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Trump declassifies documents related to FBI Russia probe

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Monday declassified a trove of documents related to the early days of the FBI's Russia investigation, including a portion of a secret surveillance warrant application and former FBI Director James Comey's text messages.

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Watchdog slams safeguards for foster kids on psych drugs

Thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, says a federal watchdog agency that found a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted.

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Trump sees 'a little delay' for Kavanaugh; Democrats dig in

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump grudgingly opened the door Monday to "a little delay" in a Senate vote on Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh, even as top Republicans fought to prevent the accusation that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted a fellow high school student from morphing into a mortal blow to the nomination.

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Police: Border agent targeted victims for vulnerability

LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities said Monday, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered.

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Florence pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

RALEIGH, N.C. — Flooded rivers from Florence's drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.

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The Emmy winner is ... maybe viewers, diversity, 'SNL' brand

As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there's more on the line at Monday night's ceremony than personal glory.

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2 million US teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.

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Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boat pulled people from homes swamped by swollen rivers.

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Kavanaugh denies allegation anew, arrives at White House

Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of a decades-old sexual assault both indicated Monday that they would be willing to testify to a Senate panel as the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee shifted from seemingly painless to problematic.

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US border agent in Texas confesses to 4 killings, police say

A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor who confessed to killing four women and assaulting a fifth who managed to escape remained in jail Monday, police said in court records.

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Typhoon pounds south China after killing 64 in Philippines

HONG KONG — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China on Sunday, killing two people after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that left at least 64 dead and dozens more feared buried in a landslide.

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Flooding fears surge as rivers rise; Wilmington cut off

WILMINGTON, N.C. — 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 storm's death toll climbed to 15.

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Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she tried to scream.

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Florence death toll swells as rivers rise

As the death toll from Florence grew and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina braced for catastrophic, widespread river flooding that could be the next stage of a mounting disaster.

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Business in Brief: Apple introduces expensive iPhone; recycling fraud ring busted

Apple unveiled three new iPhones this past week, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales.

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Prosecutor: Border Patrol agent went on 2-week killing spree

HOUSTON — Texas state troopers arrested a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor Saturday who they say went on a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended only when a fifth woman escaped from him at a gas station and found help.

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Death toll rises to 11 as Florence pours on the rain

NEW BERN, N.C. — The Marines, the Coast Guard, civilian crews and volunteers used helicopters, boats and heavy-duty vehicles Saturday to rescue scores of people trapped by Florence's shoreline onslaught, even as North Carolina braced for what could be the next stage of the disaster: widespread, catastrophic flooding inland.

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Typhoon kills 12 in Philippines, heads to southern China

TUGUEGARAO, Philippines — Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the northern Philippines with destructive winds and heavy rain that set off landslides and destroyed homes on Saturday, leaving at least 12 people dead, as Hong Kong and other parts of southern China braced for the powerful storm.

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Manafort plea deal raises key question: What does he know?

As Trump associates folded one by one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators, there was always Paul Manafort.

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Florence pours on the rain in the Carolinas; death toll at 5

Thousands of people living near North Carolina's rising rivers were ordered evacuated Saturday as hurricane-turned-tropical storm Florence practically parked itself over land and poured on the rain Saturday, raising fears that the state could be in for the most destructive flooding in its history.

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Ferocious typhoon plows through rain-soaked Philippines

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength, gained speed and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces on Friday as it barreled closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation was underway.

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Manafort pleads guilty, will cooperate with special counsel

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate with the special counsel's Trump-Russia investigation as he pleaded guilty to federal crimes and avoided a second trial that could have exposed him to more time in prison.

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Mismanagement compounded Puerto Rico's Maria agony

Ramona Gonzalez did not drown when Hurricane Maria drenched Puerto Rico. She did not die in the tempest, or from destruction wrought by the storm's 154 mph (248 kph) winds.

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'Uninvited brute': 4 dead as Florence drenches the Carolinas

WILMINGTON, N.C. — Blowing ashore with howling 90 mph winds, Hurricane Florence splintered buildings, trapped hundreds of people and swamped entire communities along the Carolina coast Friday in what could be just the opening act in a watery, two-part, slow-motion disaster. At least four people were killed.

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Florence rolls ashore in Carolinas, tears buildings apart

Hurricane Florence lumbered ashore in North Carolina with howling 90 mph winds and terrifying storm surge early Friday, ripping apart buildings and knocking out power to a half-million homes and businesses as it settled in for what could be a long and extraordinarily destructive drenching.