In this Jan. 24, 2018 photo, Galena Park is hemmed in by heavy industry just east of downtown Houston along the ship channel. (Elizabeth Conley/Houston Chronicle via AP)
March 22, 2018 - 4:17 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — A toxic onslaught from the nation's petrochemical hub was largely overshadowed by the record-shattering deluge of Hurricane Harvey as residents and first responders struggled to save lives and property. More than a half-year after floodwaters swamped America's fourth-largest city,...
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March 22, 2018 - 6:42 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Arunas L. Radzvilavicius, University of Pennsylvania (THE CONVERSATION) You probably know about the 23 pairs of chromosomes safely stowed in your cells’ nuclei. That’s where the vast...
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March 21, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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This undated photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine in March 2018 shows Dr. Robert Redfield Jr. On Wednesday, March 21, 2018, Redfield was named the new director of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government’s top public health agency. (Tracey Brown/University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)
March 21, 2018 - 5:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A leading AIDS researcher was picked Wednesday to run the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the federal government's top public health agency. Dr. Robert Ray Redfield Jr., who rose to prominence in the 1980s as a top researcher into the emerging AIDS epidemic, has been...
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March 21, 2018 - 4:55 pm
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) William H. Dutton, Michigan State University (THE CONVERSATION) After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise...
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Debbie Burke, left, an elementary school teacher in Pike County, and her husband Gary Burke rally against a proposed pension overhaul bill, in Frankfort, Ky. on Wednesday, March 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)
March 21, 2018 - 4:00 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hundreds of Kentucky teachers flexed their political muscle with a rally Wednesday outside the state Capitol, seeking to bury a proposed pension overhaul and win more state education funding from the Republican-led legislature. Braving a late-season snow, about 1,000 teachers...
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March 21, 2018 - 3:50 pm
SALVO, N.C. (AP) — A shipwreck recently uncovered by storms along North Carolina's coast could have gone down more than a century ago. North Carolina Underwater Archaeology Branch shipwreck expert Nathan Henry tells The Virginian-Pilot that the wooden vessel could belong to one of 10 ships that ran...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:36 pm
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ March 21 The Charleston Gazette on President Donald Trump's plan to tackle the opioid crisis: The Trump administration's latest proposal for tackling the opioid crisis is not devoid of good ideas. It's certainly got more meat on...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge on Wednesday struck down the state's decision to issue its first licenses to grow medical marijuana, ruling that the process for awarding the permits and the rankings of applicants were unconstitutional. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen granted...
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March 21, 2018 - 1:03 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks rise NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes are higher in midday trading on Wall Street. Energy companies are rising along with the price of oil and smaller, more U.S.-focused companies are climbing. Homebuilders are up following a report that sales increased in February. Cereal...
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