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Patrick Gentry
September 24, 2018 - 11:06 am
The White House says President Donald Trump and his embattled Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein spoke on Monday and will meet Thursday at the White House amid uncertainty about Rosenstein's fate. Thursday is the same day that Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, and a woman who has...
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Patrick Gentry
September 21, 2018 - 2:40 pm
Duke Energy said Friday that a dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from Florence, and it's possible coal ash from an adjacent dump is flowing into the Cape Fear River. Duke spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday that floodwaters continue to...
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Patrick Gentry
September 21, 2018 - 11:41 am
A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said. All of the victims in the attack, which...
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Patrick Gentry
September 19, 2018 - 12:37 pm
President Donald Trump handed out warm meals and a bit of encouragement to some North Carolinians recovering from Hurricane Florence. Trump is assisting volunteers at Temple Baptist Church in New Bern, North Carolina, Wednesday. He's passing out Styrofoam containers with food, including hot dogs,...
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Patrick Gentry
September 17, 2018 - 12:44 pm
Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boat pulled people from homes swamped by swollen rivers. The deadly storm still had abundant rain and...
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Waves slam the Oceana Pier & Pier House Restaurant in Atlantic Beach, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 as Hurricane Florence approaches the area. (Travis Long/The News & Observer via AP)
Patrick Gentry
September 13, 2018 - 7:37 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The big slosh has begun, and the consequences could be disastrous. Hurricane Florence's leading edge battered the Carolina coast Thursday, bending trees and shooting frothy sea water over streets on the Outer Banks, as the hulking storm closed in with 100 mph (160 kph) winds...
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Patrick Gentry
September 06, 2018 - 3:26 pm
Burt Reynolds always had a good time. Whether cruising eastbound and down in Smoky and the Bandit, sneering in Deliverance, or coolly smoking a cigar in Boogie Nights, the former college running back never let you forget he was the coolest guy in the room. The top-grossing star every year from 1978...
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August 25, 2018 - 8:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain, who faced down his captors in a Vietnam prisoner of war camp with jut-jawed defiance and later turned his rebellious streak into a 35-year political career that took him to Congress and the Republican presidential nomination, died Saturday after battling brain...
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Patrick Gentry
August 16, 2018 - 10:13 am
Died from pancreatic cancer at 76
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Patrick Gentry
August 06, 2018 - 12:07 pm
President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy "maximum economic pressure" on the country. In a statement, Trump said the 2015 international accord to freeze Iran's...
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