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Fate of 3 more Confederate monuments in NC to be discussed

Aug. 22, 2018 3:04 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Less than two days after protesters at the University of North Carolina's flagship campus toppled a statue of a Confederate soldier, a committee plans to announce its recommendation for three other 20th-century monuments on the state Capitol grounds. A study committee of the state...

Hawaii residents brace themselves as hurricane strengthens

Aug. 22, 2018 2:21 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to stores to stock up on bottled water, ramen, toilet paper and other supplies as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf as a strengthening hurricane continued to churn toward the state. On Tuesday night, the National Weather Service...

Residents prepare as hurricane near Hawaii strengthens

Aug. 22, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them. On Tuesday night,...

The Latest: Hurricane Lane strengthens to a Category 5

Aug. 22, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a hurricane headed toward Hawaii (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Lane has strengthened to become a Category 5 hurricane, which means that it is likely to cause catastrophic damage with winds 157 mph or above. The hurricane is about 500...

Trump looking to best Obama's travel schedule for midterms

Aug. 21, 2018 9:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is preparing for an aggressive campaign schedule this fall to boost Republican candidates on the ballot in 2018. Trump is aiming to spend more than 40 days on the campaign trail between the beginning of August and the Nov. 6 midterms, as he hopes to best his...

Crews recover body of man swept away in Wisconsin flooding

Aug. 21, 2018 8:03 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday recovered the body of a man who was wrenched away from would-be rescuers during flash flooding that forced evacuations around Wisconsin's capital city and cut power to many homes. More than 11 inches (28 centimeters) of rain fell overnight in places in or around...

Computer system glitch halts trains to and from Amsterdam

Aug. 21, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Almost all trains in and around Amsterdam and its busy airport have been halted by a problem with one of the rail operator's traffic management systems, stranding thousands of passengers. The system crashed at the end of Tuesday afternoon and again later in the evening after...

Search called off in Italy gorge flood that killed 10

Aug. 21, 2018 2:28 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's environmental minister on Tuesday urged prosecutors to look at possible criminal responsibility and administrative lapses that may have contributed to the deaths of 10 people swept away by a flash flood as they hiked through a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria. Rescue...

A border fence from ancient times: Hadrian's Wall in England

Aug. 21, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

BRAMPTON, England (AP) — "Looks like we brought the weather with us from California," the elderly tourist says, pulling on a hat and strolling past me. He disappears up a grass slope, beneath a brilliant, blue sky, his wife beside him. It's the first of several American accents I hear that morning. Perhaps...

Reality bites on a trip to find Lincoln's humble log cabin

Aug. 21, 2018 10:28 AM EDT

HODGENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Years ago, I'd heard that people making the pilgrimage to the tiny log cabin on the farm where Abraham Lincoln was born sometimes burst into tears when they glimpsed it. That alone made it seem worth a trip to Sinking Spring Farm in the remote town of Hodgenville, Kentucky. And so...