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Floodwaters from Hurricane Florence inundate the town of Trenton, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Swollen rivers near record levels as Florence looms

- Associated Press

With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to the city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers.

A member of the Philippine Air Force stands in front of a satellite image of Typhoon Mangkhut, locally named Typhoon Ompong, at the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council operations center in metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018. Philippine officials have begun evacuating thousands of people in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools and readying bulldozers for landslides. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Monster typhoon barrels closer to north Philippines, China

- Associated Press

Typhoon Mangkhut retained its ferocious strength 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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New president of technology college prepares to tackle role

- Associated Press

President Jim Rankin didn't drive his motorcycle to work one recent morning due to rain, but he's otherwise settled into his new role as president of a college in western South Dakota.

A list of projects public can vote on for preservation money

- Associated Press

A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign. The locations are:

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2008 file photo, mounted city of Miami police line up in front of the famed Freedom Tower as they wait for a rally with then Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., at Bicentennial Park in Miami. A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on twenty sites across the country, including the Freedom Tower, that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

$2 million in preservation grants aim to highlight diversity

- Associated Press

A preservation group is inviting the public to vote on 20 sites across the country that showcase the nation's diversity and the fight for equality as part of a $2 million historic preservation campaign.

This Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, photo provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation shows fish left on Interstate 40 in Pender County in eastern North Carolina after floodwaters receded. Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas. (Jeff Garrett/N.C. Department of Transportation via AP)

Florence: Severe flooding feared near South Carolina coast

- Associated Press

Rivers swelling with the floodwaters of former Hurricane Florence are threatening to swamp communities near the South Carolina coast, leaving thousands ready to evacuate.

Toxic algae found in Colorado reservoir

Associated Press

The National Park Service says unsafe levels of a type of algae that can be harmful to humans have been found in the water of a central Colorado reservoir.

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo, fans gather outside "Star of Hope" the residence of artist Robert Indiana on Vinalhaven Island, Maine. Indiana died on May 19, 2018, in the house, which had a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. But testimony in probate court showed that he had plenty of money even as his home fell into disrepair around him. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Robert Indiana's home needs love if it's to be a museum

- Associated Press

Pop artist Robert Indiana died in a house with a hole in the roof and pigeons living inside. The front windows are now boarded up. Buckets collect water. Clapboards are peeling.

A road is flooded from Hurricane Florence in the Avondale community in Hampstead, N.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. (Matt Born /The Star-News via AP)

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

- Associated Press

Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into the Carolinas.

A woman prays as they wait for Pope Francis to arrive to celebrate a Mass in Confluence Park in Kaunas, Lithuania, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018. Pope Francis is on the second of his two-day visit to Lithuania. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Pope warns Lithuanians against rebirth of anti-Semitism

- Associated Press

Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.

FILE - In this Sept. 26, 1918 file photo, a U.S .Army 37-mm gun crew man their position during the World War One Meuse-Argonne Allied offensive in France. It was America's largest and deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed and tens of thousands wounded. A hundred years ago, the Meuse-Argonne offensive contributed to bring an end to of World War One. (AP Photo, File)

100 years ago, US fought its deadliest battle in France

- Associated Press

It was America's deadliest battle ever, with 26,000 U.S. soldiers killed, tens of thousands wounded and more ammunition fired than in the whole of the Civil War. The Meuse-Argonne offensive of 1918 was also a great American victory that helped bringing an end to World War 1.

In a photo from Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Detroit, an exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History features a "tribute to the Queen of Soul." "THINK" opens to the public Tuesday at the museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death last month. It features archival photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at her first visitation that drew global attention. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Aretha Franklin exhibit debuts with eye toward her legacy

- Associated Press

The Detroit museum that hosted Aretha Franklin's public visitations after her death is again holding space for her - this time with an exhibit featuring photographs, videos and the red shoes she wore at the first funeral viewing that drew global attention.

Congress takes aim at shrinking seats, legroom on airplanes

- Associated Press

The Federal Aviation Administration would be required to set new minimum requirements for seats on airplanes under legislation to be considered in the House this week, possibly giving passengers a break from ever-shrinking legroom and cramped quarters.