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Flooding Traps Many in Florida as Hurricane Ian Takes Aim at South Carolina

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Rescue crews piloted boats and waded through inundated streets Thursday to save thousands of Floridians trapped amid flooded homes and shattered buildings left by Hurricane Ian, which crossed into the Atlantic Ocean and churned toward South Carolina. Hours after ...

Senate Passes Stopgap Bill To Avert Shutdown, Aid Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed a short-term spending bill on Thursday that would avert a partial government shutdown when the current fiscal year ends at midnight Friday and provide another infusion of military and economic aid to Ukraine as it seeks to repel Russia’s brutal ...

States Spend COVID Aid on Roads, Buildings, Seawalls

Standing 14 stories tall, the Docking State Office Building is one of Kansas’ largest and oldest state workplaces. It’s also largely vacant, despite a prime location across from the Capitol. So Kansas officials are planning to spend $60 million of federal pandemic relief funds to help ...

Six States Sue Over Biden Student Loan Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six Republican-led states are suing the Biden administration in an effort to halt its plan to forgive student loan debt for tens of millions of Americans, accusing it of overstepping its executive powers. It’s at least the second legal challenge this week to the sweeping ...

Russia To Annex More of Ukraine Today at the Kremlin

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia planned to annex more of Ukraine on Friday in an escalation of the seven-month war that was expected to isolate the Kremlin further, draw more international punishment and bring Ukraine extra military, political and economic support. The annexation — and ...

UPDATE: Man Arrested, Charged In Wheeling Island Murder

Earlier this morning, Wheeling Police filed murder charges against 36-year-old Jermaine Justin Copeland in connection to the murder of 47-year-old Shirley Ann Wolfe. Police were dispatched to 107 Ohio Street on Wheeling Island, where the suspect and victim lived together, around 9:15 p.m. ...