Environment and nature

Waves crash under a pier in Kill Devil Hills, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, as Hurricane Florence approaches the east coast. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
September 13, 2018 - 6:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Oddly, the closer Hurricane Florence gets to land, the murkier its future gets. Usually when a storm approaches the coast, forecasters can tell with ever-increasing accuracy who will get walloped. Not with Florence. That's because the weather systems that usually push and pull a...
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Bella Hadid, center, and fellow models wear Savage x Fenty fashions during a performance at the Brooklyn Navy Yard at the end of Fashion Week, Wednesday Sept. 12, 2018, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land to debut her second season of Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff)
September 13, 2018 - 6:46 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna unleashed the wild beast in a lush tropical land that turned to arid desert with women of all shapes, sizes and colors writhing, cackling, frolicking and stalking like animals in lace, fishnet and satin that shined in jewel tones for her second season of Savage x Fenty. Her...
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September 13, 2018 - 4:58 am
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa's most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun's location and immediately alerts police. South Africa is the first country outside the United States to implement the "shotspotter" audio technology, which is...
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Former President Jimmy Carter, 93, answers questions from students during his annual town hall with Emory University freshman in the campus gym on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
September 13, 2018 - 3:23 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Donald Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don't go too far to the left. "...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2013, file photo, a utility pole stands in the middle of a marsh at sunset on Sapelo Island, Ga., a Gullah-Geechee community. A tight-knit community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms, from a storm that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
September 13, 2018 - 12:35 am
ST. HELENA ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — A community of slave descendants on the South Carolina coast is used to riding out big storms — from one that killed an estimated 2,000 people in 1893 to Tropical Storm Irma last year. Gullah residents of St. Helena Island near the South Carolina-Georgia line are...
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September 12, 2018 - 9:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a major hurricane menaces the East Coast, Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections. Senators approved a $147 billion package Wednesday night to fund the Energy Department...
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Republican candidate for Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, left, chats with Gladesman and former Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation commissioner Ron Bergeron during an airboat tour of the Florida Everglades, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
September 12, 2018 - 8:29 pm
THE EVERGLADES, Fla. (AP) — Florida GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis toured a section of the Everglades by airboat with a famed alligator wrestler Wednesday, seeking to broaden his voter appeal while vowing to combat the state's top environmental woes. Former state wildlife commissioner,...
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CORRECTS NAME TO LISA, NOT MELODY - Lisa Rawson looks over the possessions she grabbed from her first-floor apartment in Myrtle Beach, S.C., which are now spread out at a campground at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, and her two dogs and a cockatoo Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018 in Hampton, Ga. She had a tire blow-out in her minivan before arriving around 3 a.m. Wednesday at the speedway, which has invited hurricane evacuees to stay at its vast campgrounds. (AP Photo/Jeff Martin)
September 12, 2018 - 8:01 pm
HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — Pieces of hurricane evacuee Melody Rawson's South Carolina life are now spread out on a grassy field, a slab of concrete and a picnic table at a campground outside Atlanta Motor Speedway. They include two dogs, a cockatoo in its cage, a couple of coolers with sandwich meat and...
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September 12, 2018 - 7:37 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — An Atlantic City casino owner says he'll take in people fleeing the powerful hurricane due to strike the East Coast this week. Bruce Deifik told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he will let anyone fleeing the storm stay for free at his Ocean Resort Casino until it...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2017, file photo pumpjacks work in an oil field at sunset after a thunderstorm passed through the area in Karnes City, Texas. The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
September 12, 2018 - 6:17 pm
The United States may have reclaimed the title of the world's biggest oil producer sooner than expected. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Wednesday that America "likely surpassed" Russia in June and August after jumping over Saudi Arabia earlier this year. The agency says that...
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