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Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas and Louisiana

If Beta makes landfall, it will be the ninth named storm to hit the continental U.S. in 2020, tying a record set in 1916.

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

Police say in a statement an unlawful assembly was declared Friday night near a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building.

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

The official says that a preliminary investigation indicates it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans.

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

The AP’s review didn't find evidence of mass hysterectomies as alleged in a widely shared complaint filed by a nurse at the detention center.

4 Louisiana police officers charged in Black man’s death

Tommie McGlothen Jr. died April 6 after an altercation with police. In June, a television station aired video showing officers appearing to hit and use a Taser on him.

Police: 2 dead, 14 wounded at party in Rochester, New York

The shooting comes as the city in Western New York has been rocked by the suffocation death of Daniel Prude. Prude's March death has led to protests this month and upheaval in the city's police department.

Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her native Brooklyn

A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn.

Homes destroyed as winds push California fire into desert

An unknown number of homes were burned in Juniper Hills on Friday and surrounding communities are under evacuation orders.

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

Although the street will still be called Chicago Avenue, the city will refer to the blocks between 37th and 39th streets as George Perry Floyd Jr. Place.

Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthen

Beta is forecast to become a hurricane on Sunday. Forecasters ran out of traditional storm names on Friday, forcing the use of the Greek alphabet.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, has died at her home in Washington. She was 87.

Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

Donald Trump and Joe Biden are both campaigning in Minnesota, though the state has voted for Democrats for president for a half century.

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Filming for horror relaunch gets underway in Wilmington

Get ready to scream again! The next big production for the Cape Fear began rolling on Tuesday.

Improvements, repairs ahead for I-40 in New Hanover, Pender counties

A N.C. Department of Transportation contractor can begin improvements on Interstate 40 in New Hanover and Pender counties this fall.

Beta weakens to tropical depression, stalls over Texas coast

Tropical Storm Beta has stalled out along the Texas coast, flooding streets in Houston and Galveston hours after making landfall amid an unusually busy hurricane season.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville welcomes visitors again

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at Whiteville has reopened with some new procedures, new hours, and new plans in place to help ensure everyone stays safe.