's huge wildfire southeast of Los Angeles, and that two weeks earlier sparks from a vehicle produced a deadly wildfire in the far northern part of the state. But causes for many of California's worst blazes of the past decade remain a mystery....

Bengals join Panthers in wearing "One Carolina" stickers

Sep. 23, 2018 12:06 PM EDT

The Cincinnati Bengals are joining in support of relief efforts for those affected by Hurricane Florence, which has devastated the Carolinas. The Bengals, like the Panthers, will wear stickers that read "One Carolina" on the back of their helmets for Sunday's game in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Bengals said on...

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

Sep. 22, 2018 11:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — 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. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park officials said there were no lines...

The Latest: Tropical Storm Kirk moving west across Atlantic

Sep. 22, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Kirk is continuing to move west across the eastern Atlantic but does not currently pose any threat to land. In a Saturday night update, the National Hurricane Center said Kirk...