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Environment38 minutes ago

The National Guard navigates through flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, U.S. September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp speaks with visitors to the state capitol about the "SEC primary" involving a group of southern states voting next month in Atlanta, Georgia February 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Letitia Stein/File Photo

A federal judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots for the November election, citing the potential for last-minute confusion, but expressed concern that the state's electronic machines could be vulnerable to hacking.

Politics22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing set for next Monday.

Environment36 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Drill pipe is seen on a drilling site in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Wink, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo

The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said.

Business Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: The SeaWorld amusement park is pictured in Orlando, September 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger/File Photo

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc <SEAS.N> and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

Politics17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to the media before his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, complicating what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process.

U.S. News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:    Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke stands and walks toward the judge's bench at the start of the trial for the killing of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 14, 2018.   Antonio Perez/Pool/Chicago Tribune via REUTERS/File Photo

The white police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 fired 16 shots without justification, prosecutors told a Chicago jury on Monday, as the trial began in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on preparations for hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Politics22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, adding that he wants his nominee confirmed quickly.

U.S. Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Wanda Barzee appears in court, April 22, 2003, in Salt Lake City.  to face charges in the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth  Smart. REUTERS/Douglas C. Pizac/File Photo

A street preacher's wife who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will walk out of a Utah prison next week after serving 15 years for her part in a kidnapping that focused national attention on the issue of crime against children.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski/File Photo

The sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation as a way of reassuring conservative voters in congressional elections just seven weeks away.

Environment5 hours ago

People take cell phone photos of the flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, U.S. September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Insured losses from winds and storm surge spurred by Hurricane Florence will range from $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion, catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide said on Tuesday.

Environment6 hours ago

Duke Energy crews work to restore power in Rocky Point, North Carolina, U.S., Sptember 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ernest Scheydar

More than 347,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Environment17 hours ago

U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable.

Environment18 hours ago

Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response team escort employees of a North Carolina electric utility to a flooded substation in order to perform maintenance on transformers in Newport, North Carolina, U.S., Sepember 16, 2018.  U.S. Airman 1st Class Jacob Derry/Handout via REUTERS

More than 400,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Monday after storm Florence hit over the weekend, power companies said.

Business News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.     REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday.

U.S. News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A flooded farm is seen during a flight by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter after the passing of Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, over central North Carolina, U.S. September 16, 2018.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Jaime Rodriguez Sr./Handout via REUTERS

SPIVEY'Francisco Javier Jaramillo and Victor Chavez should be picking sweet potatoes at a North Carolina farm and sending much-needed money to their families in Mexico.

Politics20 hours ago

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will testify next Monday at a public hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, said in a statement.

Environment38 minutes ago

The National Guard navigates through flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, U.S. September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Residents of the Carolinas struggled to return to normalcy on Tuesday after taking a beating from Hurricane Florence, but their efforts were hindered by standing water and additional flooding expected from already swollen rivers.

Politics3 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp speaks with visitors to the state capitol about the "SEC primary" involving a group of southern states voting next month in Atlanta, Georgia February 24, 2016.   REUTERS/Letitia Stein/File Photo

A federal judge will not force Georgia to use paper ballots for the November election, citing the potential for last-minute confusion, but expressed concern that the state's electronic machines could be vulnerable to hacking.

Politics22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh looks on during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing September 4, 2018. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

A Republican U.S. Senate committee chairman said on Tuesday the woman who has accused President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to appear at a public hearing set for next Monday.

Environment36 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: Drill pipe is seen on a drilling site in the Permian Basin oil and natural gas production area near Wink, Texas U.S. August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Nick Oxford/File Photo

The Trump Administration is slated on Tuesday to roll back an Obama-era rule on emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations on public lands in its latest step to ease energy industry regulations, environmental groups said.

Business Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: The SeaWorld amusement park is pictured in Orlando, September 3, 2009.  REUTERS/Mathieu Belanger/File Photo

SeaWorld Entertainment Inc <SEAS.N> and its former Chief Executive James Atchison have agreed to pay more than $5 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission fraud charges for misleading investors about the negative effect that the 2013 documentary "Blackfish" would have on the company's reputation and business.

