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Florence flooding slowly envelops South Carolina homes

Sep. 26, 2018 12:25 AM EDT

GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A week ago, firefighters in Conway went to a neighborhood and told surprised residents their houses would flood from Hurricane Florence even though they had never had water in them before. On Monday and Tuesday, those same firefighters checked on those same neighborhoods with maps...

Wisconsin museum with large angel collection is closing

Sep. 26, 2018 12:10 AM EDT

BELOIT, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin museum that holds the record for the world's largest collection of angels is closing. Joyce Berg, who helped start The Angel Museum 20 years ago with her personal collection, says it is shutting down due to lack of funds, membership, corporate sponsors and volunteers. Berg...

Crack in beam shuts down San Francisco's new $2B terminal

Sep. 25, 2018 9:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco officials shut down the city's celebrated new $2.2 billion transit terminal Tuesday after discovering a crack in a support beam under the center's public roof garden. Coined the "Grand Central of the West," the Salesforce Transit Center opened in August near the heart of...

Delta fixes 'technology issue,' flights no longer grounded

Sep. 25, 2018 9:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Delta Air Lines says its IT systems have been restored and flights are no longer grounded due to the technology problem. The airline said in a statement Tuesday night that a "technology issue briefly affected" some of its systems, causing a ground stop order to be issued in the U.S. The...

Push to end bullet train in 2020 could signal GOP strategy

Sep. 25, 2018 9:14 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Worried they would lack big-name candidates at the top of the ticket this November, California Republicans turned to a ballot measure that would eliminate a recent gas tax increase in hopes of exciting conservatives and ensuring they show up to support lower-profile legislative...

The Latest: Workers discovered cracked beam near ceiling

Sep. 25, 2018 9:12 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the closure of San Francisco's new transit center (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A San Francisco transit official says workers discovered a crack in a steel beam at the city's celebrated new transit terminal as they installed ceiling panels. After further inspections,...

Will Smith marks 50th birthday with a leap near Grand Canyon

Sep. 25, 2018 9:08 PM EDT

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — Like a scene out of a high-octane action movie that he would star in, Will Smith celebrated his 50th birthday Tuesday by successfully bungee jumping from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. Cameras, which captured the stunt for a livestream on YouTube , showed the...

NTSB faults Air Canada pilots for last year's near disaster

Sep. 25, 2018 8:20 PM EDT

Federal safety officials blame two Air Canada pilots for coming within 10 to 20 feet of crashing their jetliner into a plane on the ground last year in San Francisco. The Air Canada pilots were apparently confused because one of two parallel runways was closed and dark before the late-night incident. The crew was...

No jail time in assault case spurs push to oust Alaska judge

Sep. 25, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to a single count of felony assault in a deal with...

The Latest: Will Smith makes bungee jump near Grand Canyon

Sep. 25, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

LITTLE COLORADO RIVER GORGE, Ariz. (AP) — The Latest on Will Smith's bungee jump from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon (all times local): 4:20 p.m. Will Smith successfully bungee jumped from a helicopter near the Grand Canyon. The actor took the leap Tuesday in northern Arizona in front of relatives and...