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The Latest: SC governor estimates losses at $1.2B

Sep. 20, 2018 1:18 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Florence (all times local): 1 p.m. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster says the state's financial losses from Florence are estimated at more than $1.2 billion. McMaster provided the damages estimates Thursday in a letter to the state's congressional delegation. Among...

Florida student pilot charged with attempt to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 1:10 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A 22-year-old student pilot suspected of boarding a vacant passenger plane at a central Florida airport early Thursday has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane, officials said. The Joint Terrorism Task Force is investigating and trying to determine a motive in the...

Acting national park service director gets a look at Acadia

Sep. 20, 2018 1:00 PM EDT

BAR HARBOR, Maine (AP) — U.S. Sen. Angus King said he emphasized the importance of addressing a maintenance backlog during a tour of Acadia National Park with the acting National Park Service director. King said Thursday that Americans are falling short of a commitment to leave national parks in better...

Officials report new thermal activity at Yellowstone

Sep. 20, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — Officials at Yellowstone National Park say new thermal activity occurred at the park over the past several days. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports a release from the park Wednesday says the new activity is in the Geyser Hill area of Upper Geyser Basin, across the Firehole River from...

The Latest: Student pilot charged with trying to steal plane

Sep. 20, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a student pilot who board a vacant plane at a Florida airport (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Authorities say a 22-year-old student pilot has been charged with criminal attempt to steal an airplane at a central Florida airport. Orlando-Melbourne...

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

Sep. 20, 2018 11:46 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days...

Cruise ship moors in Rotterdam with dozens of ill passengers

Sep. 20, 2018 8:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of cruise ship passengers who fell ill during their voyage were temporarily held on board Thursday after the liner moored in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam. The sickened passengers were on board the AIDAperla. The ship's German operator Aida Cruises said in a...

Marshall University marching band to perform in London

Sep. 20, 2018 3:55 AM EDT

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University's marching band will perform in the 2020 New Year's Day Parade in London. The university says in a news release the Marching Thunder was selected in part because of its performance at an event in Rome in 2016. The London trip will include several days of...

Indian flight returns after passengers ill by pressure loss

Sep. 20, 2018 3:54 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — A Jet Airways flight returned to Mumbai, India's financial capital, on Thursday after dozens of passengers complained of ear pain and nose bleeding due to the loss in cabin pressure. An airline statement said Flight 9W697 with 166 passengers and five crew members landed normally in Mumbai....

Richmond area historic sites offering free admission

Sep. 20, 2018 3:48 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Twenty of the Richmond region's historic sites are offering visitors free admission this weekend. The sites include museums, historic homes and other attractions that cover 400 years of history. Each site will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a "time travelers...