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A sign posts a mandatory evacuation prior to Hurricane Florence in Emerald Isle N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018.

Storm's uncertain track sows fear; 10 million in crosshairs

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence put a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs Wednesday as the monster storm closed in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. Faced with new forecasts that showed...
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Florence could rival North Carolina's 1954 'benchmark storm'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The last time the midsection of the East Coast stared down a hurricane like this, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House and Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were newlyweds. Hurricane Florence could inflict the hardest hurricane punch North Carolina has seen in more than 60...
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Governor Roy Cooper talks to emergency personnel local officials and members of the media about the ongoing Hurricane Florence preparation efforts in the Emergency Operations Center at the New Hanover County Administration Building In Wilmington, N.C. Sep

THE LATEST: 'Big and vicious': Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Motorists streamed inland on highways converted into one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, a hair-raising storm taking dead aim at the Carolinas with...
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Storefronts have wood paneling installed over windows, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, in New Bern, N.C., as a precaution against storm damage from Hurricane Florence.

The Latest: 5.4M people under hurricane watches, warnings

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Florence (all times local): 2:25 p.m. Hurricane Florence has gotten a little bit weaker but it remains a very large and dangerous storm. At 2 p.m., the storm was centered 435 miles (700 kilometers) southeast of Wilmington, North Carolina, moving at 16...
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Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

Kurt Busch steals spotlight from younger brother at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Kurt Busch stole the spotlight from his younger brother Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway to snap a 58-race winless streak and grab an overdue short track victory. Busch won for the first time this season — first since the 2017 season-opening Daytona 500 — but it was...
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Wrangler jeans are displayed at a store in Hayward, Calif. VF Corp. says it plans to split into two publicly traded companies, with one focusing on clothing and footwear and the other concentrating on jeans and it

Greensboro's VF Corporation is moving...

NEW YORK (AP) — The company that makes Wrangler and Lee jeans is breaking off its denim division to focus on its fast-growing outdoor and activewear business as Americans swap out jeans for yoga pants. VF Corp. said Monday the non-denim division would include its other well-known brands, The North...
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Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones

Wake Forest places basketball assistant on leave after punch

NEW YORK (AP) — Wake Forest University has placed an assistant basketball coach on leave after police said he punched a New York City tourist who later died. Athletic director Ron Wellman said in a statement Friday that he spoke with assistant Jamill Jones and the coach agreed that the decision was...
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Kevin Harvick wins at Michigan

Harvick wins at Michigan for NASCAR-high 7th victory of year

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick capped off his father-son weekend by dominating a race and putting 6-year-old son Keelan in the passenger seat to hold the flapping, checkered flag out of the window. "That was definitely way up there on the bucket list," Harvick said. Harvick broke a tie atop...
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Preseason Panthers 28-23 win over Bills

By JOHN WAWROW , AP Sports Writer Eds: Panthers 28, Bills 23. Updates throughout. With AP Photos. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin was not interested in what Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had to say before Buffalo's preseason game against the Panthers. "I'm just moving on...
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