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South Carolina Prepares for More Flooding, a Week After Florence

South Carolina Prepares for More Flooding, a Week After Florence

Residents of Georgetown County, South Carolina, where five rivers flow into the ocean, were preparing on Friday for a deluge of water in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, which has killed at least
Texan Running 3-D-Printed-Guns Company Ordered to Leave Taiwan

Texan Running 3-D-Printed-Guns Company Ordered to Leave Taiwan

A Texan running a 3-D printed guns company who flew to Taiwan as policeinvestigated an accusation he had sex with an underage girl was detained Friday in Taipei and ordered to leave the island after
North Korea, Iran Likely to Dominate Trump's UNGA Address

North Korea, Iran Likely to Dominate Trump's UNGA Address

U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the United Nations on Monday for the annual gathering of world leaders. After an international debut last year in which he threatened to “totally destroy” North
US Official 'Optimistic' About Resolving Trade Dispute with China

US Official 'Optimistic' About Resolving Trade Dispute with China

The United States is optimistic about finding a way forward in trade talks with China, but no date has yet been determined for further talks between the two countries, according to a senior White
Trump Hits Pause on Controversial Release of Classified Russia Probe Material

Trump Hits Pause on Controversial Release of Classified Russia Probe Material

Just days after ordering the controversial declassification of materials related to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, President Donald Trump in a sweeping and quick reversal of an order
JR's mobile art project seeks to get out the vote in the US

JR's mobile art project seeks to get out the vote in the US

The truck, specially made to look like a classic camera, rolled up in the morning and started churning out poster-sized portraits of smiling Texans.
Rising Oil Prices Haven't Hurt US Economy

Rising Oil Prices Haven't Hurt US Economy

America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy.It has long been conventional wisdom that rising oil prices hurt
A Fugitive Since 1992, Priest Returned to Face Abuse Charges

A Fugitive Since 1992, Priest Returned to Face Abuse Charges

A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said

FCC Angers Cities, Towns With $2 Billion Giveaway To Wireless Carriers

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: The Federal Communications Commission's plan for spurring 5G wireless deployment will prevent city and town governments from charging carriers
Kavanaugh’s Accuser Asks for Additional Day to Decide If She Will Testify

Kavanaugh’s Accuser Asks for Additional Day to Decide If She Will Testify

The lawyer for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, asked late Friday for an extra day to decide if she will testify next week.It
US Agency Endorses Plan to Block New Mining Near Yellowstone

US Agency Endorses Plan to Block New Mining Near Yellowstone

U.S. officials recommended approval on Friday of a plan to block new mining claims for 20 years on the forested public lands that make up Yellowstone National Park’s mountainous northern
Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

Immigration Judges Say New Quotas Undermine Independence

The nation's immigration court judges are anxious and stressed by a quota system implemented by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that pushes them to close 700 cases per year as a way to get rid of an
DHS Secretary: FEMA Chief Won’t Lose Job

DHS Secretary: FEMA Chief Won’t Lose Job

The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said
Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony

Senator Gives Kavanaugh Accuser More Time to Decide About Testimony

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley has given the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault until 2:30 p.m. Saturday to decide if she will testify
Gray Muck in NC River Near Flooded Coal Ash Dump

Gray Muck in NC River Near Flooded Coal Ash Dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence’s floodwaters.Duke Energy
UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Former UN Chief Annan

UN General Assembly Pays Tribute to Former UN Chief Annan

Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan died Aug. 18 and was buried last week in his home country of Ghana with highest honors. At the United Nations on Friday, the international community and his
Pentagon: Young, Single Women on Navy Ships Most Likely to be Sexually Assaulted

Pentagon: Young, Single Women on Navy Ships Most Likely to be Sexually Assaulted

The 4-year-old results of a survey about sexual abuse on U.S. military installations around the world, including ships, have finally been released.Several Army and Marine bases in 2014 — Fort Hood,
Army Misses 2018 Recruiting Goal

Army Misses 2018 Recruiting Goal

For the first time since 2005, the U.S. Army missed its recruiting goal this year, falling short by about 6,500 soldiers, despite pouring an extra $200 million into bonuses and approving some
Green Space Cuts Urban Crime, Depression

Green Space Cuts Urban Crime, Depression

A little green space can make a big difference in blighted city neighborhoods, according to recent research from Philadelphia. It found that turning vacant lots into mini-parks reduced crime and cut
Studies: More Green Space, Less Crime, Depression in Poor Areas

Studies: More Green Space, Less Crime, Depression in Poor Areas

Keith Green has an unusual fascination with vacant lots. Even on vacation.Out for dinner in Shanghai one recent night, he came across a sight that stopped him short.“Everyone else is taking pictures