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New evacuations ordered because of Florence flooding

Sep. 21, 2018 10:31 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A new round of evacuations was ordered in South Carolina as the trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence meanders to the sea, raising river levels and threatening more destruction. With the crisis slowly moving to South Carolina, emergency managers on Friday...

What's scup with that? Porgy fishermen get a boost from feds

Sep. 21, 2018 10:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Federal fishing managers are letting fishermen catch more of a small, commercially valuable species of East Coast fish this winter. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says it's bumping the commercial quota for scup by 155 percent from Oct. 1 to Dec. 31. Scup are fished...

Florence-weary South Carolina could get more record flooding

Sep. 20, 2018 7:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — As rivers swollen to record levels started to recede Thursday in North Carolina, officials tried to head off potential environmental disasters and prepared for more record flooding downstream in South Carolina. Roads were still clogged with people trying to make it back to where the...

Trump comforts storm-ravaged Carolinas with hot dogs, hugs

Sep. 19, 2018 6:54 PM EDT

NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — Eager to show heart in a moment of crisis, President Donald Trump handed out hot dogs, hugs and comforting words in the Carolinas on Wednesday as he surveyed the wreckage left by Hurricane Florence. With residents still recovering from torrential rains that left widespread destruction...

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

Sep. 19, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet....

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

Sep. 19, 2018 5:30 AM EDT

BIDDEFORD, Maine (AP) — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink. Green crabs from Nova Scotia are the same species as their cousins that already inhabit Maine waters, but are ornerier and angrier, threatening to...

Cape Cod shark attacks show need for better cell service

Sep. 18, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — More than a century ago, the Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi pioneered long distance, wireless communications from Cape Cod's famous coastline. But two shark attacks this summer — including Massachusetts' first fatal shark attack in more than 80 years — have underscored a...

Mexico stops hotel project at sea turtle nesting beach

Sep. 18, 2018 6:11 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Environmental authorities in Mexico say they have denied permits for a proposed hotel near one of Mexico's most important sea turtle nesting beaches on the Caribbean. The 520-room hotel project would have erected 23 buildings and an artificial lake on property just inland from the Xcacel...

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Sep. 17, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from...

Feds allow Atlantic Coast pipeline construction to resume

Sep. 17, 2018 8:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Federal officials will allow construction to resume on the Atlantic Coast pipeline, weeks after work was halted when a federal appeals court threw out two key permits for the 600-mile (965-kilometer) natural gas pipeline. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission announced the change in...