APNewsBreak: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

New York 09/21/18, 11:50

A dam containing a large lake at a Wilmington power plant has been breached by floodwaters from the storm Florence, and coal ash from an adjacent dump might be flowing into the Cape Fear River.In this Sept. 19, 2018, photo released by Cape Fear River Watch, heavy rains from Hurricane ...

Researchers say they’re closing in on Captain Cook’s ship

U.S. 09/21/18, 11:43

Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the vessel. It's one ...

Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell

New York 09/21/18, 10:53

A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions.Brian Wansink says he never committed fraud and that the issues identified by the university's investigation were relatively minor.FILE - In this Dec. ...

APNewsBreak: Army misses 2018 recruiting goal

U.S. 09/21/18, 10:28

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 additional waivers for bad conduct or health issues.Army leaders said they signed up about 70,000 new active duty ...

Economy keeps growing even with rising oil prices

New York 09/21/18, 10:11

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 the economy by forcing consumers to spend more on gasoline and heating their homes, leaving less for other ...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

New York 09/21/18, 09:30

Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew in 2016.Early farm reports confirm pre-storm worries about losses to tobacco, cotton and corn crops. North Carolina industry leaders remain anxious about ...

3 newborn babies, 2 adults stabbed at neighborhood nursery

New York 09/21/18, 08:36

A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as a neighborhood nursery and then slashed her own wrist, police said.All of those wounded in the attack, which happened before 4 a.m., were hospitalized but ...

Funeral to be held for mother of alleged MS-13 victim

New York 09/21/18, 05:59

A funeral will be held Friday for a New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump for turning grief over her daughter's suspected gang killing into a crusade against MS-13.Evelyn Rodriguez, 50, was struck and killed by an SUV on Sept. 14 after a heated confrontation with the driver over ...

President Trump embraces young boy who asked ‘Can I have a hug?’

U.S. 09/21/18, 03:52

President Donald Trump visited North and South Carolina on Wednesday to meet with families displaced by Hurricane Florence, which killed at least 37 people, some of them children. While handing out food to families in need, a young boy named Tucker approached him for a hug. President Trump stretched out his arms ...

US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP

U.S. 09/21/18, 02:40

Democrat Maria Cantwell has easily won re-election to the U.S. Senate from Washington state in previous years, but as she seeks her fourth-term this November she is facing her most recognizable opponent. Republican Susan Hutchison, who spent two decades as a Seattle TV news anchor before leading the state Republican party ...

Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after Florence

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:14

With Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are finally getting a chance to take stock of the destruction from the wind and floodwaters.When rivers spilled from their banks this week, many were forced to flee their homes in multiple inland cities. ...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:14

Workers say they endured terrifying moments of wild gunfire as a woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland fired on colleagues with a handgun, killing three people before fatally shooting herself.Map locates Aberdeen, Maryland, where a mass shooting has been reported; 2c x 3 1/2 inches; ...

Florence evacuees return as others brace for more flooding

U.S. 09/21/18, 00:10

The trillions of gallons of water dumped by Hurricane Florence continue to slowly meander their way to the sea, leaving billions of dollars of damage in their wake.The crisis is slowly moving to South Carolina, where there was enough warning and certainty about where the water was going that hundreds ...

Trump stumping for Sen. Dean Heller in Las Vegas

U.S. 09/20/18, 23:11

President Donald Trump is in Las Vegas stumping for Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who is in the fight of his career to keep his seat.Trump is praising Heller as "a champion" of workers, veterans and families and says he has "no better friend."Heller, who once said he "vehemently" opposed Trump, ...