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Politics Aug 05Ohio gunman’s ex-classmates decry missed chances to stop him
High school classmates of the gunman who killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio, say he was suspended years ago for compiling a "hit list" and a "rape list," and questioned how he could have been allowed to buy the military-style…
Nation Aug 04El Paso suspect appears to have posted anti-immigrant screed
About 20 minutes before the shooting started at an El Paso Walmart, a rambling screed was posted to an online message board saying the massacre was in response to an “invasion” of Hispanics coming across the southern border.
Nation Jun 26Top EPA official resigns amid congressional probe
Ethics questions have dogged EPA Assistant Administrator Bill Wehrum since his 2017 nomination by President Donald Trump.
Politics Feb 06Woman details sex accusation roiling Virginia politics
A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she repressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that Fairfax…
Nation Oct 27Bomb suspect was cash-strapped ex-stripper devoted to Trump
Cesar Sayoc is an amateur body builder and former stripper, a loner with a long arrest record who showed little interest in politics until Donald Trump came along.
Nation Sep 22North Carolina river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.
Nation Sep 21Dam breach at Duke plant in North Carolina, coal ash could spill
Florence's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River.
Nation Sep 20Floodwaters inundate lake at North Carolina power plant, raising alarm
Duke Energy activated a high-level emergency alert at a retired coal-fired power plant in North Carolina as floodwaters from the nearby Cape Fear River overtopped an earthen dike at the facility and inundated a large lake.
Nation Sep 17Hurricane Florence breaches manure lagoon, coal ash pit in North Carolina
North Carolina environmental regulators say several open-air manure pits at hog farms have failed, spilling pollution.
Nation Sep 13After Florence, sea level rise threat will remain for North Carolina shore
The low-lying barrier islands hugging the Carolinas coast are experiencing some of the fastest rates of sea level rise in the world, nearly an inch a year.