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Florence aftermath: Thousands brace for more flooding

U.S. news<p>BLADENBORO, N.C. — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday after being told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.<p>About 6,000 to 8,000 people in Georgetown County, South …

North Carolina

AP FACT CHECK: Trump wrong on judges, 'plummeting' poverty

As the midterm elections draw near, President Donald Trump's tendency to declare his campaign promises fulfilled when they aren't has come into …

Tariffs

Chinese farmers greet first harvest festival — PEOPLE'S DAILY ONLINE

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Business leader calls on US to stop confrontation, return to cooperation track — PEOPLE'S DAILY ONLINE

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Chinese companies impress Europeans at exhibitions with high tech — PEOPLE'S DAILY ONLINE

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David Hogg, Parkland shooting survivor, to speak at Harvard University

<b>CAMBRIDGE, Mass. --</b> Youth activists including Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg will be speaking at Harvard University about how to engage young …

Harvard

Feinstein Calls For 'Immediate Postponement' Of Kavanaugh Nomination After New Allegation Of Sexual Misconduct

Other prominent Democrat senators are also calling for a FBI investigation into the latest allegation made against Kavanaugh.<p>Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Sunday called for the cancellation of Thursday’s hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh following a new bombshell …

Brett Kavanaugh

If ending Syria’s war means accepting Assad and Russia have won, so be it | Jonathan Steele

Just when it seems the Syrian war cannot get more complex, it does. In the skies above the Mediterranean, Syrian missiles shoot down an allied Russian surveillance plane after mistaking it for an Israeli bomber. In the Black Sea resort of Sochi, the Russian and Turkish presidents produce a plan for …

Syrian Government

Ed Whelan taking 'leave of absence' after posting Kavanaugh theory

The Ethics and Public Policy Center announced Sunday that its president, Ed Whelan, “will take a leave of absence” from the conservative Washington think tank after peddling a conspiracy theory on social media last week related to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett …

U.S. Supreme Court

Tiger Woods wins first tournament since 2013

ATLANTA — We can all say it now, from the zealots to the haters: Tiger Woods is back.<p>The most improbable, remarkable comeback in sports history hit …

Tiger Woods

AP: Trump polled staff on board Air Force One over whether to fire Rosenstein

President TrumpDonald John TrumpSunday shows preview: Trump sells U.N. reorganizing and Kavanaugh allegations dominate Ex-Trump staffer out at CNN …

Military

India launches world's largest health care program

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new program to provide 100 million poor families with 500,000 rupees (about $6,920) per year for …

Health Care

Apple's big bet on the future of USB is increasingly looking like a rare misfire

A few months ago, our IT department sent me a mid-2017 model MacBook Pro to replace my fast-aging MacBook Air.<p>To catch you up, Apple gave its premium, top-shelf MacBook Pro lineup a controversial new design starting in 2016. Its keyboard was flimsy and prone to breaking (hasn't happened to me yet, …

MacBook Pro

Alyssa Milano: I was sexually assaulted as a teen. Here’s why I didn’t report.

It took me 30 years to tell anyone. And I’m far from alone.<p>The courage of survivors will always be stronger than Donald Trump’s hate. The lives of survivors will always be more important than Brett Kavanaugh’s career.<p>When I was sexually assaulted, I wasn’t that much older than Christine Blasey Ford …

Brett Kavanaugh

California olive oil producers fall short after ‘borderline catastrophic’ harvest

Thanks to some unusual weather in the first three months of 2018, olive harvests are down by about 25 percent, according to the California Olive Oil …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Thousands urged to flee ahead of post-Florence flooding in South Carolina

(Reuters) - As many as 8,000 people in and around the city of Georgetown, South Carolina, have been urged to evacuate ahead severe flooding expected this week from two rain-gorged rivers in what may be the final destructive chapter of Hurricane Florence.<p>Floodwaters of 5 to 10 feet (1.5 to 3 m) are …

