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NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump
NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence's floodwaters.

The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating
The Tesla Model 3 follows its predecessors and gets a NHTSA perfect safety rating

The NHTSA (US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) tested the safety of the Tesla Model 3 sedan and, just like the Model S and Model X, the car has received perfect 5-star ratings in every category. Tesla describes safety as, "the most important part of the overall Model 3 design" and with nothing rated below 5-stars in all categories from the NHTSA, which published the results this week, the Model 3 gets an overall safety rating of 5-stars with zero recalls. The side crash rating was broken down into two main categories: the side barrier and side pole ratings.

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles
U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

In Beijing, the Chinese government expressed anger and demanded the sanctions be withdrawn. The U.S. State Department said it would immediately impose sanctions on China's Equipment Development Department (EDD), the military branch responsible for weapons and equipment, and its director, Li Shangfu, for engaging in "significant transactions" with Rosoboronexport, Russia's main arms exporter. The sanctions are related to China's purchase of 10 SU-35 combat aircraft in 2017 and S-400 surface-to-air missile system-related equipment in 2018, the State Department said.

A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican residents in several impoverished communities are better off, but still not fully recovered.
A year after Hurricane Maria, Puerto Rican residents in several impoverished communities are better off, but still not fully recovered.

Residents in the impoverished communities of Villa Hugo 1 and 2 and Valle Hill in Puerto Rico have been largely forgotten by federal and local government agencies after Maria and still have a long road to recovery. A year after the storm, many remain vulnerable to the next big storm.

After Florence
After Florence's ferocity, exhaustion sets in on Wilmington

The lines for tarps and bottled water have dwindled, viewed as a hopeful sign that desperation is giving way to something else.

Meet the Japanese Billionaire Who's Paying Elon Musk for a Trip Around the Moon
Meet the Japanese Billionaire Who's Paying Elon Musk for a Trip Around the Moon

The tickets don't come cheap

US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police
US swimmer dies from suspected shark attack: police

A swimmer has died from an apparent shark bite off the coast of Massachusetts in the northeastern United States, a police report on the rare incident said. The victim, in his mid-20s, "was bitten by what is believed to be a shark" while he swam at Newcomb Hollow Beach in the Cape Cod area, Wellfleet Police said in a statement Saturday. "The town beaches are closed to swimming for the next 24 hours," the police said.

Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North
Skepticism rising in S. Korea ahead of 3rd summit with North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in's engagement strategy with the North.

Germany
Germany's Seehofer still optimistic about migrant deal with Italy

German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Saturday said he remained optimistic about completing a deal on migrants with Italy despite pushback from Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini. Salvini on Friday denied having reached a deal to take back migrants who had already applied for asylum in Italy, saying he wanted more concessions from Berlin. Seehofer had announced on Thursday that he had secured an accord with Italy over the issue in line with similar deals negotiated with Greece and Spain.

For Susan Collins, A Vote For Kavanaugh Would Be Political Suicide
For Susan Collins, A Vote For Kavanaugh Would Be Political Suicide

Throughout her more than two decades in the Senate, Sen. Susan Collins

Man accused of killing pregnant teacher found dead in cell
Man accused of killing pregnant teacher found dead in cell

CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) - A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend was found dead in his Maryland jail cell on Thursday, the day his trial's opening statements were scheduled to begin.

Here's Another Brett Kavanaugh Email Republicans Didn't Want You To See
Here's Another Brett Kavanaugh Email Republicans Didn't Want You To See

A major issue in Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings is

Wildfire near Redding nearly triples in size, triggers closure of I-5
Wildfire near Redding nearly triples in size, triggers closure of I-5

Interstate 5 remains closed in Shasta County because of a fast-moving wildfire. The Delta Fire is burning about ten miles north of Redding. So far, the fire has grown to 23 square miles and has zero percent containment.

Trump, White House demand NYT identify op-ed writer
Trump, White House demand NYT identify op-ed writer

Pence office, Pompeo deny being author of anonymous New York Times op-ed. Ellison Barber reports from the White House.

Paul Ryan Offers Limp Criticism Of Trump Advocating For Corruption
Paul Ryan Offers Limp Criticism Of Trump Advocating For Corruption

WASHINGTON ― House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) lightly distanced himself on

The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain
The Latest: Horse-drawn caisson carries McCain's casket

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Latest on Sen. John McCain's final service and burial (all times local):

Family Says Missouri Woman Who Retired in Belize Was Found Dead
Family Says Missouri Woman Who Retired in Belize Was Found Dead

A Blue Springs native who was missing for close to a week in Belize has been found dead, according to her family.

Sen. Lindsey Graham reading John 15:12-13
Sen. Lindsey Graham reading John 15:12-13

Scripture read by McCain's good friend, Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected late Sen. McCain
Former Vietnamese jailer says he respected late Sen. McCain

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Sen. John McCain's Vietnamese jailer said he respected his former inmate and felt sad about his death, as others in Vietnam paid their respects to the former U.S. Navy pilot who became a prisoner of war and later was instrumental in bringing the wartime foes together.

Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings
Judge enters not guilty plea for suspect in Walmart killings

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) - A judge on Friday entered a not guilty plea on behalf of a man charged with opening fire and killing three people at a crowded suburban Denver Walmart.

U.S.-China trade talks end with no breakthrough
U.S.-China trade talks end with no breakthrough

U.S. and Chinese officials ended two days of talks on Thursday with no major breakthrough as their trade war escalated with activation of another round of dueling tariffs on $16 billion worth of each country's goods.

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