Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman, Associated Press Updated 8:26 am CDT, Sunday, September 23, 2018 Now Playing: Greg Lovell has called his Hampstead, North Carolina, neighborhood home for 15 years, but only while battling floodwaters after Hurricane Florence has he met other members of his community facing the same struggles. (Sept. 21) Media: Associated Press BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Major flooding remains in eastern North Carolina more than a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall. Gov. Roy Cooper said Saturday that nine of the state's river gauges are at major flood stage and four others are at moderate stage, while parts of Interstates 95 and 40 will remain underwater for another week or more. Emergency management officials said residents whose homes were damaged or destroyed will begin moving into hotel rooms next week. "Hurricane Florence has deeply wounded our state, wounds that will not fade soon as the flood waters … [Read more...] about Major flooding lingering more than a week after Florence
Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press Updated 10:45 pm PDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 Now Playing: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says a 1973 Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion is an "important precedent" that has "been reaffirmed many times." (Sept. 5) Media: Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats worked into the night in a last, ferocious attempt to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump. But after two marathon days in the witness chair in a Senate hearing room, Kavanaugh appeared to be on a path to confirmation as a Supreme Court justice. The 53-year-old appellate judge stuck to a well-rehearsed script throughout his testimony, providing only glimpses of his judicial stances while avoiding any serious mistakes that might jeopardize his confirmation. In what almost seemed like a celebration … [Read more...] about Kavanaugh avoids major missteps, closing 2 days of testimony
In a story Aug. 26, The Associated Press erroneously summarized the results of medical studies on the use of daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. The studies suggest it's not worth the risks for people without known heart disease — not that risks don't outweigh benefits.A corrected version of the story is below: Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, strokeNew studies find most people won't benefit from taking daily low-dose aspirin or fish oil supplements to prevent a first heart attack or strokeBy MARILYNN MARCHIONEAP Chief Medical WriterTaking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks aren't worth it for most folks, major new research finds.Although it's been used for more than a century, aspirin's value in many situations is still unclear. The latest studies are some of the largest and longest to test … [Read more...] about O.J. Simpson is innocent, F. Lee Bailey’s new book says
0 Have your say Doncaster could soon have a major university centre at the heart of a town centre student quarter. It is among proposals which are being discussed by a working party of education leaders across the borough in a bid to beef up Doncaster's status as a students centre, with some pushing for a new dedicated university building in the town centre.The talks are moving towards closer ties between existing higher education providers in the boroiugh, and to increase the number of graduates in the borough by around 25,000 by 2028.Discussions involve a steering group which includes Doncaster College, Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals, the National College for High Speed Rail, and 360 Degree Media, the organisation behind the planned film studio at High Melton, and Doncaster Council.There is understood to be a will among those involved to create a shared core of student facilities in the town centre, which would include joint student residences, and … [Read more...] about Doncaster could have a major university centre at the heart of a town centre student quarter.
By Ernie Suggs If the visual gut-punch that comes at the end of Spike Lee’s latest movie, “BlacKkKlansman,” is not enough, listen to the music. A recently discovered 1983 rehearsal recording of Prince singing the Negro spiritual “Mary Don’t You Weep” plays over the end credits of the movie about a black police officer who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s. It opens nationwide on Friday. The song plays over footage from the 2017 white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, particularly the moments leading up to when a car plowed through the crowd, killing activist Heather Heyer, 32. James Alex Fields Jr., 21, faces 30 federal charges and also is charged under Virginia law with murder and other crimes. He faces trial later this year. (Jennifer Brett/Atlanta Buzz) Recommended for you Recommended for you Recommended for you Most read 1 Ga. news: Wall collapse exposed major problem on I-75 express lanes 2 … [Read more...] about How “lost” Prince song ended up in Spike Lee’s new movie, “BlacKkKlansman”