North Carolina

Climate study ‘pulls punches’ to keep polluters on board

Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the final version of a key climate report for a major international meeting next month, according to reviewers who have studied earlier versions of the report and its summary.<p>They say scientists working on the final draft of the …

Fossil Fuels

Want to be in the top 1 percent? Here's what you have to earn in your state

The United States is enjoying an era of unprecedented wealth and prosperity. Economic output and household incomes are at all-time highs, while unemployment is at its lowest level in well over a decade. However, the growth has not benefited all Americans equally, and in much of the country, wealth …

Bachelor's Degree

The Strange Unreality of Life During Eastern Ukraine's Forgotten War

When Alina and Igor Leschina decided to marry this summer in Avdeevka, an industrial city in eastern Ukraine, they had two venue options: the local …

Russia

Massachusetts explosions: Owner of Columbia Gas linked to three prior gas line blasts

The corporate parent of the Massachusetts natural gas utility that's the focus of an investigation into explosions and fires that killed one person and injured about 25 others had links to three previous gas line blasts, a review of federal and state records and court filings shows.<p>The links …

Natural Gas

Texas Board Votes To Cut Hillary Clinton, Helen Keller From History Courses

But it's keeping the part about Moses informing America's founding documents.<p>The Texas State Board of Education voted Friday to remove mentions of Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from the state’s mandatory history curriculum — but will keep in Moses’ influence on U.S. founding documents, The …

Hillary Clinton

We’re Measuring the Economy All Wrong

Ten years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the official economic statistics — the ones that fill news stories, television shows and presidential tweets — say that the American economy is fully recovered.<p>The unemployment rate is lower than it was before the financial crisis began. The stock …

U.S. Economy

The day Lehman Brothers went under

<b>Ten years ago, investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy in the US. Its UK operations ceased shortly afterwards.</b><p>The BBC talked to people involved about their recollections of the bank's collapse, which gave the financial crisis fresh momentum before the worst economic downturn the world …

Bank of England

America’s declining power, in one quote

UN chief Antonio Guterres says the “attraction of American society” is less clear today than a few decades ago.<p>The United States once touted itself as a “city on a hill” — a country whose strength and influence in the world came from the power of its example. The root of that strength, ultimately, …

Antonio Guterres

Manafort will cooperate with Mueller as part of guilty plea, prosecutor says

President Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to provide testimony to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III as part of a plea deal that could answer some of the most critical questions about whether any Americans conspired with Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election.<p>…

Paul Manafort

Venezuela crisis: Chinese hospital ship docks for a week

<b>A Chinese hospital ship has docked in Venezuela, where for the next week it will provide free health care to local patients.</b><p>Venezuela's Defence Minister Vladimir Padrino López, went to the port of La Guaira to welcome the Chinese crew.<p>He said that the Peace Ark's visit was agreed by President …

Venezuela

Cash-Strapped Americans Are Leveraging Their Homes to Pay the Bills

As U.S. household debt rises and wages stagnate, millions of Americans are tapping into home equity to keep up with day-to-day expenses.<p>Twenty-four …

Home Ownership

Maldives election: Ibrahim Mohamed Solih claims victory

<b>The Maldives' opposition candidate has claimed victory in his country's contentious presidential election.</b><p>Ibrahim Mohamed Solih said he had won by a 16% margin over incumbent Abdulla Yameen, with 92% of votes counted.<p>Mr Solih said the win was "a moment of happiness, a moment of hope", and urged a …

Indian Ocean

Nike's deal with Kaepernick adds almost $6 billion to company's market value

Nike reportedly added nearly $6 billion to its company’s market value since announcing its deal with former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, CBS News …

Donald Trump

Patti Davis, Ronald Reagan's daughter, says she's sexual assault survivor in op-ed defending Kavanaugh's accuser

Patti Davis, the daughter of former President Ronald Reagan and former first lady Nancy Reagan, said she was sexually assaulted about 40 years ago as she mounted a defense of the woman who accused President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct.<p>Davis, 65, wrote an op-ed …

Ronald Reagan