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Politics Nov 02Georgia must ease rule for voters proving citizenship, judge says
The judge ruled the state unfairly burdens about 3,100 possible voters whose registration was flagged for citizenship issues, because only a deputy registrar is allowed to clear them to vote a regular ballot when the voters show proof of citizenship…
Nation Oct 16Florida families still seek people missing in the hurricane
Days after the hurricane slammed into the Florida Panhandle, people are struggling to locate friends and loved ones who haven't been heard from. How many are missing seems to be anyone's guess.
Nation Oct 144 days after storm, large swath of Panhandle suffering
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. — Crews with backhoes and other heavy equipment scooped up splintered boards, broken glass, chunks of asphalt and other debris in hurricane-flattened Mexico Beach on Sunday as the mayor held out hope for the 250 or so…
Nation Oct 12Hurricane Michael’s deadly toll spreads from Florida to Virginia
Search and rescue teams looked for bodies through a ruined landscape of smashed homes and piles of sand Friday, while more deaths were reported in Virginia, 600 miles from where Hurricane Michael made landfall.
Nation Sep 12South Carolina slave descendants used to riding out storms
"If Mama won't leave, most folks aren't going to leave."…
Nation Sep 10Intensifying Hurricane Florence could strike U.S. Southeast
Hurricane Florence is rapidly intensifying and could strike a direct and dangerous blow anywhere from the Carolinas to the Mid-Atlantic region later this week, possibly as a fearsome category 4, forecasters said.
Nation Aug 27Shooting at esports event in Florida raises calls for more security
A champion gamer's decision to open fire Sunday afternoon during a video competition — killing two people and wounding nine others before killing himself — has prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments.
Nation May 03Investigators search for cause of deadly cargo plane crash in Georgia
Military investigators began the arduous task Thursday of answering why a C-130 Hercules cargo plane dropped from the sky to crash on a Georgia highway as families of nine Puerto Rican airmen grieved Thursday over the deaths of an experienced…
Nation Apr 12Gun rights advocates plan nationwide demonstrations for Saturday
A group called the National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans Organizers says it has permits for rallies in 45 states on Saturday to counter a recent wave of student-led protests against gun violence.
Politics Oct 14Judges extend voter deadlines for counties hit hard by Hurricane Matthew
A federal judge has ordered an extension of the voter registration deadline for one county in coastal Georgia after Hurricane Matthew disrupted the final sign-up days for new voters.