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Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing To Talk To Congress, Lawyer Says

Kavanaugh’s Accuser Willing To Talk To Congress, Lawyer Says

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and LISA MASCARO , Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. Kavanaugh had been on a smooth confirmation track, but the…

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Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels as Florence Looms

Swollen Rivers Near Record Levels as Florence Looms

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.The spreading disaster claimed additional lives Sunday, with at least 17…

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Accuser’s Story of Attack Roils Plan for Kavanaugh Vote

Accuser’s Story of Attack Roils Plan for Kavanaugh Vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation for the Supreme Court is taking an uncertain turn as Republican senators express concern over a woman’s private-turned-public allegation that a drunken Kavanaugh groped her and tried to take off her clothes at a party when they were teenagers. The White House and other Kavanaugh supporters had dismissed…

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Flooding Fears Surge As Rivers Rise; Wilmington Cut Off

Flooding Fears Surge As Rivers Rise; Wilmington Cut Off

By CHUCK BURTON , Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the…

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Police: Man Dies After Shark Attack off Cape Cod

Police: Man Dies After Shark Attack off Cape Cod

WELLFLEET, MA (AP) — A man was bitten by a shark Saturday in the water off a Cape Cod beach and died later at a hospital, becoming the state’s first shark attack fatality in more than 80 years. The 26-year-old man from Revere succumbed to his injuries following the attack off Newcomb Hollow Beach in…

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