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September 14, 2018 - 6:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge urged a government lawyer Friday to clear the schedule of U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross for a day so he can be asked why he wants to add a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman encouraged that step at a hearing even before he...
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September 14, 2018 - 6:39 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Body camera video from two campus police officers in Oregon shows they ordered a legally armed black man to drop a gun before opening fire, killing him. Portland State University released the video Friday after Officers James Dewey and Shawn McKenzie were cleared of wrongdoing...
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In this Dec. 5, 2012 photo, H. Gilbert Welch is photographed at his Dartmouth College office in Lebanon, N.H. Welch, a prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College, has resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors for a paper published in a prestigious journal. The Valley News reports that Welch announced Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, that he would resign. (Ryan Dorgan/The Valley News via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 6:35 pm
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent health policy expert at Dartmouth College resigned after being accused of plagiarizing the work of other professors for a paper published in a prestigious journal. H. Gilbert Welch sent an email to colleagues Thursday saying he was saddened to resign. He maintained...
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A house on Herrick Road in North Andover, Mass., is seen Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. The home was one of multiple houses that went up in flames on Thursday afternoon after gas explosions and fires triggered by a problem with a gas line that feeds homes in several communities north of Boston (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
September 14, 2018 - 5:20 pm
The natural gas pipeline in the United States is vast, sprawling across 2.5 million miles in a complex pressurized system that delivers a quarter of the energy consumed nationwide, according to the American Gas Association. Many of the pipes are old, and utilities are in various stages of replacing...
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People walk through the high winds from Hurricane Florence in downtown Swansboro N.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Tom Copeland)
September 14, 2018 - 5:17 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four...
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In this video grab provided by the RT channel , Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov attend their first public appearance in an interview with the Kremlin-funded RT channel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Russian television on Thursday, saying they visited the suspected crime scene as tourists. (RT channel video via AP)
September 14, 2018 - 3:59 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday. Britain charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov last week with trying to kill double agent Sergei Skripal and his...
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Strong winds and rain batter a town as Typhoon Mangkhut hits Tuguegarao city, Cagayan province, northeastern Philippines on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country's northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm's ferocious wind and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power at the start of the onslaught. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
September 14, 2018 - 3:59 pm
TUGUEGARAO, Philippines (AP) — Typhoon Mangkhut slammed into the country's northeastern coast early Saturday, with witnesses saying the storm's ferocious wind and blinding rain ripped off tin roof sheets and knocked out power at the start of the onslaught. The typhoon made landfall before dawn in...
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September 14, 2018 - 2:00 pm
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — A bat collected from the bottom of the Grand Canyon has tested positive for rabies. Park officials said Friday that visitors have reported an uptick in bats along the Colorado River. No one is known to have come in contact with the rabid bat. It was taken...
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Russ Lewis covers his eyes from a gust of wind and a blast of sand as Hurricane Florence approaches Myrtle Beach, S.C., Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 14, 2018 - 1:59 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 2 p.m. A weakening Hurricane Florence is almost at a standstill over southeastern North Carolina. It just barely has Category 1 hurricane strength with top sustained winds of 75 mph (120 kph). At 2 p.m., Florence was...
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September 14, 2018 - 1:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An observatory in the mountains of southern New Mexico that is dedicated unlocking the mysteries of the sun has found itself at the center of a mystery that is creating a buzz here on earth. The Sunspot Solar Observatory has been closed for more than a week. Authorities...
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