FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2016, file photo, novelist Nicholas Sparks attends a special screening in Los Angeles. The trial is getting underway, Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, in a lawsuit that accuses Sparks of defaming the former headmaster of a private Christian school he founded in North Carolina. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 15, 2019 - 1:38 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Novelist Nicholas Sparks says problems at the private Christian school he founded in his North Carolina hometown were claiming too much of his attention before cutting ties with a headmaster four months after he started. Sparks testified for a second day Thursday about the 2013...
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August 15, 2019 - 12:15 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a federal judge in the Eastern District of...
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August 15, 2019 - 10:54 am
ATLANTA (AP) — A representative for the family of an Atlanta area teenager who died says the girl was running outside in the heat for a conditioning drill when she collapsed. Spokesman Justin Miller told news outlets 16-year-old Imani Bell was exercising for the basketball team Tuesday. The girl...
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August 15, 2019 - 8:00 am
BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A former commercial helicopter pilot has become the first female Marine to pilot the F-35, a next-generation joint strike fighter aircraft. The Island Packet reports Capt. Anneliese Satz completed her fighter jet training this summer at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort...
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Abigail Sisney, 8, cools down from the hot weather in the splash pad at Rayola Park in Owasso, Okla., Monday, Aug. 12, 2019. (Mike Simons/Tulsa World/Tulsa World via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:20 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the heat wave affecting parts of the United States (all times local): 3 p.m. A heat wave that sent temperatures soaring across the Southeast is being blamed for a death in Mississippi. Winston County Coroner Scott Gregory says a 74-year-old woman died of a heat...
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August 14, 2019 - 7:42 am
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina sheriff's department says it caught one of its own deputies last week in a child sex sting that netted over a dozen other people. The State reports Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced the arrest of Deputy Derek Vandenham on Tuesday. Twelve other law...
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August 14, 2019 - 6:58 am
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Sports Illustrated is celebrating college football's 150th season by ranking the top 10 all-time greatest mascots, putting the University of Georgia's bulldog in first place. The magazine includes both real and costumed mascots in this week's edition. Following Uga is the Duck at...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2017, file photo provided by the Los Alamos National Laboratory, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, second from left, accompanied by Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan, second from right, learns about capabilities at the Los Alamos Laboratory Plutonium Facility, from Jeff Yarbrough, right, Los Alamos Associate Director for Plutonium Science and Manufacturing, in Los Alamos. A federal appeals court has ruled against Nevada in a legal battle over the U.S. government's secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, denied the state's appeal after a judge refused to block any future shipments to Nevada. The court in San Francisco says the matter is moot because the Energy Department already sent the radioactive material and has promised that no more will be hauled there. (Los Alamos National Laboratory via AP, File)
August 13, 2019 - 8:40 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals denying Nevada's appeal in a battle with the U.S. government over secret shipments of plutonium (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Nevada's attorney general says he'll continue to pursue all legal options to block unlawful shipments of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. right, embraces Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., at a booth at the Iowa State Fair, Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/John Locher)
August 13, 2019 - 4:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand is planning to hold a reproductive rights town hall in St. Louis, home of Missouri's last remaining abortion clinic. A new state law bans most abortions at the eighth week of pregnancy. But the restrictions have yet to take...
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August 13, 2019 - 1:29 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Low-cost airline Allegiant is tapping into the snowbird season by launching new flights from Charleston to Florida's southwest coast in November. The Post and Courier reports the Las Vegas-based carrier will begin twice-weekly service to Punta Gorda, Florida, between Fort...
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