FILE- In this Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, file photo a man walks out of the boarded up Robert's Grocery in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., in preparation for Hurricane Florence. Though it’s far from clear how much economic havoc Hurricane Florence will inflict on the southeastern coast, from South Carolina through Virginia, the damage won’t be easily or quickly overcome. In those states, critically important industries like tourism and agriculture are sure to suffer. “These storms can be very disruptive to regional economies, and it takes time for them to recover,” said Ryan Sweet, an economist at Moody’s Analytics. (Matt Born/The Star-News via AP, File)
September 12, 2018 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ports are closing. Farmers are moving hogs to high ground. Dealers are moving cars into service bays for refuge. And up to 3 million energy customers in North and South Caroline could lose power for weeks. Across the Carolinas and parts of Virginia, businesses are bracing for the...
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Yoko Ono, fourth from right, reacts after unveiling the John Lennon Commemorative Forever stamp from the United States Postal Service during a ceremony, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, in New York. The stamp features a photo of Lennon taken by photographer Bob Gruen, far right, that was on the cover of Lennon's 1974 solo album, Walls and Bridges. Also attending the ceremony was Sean Lennon, third from right, radio personality Dennis Elsas, far left, and Postmaster General Megan Brennan, second from left. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
September 07, 2018 - 7:23 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — John Lennon's iconic round glasses and shaggy 1970s mane will now adorn a U.S. stamp. Lennon's widow, Yoko Ono, and their son, Sean Lennon, were in New York City's Central Park Friday to celebrate the U.S. Postal Service's release of a stamp honoring the late Beatle. Hundreds of...
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This photo provided by Chris Jones shows first responders working the scene of a collision between a Greyhound passenger bus and a semi-truck on Interstate 40 near the town of Thoreau, N.M., near the Arizona border, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018. Multiple people were killed and others were seriously injured. Officers and rescue workers were on scene but did not provide details about how many people were killed or injured, or what caused the crash. (Chris Jones via AP)
August 31, 2018 - 8:17 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A California-based trucking company and one of its drivers were accused of negligence Friday in a pair of lawsuits as investigators sorted through the wreckage from a deadly bus crash on a New Mexico highway. Eight people were killed and 25 injured, including three young...
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August 23, 2018 - 6:13 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish shipping group A.P. Moller-Maersk says it will send a cargo vessel through the Russian Arctic for the first time as a result of melting sea ice. Janina von Spalding, spokeswoman for the world's biggest shipping company, said Thursday the new ice class container...
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Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs ranking member Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, left, greets Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., as the panel holds a hearing on U.S. economic sanctions against Russia and whether the actions are effective, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 21, 2018 - 2:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 2:05 p.m. A senior Russian diplomat has denounced the latest U.S. sanctions as baseless, saying they are based on "malicious insinuations." The Treasury Department has blacklisted two companies and two individuals suspected of...
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Palestinian postal workers sift through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel, at the post office in the West Bank city of Jericho, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. In recent days the postal staff has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a wheelchair. Postal official Ramadan Ghazawi says Israel did not respect a 2008 agreement to send and receive mail directly through Jordan. Israeli officials say the one-time release of 10.5 tons of mail was a "gesture." (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
August 19, 2018 - 2:19 pm
JERICHO, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian postal workers in the West Bank are sifting through eight years' worth of undelivered mail held by Israel. In recent days the Palestinian postal staff in Jericho has been sorting through tons of undelivered mail in a room packed with letters, boxes and even a...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China,...
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August 10, 2018 - 8:59 am
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina mail carrier has acknowledged stealing mailed gifts. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports 29-year-old Jeffrey Thomas Avolese pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking around $2,500 in gift cards and cash from his U.S. Postal Service contract driver route. The...
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August 02, 2018 - 5:55 am
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — The International Society of Arboriculture has announced it is moving its headquarters from Champaign, Illinois, to Atlanta. The organization that certifies arborists announced Wednesday it chose to move to Georgia's capital next year in part because of its more convenient...
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This undated photo provided by Brunswick County Sheriff's Office shows Southport Police Chief Gary Smith. Smith was arrested following what authorities say was a "long-term investigation" by the FBI and State Bureau of Investigation. (Brunswick County Sheriff's Office via AP)
July 30, 2018 - 8:32 am
SOUTHPORT, N.C. (AP) — All police operations have been suspended in a North Carolina town in the aftermath of public corruption charges levied against its chief and an officer. Southport Mayor Jerry Dove tells WECT-TV that he and the city board last week asked the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office...
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