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Tropical storm bearing down on Alaska
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- Parts of the nation's northernmost state are bracing for heavy rains and strong winds from the remnants of Hurricane Oho....

The Latest: Homeland Security chief to visit South Carolina
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The latest on the rainstorm that pounded parts of the East Coast (all times local):...

After the flood, a rush to preserve drinking water
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's capital city had too much water. Now, officials are racing to make sure it has enough....

Problems persist after storm closes key East Coast highway
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TURBEVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Long-distance drivers on one of the East Coast's busiest highways were being re-routed for a fourth day Wednesday because a nearly 15-mile stretch of Interstate 95 remained closed....

Flood slams South Carolina's already shoddy infrastructure
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Long before the historic floods of the past week, crumbling roads, bridges and dams and aging drinking water systems plagued South Carolina - a poor state that didn't spend much on them in the first place and has been loath to raise taxes for upkeep....

Hurricane Joaquin weakening in the Atlantic
MIAMI (AP) -- Hurricane Joaquin (wah-KEEN') is weakening as it moves rapidly across the Atlantic....

After past opposition, SC delegation now seeks flood aid
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- South Carolina's congressional delegation is vowing to make sure the state gets federal help to recover from the historic flooding from massive rains....

Health concerns abound in aftermath of flooding
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Many areas in South Carolina's capital city - a metropolitan area home to more than 800,000 - have been covered by record amounts of water this week in historic flooding. The rain subsided, but as families returned to their homes to assess damage, officials warned them about health-related problems, too....

The Latest: Hurricane Joaquin moving away from Bermuda
MIAMI (AP) -- The latest on Hurricane Joaquin in the Atlantic Ocean (all times EDT):...

Stories of survival emerge from East Coast rainstorm
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Relentless rains and floodwaters brought much of South Carolina to a standstill. Thousands warily watched rising creeks, others had to be rescued after water spilled into their homes. Still others helped save neighbors. The following are vignettes from people in the storm:...

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