World News8 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a reception for Congressional Medal of Honor recipients in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., September 12, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump's cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy.

Politics17 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo waves to the media before his meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry at the State Department in Washington, U.S., August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the United States would cap the number of refugees allowed into the country at 30,000 for fiscal-year 2019, a sharp drop from a limit of 45,000 it set for 2018.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of a 1982 sexual assault will be called to testify in the Senate next Monday, complicating what had appeared to be a smooth confirmation process.

U.S. News20 hours ago

FILE PHOTO:    Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke stands and walks toward the judge's bench at the start of the trial for the killing of Laquan McDonald at the Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., September 14, 2018.   Antonio Perez/Pool/Chicago Tribune via REUTERS/File Photo

The white police officer who shot to death a black teen in 2014 fired 16 shots without justification, prosecutors told a Chicago jury on Monday, as the trial began in a decisive case for race relations and policing in the United States' third-largest city.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: FEMA Administrator Brock Long listens as U.S. President Donald Trump holds an Oval Office meeting on preparations for hurricane Florence at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 11, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis

A federal probe into whether the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Brock Long, improperly used his government car to commute from Washington to his home in North Carolina has been referred to prosecutors for possible criminal charges, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Politics22 minutes ago

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump holds a meeting with Republican House and Senate leadership in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, D.C., U.S. Sept. 5, 2018. REUTERS/Leah Millis/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the FBI should not investigate a California professor's allegations of sexual assault against Trump's pick for U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, adding that he wants his nominee confirmed quickly.

U.S. Newsan hour ago

FILE PHOTO: Wanda Barzee appears in court, April 22, 2003, in Salt Lake City.  to face charges in the kidnapping of teenager Elizabeth  Smart. REUTERS/Douglas C. Pizac/File Photo

A street preacher's wife who helped abduct 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart in 2002 will walk out of a Utah prison next week after serving 15 years for her part in a kidnapping that focused national attention on the issue of crime against children.

Politics4 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies during the third day of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 6, 2018. REUTERS/Alex Wroblewski/File Photo

The sexual-misconduct allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh may remove pressure that some Democratic senators faced to back his confirmation as a way of reassuring conservative voters in congressional elections just seven weeks away.

Environment5 hours ago

People take cell phone photos of the flood waters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Fair Bluff, North Carolina, U.S. September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Randall Hill

Insured losses from winds and storm surge spurred by Hurricane Florence will range from $1.7 billion to $4.6 billion, catastrophe risk modeling firm AIR Worldwide said on Tuesday.

Environment6 hours ago

Duke Energy crews work to restore power in Rocky Point, North Carolina, U.S., Sptember 17, 2018. REUTERS/Ernest Scheydar

More than 347,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Tuesday after Hurricane Florence hit the North Carolina coast on Friday, power companies said.

Environment17 hours ago

U.S. food companies kept slaughter plants shut on Monday in southeastern states swamped by Hurricane Florence as catastrophic flooding killed nearly 2 million chickens, collapsed the walls of at least two hog manure pits, and made stretches of major roads impassable.

Environment18 hours ago

Members of Coast Guard Shallow-Water Response team escort employees of a North Carolina electric utility to a flooded substation in order to perform maintenance on transformers in Newport, North Carolina, U.S., Sepember 16, 2018.  U.S. Airman 1st Class Jacob Derry/Handout via REUTERS

More than 400,000 homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in North Carolina and South Carolina, were still without power on Monday after storm Florence hit over the weekend, power companies said.

Business News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A U.S. five dollar note is seen in this illustration photo June 1, 2017.     REUTERS/Thomas White/Illustration

While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday.

U.S. News19 hours ago

FILE PHOTO: A flooded farm is seen during a flight by a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter after the passing of Hurricane Florence, now downgraded to a tropical depression, over central North Carolina, U.S. September 16, 2018.   U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Jaime Rodriguez Sr./Handout via REUTERS

SPIVEY'Francisco Javier Jaramillo and Victor Chavez should be picking sweet potatoes at a North Carolina farm and sending much-needed money to their families in Mexico.

Politics20 hours ago

U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accused him of sexual assault will testify next Monday at a public hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the panel's chairman, Senator Chuck Grassley, said in a statement.

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