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Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Tropic storm Isaias whips up eastern US, killing at least 6

Aug. 4, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

WINDSOR, N.C. (AP) — At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast after making landfall as a hurricane in North Carolina, where it caused floods and fires that displaced dozens of people. Two people died when Isaias spun off a...

People walk on the flooded Sea Mountain Highway in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., as Isaias neared the Carolinas on Monday night, Aug. 3, 2020. (Jason Lee/The Sun News via AP)

Isaias downgraded to tropical storm over eastern N. Carolina

Aug. 4, 2020 4:28 AM EDT

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Isaias has been downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, according to an official with the National Hurricane Center. The hurricane had touched down just after 11 p.m. on Monday with maximum sustained winds...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne, Australia, Thursday, July 23, 2020. There were few bare faces among rush-hour commuters in Australia’s second-largest city on Thursday morning as Melbourne residents were largely complying with a new law making face coverings compulsory. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Hard hit Australian state sees new cases drop

Jul. 28, 2020 11:23 PM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s hard-hit Victoria state has recorded its lowest daily tally of COVID-19 cases in nine days while the state premier is expressing hope that it is the start of a downward trend. Victoria on Wednesday reported 295 new cases and nine deaths, seven of which were in aged...

Authorities: Professor died by suicide after backlash

Jul. 28, 2020 8:18 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The death of a North Carolina professor, who recently announced his retirement amid backlash for comments he made on social media that included calling the state’s governor “Massa Cooper,” has been ruled a suicide. An investigation showed University of North...

North Carolina professor found dead weeks after backlash

Jul. 23, 2020 10:55 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities on Thursday discovered the body of a white North Carolina professor who recently announced his retirement amid backlash over his comments on social media, in which called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” and compared coronavirus restrictions to...

DA tosses cases involving officers in hate-filled video rant

Jun. 25, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina prosecutors have dismissed cases involving three officers who were fired after a video recording captured one of them saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David said in a...

3 North Carolina police officers fired over racist rants

Jun. 24, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Three members of a North Carolina police department have been fired after a department audit of a video recording captured one of the officers saying a civil war was necessary to wipe Black people off the map and that he was ready. The Wilmington Police Department took the action...

Isaiah Bowen, right, takes a shot as his dad, Garth Bowen, center, looks on at a basketball hoop in front of the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee on Monument Avenue Sunday June 21, 2020, in Richmond, Va. A judge extended an injunction delaying the removal of the statue by the state. The statue had become a focal point for the Black Lives Matter movement in Richmond. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The Latest: NYC officer suspended for 'apparent chokehold'

Jun. 21, 2020 9:39 PM EDT

TOP OF THE HOUR: — NYC officer suspended without pay for ‘apparent chokehold’ — No arrests in shooting in Seattle protest zone that killed 1. — A statue of a Spanish missionary in downtown Los Angeles has been toppled by demonstrators. — George Washington memorial...

The statue of a Confederate soldier and plinth sit on a flatbed truck at the Old Capitol in Raleigh, N.C., on Sunday, June 21, 2020. After protesters pulled down two smaller statues on the same monument Friday, North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper ordered the removal of several other monuments to the Confederacy, citing public safety concerns. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

While Confederate statues come down, other symbols targeted

Jun. 21, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Spectators in North Carolina's capital cheered Sunday morning as work crews finished the job started by protesters Friday night and removed a Confederate statue from the top of a 75-foot (232 meter) monument. Across the country, an initially peaceful protest in Portland, Oregon,...

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2019 file photo, Sophia Bush arrives at the 25th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium & Expo Hall in Los Angeles.  Bush and her former co-star, Hilarie Burton Morgan from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on their fans of the TV show and  the University of North Carolina Wilmington to take action to remove professor Mike Adams after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper.

'One Tree Hill' stars ask fans to help fire N.C. professor

Jun. 11, 2020 7:32 AM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Celebrities from the former hit TV show “One Tree Hill,” are calling on a university in North Carolina to remove one of its professors after he called the state’s governor “Massa Cooper” on Twitter. The controversy started in late May when Mike...