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People drive over a drawbridge in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., as they evacuate the area in advance of Hurricane Florence, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 7:58 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way evacuation routes Tuesday as about 1.7 million people in three states were warned to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with 140 mph (225 kph) winds and...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by HHS' Administration for Children and Families shows the shelter used to house unaccompanied foreign children in Tornillo, Texas. The U.S. government says the West Texas tent shelter will remain open through the end of the year. A spokesman for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, that the facility will be expanded to 3,800 beds from its initial capacity of 360 beds. (HHS' Administration for Children and Families via AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. government will expand its tent shelter for immigrant minors crossing the southwest border to 3,800 beds and keep it open through the end of this year, an agency spokesman said Tuesday. The facility at Tornillo, Texas, which originally opened with a 360-bed capacity for 30...
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A woman weeps by herself as she leans against a tree during a ceremony marking the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the United States. Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at the World Trade Center in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
September 11, 2018 - 6:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Americans looked back on 9/11 Tuesday with tears and somber tributes as President Donald Trump hailed "the moment when America fought back" on one of the hijacked planes used as weapons in the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil. Victims' relatives said prayers for their country,...
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September 11, 2018 - 4:04 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators postponed a meeting Tuesday on Enbridge Energy's planned Line 3 replacement after pipeline opponents disrupted the meeting with a bullhorn and a boombox. Protests erupted as the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission met to discuss whether Enbridge met...
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Nick Hobbs, of Marine Warehouse Center, removes a customer's boat from the water in advance of Hurricane Florence in Wrightsville Beach, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Florence exploded into a potentially catastrophic hurricane Monday as it closed in on North and South Carolina, carrying winds up to 140 mph (220 kph) and water that could wreak havoc over a wide stretch of the eastern United States later this week. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 11, 2018 - 4:03 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Airlines are beginning to cancel flights ahead of Hurricane Florence making landfall later this week. And Charleston International Airport in South Carolina is tweeting that it expects runways to close by midnight...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2018 file photo, Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter performs at KTUphoria 2018 in Wantagh, N.Y. Prosecutors in Los Angeles have declined to file charges against Carter after a singer reported last year that he had raped her in his apartment in 2003. Prosecutors said Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, that because the woman, Melissa Schuman from the group Dream, was 18 at the time, the statute of limitations expired in 2013. They did not evaluate the merits of Schuman’s story. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
September 11, 2018 - 2:43 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors declined to file charges Tuesday against Nick Carter of the Backstreet Boys after a singer reported last year that she had been raped in 2003. The woman, Melissa Schuman of the group Dream, was 18 at the time, meaning the statute of limitations for prosecution had...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2018 file photo, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's former president and the Workers' Party presidential candidate, attends a campaign rally in Francisco Beltrao, Brazil. The Workers' Party bowed to court orders Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, to replace former da Silva as its candidate for the Oct. 7 presidential vote. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
September 11, 2018 - 2:12 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's Workers' Party on Tuesday replaced jailed former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as its candidate for October's general election, clarifying one of the biggest question marks hanging over the vote to lead Latin America's largest nation. The party confirmed the...
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September 11, 2018 - 12:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A coalition of charitable groups and the government of Norway are pledging to spend nearly half a billion dollars over the next four years to prevent deforestation and recognize indigenous peoples' rights to manage forests. The coalition of more than 15 organizations made the...
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September 11, 2018 - 12:50 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Nearly a dozen rights groups on Tuesday condemned the passing of death sentences by an Egyptian court against 75 people, including top leaders of the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group, as the government of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi dueled with the U.N. and EU over...
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Iran's nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi speaks in an interview with The Associated Press at the headquarters of Iran's atomic energy agency, in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Salehi told The Associated Press that he hopes the atomic deal between Tehran and world powers survives, but warns the program will be in a stronger position than ever if not. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
September 11, 2018 - 10:36 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief said Tuesday he hopes Tehran's landmark atomic deal with world powers will survive President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from it, warning the Islamic Republic's program stands ready to build advanced centrifuges and further enrich uranium. In an...
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