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COLUMBIA, S.C | Hurricane, bowl season has Gamecocks, Hokies still playing

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Hurricane Florence and the looming bowl season have South Carolina and Virginia Tech closing their football seasons against teams that were never on their schedule. Both schools canceled games on Sept. 15 because of the Category 4 storm heading for the Virginia and Carolina coastlines. Now they’ve scheduled replacement games. The Gamecocks … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Hurricane, bowl season has Gamecocks, Hokies still playing

MADRID | Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

MADRID  — Spain’s maritime rescue service says a baby has died despite efforts by rescuers to save it after a small boat carrying migrants sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The death came as over 500 others were rescued. The service says Sunday that the bottom of the rubber boat gave out, tossing 56 migrants into … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish rescuers recover dead baby, save 520 migrants at sea

BRUSSELS | EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

BRUSSELS— The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. The ban would affect a range of products for which valid alternatives are available — from plastic straws to earbuds and plates — as of 2021 and would make sure that plastic bottles are … Continue reading BRUSSELS | EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

LISBON, Portugal  — Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday toward Portugal and Spain, bringing heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western parts of the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal’s weather service issued red warnings — its highest level— for high winds or dangerous coastal conditions for 13 of its 18 mainland districts, … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Hurricane Leslie bears down on Portugal, Spain

PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

PANAMA CITY, Fla— The Latest on the impact of Hurricane Michael’s destructive path across the southeastern U.S. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. Forecasters say Tropical Storm Michael is speeding over the Carolinas on its way to the Atlantic Ocean. The National Hurricane Center says the storm is moving northeast at 23 mph (37 kph) with … Continue reading PANAMA CITY, Fla | The Latest: Florida governor asks debate delay after storm

CAPE COAST | CAPE COAST, Ghana | Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

CAPE COAST, Ghana  — Melania Trump has visited a former slave holding facility on the coast of Ghana and says she will “never forget” it. She calls Wednesday’s visit to Cape Coast Castle “very emotional” and says the castle is “really something that people should see and experience.” The U.S. first lady spent about an … Continue reading CAPE COAST | CAPE COAST, Ghana | Melania Trump visits ex-slave holding facility in Ghana

GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C.  — Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the Sampit River since they were built before the American Revolution. She will spend Tuesday with sandbags, watching the nearby river rise from Florence’s heavy rains … Continue reading GEORGETOWN, S.C. | After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

LONDON | Spain fans chant ‘Gibraltar is Spanish’ during England match

LONDON — Spain fans chanted “Gibraltar is Spanish” during a match against England at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, risking a sanction from soccer authorities. Spain has been trying to get back Gibraltar from Britain for 300 years after ceding it in 1713. The territory sits on the southern tip of Spain along the Strait of … Continue reading LONDON | Spain fans chant ‘Gibraltar is Spanish’ during England match