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Monday August 19th, 2019 2:01AM

AP Top U.S. News at 8:37 a.m. EDT

By The Associated Press
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Defying dangers, Idlib residents protest Syria's Assad
Syrian activists say residents in the country's last opposition-held province, Idlib, are demonstrating against President Bashar Assad, in defiance of an expected government offensive to retake the territory
9:08AM ( 1 minute ago )
Monster typhoon barrels closer to north Philippines, China
Typhoon Mangkhut has retained its ferocious strength and shifted slightly toward more densely populated coastal provinces as it barrels closer to the northeastern Philippines, where a massive evacuation is underway
9:02AM ( 7 minutes ago )
The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blames for one death and dozens of fires
8:47AM ( 22 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
The Latest: 400,000 lose power, many flooded by Florence
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina
8:18AM ( 51 minutes ago )
The Latest: Hurricane Florence hits near Wrightsville Beach
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina
7:47AM ( 1 hour ago )
The Latest: Hurricane Florence moves ashore
The barrier island of Emerald Isle is under water, with ocean waves rolling in over a six-foot storm surge and crashing into homes.
7:23AM ( 1 hour ago )
AP National News
Federal court rules against DeVos in for-profit fraud case
A federal court has ruled it was "arbitrary and capricious" for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to delay an Obama-era rule meant to protect students swindled by for-profit colleges
1:40AM ( 7 hours ago )
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 ( 9 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 ( 9 hours ago )
Top U.S. News short headlines
The Latest: NTSB responds to area of gas explosions
The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a team to Massachusetts to investigate a series of gas explosions blames for one death and dozens of fires
8:47AM ( 22 minutes ago )
'It looked like Armageddon:' Deadly gas blasts destroy homes
A series of gas explosions killed a teen and left at least 10 other people injured, one critically, and ignited fires in at least 39 homes in three communities north of Boston on Thursday
8:43AM ( 26 minutes ago )
White House defends Trump on Puerto Rico death toll claim
President Donald Trump is rejecting the official death toll from Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico
8:36AM ( 33 minutes ago )
The Latest: 400,000 lose power, many flooded by Florence
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina
8:18AM ( 51 minutes ago )
The Latest: Hurricane Florence hits near Wrightsville Beach
The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence has finally made landfall near Wrightsville, North Carolina
7:47AM ( 1 hour ago )