'Uninvited brute': 3 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence's top winds make it just a Category 1 storm _ but its biggest threat comes from heavy rainfall
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'Uninvited brute': 4 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas

Four deaths have been blamed on Hurricane Florence as the storm pushes its way across the Carolinas with heavy rain and the potential for epic flooding
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'Uninvited brute': Hurricane Florence pounds the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence's top winds make it just a Category 1 storm _ but its biggest threat comes from heavy rainfall
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1st day of bridge's closing causes traffic jam in Delaware

The first day a bridge closed for repairs has created traffic jams along a major north-south artery in Delaware
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2 Delaware men killed in Virginia bridge crash, fall

Two Delaware men have been identified as the occupants of a tractor-trailer that went off the side of a bridge in Virginia
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4 dead as Hurricane Florence drenches the Carolinas

Four deaths have been blamed on Hurricane Florence as the storm pushes its way across the Carolinas with heavy rain and the potential for epic flooding
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5 children left alone, rescued from Virginia house fire

Five children have been rescued from a house fire in Virginia after they were left alone in a home without working smoke detectors
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7-Eleven robbery triggers chase from Delaware to Maryland

Authorities say the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Delaware triggered a chase that ended in Maryland
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Appeals court: Dominion did not violate Clean Water Act

A federal appeals court has found that Dominion Energy's discharge of arsenic from a coal ash storage site through groundwater into surrounding waters doesn't violate federal law
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Baltimore is latest US city to file lawsuit against Big Oil

Baltimore has become the latest U.S. city to try and hold the world's biggest oil companies financially responsible for global warming
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Bill Ward, Chesapeake's first and only black mayor, has died

The first black mayor of Chesapeake, Virginia, has died at age 84
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Body found after truck drove off bridge in Virginia

A body has been found inside a semi-truck that went off the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel in Virginia
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Body pulled from bay believed to be missing truck passenger

Virginia officials say a body found in the Chesapeake Bay is believed to be the missing passenger from a tractor-trailer that went off the side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel
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Bridge along main Delaware artery set to close for months

Traffic along a major north-south artery in Delaware will be affected for months as crews close a bridge spanning the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal for repairs
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Citizen group monitors for possible environmental violations

A volunteer-driven citizen group is working to document potential environmental violations
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Climate change draws more southern fish to Delaware's waters

Fishermen and scientists on Delaware's coast are seeing greater numbers of fish that are typically found much farther south
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Club offers day of fishing for the blind, visually impaired

Virginia club offers day of fishing for people who are blind or visually impaired
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Dollar Tree to consolidate support centers

Dollar Tree says it's planning to consolidate store support centers in a North Carolina town and a Virginia city as part of its continuing integration of Family Dollar's organization and support functions
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East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster

A recent Federal Emergency Management Agency simulation of a Category 4 hurricane strike on the U.S. East Coast resulted in catastrophic damage
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Editorial Roundup: Recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts of recent editorials in Oklahoma newspapers
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EPA: Chesapeake Bay cleanup effort is mostly on track

The Environmental Protection Agency says Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts are mostly on track
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EXCHANGE: Raptor Center joins effort to lift osprey numbers

ILLINOIS EXCHANGE: Illinois Raptor Center aids project to increase osprey numbers
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Fighter jets to fly to Ohio as Florence blows toward coast

The U.S. Air Force and the Air National Guard are moving jets from Virginia's coast to Ohio as Hurricane Florence careens toward the Eastern Seaboard
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Florence could dump enough rain to fill the Chesapeake Bay

When you add up how much rain Florence is forecast to dump, the number is mind numbingly gigantic: 18 trillion gallons
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Florence, a smelly wet unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise
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Florence, a wet and unwanted visitor, besieges Carolinas

Nearly nonstop rain, surging seas and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat is days away from ending as floodwaters rise
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Florida man helped train first man on the moon

Few people have ever heard of Kenneth Samuels or his contributions to the Apollo 11 moon landing; he'll tell you it's no big deal
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Flying drones a passion project for Fairmont-born pilot

Taking to the skies: Flying drones a passion project for Fairmont-born pilot
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Food business scoring big at college stadiums

As football stadiums and other sports venues have expanded their food offerings, Amundsen Commercial Kitchens has seen its business grow to keep up with demand
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Georgia editorial roundup

Summary of recent Georgia newspaper editorials
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In Jamestown, a reckoning over American slavery's beginnings

Plans are underway to recognize the arrival of enslaved Africans to English-controlled North America in 1619
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In simulation, Category 4 hurricane devastated East Coast

In recent government simulation, hurricane similar to Florence devastated vulnerable East Coast
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Lawsuit: Officer charged man with DUI 'out of spite'

A Virginia man is suing a police officer he says targeted him with a false charge of driving under the influence
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Maryland officials criticize upstream states for bay debris

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and other state officials have accused upstream states of failing to take responsibility for pollution that is pouring into the Chesapeake Bay, after last week's record rainfall
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Maryland plans to appeal EPA denial of emissions petition

Maryland's attorney general says the state will appeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's decision to deny the state's efforts to reduce emissions from power plants in upwind states
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Military veterans divided over Trump's Russia comments

Current and U.S. veterans are split over President Donald Trump's statements in Helsinki on Russian meddling in the 2016 election
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Millions on the US coast prepare as monster storm approaches

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for the approaching monster storm
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Mussel surge in Maryland river revives hopes for clean water

A surge of mussels in a Maryland river have revived hopes for clearer, cleaner water
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NASA, Northern Michigan team up to measure Earth's radiation

NASA has teamed up with a Michigan university and installed equipment on a Lake Superior island to measure Earth's radiation
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Navy accidents boost interest in US Naval Academy training

For the first time, the U.S. Naval Academy has hosted about 80 future naval officers from NROTC in its unique training program on vessels designed to give students experience at sea
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Official: Pennsylvania 'clearly behind' in pollution goals

A senior environmental official in Pennsylvania says his state is "clearly behind" in goals of cutting pollution that flows downstream into the Chesapeake Bay
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Official: Pennsylvania 'clearly behind' pollution reduction

A senior environmental official in Pennsylvania says his state is "clearly behind" in goals of cutting pollution that flows downstream into the Chesapeake Bay
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Officials warn of debris along waterways after rain

After record rainfall officials in Maryland are warning people to be careful along the state's waterways
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Officials: Maryland man killed in boating-race incident

Officials say a Maryland man has died after his boat flipped over during a race just off Chesapeake Bay
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Panel of Chesapeake Bay watershed states to meet

A panel representing the six states in the Chesapeake Bay watershed is meeting, after heavy rains brought debris downstream and brought criticism from Maryland officials about pollution originating in upstream states
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People living near chemical tanks say it's still home

On a warm June afternoon, Edora Mitchell stood in the doorway of her small, circa 1930s home in South Hill
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Proposal would settle Chesapeake lawsuit for $6.95 million

A proposed $6.95 million settlement would end a lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake Energy co-founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas
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Regulators keep watch on toxic waste sites during hurricane

Environmental regulators keep watch on more than three dozen toxic waste sites during hurricane
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Study: Wind turbines in North Carolina don't impact radar

A study shows wind turbines standing on 22,000 acres of North Carolina farmland do not interfere with a crucial radar system in Virginia
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Susquehanna River peaks in Maryland, water receding

Officials say the Susquehanna River has peaked in northeastern Maryland and water levels are receding
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