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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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Shh! Introverts share travel survival secrets

- Associated Press

Travel can be busy, noisy and crowded - a potentially daunting environment for anyone. But if you're an introvert, it can drain your internal battery.

An unidentified family member carries Ruth Brady to safety at the Wilmington airport in Wilmington, N.C., Monday, Sept. 17, 2018. Brady was one of several family members rescued by a Coast Guard helicopter crew north of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Florence death toll climbs to 37; Trump visits stricken area

- Associated Press

The death toll from Hurricane Florence climbed to at least 37, including two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health facility was swept away by floodwaters, and North Carolina's governor pleaded with thousands of evacuees not to return home just yet.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, right, and National Guard Lt. Col. Jay McElveen give thumbs-up to rescue workers after Hurricane Florence struck the Carolinas, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, near Wallace, S.C. A fire rescue team saved two people stuck on the roof of a vehicle in floodwaters caused by the storm. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

S. Carolina gov spots men on flooded road, summons rescue

- Associated Press

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's flight over soggy parts of the state Monday turned from an observation trip to a rescue mission when he spotted two people stranded atop a flooded vehicle, surrounded by water rushing into the area from Florence.

Mariachi shooting in Mexico City claims 6th victim

Associated Press

Mexico City authorities say a sixth person has died as a result of a weekend shooting by men dressed as mariachi musicians who attacked a restaurant at a popular plaza in the capital.

In this July 5, 2018, photo, eroded hills are shown in Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota. North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that the regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. One commissioner indicated she'll likely vote to heed the advice, while the other two members didn't immediately indicate their position. Meridian Energy Group plans to build the $800 million Davis Refinery 3 miles from the park. (AP Photo/Blake Nicholson)

North Dakota regulators discuss refinery near national park

- Associated Press

North Dakota's Public Service Commission on Monday discussed an administrative law judge's recommendation that regulators dismiss a challenge to the location of an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park, with one commissioner indicating she'll likely vote to heed the advice.