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More than 200 dead as powerful 7.1 earthquake strikes central Mexico

Mexico's seismological agency said the epicenter was east of the capital in the state of Puebla. (Sept. 20, 2017) Mexico's seismological agency said the epicenter was east of the capital in the state of Puebla. (Sept. 20, 2017)

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 16:03:15

5 things Virginia schools taught about slavery and the Civil War during the Confederate monuments boom

Cities across the country - including several in South Hampton Roads - are debating the future of their Confederate monuments. Many of the public symbols went up between the late 1890s and 1920s, according to a study by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Historians widely attribute the statues to the

PILOTONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

N.C. governor vetoes repeal of Outer Banks plastic bag ban

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a repeal of the Outer Banks plastic bag ban Thursday, three weeks after state lawmakers ratified the action. The repeal weakened "protections from river pollution and landfills and repeals a local plastic bag ban supported by local governments and businesses that was passed t

PILOTONLINE.COM - 2017-09-21 17:25:00

Trump vows to impose new sanctions over North Korea's nuclear buildup

President Donald Trump said Thursday the U.S. will impose new sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear weapons buildup, speaking just days after he threatened to "totally destroy" the country if forced to defend the U.S. or its allies. The president placed the threat posed by North Korea at the cen

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:57:00

Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers ca

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 23:46:00

Facebook to turn over thousands of Russian ads to Congress, reversing decision

Facebook on Thursday announced it would turn over to Congress copies of more than 3,000 politically themed advertisements bought through Russian accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, reversing a decision that had frustrated lawmakers. The company has been struggling for months to addr

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 23:28:00

Trump's travel ban expires Sunday - and a new one may be coming

Days before the expiration of President Trump's much-contested travel ban, the White House is reviewing a security report that aides say could serve as the basis of a new, and perhaps broader, version. The classified report by the Department of Homeland Security, sent to the White House last week, i

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Cassidy-Graham bill provision would exempt Alaska, Montana from a cap on Medicaid spending

As GOP leaders continue to drum up support for the health-care proposal authored by Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy, La., and Lindsey Graham, S.C., a provision buried deep in the 140-page bill benefiting Alaska has begun to draw greater scrutiny. Beginning on Page 95, the bill has a provision that exe

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 21:51:00

Life Lynn DeKlyen, baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo, has died

A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forego chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died. Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life's mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days afte

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:40:00

Germans set to reward Angela Merkel with fourth term for country's stability

The skinheads were outside blowing their whistles, and President Donald Trump was an ocean away threatening to "totally destroy" another country, when Angela Merkel stepped to the podium in this quietly prosperous seaside city to make her pitch to voters for another four years as Germany's chancello

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:40:00

Officials shutter Florida nursing home where 8 died after Irma

In an emergency order Wednesday, the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration suspended the license of the nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, where eight people diedin the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. The AHCA is investigating the facility. The agency questioned the integrity of medical record

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 15:25:00

James City County Police looking for information on stolen saws

James City County Police are looking for at least one person who allegedly broke into a van parked at a construction site in the Colonial Heritage neighborhood and stole two Stihl cutoff saws, valued at $1,000 each, according to a news release. At about midnight Sept. 10, at least one person broke

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 14:26:00

Former Australian prime minister says he was head-butted by gay rights advocate

A former Australian prime minister who decided two years ago that the people should vote on whether same-sex marriage should be legalized said he was head-butted Thursday by a gay rights advocate while walking in a city street. Tony Abbott said he sustained a swollen lip in the attack in Hobart as h

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 14:26:00

Puerto Rico's power company was already bankrupt. Then Maria hit.

Hurricane Maria has dealt a new blow to Puerto Rico's bankrupt electric company - causing widespread power outages and imposing costly repairs on a utility that was already struggling with more than $9 billion in debt, poor service and sky high rates. And that means more hardship for local residents

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 13:44:00

Officials: Power surge in James City County causes outages, fires

An extensive power surge in the Grove and Kingsmill areas of James City County Wednesday resulted in more than 40 calls to the James City County Fire Department and four fires, according to a fire department official. The first call came in at 3:39 p.m. and within two hours, fire crews had responde

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 13:28:00

Efforts continue to free young girl buried in rubble of Mexico earthquake

A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 12:22:00

The morning after, a paralyzed Puerto Rico looks to start rebuilding

Tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans stunned by a hurricane that knocked out power for the whole island and paralyzed the U.S. territory with landslides, flooding and downed trees vowed to slowly rebuild amid an economic crisis as rescue crews fanned out Thursday. The extent of the damage is unknown

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 11:47:00

Senate race in Alabama pits Trump against his own supporters and advisors

President Trump will swoop into Alabama on Friday to bolster the campaign of Sen. Luther Strange, a soft-spoken former state attorney general now in danger of losing the seat he was tapped to fill just months ago after Jeff Sessions joined the administration. But in this conservative state that over

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 10:00:00

Williamsburg Winery announces new Merchants Square venture

Merchants Square stands to offer a new tasty temptation when the Williamsburg Winery opens a new tasting room and wine bar in early October. "This is an exciting moment in the history and evolution of the Williamsburg Winery," Patrick Duffeler II, the winery's president and CEO, said in a news relea

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 21:01:00

Official: New Jamestown-Scotland Ferry boat to be ready by spring 2018

The newest boat for the Jamestown-Scotland Ferry will be known as the Powhatan, according to a Commonwealth Transportation Board news release. The boat will be ready by next spring, the release states. Pocahontas was the most recent ferry boat, which was built in 1995, according to the release. Th

VANCOUVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - 2017-09-21 14:54:00