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Rivals for Georgia governor clash on 'religious freedom' law

Sep. 21, 2018 3:49 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The rivals campaigning to become Georgia's next governor clashed Friday over whether the state needs a law offering protection for citizens acting on religious belief — an issue the outgoing Republican governor shot down amid an outcry from business leaders who joined gay rights...

Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

Sep. 19, 2018 10:50 PM EDT

DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of...

'Up in the air': If displaced by storm, where to call home?

Sep. 19, 2018 8:59 AM EDT

BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) — As the pounding rains from Hurricane Florence finally ended, Lutrice Garcia left the shelter where she had spent several nights on a cot and tried to head home. But floodwaters from overflowing Crooked Creek covered the road and an emergency responder told her water was seeping...

Venezuela doubles down on Chinese money to reverse crisis

Sep. 18, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday that new investments from China will help his country dramatically boost its oil production, doubling down on financing from the Asian nation to turn around its crashing economy. Already a major economic partner, China has agreed to...

Carroll: Wilson trying too hard during Seahawks' 0-2 start

Sep. 18, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Pete Carroll believes Russell Wilson is trying too hard to create opportunities during Seattle's winless start and in the process is making the kinds of fourth-quarter mistakes that have largely been absent during his career. "I'm finding Russ over-trying a little bit," Carroll said...

Wilson, Seahawks offense struggle against Bears

Sep. 18, 2018 1:30 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Russell Wilson looked to his left and his right. He looked for help in the middle of the field. He looked short and he looked for deep balls. No one was open. It was that kind of Monday night for the Seattle Seahawks. Wilson was surrounded for most of Seattle's 24-17 loss to the Chicago...

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...

Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

Sep. 16, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. "The risk to life is rising with the angry waters," Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the...

North, South Carolina cope with wet misery left by Florence

Sep. 16, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

Florence's strong winds may be dropping, but heavy rain and floodwaters are bringing wet misery to much of North and South Carolina. Here are snapshots of people struggling to cope in the aftermath of the powerful storm that made landfall as a hurricane on Friday: HOPING IT DOESN'T GET WORSE Police helped Debbie...

Residents hope to save shuttered hands-on science center

Sep. 16, 2018 11:45 AM EDT

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Local residents have banded together to try to reopen a hands-on science center in North Carolina that abruptly closed last month. Port Discover shut its doors on Aug. 31. Russ Haddad, chairman of the center's board of directors, said the agency didn't have enough money to cover...