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Nation Sep 10Crewmen on capsized cargo ship rescued from ‘worst possible conditions’
Four crew members trapped in the belly of an overturned cargo ship waited for nearly 36 hours in pitch darkness and oven-like heat, perched on pipes and railings above deep water before they were pulled to safety, coordinators of the…
Nation May 12More ‘heartbeat’ abortion bans advancing in South, Midwest
State governments are on a course to virtually eliminate abortion access in large chunks of the Deep South and Midwest.
Politics Apr 19Sen. Perdue’s campaign fined $30,000 for fundraising violations
The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed Monday in the Georgia senator's campaign finance report for the first three months of 2019.
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.