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Wednesday July 17th, 2019 4:59AM

AP Top U.S. News at 5:08 a.m. EDT

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Hurricane Center: Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina
The National Hurricane Center said early Friday that Florence was about to make landfall in North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surge and hurricane strength winds
5:07AM ( 14 minutes ago )
US Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on 'working again'
The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final tells The Associated Press he is 'just focusing on this tie and working again'
4:48AM ( 34 minutes ago )
'Catastrophic' freshwater flooding expected over Carolinas
Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas
4:47AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Monster typhoon barrels toward north Philippines, China
Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and slightly shifted toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway
2:46AM ( 2 hours ago )
Cuomo cruises past Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated primary challenger Cynthia Nixon
2:34AM ( 2 hours ago )
Elizabeth Smart says kidnapper being released still a threat
Elizabeth Smart said Thursday the news that one of her kidnappers will be released from prison next week was "a big shock," and she hopes there is a way the woman can be committed to a treatment facility.
2:32AM ( 2 hours ago )
AP National News
Cuomo defeats Nixon in NY gubernatorial primary
Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has defeated primary challenger Cynthia Nixon to win his party's nomination for a third term
11:34PM ( 5 hours ago )
The Latest: Teen killed when exploded chimney falls on car
Authorities say an 18-year-old man has died after a house exploded amid gas explosions north of Boston, sending a chimney crashing into his car
11:16PM ( 6 hours ago )
'Threat becomes reality': Florence begins days of rain, wind
The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are lashing the Carolina coast at the start of what forecasters say will be days of potentially disastrous rain and wind
11:07PM ( 6 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
Hurricane Center: Florence close to landfall in N. Carolina
The National Hurricane Center said early Friday that Florence was about to make landfall in North Carolina bringing with it life-threatening storm surge and hurricane strength winds
5:07AM ( 14 minutes ago )
US Open umpire tells AP he is focusing on 'working again'
The chair umpire who penalized Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final tells The Associated Press he is 'just focusing on this tie and working again'
4:48AM ( 34 minutes ago )
'Catastrophic' freshwater flooding expected over Carolinas
Hurricane Florence already has inundated coastal streets with ocean water and left tens of thousands without power, and forecasters say "catastrophic" freshwater flooding is expected over portions of the Carolinas
4:47AM ( 35 minutes ago )
Global shares continue rally after Wall Street gains
Global shares are mostly higher, continuing their rally after gains on Wall Street and hopes that regional trade tensions may ease
4:43AM ( 39 minutes ago )
The Latest: N. Carolina city has 150 people awaiting rescue
A North Carolina city situated two rivers says it has around 150 people waiting to be rescued from rising flood waters from Hurricane Florence
4:27AM ( 54 minutes ago )