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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...

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...

The Latest: Florence now a Category 2 storm, still dangerous

Sep. 12, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 11:00 p.m. Hurricane Florence has been downgraded to a Category 2 storm but it is still considered an extremely dangerous and life-threatening storm. As of 11 p.m., the storm was centered 280 miles (455 kilometers) east southeast of...

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...

'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Sep. 11, 2018 10:59 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...

Florence strengthens to Category 4, takes aim at Carolinas

Sep. 10, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic Category 4 hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. Communities along a...

The Latest: Florence growing as it gets closer to landfall

Sep. 10, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricanes Florence and Isaac (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Hurricane Florence continues to grow in size and magnitude as it barrels toward the U.S. East Coast. The National Hurricane Center said Monday the monster storm will be close to Category 5 strength by Tuesday. A...

The Latest: North Carolina campus in voluntary evacuation

Sep. 9, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:30 p.m. As Hurricane Florence heads toward the East Coast, the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is encouraging its students to leave campus this week for a safer location. The university said Sunday that it has issued a...

The Latest: Florence to become 'major hurricane' by Monday

Sep. 9, 2018 2:12 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 11:10 p.m. Forecasters expect Tropical Storm Florence to become a "major hurricane" Monday as it continues to approach the southeastern U.S. East Coast. In its 11 p.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said "a rapid phase of...

Memory chip maker Micron announces $3B expansion in Manassas

Aug. 29, 2018 4:23 PM EDT

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — One of the world's largest semiconductor companies is making a $3 billion investment in northern Virginia to expand its manufacturing facility and add 1,100 jobs. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said Wednesday that the decision by Boise, Idaho-based Micron Technology to expand its Manassas...