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  • 1 death during Florence: Hunter keeping watch on his dogs...

    KINSTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence was blowing across eastern North Carolina hours before making landfall, and Bennie Lee Sutton's hunting beagles were howling in their backyard kennel. So he was up in the middle of the night doing what he knew would quiet the pack of more than a dozen hounds: parking his pickup nearby and shining the headlights into their pen. Sutton could be heard talking to someone, probably the dogs, shortly before dawn Friday as winds swirled 70 miles north of where...

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  • Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

    OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer — native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies — appear to be less abundant. Scientists think something is amiss, but they can't be certain: In the past, they didn't systematically count the...

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  • Federal agency says it lost track of 1,488 migrant children

    Twice in less than a year, the federal government has lost track of nearly 1,500 migrant children after placing them in the homes of sponsors across the country, federal officials have acknowledged. The Health and Human Services Department recently told Senate staffers that case managers could not find 1,488 children after they made follow-up calls to check on their safety from April through June. That number represents about 13 percent of all unaccompanied children the administration moved out...

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  • U2's Bono says pope's "aghast" about church sex abuse

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — U2 frontman Bono has described Pope Francis as being "aghast" about sex abuse in the Catholic Church. The Irish singer met privately with Francis on Wednesday at the Vatican hotel where the pope lives, to discuss themes that Bono told reporters included "the wild beast that is capitalism" and sustainable development. Bono said that because Francis visited Ireland recently, they spoke about the pontiff's "feelings about what has happened in the church." The Irish church's...

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  • Judge partly dismisses Ashley Judd lawsuit against Weinstein

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out part of a lawsuit Ashley Judd filed against Harvey Weinstein that alleges he deliberately derailed her career when she turned him down sexually. U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez on Wednesday dismissed the sexual harassment allegation in the lawsuit, ruling that the California law Judd was suing under does not apply to the professional relationship she and the movie mogul had at the time. Gutierrez gave Judd a month to amend and attempt to...

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  • Cap on deductions big factor in some key House races...

    Cap on deductions big factor in some key House races... (Second column, 3rd story, link) Related stories:Conservatives left frustrated as Congress passes big spending bills...Plans for new tax cuts fade... Advertise here

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  • WILL SHE, WON'T SHE?

    WILL SHE, WON'T SHE? (Top headline, 2nd story, link) Related stories:SUPREME CHAOS INTENSIFIES...Kavanaugh accuser forced out of her home over threats, lawyers say...Senator Wants Men to 'Just Shut Up'...HILLARY: She Deserves Benefit of the Doubt...BROADDRICK: FBI Should Investigate MY RAPE ALLEGATIONS...FEINSTEIN: Delay the Hearing...Nominee appears confident...POLL: Support slipping...Defenders Square Off...TRUMP: 'If she shows up that would be wonderful'... ...

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  • Will flying cars take off? Japan's government hopes so

    TOKYO (AP) — Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from the air. This vision of the future is driving the Japanese government's "flying car" project. Major carrier All Nippon Airways, electronics company NEC Corp. and more than a dozen other companies and academic experts hope to have a road map ready by the year's end. "This is such a totally new sector Japan has a good...

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