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Tobacco plants battered and bruised by Hurricane Florence stand unharvested in fields near Fremont, N.C., on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. Farmer Craig West said the leaves are about as appealing and saleable as a bunch of bruised bananas, but they can’t be harvested anyway because the fields are too soggy after the storm. (AP Photo/Emery P. Dalesio)
Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from FlorenceNN 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
The Associated Press2 hours ago
In this June 14, 2018, photo gasoline prices are displayed on a pump at Sheetz along the Interstate 85 and 40 corridor near Burlington, N.C.  America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Economy keeps growing even with rising oil pricesHigher oil prices hurt consumers, but modest increases don't have to crimp the economy
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Brian Wansink poses for a photo in a food lab at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. On Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, the 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. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
Food researcher defends work after resigning from CornellProminent food researcher defends his work after Cornell said he engaged in academic misconduct
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 file photo made with a slow shutter speed and a zoom lens, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the third day of his confirmation hearing. On Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, an attorney for Christine Blasey Ford said she would testify to the Senate next week about her accusation that Kavanaugh assaulted her when both were high school students if agreement can be reached to "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.” (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matterIn he-said, she-said disputes like Kavanaugh case, frailty of memory may play a role
The Associated Press4 hours ago
In this Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 photo, Washington U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell is shown at a gathering in Vancouver, Wash. Democratic incumbent Cantwell has easily won re-election for U.S. Senate in Washington state in previous years but as she seeks her fourth-term this November, she is facing her most recognizable opponent, Republican Susan Hutchison. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
US Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOPUS Sen. Maria Cantwell faces former head of Wash. state GOP
The Associated Press12 hours ago
FILE - In this Friday, May 11, 2018 file photo, Thomas Gray, left, and Lloyd Gray stand together with the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in the background outside Santa Fe, N.M. An attorney for two Native American brothers pulled from a Colorado State University tour has told the school that campus officers violated the teens' constitutional rights when they questioned and patted them down without any suspicion of a crime. A letter sent Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, from an American Civil Liberties Union attorney calls for the university to revisit its campus police policies and training to avoid a situation similar to the April 30 encounter. (AP Photo/Mary Hudetz,File)
Native American teens stopped on college tour urge changesColorado State University says it's consulting with Native American students and faculty to make the school more welcoming after campus police stopped two Native teens on a tour this spring
The Associated Press13 hours ago
FILE - In this June 28, 2018, file photo, buildings that house juveniles and operations on the grounds of Southwest Key Campbell, a shelter for children that have been separated form their parents in Phoenix, Ariz. are seen. Arizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for the nonprofit that houses immigrant children after it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)
Arizona licenses for nonprofit housing migrant kids at riskArizona officials have moved to revoke the licenses for a nonprofit that houses immigrant children in part because it missed a deadline to show that all its employees passed background checks
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Technicians and repair services are working to restore residential utilities in the historic district of New Bern, N.C., Sept. 20, 2018. Hurricane Florence brought damaging winds, storm surges and destructive flooding to neighborhoods near the Neuse River. (Gray Whitley/Sun Journal via AP)
Reckoning with loss of homes, livelihoods after FlorenceWith Florence's floodwaters receding in some places and still menacing others, tired and waterlogged North Carolinians are getting a chance to take stock of the destruction
The Associated Press14 hours ago
Supporters of President Donald Trump listen to him speak during a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Nevada senator rallies with president he used to criticizeThe most vulnerable Republican senator seeking re-election is trying to align himself with President Donald Trump but also sidestep the president's scandals
The Associated Press14 hours ago
JoWanda Strickland- Lucas, of Aberdeen, Md., speaks to Maryland State Police near the perimeter of a scene where a shooting took place in Aberdeen, Md. on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shootingA Maryland sheriff says four people were killed in a shooting at a Rite Aid distribution center, including a female suspect who shot herself in the head
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - This July 17, 2018 file photo shows wrapped plastic straws at a bubble tea cafe in San Francisco. A law signed Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically giving out single-use plastic straws. It takes effect next year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kid mealsIf you want a straw with your drink or soda with your child's meal at a California restaurant, you'll need to ask for them starting next year
The Associated Press17 hours ago
The flags of Puerto Rico and the United States reach half-mast during a remembrance ceremony convened by the Governor of Puerto Rico Ricardo Rossello at the San Cristobal Castle, on the anniversary of Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, September 20, 2018. Hurricane Maria left almost three thousand dead, caused economic losses amounting hundreds of millions of dollars and left a path of destruction and damaged infrastructure through the island. (AP Photo Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico marks 1 year since Maria with song and sadnessPuerto Ricans mark the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria with choirs, protests and a funeral procession
The Associated Press17 hours ago
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