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Loyalty programs and credit cards with rewards have their own rules, points systems and fine print and can be confusing. Here's how to get … Read more



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Florence flooding spreads as storm heads northeast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Emergency workers delivered truckloads of food and water to Wilmington, a city of 120,000 people cut off from the rest of North Carolina by Florence's still-rising floodwaters, as helicopters and boat pulled people from homes swamped by swollen rivers. Read more

The Latest: Waffle House sending in reinforcements

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Depression Florence (all times local): Read more

WHAT'S HAPPENING: Rain, floods still in Florence's forecast

MIAMI (AP) — The forecast for Florence has not changed, unfortunately: It's still raining, and rivers are still rising. All roads in and out of a North Carolina city of 120,000 people are underwater. Residents of inland communities who thought they were safe from the storm have to find high ground because of expected flooding. When the sun finally comes out later this week, it's going to take a long time to dry out. Read more

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Rare Kennedy photos go inside America's most famous family

BOSTON (AP) — It's an expansive and quintessentially Kennedy photo album. Read more

Death tolls often rise weeks after storm hits

More than six months after Hurricane Irma's catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, the number of deaths attributed to the storm increased to 129 — more than twice the amount reported at the end of the storm. Read more

Mangkhut weakens to tropical storm after plowing into China

HONG KONG (AP) — Mangkhut weakened from a typhoon to a tropical storm as it moved deeper into southern China on Monday, leaving death and destruction from Hong Kong to the Philippines. Read more

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30 small Wisconsin communities you may never have heard of

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Photos: The confluence of the Wisconsin and Mississippi Rivers

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Wyoming guide dead after bear attack; Florida hunter hurt

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear. Read more

Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence, with top winds of 50 mph, dumping up to 15 more inches of rain on Carolinas

MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Center: Tropical Storm Florence, with top winds of 50 mph, dumping up to 15 more inches of rain on Carolinas. Read more

Florence downgraded to a tropical storm; surges, flooding will continue as it lashes South Carolina

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Florence downgraded to a tropical storm; surges, flooding will continue as it lashes South Carolina. Read more