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  • SPANGLE, Wash.— In the aptly named Harvester Restaurant, wheat farmer Roy Dube makes clear he's no fan of President Donald Trump's trade policy. Dube says China is buying less wheat from eastern Washington farmers and Trump's policies have opened the door for Australia and Canada to wrestle away business. McMorris Rodgers has made it clear she opposes the...

  • MILLVILLE, Ky.— The whiskey quit flowing decades ago from a landmark Kentucky distillery housed in a picturesque castle. Will Arvin and Wes Murry saw potential where others perceived only blight. Renamed Castle& Key Distillery, the facility resumed spirits production in late 2016— the first year whiskey was produced there since the distillery shuttered in...

  • NEW YORK— Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from famous founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replaces him with a diverse group of franchisees. "You've heard one voice of Papa John's for a long time," one of them says, followed by another who says, "It's time you heard from all of us." He has also criticized Papa John's for its handling of the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 17- While U.S. states' financial health has strengthened in 2018 compared with last year, fewer than half have enough financial reserves to weather the first year of a moderate recession, according to an S&P Global Ratings report on Monday. Only 20 states have the reserves needed to operate for the first year of an economic downturn without having to...

  • The center of the hurricane's eye came ashore at about 0715 EDT near Wrightsville Beach close to Wilmington, North Carolina, with sustained winds of 90 miles per hour, the National Hurricane Center said. North Carolina's governor, Roy Cooper, said Florence was set to cover almost all of the state in several feet of water. National Weather Service forecaster...

  • Florence, set to make landfall on Friday, was expected to cover almost all of North Carolina in several feet of water, State Governor Roy Cooper told reporters. The National Weather Service said as much as seven inches of rain had fallen overnight in some coastal areas. With the brunt of the slow-moving storm yet to come, about 150 people were awaiting rescue in New...

  • It was set to inundate almost all of North Carolina in several feet of water, State Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, while National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear predicted up to eight months of rain in two or three days. Florence was expected to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday, and forecasters said its size meant it...

  • Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash rains and floods that would inundate almost the entire state in several feet of water. National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear...

  • Despite its unpredictable path, it was forecast to make landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at midday on Friday. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash rains and floods that would inundate almost the entire state in several feet of water. National Weather Service forecaster Brandon Locklear...

  • Florence, downgraded to a Category 2 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale and moving west at only 5 miles per hour, remained huge, unpredictable and potentially deadly ahead of its forecast landfall near Cape Fear, North Carolina, at mid-day on Friday. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference that the "historic" hurricane would unleash...

  • It was forecast to make landfall mid-day Friday near Cape Fear, North Carolina, bringing up to 40 inches of rain, and storm surges as high as 13 feet, the NHC said. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper told a news conference, that a "historic storm" would unleash rains and floods that would inundate almost the entire state. In the North Carolina town of Wilmington, which...

  • WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 13- The outer bands of Hurricane Florence lashed the Carolinas with wind and rain on Thursday, flooding roads and overflowing rivers in an ominous prelude of the damage the huge storm could inflict when it makes landfall on Friday with millions of people in its path. It was forecast to make landfall Friday morning or afternoon near Cape Fear,...

  • WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 13- The outer edges of Hurricane Florence began lashing coastal North Carolina with heavy winds and flooding roads on Thursday hours before expected landfall that will bring walls of water and lingering downpours. The center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast around midnight on Friday, then drift southwest...

  • WILMINGTON/ WASHINGTON, N.C., Sept 13- The outer reaches of Hurricane Florence began lashing coastal North Carolina with heavy winds and flooded roads on Thursday ahead of an expected landfall that will bring walls of water and lingering downpours. The center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before...

  • WILMINGTON/ SEA BREEZE, N.C., Sept 13- Hurricane Florence's winds began whipping coastal North Carolina on Thursday as the slow-moving tempest began to unleash fierce rains that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the U.S. southeast. The center of Florence is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then...

  • The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but a grave threat to life and property, is expected to hit North Carolina's southern coast Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday, enough time to drop as much as 40 inches of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center. More than 1 million people had been ordered to...

  • WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 13- Coastal North Carolina felt the first bite of Hurricane Florence on Thursday as winds began to rise, a prelude to the slow-moving tempest that forecasters warned would cause catastrophic flooding across a wide swath of the U.S. southeast. The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing a grave threat to...

  • The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing a grave threat to life and property, is expected to strike North Carolina's southern coast on Friday, then drift southwest before moving inland on Saturday, according to the National Hurricane Center in Miami. But the NHC also said tropical storm-force winds extended outward up...

  • WILMINGTON, N.C., Sept 12- Hurricane Florence, growing in size despite its weakening winds on Wednesday, crept closer to the U.S. East Coast as disaster mobilizations expanded south from the Carolinas into Georgia to counter the deadly threat of high seas and floods. The center of Florence, no longer classified as a major hurricane but still posing a grave threat to...

  • WASHINGTON— Moving to head off a government shutdown that neither party wants, Congress has overwhelmingly approved a compromise spending bill and pledged agreement on a short-term bill to fund the government through early December. The 377-20 vote came a day after the Senate passed the measure, 92-5. The bill now goes to White House, where President Donald...