RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Arthur gained strength in the Atlantic on Thursday and threatened to strike near the North Carolina coast on Independence Day, prompting thousands of vacationers and residents to leave parts of the state's popular but flood-prone Outer Banks.
(Reuters) - Hurricane Arthur was expected to begin weakening by Friday night and become a post-tropical storm by Saturday as conditions for its development have been deteriorating along the coast of North Carolina, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory. The hurricane was located about 70 miles (115 km) south-southwest of Cape Fear, North Carolina with maximum sustained winds of 90 miles per hour (150 kph). "The core of Arthur is expected to approach the coast of North Carolina in the hurricane warning area tonight," the NHC said.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new attraction on Alaska's Kodiak Island features exotic dancers who entertain fishermen on a converted Bering Sea crabbing boat dubbed the "Wild Alaskan" — and it's already encountered choppy regulatory seas.